‘Vagrant Queen’ 1×09 Review: “All Old Things Must Pass – Part 1”

'Vagrant Queen' 1x09 Review: "All Old Things Must Pass - Part 1"
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  1. Fredrick Beondo says:

    Thank you for confirming my underlying, yet totally unrelated to, suspicion I had from the first episode (I only discovered your reviews for VQ like two episodes ago LOL)…everything I have loved about this show from the get just got that extra push from the way the show *hasn’t* made an issue of it and how amazingly naturally it did(n’t) 😉

    When I originally saw ads for the show, it was during the leadup to what eventually closed down the country, but at the time I figured to just check it out after it ends its season…not knowing that we’d all essentially be stuck at home for the next two months, albeit with a vast array of programming to choose from in an ironic sense!

    And, for all it’s nicheness and not really like anything else out there, *damn* it’s been interesting…

    Yes, the inside-out redemption arcs on both Lazaro and Isaac (btw, I rewatched No Clue, and I think maybe the lack of oxygen at the very last minute before the Parking Authority device was undone might’ve given Isaac a stroke of some sort, because the alcohol they had been drinking before Murder On The Winnibee Express broke out was loooong gone and I’m sure adrenaline had counteracted any lingering drunkenness as soon as the the first ‘zombie’ came back [shrugs]) are, as you said, a tribute the the writers…the fact that we had seen how Elida was wiser beyond her years when she questioned why they (the monarchy) weren’t taking care of the people’s needs in her training path towards becoming Queen, and strangely, almost contemporaneously, young Lazaro, as a member *of* the monarchy, making similar statements and comments about how the monarchy were *not taking care of the people’s needs,* and seeing the idealistic smash headlong into the ‘inevitable’ (as Laz said to his Dad, before having to face his *mother* :'( ), it truly makes your morality scale twitch, especially when after being given this tragic(?) backstory, he *turns on all the leaders of the worlds that profited from the Revolution* using the Sterzaad and has them kill themselves in ‘shame.’

    It is going to make going back and watching the series again (and I will) odd because this is almost a Verbal Kint-like paradigm shift that places Lazaro and Elida on parallel paths of vengeance that yet could not be morally dissimilar!

    And especially with that reveal you conveniently neglected to mention [brushes finger across tip of nose], I almost wonder if Lazaro wasn’t talking to the owl lady but {redacted} in these vignettes from the last couple of episodes, and OL’s behavior had nothing to do with him but her mind snapped from what he did to the Generals with the Sterzaad and bashed her own head in because of it…

    I literally screamed as the credits started “AND I HAVE TO WAIT ANOTHER WEEK!?!?!?!?!?”

    (Secretly, if this makes it to DVD, I want ‘Old Things Must Pass’ as a single episode/movie 🙂 )

    And last but not least, the inevitable (there it is again) faceoff between Laz and Lida should prove to be everything and nothing like what we’ve been looking forward to, especially with {redacted} in play…and moral ambiguity all over it…Can’t wait!

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