A Discovery of Witches 2×08 barely had what everyone is here for most of the time: Diana and Matthew. Instead we got a lot of future scenes with Marcus and Phoebe, Sarah and Emily, and then Sophie and Nathaniel. All important people in the grand scheme of things but not as interesting as Lizzie would like you to believe.
First up is Marcus and Phoebe. Smh. It’s like father and son can’t make due in this life without following in each others footsteps. Matthew fell in love with someone he shouldn’t have when he met Diana. And Marcus is following in his footsteps with everything that’s happening with Phoebe. Maybe it isn’t love, but it sure as hell is close to that with everything that he’s doing for her and explaining to her during their every waking moment together.
And dear Phoebe, she’s taking everything on like a champ. Personally, I think I would’ve run for the hills. But no. Not Phoebe. She saw a mystery to solve, just like Diana did, and decided to stick it out to learn what Marcus is and what he’s capable of. I’m not sure about her feelings either, besides that of fascination, but she’s as kind and compassionate as Diana. So, gotta give her a chance to shine and prove herself when things get tough, and they will.
Then there’s Sarah and Emily. Sarah begged Emily to not talk to the dead until she realized that her wife wasn’t going to stop. So instead of impeding her, Emily decided to help her. Safety in numbers and all that jazz. I did think it was kind of ridiculous that they snuck out of the chateau. There’s real danger out there and God only knows what is waiting in those woods. If anything, they should’ve told Ysabeau and she would’ve gone, “I’m not going to be able to stop you, am I? Come on, I’ll be protection.”
Finally, there’s Sophie and Nathaniel. These two are still adorable AF and just trying to make it through their day. It sucks that they’ve had to hide themselves because their are powerful enemies out there. But that’s what you do for someone you love, even if that someone hasn’t even been born yet. Peter Knox finding out so fast was a bit frustrating. Like…come on. Not even a full day since the birth of the child and he finds out?
What a bunch of hoooooopla!
If it wasn’t for Agatha, I think Knox would’ve taken the newly born witch. Which brings me to something we don’t see enough of: the powers of daemons. They are to be kept seperate from vampires and witches but what powers do they hold? Why are they subjugated in the manner they are? It doesn’t make sense to me and I’d really like to know more about them without diving into the books and spoiling things for myself.
Until then, let’s focus our last bit on the dream that Diana had. That was…intense to say the least. Intense with a huge dollop of, “Holy shit. People and creatures are going to die if that tree is any indication.” Pile on the fact that Diana looks like the energy is being drained out of her via the book, and you’ve got a recipe for pain, angst, and did I mention pain? Whatever is going to happen, I’m here for it; as long as Diana and Matthew are at each other’s side.