A Discovery of Witches 2×10 was lacklustre. I know, I know. I shouldn’t say that about one of my favorite shows but I can’t help it. This finale felt like a filler episode and like there were things that they filmed but unfortunately ended up on the cutting floor. And you never want to watch a show and feel this way but here we are.
That’s not to say this episode didn’t have things worth watching. It did. Diana and Matthew are perfection as usual. They are each other’s ride or die and each episode that we see further cements that fact. This episode, once again, tested who they are as people and who they are as a couple. And all it did was bring them closer together, which we love.
Then there’s the whole thing with Diana’s dad. Who wouldn’t want that; a last chance to speak with your deceased father? Even I, who has never had a loved one pass, know that such a chance is game changing. And Diana had that opportunity and used it to the best of her abilities without changing his future and her past, no matter how much she wanted to.
Jack also was, or is, a very important part of this episode of A Discovery of Witches. He didn’t want to stay behind but he had to. And this leads to a hiccup in our Bishmont bond. Diana lied and met up in secret with a vampire who collects memories as a way of protecting Jack and having someone look after him while Diana and Matthew are in the future.
Simply, I didn’t like this part. Diana and Matthew are ride or die, after all. And this secret that Diana held as a means of protecting Jack, could’ve been avoided if Diana just told Matthew. They care for Jack immensely. And Diana not telling Matthew about her intentions is her taking away his ability to choose for himself and protect Jack.
As for Jack, I keep feeling like he is the vampire tearing apart his victims with blood rage. It would make sense. Who else would want to steal pictures of Diana and Matthew? Jack would, hands down. The only thing I question is, why now? Maybe something happened in his life that made him snap? Or someone has kept him trapped for a while and has let him out just as Diana and Matthew are returning from the past?
Finally there is Emily. I know it was a spell that pulled her into the forest but I couldn’t help my, “Damn it, Emily!” when I saw her sneaking away. Her subsequent interaction with Knox just made things worse. Because she’s right, whatever Knox does to her, her family will pay it forward three fold. But I don’t want Emily hurt or dead, aka the only way she’d need to be avenged.
Emily is one of the few older women of color on TV who just so happens to be part of the LGBTQ community. And it would be a disappointing loss if she were to die. (For those who have read the books, don’t tell me anything. I want to live in this denial.) I still have hope for Emily and hope that Sarah isn’t widowed in such a cruel way.
In conclusion, I still had a lot to say even though I didn’t love this season finale of A Discovery of Witches. That goes to show you that the material they’re working on is rich AF and still interesting enough to keep you watching when you feel like the episode is nothing more than filler.