The Irregulars are really starting to go full steam ahead in an episode that explains a little more at what’s happening to Jessie and the world they’ve all managed to stumble upon. “Chapter Three – The Ipsissimus” also confirmed the one surefire way to get a fan like me invested in a show like this. They’ve started to move forward with ship options and my heart is a pitter patter for both options. Crazy right?
Let’s start with Jessie. We thought they were going to hold the mystery of what she is or what her powers are until later on in the season. We’re glad they didn’t. Identifying Jessie as an Ipsissimus gives us, the viewer, and Jessie the time we need to get used to her powers. It also means that we’ll get to see her powers develop over time into something powerful and to be feared. Because she’s already got the big guns now. Imagine as the show goes on?
Her relationship with Spike was a highlight of the episode. We’ve seen them laughing together while cuddled up. Very brother and sister. But what if we read it wrong? What if he sees her as something more? We mean…his confession that he loves her could come from a place of familial love. But it can also mean something more. And we’re more than ok with Spike protecting and taking care of Jessie, especially with all the hardships she’s going to face.
Then there’s Bea, Billy, and Leo. Part of us wants to ship Bea and Leo. The way they look at each other is sweet, refreshing, and they make each other laugh. All good signs of a ship worth cheering for. But they’re also from two completely different worlds. There’s no way that it’s going to work out. And there will come a time when the gang, including Bea, finds out his true identity. It’s not going to be pretty either because Bea doesn’t seem like the kind of person who takes lightly that someone lied to her for so long.
And then there’s Bea and Billy. Part of us also ships them together. They work. From episode one they’ve had this clear cut connection that shows a bond hard earned and well cherished. They love each other. That’s clear. But we’re not sure if Bea sees Billy as something more. We know Billy does and they shared a truly lovely scene in the parlor where she was combing her fingers through his hair. But is that enough? And was Bea jealous of the random girl that Billy said he was going to see?
Then there’s the spooks of it all. The increase in magic is topnotch for us and we love the thought of Sherlock diving into magic and having his own grimoire. He would be the one to have something like that and unlock the mysteries of the universe at the same time. And just like we got answers in this episode, I hope we get more answers in the next one too. We know only a little of what is going on in London and the fact that Watson, a famously good character, is being seen as the villain of it intrigues us. That and the fact that he’s been hanging around with Bea and Jessie’s mom. That’s going to lead to something interesting. We just know it!
The Irregulars is now available on Netflix.