The Irregulars 1×06 “Chapter Six – Hieracium Snowdoniense” blew every other episode out of the water with its weirdness and revelations. And it set up the show for its final couple episodes while promising to give us more if this show gets picked up for season two. Which, we hopefully can get because all our characters are at the beginning of their journeys.
The one that revelation, that we knew was coming but didn’t want to admit, is the one with Leo and his identity. Not so surprisingly Bea acted rashly and told Leo that she never wanted to see him again. Personally, we think she’s going to regret her decision. But Bea is sometimes hard set in her ways because she’s been hurt before and won’t forgive until some serious groveling happens on Leo’s part.
On the flip side, Bea has a lot of shit going on. She can’t just spend all her time worrying about Leo. If anything, she told him to go because she needs people on her side that are honest with her to the moon and back. And honestly, that’s not Leo right now. Yes, he’s had the best of intentions. And yes, we love the smooch at the Botanical Gardens. But he lied and these are the consequences of his lies.
Then there’s Bill. Vic came after him and was threatening him. It was self defense in the face of a monster who tore Bea to bits as a young girl. We don’t know if we’d be able to hold ourselves back from responding to such a monster. Now Vic is possibly dead and Bill is behind bars. We were hoping that he would run but unfortunately he didn’t or he was stopped by those around him that called for the police.
And then there’s my babies Jessie and Spike. The latter is trying to help in any way that he can. He loves Jessie, as family or more we’re not sure, but he does. And that love is going to protect her and the rest of the fam. Jessie, not so surprisingly, is going through a lot of shit too and spends “Hieracium Snowdoniense” running from her fate and the one being pushed upon her by those that want to use her goodwill.
The fact that the Linen Man, as the subtitles so lovingly called him, was the bad guy isn’t so surprising. He’s been grooming Jessie and it took til this episode to realize it. He’s been treating her with kindness while separating her from her friends and acting like he’s the only one with the solution to her problem. And he’s built up her confidence in him in the form of the butterfly mark on her wrist.
What comes next is cruelty. The Linen Man wants to embrace the rip made in London instead of repairing it like Jessie thought. And many people will die in his plan to empower himself with the rips magic. But we think he underestimates Jessie or the love that Bea holds for her. Sure, right now they’re in the outs. But that’s what happens with siblings and we’ve got no doubt that they will find each other again. After all, Bea is Jessie’s guardian angel.
The Irregulars is available on Netflix.