The Irregulars 1×07 “Chapter Seven: The Ecstasy of Death” sees Holmes siding with the Linen Man, Jessie fighting for her life, and the team coming together. All of these events left us on the edge of our seats in a way the series hasn’t done before. Like, we like this show. But it wasn’t until this episode that we thought, “I love these kids and I might really really enjoy this show. Season two please?” So, let’s dive in!
First up, Sherlock Holmes. Look, either the Linen Man has greater power than we’ve ever imagined. Or he gave Holmes exactly what he wanted: a chance to see Alice again. And who could blame him for taking such a risk to fix a wrong? We would. And we can’t blame Holmes for wanting his love back and for giving Bea and Jessie their mother back.
Or this could be all an elaborate ruse. Maybe the Linen Man can control you without touching you. But maybe Holmes fears have already become realities and he doesn’t fear in the way the Linen Man can control. But Holmes is going along with it, letting himself be drawn in, so he can prove to Bea, Jessie, and himself that he isn’t a wasted away version of the man he was.
As for Jessie, our girl was fighting so hard to free herself from the prison the Linen Man had put her in. He was playing on her fears, making her doubt herself, and those she calls family. Like, we believe she had the strength in her to pull herself out. But she needed that extra push, that little nudge from her family, to make it out in one piece instead of shattered.
Spike, the bones of this operation, put his everything into bringing his family together. He visited Billy in jail and he even broke into the palace of the monarch of England. He’s brave, loyal AF, and doesn’t leave any of his friends behind. And that includes Leo, who he’s only known for a short time but that he already considers part of his closest circle.
They came together to give Jessie that final push to freedom. And as their hands laid on top of each other, you could see the change in all of them as they fought for their own. Because they’ve been through the ringer, the whole lot of them. But they continue to fight as one for each other and because of each other. And together, they can accomplish anything.
We believe it in our hearts heart that the Linen Man won’t get away with what he’s planning. Sure, he might be seven steps ahead, but we always wager on the underdog/the one everyone thinks won’t make it because they’re not strong enough or brave enough. Well, guess what Linen Man? The Irregulars are. By each other’s side they will take down the Linen Man.
It won’t fix everything. Something has ripped a hole in the universe and monstrosities are pouring out. But stopping the Linen Man from becoming a God is the right thing to do, even if stopping all these atrocities would be fantastic. Think of all the lives saved, right? But think about all the lives destroyed because one person decided to play God?
It’ll take our heroes, our irregulars, to stop him. I just hope all of them make it. Every last one.
The Irregulars is available on Netflix.