One more week, here we are! Chapelwaite 1×04 “The Promised” turns everything we thought we knew until now and takes a disturbing and unexpected turn on the mystery surrounding the Boone family, while Able and Honor must face the unfair reality. Time for review!
Here we go!
Chapelwaite 1×04 “The Promised” is the episode where the mystery rises in intensity and reaches disturbing heights. Philip Boone is alive! And he seems to be part of an army of… vampires? No dead people? that are prowling around town… and no one can escape from them. Faith tried… and she couldn’t. What do they want from the Boone family? It seems like nothing good.
Which makes us wonder if this is what happened to Stephen and is now happening to Charles. Did something possess them and they became vampires? Is Charles converting now? Who is Jacob? There are many questions that we need to answer like yesterday because they have left us so so shocked with this. Of all things… we didn’t expect it to all have to do with vampires. It’s quite… creepy.
Definitely Chapelwaite 1×04 “The Promised” already has us here, hooked and on edge until the end of season 1. That’s for sure.
These new dangers and mysteries bring Rebecca and Charles a little closer in Chapelwaite 1×04 “The Promised.” He feels that he’s drowning, he’s going crazy and is afraid of hurting his children, that history will repeat itself. He doesn’t know what is happening, he feels that he is not in control and that scares him. He would never hurt his children but now he feels that he doesn’t know what he would be capable of doing.
So, in the midst of all that confusion… he turns to Rebecca. Charles feels that she’s the only one he can trust, the only one who will listen to him without judgment, the only one that will understand. So he confesses something that only his wife knew: Stephen Boone tried to kill him. Rebecca is shocked.
She knew that the family history was sinister but she didn’t expect that and her heart somehow pities Charles, she feels bad for him, understands him and Rebecca, without realizing it, is becoming too attached to this family, to the kids… to Charles.
She came into their lives to investigate them and to be able to write a book but every day she feels more incapable of using them and betraying them like this. She feels bad just thinking about it. Every day she feels that they don’t deserve that or anything that is happening to them. I can’t wait for Rebecca to accept this and put her idea of her book aside… and she and Charles grow closer and closer.
On the other hand, in Chapelwaite 1×04 “The Promised” Able and Honor met again after the rough kiss of the previous episode. And things have not gone as we would like … Honor was ashamed, believing that Able didn’t feel the same as her and had misinterpreted everything … but she had not. Able likes her. A lot. But just … they can’t be together.
He’s aware of what it would mean, and more for a small town, for a Black boy to have a relationship with a girl from Honor’s class. The Boone family may be looked down upon and Honor and her siblings may also suffer from racism in their flesh, but she is upper-class, wealthy, and can move in circles that would never accept Able or their relationship. They could kill him for it.
And he has to think about his life and the lives of the people he loves. He doesn’t have the freedom to let himself be carried away by what he feels and live it. He wishes he could… but he can’t. And my insides twist at this injustice and this outrage. Some young people cannot live their love in peace because of the ignorance, classism and racism of the whole society.
My stomach turns and wants to fight this.
This injustice doesn’t prevent Able from sincerely caring for Hope and her well-being. He doesn’t trust Charles, no longer, and fears that she may be in danger but she knows her father, she knows that he would never hurt her, even if his family history is gruesome, her father is a good man who is suffering the loss of the woman he loved, just as they are suffering. I love the way Honor stands up for her father and her family tooth and nail.
The question is… will Charles be strong enough to win the battle against what it is possessing him?
Here ends our review of Chapelwaite 1×04 “The Promised.” We will be back soon with the review of episode 1×05. Stay tuned!