Here we are again! After the previous week, Chapelwaite 1×07 “De Vermis Mysteriis” breaks all our schemes and gives us some of the answers we so badly needed, the plot advances in every way and leaves us with our mouths open and drooling with love; a really weird mix that works. Time for review!
Here we go!
Let’s face it, we’re still shocked after watching Chapelwaite 1×07 “De Vermis Mysteriis.” The plots advanced at a dizzying pace preparing us for a heart attack finale as the episode kept us glued to our chairs. But if this episode is good at something, apart from putting fear in our bodies, it’s in showing the family bond that unites these characters through Rebecca, the common thread has been her and they could not have done it better.
Charles, as much as he tried to resist, as we saw in this exclusive clip, lost control. The book and the curse of the Boone family possessed him for a time in Chapelwaite 1×07 “De Vermis Mysteriis.” He, in the midst of his madness, made Rebecca and his kids fear him, they had to defend themselves, protect themselves, from him and also wanted to harm them; which Charles always tried to prevent from happening, was happening. Until Rebecca saves him.
Rebecca is there in every step of the way. She knows something is wrong the moment she sees Charles and, for the first time, she was afraid of him. She always trusted Charles, even when she didn’t know him and everyone thought he was as dangerous as his father, something in her told her that he was a good man … but now she recoils from his presence because an alarm inside her tells her that who is in front of her is no longer her Charles.
But now things with Honor and Tane are not at their best. Many things have happened but they don’t forget that she betrayed them and they feel that they cannot trust her, so Honor doesn’t believe her when Rebecca tells her what is happening. She’s trying to save them from Charles, protect them from him, because she loves them and she knows that the real Charles would die before hurting them… but Charles is not there right now. So those kids depend on her and she’s going to save them even if it’s the last thing she does.
The problem is that Honor doesn’t want to know anything that comes from Rebecca, she cannot believe that her father wants to harm them and Rebecca… she lied to them, betrayed them, trust her again right now… is something that she cannot do. But that’s the problem: she needs to do it. Honor doesn’t have a choice here because Rebecca isn’t going to let her have it, they can’t waste time. Forgiveness, trust, she will earn them back but now those things can wait.
And Honor checks for herself what is happening so she knows, immediately, that Rebecca is the person who will help them. In Chapelwaite 1×07 “De Vermis Mysteriis” Honor trusts Rebecca again in large part because of the circumstances and in part because she… feels, inside her, that she can do it. So when things get really tough, it’s Rebecca that Honor looks for, leans on her, trusts her, like she always has. And it feels… right.
Charles’s insanity escalates to unsuspected limits, and Rebecca is left with no choice but to make a desperate decision. It hurts her to see Charles like that, it hurts her to have to harm him to save him, but it’s just what she has to do so she has no more to think about. And she saves him.
Charles comes to and can’t thank Rebecca enough for the way she saved him and his children, his family. And that scene between them alone, my God, I almost died of love for these two.
Charles kicked Rebecca out of his house and out of his life but she stayed, with them, with him. And she saved them all, she stood up to him and saved their lives, she saved this family, her family. And Charles is aware of how difficult it must have been for her, he admires her for it, because you have to be brave to face your enemies but you have to be even braver to do it with your friends, with the people you love. So doing what is necessary is sometimes the hardest thing to do.
But for Rebecca there were no options. She stayed there because she loves those kids. She stayed at Chapelwaite for them. For him. And she wouldn’t do it any other way. This scene is tremendously important not only for what is said in it but also for what is not. Rebecca here wanted to confess that she also stayed for him, that she also loves him but she didn’t feel right to tell him now, not in the middle of this madness, not after he lost his wife.
And Charles wanted to get close to her, touch her, caress her face, feel her, kiss her … but he settled for holding her in his arms, knowing that she was safe there, knowing that he was safe with her by his side. And it kills me the way Rebecca clings to him and closes her eyes, to feel him and breathe in the scent of him… a stolen, fleeting moment, in the midst of all this madness.
I love them. Am I the only one who thought they would kiss? That familiar hug with Rebecca looking proud has ended up dropping my barriers. Honor didn’t know whether to approach him … the unthinkable has happened and she has felt true terror of him and she’s unsure if something like this will happen again but she looks him in the eyes and knows: her father is back.
I really like that people who despised Charles and his family at the beginning of this story join him in Chapelwaite 1×07 “De Vermis Mysteriis.” They hunt down a common enemy and the truth is that I feared that they would blame Charles for everything but they have been able to see beyond and realize that he’s fighting against his own family.
Only together will they be able to defeat Jakub, Stephen and Philip. Charles, although he’s reluctant to accept it, cannot handle this alone and needs all the help he can get. And he now he has it.
On the other hand, I’m very worried about Loa. Now she is part of Jakub’s vampire family and I understand that Charles wants to get her back, she is his daughter but a part of me wonders if Loa is not lost … too much for her to be able to return to being herself because if I have something clear is that, right now, she isn’t. As horrible and sad as it all sounds.
But above all, I fear that Stephen will try to harm Loa as revenge for Charles murdering his father, Philip – by the way, neither confirmed nor denied that I felt much satisfaction in seeing that monster dead. It’s not unreasonable to think that he would, like a twisted tit-for-tat game. And my heart skips a beat just thinking about it …
Kudos to Able because he’s by Charles’s side in all of this going on. I missed a scene between Honor and him…will it happen in the next episode?
Here ends our review of Chapelwaite 1×07 “De Vermis Mysteriis.” We will be back soon with the review of episode 1×08. Stay tuned!