A Discovery of Witches gave us an episode that was…kind of slow. Not saying that’s a bad thing. We’re just concerned that there’s so much going on and how can they possibly resolve it all in such little time. But we’re appreciative for the setup of it all and the parts that we got with Diana and Matthew because Bishmont is life.
Leave it to Diana and Matthew to have a serious conversation about their future right before they’re about to have sex. And who can blame them? Things are spiraling out of control and they’ve got two new kids. Any new parent would be tempted to forget about their problems just for a little bit. And the fact that their issues snuck in at that moment felt real and like something that could happen.
But it’s the important conversation that they have that matters the most. Because Matthew was on the cusp of telling her something like, “Don’t come after me because I’m the big strong man in the relationship.” Instead, Diana told him that his problems were hers and that they were ride or die (no dying allowed here) for every moment or trouble they might face in their future.
If there’s anything we’ve learned from Diana, and Bishmont in general, is that making a commitment isn’t something that goes away when things get tough. Things get tough and you just keep going at each other’s side, solving every problem that comes your way with grace so full of wisdom and badassery that nothing will stand in their way. That’s a partnership and that’s Bishmont.
Here’s hoping Matthew remembers that for A Discovery of Witches 3×06.
The Knights of Lazarus Are Finally Here
We’ll be the first to admit that we didn’t see what was right in front of our faces when it came to the Knights of Lazarus in A Discovery of Witches 3×05. We thought that it was going to be a bunch of vampires uniting with Matthew and his scion. But the writing was on the wall and we were too busy staring at Bishmont to truly understand what was going on and why. Now we do.
Diana and Matthew have been all about bringing the creatures together. They want to create a world for themselves, for their friends, and now their children, where they are safe and protected. And part of that protection comes with the knight of Lazarus coming together, no matter if witch or vampire, to protect the world and those in it from those that would cause them hard.
We will say that we were quite happy that Sarah was asked to be part of the Knights of Lazarus. She has been lost since Emily’s death and who could blame her. And even though she knows she belongs with Diana, it must be so nice and so reassuring, to be asked to join a powerful force of creatures (and a human) as a means of protecting the world. That’s a huge commitment and Emily would be proud.
What the Hell is Benjamin Up To
Honestly, this is the part that had us scratching our heads. We didn’t read A Discovery of Witches so there’s definitely content we’re missing. But why Benjamin? Why are you kidnapping blonde witches? What are you doing to them that you have to take them to the absolute middle of nowhere to do your evil deeds? And why are you so obsessed with Diana and Matthew? Sigh. He’s just so boring and we want him to poof and disappear.
Ultimately, we think it stems from jealousy. Benjamin wants what Matthew has. He wants a family, a wife, and a position of power within the family that spurned him. But he also wants what Diana has. He wants her ability to create, the power that flows through her very being, and the respect that she gets from Matthew at every turn in their life together. And the stronger that Bishmont gets, the angrier he becomes that he isn’t them.
It’s honestly quite pitiful and sad. It’s also a bit boring. Boo hoo, you weren’t accepted by Matthew. Cry us a river, find your own community, and live your life. But no, that would be too easy for Benjamin and he needs drama and pain to fulfill his own inability to accomplish anything that feeds into his own self-worth or that dispels his extreme abandonment issues. Hopefully, Matthew finds him quickly and ends it all.
A Discovery of Witches airs Saturdays.