Back to a Colin-centric episode, What We Do in the Shadows 4×05 tries to put the reins on a growing energy vampire. The group is still unsure if he is still an energy vampire, but we believe the hints are still there. Old Colin used to like to eat through anger and frustration rather than boredom, and Young Colin is pissing everyone off. So, is private school the answer? How do they pass as human enough to get him there? Why is the only solution to put him in every sport possible?
Perhaps the best way to defeat an energy vampire is to wear them out. So, in an effort to calm the Boy, the Staten Island vampire clan looks to educate him. No matter what it takes.
COLIN’S BEHAVIOR WORSENS
As Colin Robinson grows, his behavior has gotten worse. He’ll interrupt performances just to talk to other vampires, hammer holes in perfectly good walks, and make Guillermo run after him. He’s become too much of a nuisance for the other vampires, and there’s nothing to do about it. So, Nadja suggests that they put Colin into a private school so they can teach him how to stop misbehaving. Guillermo thinks things will be fine if Colin goes to public school, but the rest of the group disagrees. Laszlo swears it’s just Colin’s boyish nature. Well, they can’t tell if Nandor disagrees because the botox in his face makes him look shocked all the time.
What We Do in the Shadows 4×05 puts us a lull in the season. There are no high stakes — the group is just living their lives. However, we’re at the point in the season where it’s easy to miss all the plot points that have been planted so they make sense in the end. Therefore, Colin’s behavior has to point to the signs of him being an energy vampire in the end. He probably hasn’t mastered how to take energy from someone yet but is on his way to creating more tactics to do so.
My prediction? He’ll end up becoming the best son yet, so he can steal the energy from all the vampires at the nightclub and shut it down for being so boring.
THE PERFECT INTERVIEW
Their neighbor Sean suggests that Colin goes to the same private academy he went to. Though, Sean’s an idiot, not sure they should’ve trusted him in the first place. But, they invite the headmaster to do the family interview anyway. In true What We Do in the Shadows fashion, none of the vampires understand how to represent Colin. They go through a carousel of stories and pairings to appear as Colin’s happy family. Every time they make a change, Nadja puts the headmaster to sleep and they start all over again. As always, it seems like the only one who knows Colin is Guillermo.
The producers had mentioned last season that they paired up Colin and Laszlo because it was a pairing they hadn’t explored. Well, this season, they got to explore them all. We now know that when Laszlo and Nandor are paired, they are super gay for each other. Guillermo could definitely make it as a single dad, and Nadja wouldn’t survive as a mother.
That part of the episode was a great way to get laughs and also test out every combination of characters they could. I also wondered if it was a way to make an episode with as few people as possible. With only the main cast and two other supporting characters, What We Do in the Shadows 4×05 was filled enough to keep us entertained.
GUILLERMO’S EMBEZZLED FUNDS
The house is falling apart; it has been ever since the group left for other endeavors. Only now, Nadja’s nightclub is meant to be their only source of income, and Guillermo’s the bookkeeper. He accidentally reveals to the camera crew that he’s been stealing money from Nadja’s nightclub and keeping some for himself. Guillermo’s a baller during the day. He’s buying new shoes, bribing people, and giving some back to his family. This is the first time we see his family; fortunately, it looks like he still has a good relationship with them.
This bold attitude against our vampires is new for Guillermo. Yes, he’s been slowly defying them, but now he’s actually using them to benefit himself. You could say he’s draining them dry of what they need. I wonder how far he’ll take that attitude with him. Is his ending supposed to be about him overpowering the vampires, to the point where they submit to him instead? We do have two more seasons to figure it out, but as of right now, it looks as though Guillermo is looking to take over the whole house.
- This episode was slower than “The Night Market” but still enjoyable
- Guillermo deserves to be paid finally. He’s been with the vampires for 10 years!
- Laszlo is right: “Gay is in.” Fans of What We Do in the Shadows 4×05 will not stop until Nandermo is canon.
- The cherry on top is that Nadja is stealing from herself. Nandor has a wedding coming up. Does he not deserve any money?
- Placing bets that The Guide is going to find out that Nadja and Guillermo are embezzling.