Friday, July 31, 2020

The Umbrella Academy: Episode 15



15. Valhalla
A young Pogo is shipped from the Congo and is trained by Grace, after which he is sent to space and suffers from a crash-landing accident. Reginald injects him with a serum to save his life. Lila and The Handler set up at a trap for The Swedes using one of Diego’s knives. One of the three blondes dies as a result and is given a Nordic burial by the other two. The siblings finally reunite at Elliott’s house to discuss the apocalypse. Vanya, Allison, and Klaus get drunk and decide to be truthful to their relationships before the world ends: Vanya with Sissy; Allison with Ray; and Klaus with his cult. Sissy reconciles with Karl, rejecting Vanya’s offer for the two of them to run away after sleeping together that morning. Luther narrates how he took a Greyhound all the way to NYC when he first arrived in Dallas in 1962, only to be humiliated by their father. Lila leads Five into an empty warehouse where the two duke it out, the latter besting the former. The Handler shows up, as he always expected she would.


Wait, does Lila have powers? It wasn’t made clear how she seemed to be blinking all over the place in that duel with Five. Is she one of the 43? Or was Five just hallucinating or something? I guess we’ll just get the answers in the next episode. Is it just me or is Luther kinda just moping all the time? Sad boi much. Annoying as he might be, this story arc justifies his new attitude and his desire to start anew, which he actually gets to do here in 60’s Dallas. I’ve also noticed that the color grading of Klaus’ scenes is just so vivid. The colors are just so attention-grabbing that almost every still looks like a work of art. As for the Swedes, those three, or just two of them now, are so weird. They appear to be capable of showing emotions, pretty much evident in that scene where one screams while giving his bro a Nordic sendoff to the afterlife. But since they don’t talk at all, I can’t seem to like them as much as I did Hazel and Cha-Cha, who were very business oriented but relatable because of their work-related rants.

“We don't live in a universe of rules, we live in a universe of chances.” –Reginald Hargreeves

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