Synopsis: Students start to vanish at a university founded by a mad historian who believed in alternate dimensions.
Review: Not only is this a fantastic episode for Lindy Booth’s Cassandra. It also gives Cassandra someone with a similar interest to play off of in the form of Kasha Kropinski who plays Lucky Lucy Lyons, who has unintentionally built a device, which is opening the gateway between our dimension and the magical realm.
Although the octopus tentacle coming through the portal to pick off those people displaying massive ego is a bit of fun to watch. It makes for some fantastic moments between Ezekiel Jones and Jake Stone. Jake egging Ezekiel on to be his most egotistical, which is massive fun to watch.
Added to this Stone gets to do his bit as a university lecturer when he gets the students to identify where the most prominent buildings are in the University. A task that reveals that the ground of the building were designed as a magical summoning circle.
Despite all of these great character moments. This is very much Cassandra’s moment to shine and shine she does especially when she makes her speech about the difference between doing the prudent thing verses doing the right thing. Prudence being the action that Jenkins would prefer, but Cassandra stands up against Jenkins and with a little help from Baird and the rest of the team. She sets about doing the right thing.
It’s an action that gets Cassandra noticed by the Ladies Of The Lake, which makes for an interesting scene between Cassandra and Jenkins by the close of the episode.
Given that the first season of the show dipped its toe into Arthurian legends. It be interesting to see if the Ladies Of The Lake get another outing towards the close of this series.
Great episode. Easily as good a the previous episode when it comes to developing the characters.
- Lindy Booth's Cassandra being centre stage and making a stand
- The Tenticle was so bad. It was good.
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