In Review: Lovecraft Country (S1 – Ep2) – Whitey’s on the Moon

The combination of Atticus's paranoia and the bizarre rituals of the Braithwhite's combined with the monsters that guard Ardham Lodge make for a really entertaining hour of television. 
Lovecraft Country

Synopsis: Inexplicably recovered from their terrifying night, Leti and George luxuriate in their new surroundings, while Atticus grows suspicious of their Ardham Lodge hosts – Christina …

 

The Story

Having narrowly escaped the monsters in last week’s episode. Atticus, Leti, and George find themselves the special guests of Christina and her Father Titus at Ardham Lodge. Atticus still remembers all the events of the night before, but Leti and George have mysteriously forgotten about the monsters that attacked them. Atticus is understandably suspicious of why this group of white folk are being so accommodating to them, but his suspicions are not helped by the fact that they seem to be lying to him about the location of his father Montrose Freeman.

As the story develops. We learn that the Braithwhite family are renowned members of a group of masons with some pretty wacky beliefs about being able to return to Edan and reclaim immortality. We also learn that Montrose and his son Atticus are direct descendants of the founding father of the group and a distant relative of Titus. In short Titus, Braithwhite needs Atticus for his ritual.

 

The Acting

Abbey Lee puts in a pretty decent performance as Christine who has a few interesting scenes with Michael Rose’s Titus as we see a Father and Daughter that are not on the same page. This makes for an interesting dynamic when it comes to Christine’s scenes with Atticus as she drops him a few hints as to what is really going on and how she doesn’t want any part of it.

Jonathan Majors continues to deliver the goods as Atticus and gets a lot to do in this episode as we get a few hints as to some of his character’s wartime experiences from his army days.

 

Overall

This was a fantastic second episode, which delivered on every possible level. The creep facture intensified as Titus and his clan toyed with the emotions of Atticus, Leti, and George to try and scare them. There’s a scene where Leti hallucinates about having her wicked way with Atticus only to find that his trouser snake is literally a hooded snake that plunges out his pants. While that is happening the real Atticus is fighting with a Japanese lady while George is having a romantic moment with the love of his life.

The combination of Atticus’s paranoia and the bizarre rituals of the Braithwhite’s combined with the monsters that guard Ardham Lodge make for a really entertaining hour of television.

9.9
Lovecraft Country (S1 - Ep2) - Whitey's on the Moon
  • Story
    9.8
  • Acting
    10
  • CGI & Stunts
    10
  • Incidental Music
    9.8

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