In Review: The Nevers (S1 – Ep4) Undertaking

Mundi seeks justice, Amalia and her most trusted advisors make a list of potential enemies. Harriet, Primrose and the other Orphans attempt to decipher a message.
Undertaking

Synopsis: In ‘Undertaking’. Mundi seeks justice, Amalia and her most trusted advisors make a list of potential enemies. Harriet, Primrose and the other Orphans attempt to decipher a message. Amalia exposes an unexpected threat.

 

The Story

Picking the story up from last week. Amalia, Pennance and the gang set about trying to find out who ordered the murder of Mary Brighton. Amalia believes that someone at the orphanage tipped Mary’s killer off, but who and who are they working for? In order to find out Pennance goes to see Augustus Bidlow while Bonfire Annie goes to see if it was the Beggar King. While Amalia has an interesting conversation with Lord Massan who pretty much admits it was him without actually outright saying.

Meanwhile, Mundi seeks Justice and is running his own investigation, but while doing so. He manages to apprehend Malady.

At the orphanage. Myrtle tells Primrose that she understood what Mary’s song was about. And with a little help from Harriet and Primrose, they all decipher the message that was hidden in the words of Mary’s song.

 

The Acting

‘Undertaking’ was an episode that was absolutely packed with great acting performances. Laura Donnelly is absolutely brilliant as Amalia and her scene with Lord Massen (Pip Torrens) is absolutely awesome. I particularly loved the little roleplay that Amalia engages Massen in. Also good was Amalia’s scene where she confronts Lucy (Elizabeth Berrington) about her actions is taut and full of emotion.

 

Overall

This was a brilliant episode, which unraveled some of the story arc and shone a big bright light on Lord Massan as someone to be reckoned with. Especially when it comes to his feelings in regards to the touched. I loved the scene between Amalia and Massan and the implications of it. As Amalia said when reporting back to the group. If you get rid of one of Masson’s people. They will be replaced within the day. He is indeed a dangerous enemy to have. But not the only threat that is facing Amalia and her friends. Let’s not forget Lady Bidlow’s double-dealings and Dr. Hague.

Overall. A great episode with some fantastic performances.

9.8
The Nevers (S1 - Ep4) Undertaking
  • Story
    9.7
  • Acting
    10
  • CGI & Stunts
    9.8
  • Incidental Music
    9.5

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: [email protected]
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