This week was much better than last. The pace was slower, the characters were more developed, and the visuals are really outstanding. I was skeptical with this show but I am definitely going to watch the season. Last week for me at least, was a slow moving confusing mess and I only marginally cared about any of the characters. This week it was almost a 180 degree turnaround.
The parallel between Dorothy and Tip. They both found out this episode that who they thought they were was completely wrong. Tip’s pain and anguish of dealing with this was well played out and I actually felt her pain completely. Dorothy finding out her mother was at some point and time in OZ and that maybe she has a purpose for being here was also well played out.
I liked Lucas much better in this episode. He was easier to understand and I felt his struggle of knowing who he is on the inside even if he does not have his memories.
I loved the speech the Wizard of Oz gave about how our past and our parent’s pasts do not define who we are. We are in control of our destiny as long as we are willing to fight for it and I like that parallel to Lucas’s current struggles of identity.
The visuals are stunning and well done. Dorothy’s red dress was WOW! I also loved the visuals of the palace
Only dislike is the Witch of the West. Maybe it is my hang up on any kind of drug usage, but I find her drug induced character boring and kind of flat.