It’s hard to believe this wonderful show is coming to an end. It’s quite heartbreaking considering that this is the best season between all of the seasons with Hell finally coming to Earth. Also, what a big surprise to find out that innocent and sweet Anne has been the one to fear all these seasons. It’s hard to believe after all these seasons of Anne wanting to save the world and the people… she is the one to destroy it by letting hell loose. I guess it’s true… Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.
Have some Mercy
After frantically searching for Dorcas, one of Mercy’s girls tells Isaac that Mercy has the little girl, but he must go to the brothel alone to retrieve her. He does this and finds Hawthorne and Mercy working together. Mercy releases Dorcas once Isaac is captured. They plan for his murder but is stopped when a crowd forms around the brothel demanding for Isaac’s safe return.
Things don’t look too good for Mercy. Honestly, she should have just left Isaac alone in Knocker’s Hole and moved with Hawthorne into the city. She should leave one of her girls to be in charge of the brothel, while she has a happy life with Hawthorne. It could have been so easy, but NOPE. Mercy wanted her revenge, but it may cost her and Hawthorne their lives.
There’s something about Mary
Mary wakes up weak from the Marburg spell and crawls to the door to Hell. She plans on guarding it with her life to prevent it from ever opening. Cotton arrives to tell her that John still loves her and reveals that Tituba is a traitor – after finding out an angel can only kill an angel, thus, she was working with the devil. Later on, Mary sees Tituba’s cat and chases after it. Tituba arrives to open the door, but is stopped by Mary who kills the cat. Tituba has the upper hand and reveals the true reason why she wanted revenge. She and her people were enslaved by the people of Salem. She didn’t just want revenge against Mary – she wanted it against all of the white people and colonization. My mind was blown when this was revealed because not many shows will showcase colonization and white privilege and I’m so glad that this series did. Tituba represents those who are tired of the establishment and what the Puritans and the white man have done to her people. Sebastian shows up and confronts Mary on the truth about John Alden. He tells her he was pretending to be John and that John does not truly love her.
The return of Thomas Dinley
We finally got to see more of Marilyn Manson’s Thomas Dinley. After the battle between the Sentinel, John visits Thomas to get stitched up. John notices Thomas is nervous and figures out he’s working with the Devil. John subdues Thomas and demands answers, which Thomas gives easily due to fear of death. John tries to stop the clock containing the red amber, but cannot due to it being bewitched. Sebastian arrives and doesn’t want to stop the clock.
I’m a little disappointed in how much of a sissy Thomas Dinley is. Manson is the master of the night and he deserves to have his character kill more people. Or at least, attempt to kill more people. I just expected more from his character, but we do have one episode left. So hopefully, we have Thomas Dinley do one more kill.
The loss of innocence
After a drunken night at Mercy’s brothel, Cotton finds Gloriana, who doesn’t remember him at all. She tells him the last thing she remembers is a woman with red hair helping her. Cotton realizes it’s Anne and confronts her about it and learns she also took Gloriana’s [and his] child. She attempts to kill Cotton, only to be saved by Sebastian and then locked up.
I understand Anne’s wrath. The man she loves and gave her virginity too was shady and still loved another woman. I mean, I’d be upset too. We all would. In all honesty, what I love about Anne is that we watched her grow and become her own person. She may have done horrible things, but she did it for a purpose that doesn’t seem villainous. It’s wrong, but I can’t help but feel bad for her. She lost both her parents who hid her secret. The man she loved was trying to destroy her kind. Her husband could have left her alone to be with another woman. As bad as Anne had become, I still felt pity for her and everything she had gone through.
The whole Sebastian and Anne relationship is really wrong, but I am not surprised of those kinds of relationships in the past – family inbreeding. It’s gross, but I don’t blame Anne. There is a man who is complimenting her and wanting her. She doesn’t feel alone anymore. She has finally found her place among people who understand her, especially being shunned away from the one man she loved. This is why she opened the door to hell.
When she opens the door, the corpse of Little John, which had been sewed up by Tituba, walks towards Mary and smiles. Man, they did a great job on Oliver Bell’s makeup. He truly looks like an evil kid from Children of the Corn. I have no idea what to expect from the season finale, but I do hope justice is served.
from Nerd Reactor