This week is the halfway point of our little adventure into “The Case of the Missing Periods”, and while I love this series, this particular season is not building excitement in me as previous seasons have. Maybe it’s the length, maybe it’s because it’s very branded content (which they have been explicit about from the beginning), but I just didn’t come into Episode 5, “The Missing…Link” with much excitement.
Carmilla attempts to re-interrogate Perry, Mel and Kirsch, and Perry says that she was at the swim team party to meet LaFontaine(in this season they are referred to by their dead name, but as I am writing this in present day and know what they character would prefer in present day, we’re going to go with LaFontaine.)
As Carmilla does her broody shtick of having no faith in humanity, Perry makes the connection that whatever is stealing periods must have something to do with some ancient mythology, and that it’s possible a mythic demi-god is using the periods to harness some power.
The screen cuts to Laura and Carmilla, with Laura being snapped into reality by remembering that they don’t know what happened to Kirsch. Is he possibly dead? A vampire himself? I don’t think we’re going to be finding out in Season Zero. Carmilla convinces Laura they need to stay underground, and the two dive back into the video.
This episode really lacked action, and because we know that Perry and Mel and Kirsch survive, the stakes of what is happening right now are just really low, lower than they have been in previous seasons.
Moving forward, we start Episode 6, “Suspicious Minds,” Perry and Carmilla question Kirsch, who asserts that the Zeta’s had nothing to do with our mystery. Perry points out that the Zeta crest is that of a minotaur, and after shutting Kirsch off, states that the Zeta’s have a motive. Carmilla points out that the Zeta’s can’t wield magic, and Perry makes the argument that the “primal forces of nature” are trying to get things back on track. Perry’s case seems good enough for Carmilla, who goes to leave to tell the Dean, and finds the door is locked.
So not a lot happened this week, and I’m not sure what the problem is. I feel like this season has the opportunity to be interesting and funny and really unique, and it’s sort of turned into…not that. I’m hoping things get better next week.
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Mehek Naresh is an Indian American lesbian, living and working in Florida after recently graduating with a Bachelors in Political Science. Her hobbies seeking out small talk with cashiers, reading, and spending more time staring at tumblr than she’d care to admit.