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Saturday, January 24, 2015
JASMINE's THOUGHTS on Constantine Season 1 Episode 9 "The Saint of Last Resorts: Part 2"
About the Show
Based on the wildly popular comic book series Hellblazer from DC Comics, seasoned demon hunter and master of the occult John Constantine (Matt Ryan, "Criminal Minds") is armed with a ferocious knowledge of the dark arts and a wickedly naughty wit. He fights the good fight - or at least he did. With his soul already damned to hell, he's decided to abandon his campaign against evil until a series of events thrusts him back into the fray, and he'll do whatever it takes to protect the innocent. With the balance of good and evil on the line, Constantine will use his skills to travel the country, find the supernatural terrors that threaten our world and send them back where they belong. After that, who knows... maybe there's hope for him and his soul after all.
The cast also includes Harold Perrineau (Lost) as Manny and Charles Halford (True Detective) as Chas.Writer Daniel Cerone (The Mentalist, Dexter) serves as executive producer with David S. Goyer (Man of Steel, The Dark Knight Rises). Constantine is produced from Bonanza Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. The show is based upon characters published by DC Entertainment.
I know this is coming late, but it's been a busy start of the new year! But, now that I'm caught up with this amazing show, let's get started.
Returning from a midseason break, we return to where the last episode left off... Constantine allowing himself to get possessed by a demon, after getting shot by Anne Marie. John Constantine has some great friends...eh. Anyways, Constantine casts a demon into himself to save himself from an Ivunche and from dying, it wasn't just any demon, but a demon king! Manny's timing to come...well, it's not so great...you think!?! Oh, and of course, the rising darkness has been revealed, so now, the battle begins...to fight this darkness. But, first, Constantine needs to be saved as well.
Talk about possession. Like a good horror movie, Constantine's possession had all the scary elements of being possessed by an intense evil. However, intertwine Constantine's sarcasm and wit, this episode was certainly compelling, dramatic, and humorous. Even with this fight against evil and time, there's that underlying fight with guilt and faith...not with just John, but Anne Marie as well.
Yay! Chas and Zed definitely had a strong presence in this episode...hopefully, it keeps going. I really loved all the interaction among the characters. We even got more details about Zed's past...it's a good start in unraveling Zed's past. We're definitely getting a better idea of why Zed is running from her past.
All together, this episode was an intense and dramatic return from its midseason break. With its incredible effects making the supernatural events pretty realistic, including the exorcism. Matt Ryan definitely brings the character John Constantine to life....and I am definitely looking forward to more episodes.