I watched this one late last night and must confess it seemed… stranger on account of my tired state of mind. The show’s always danced on a line bordering outright surrealism, but its dips into that particular pool have been rare and fleeting. Perhaps the notion of Eureka getting the shiniest breakout ever isn’t, in of itself, all too strange compared to the sublime hallucinations we’ve seen during the various "Acperience" episodes. However, Renton’s response of trying to comfort her by bruising and cutting his arm up is… a little weird. Maurice’s subsequent, somewhat Oedipal, response of trying to shoot him and then scuff his own arm up in juvenile effort to win back his mother’s affections is downright weird. Enough so that this portion feels like something out of a Jodorowsky flick (I know… him again.)
Less weird, and more sensible, is the peace being brokered between Gekkostate and Dewey’s underlings. As I’ve commented on many a time, these bad guys have to be some of the least threatening heavies ever presented in an adventure of this sweep. It actually takes a larger suspension of disbelief to buy the notion of them not reading Ray=Out and not being swayed enough by the artfully-rendered propaganda therein. Fingers crossed for peace!
Seeing as how we’ve only got five episodes left before the “Hoo-ah!” grand finale, though, I’ll hazard a guess that these two factions are going to forge an uneasy, but united, front against Dewey. They’ll find themselves overwhelmed by his monstrous minions, though, and the rainbow power that Eureka’s transformation is obviously building to will then save the day at the last possible moment.
Am I getting warm here, friends?