Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Locke & Key - The Keepers of the Keys

"The Keepers of the Keys" doesn't reveal a new key, but it does examine the effects of Kinsey (Emilia Jones) and Tyler (Connor Jessup) both using the Head Key. Kinsey becomes freed after removing her fear, becoming more assertive with Scot (Petrice Jones) even choosing to reveal the truth about the keys to him and let him inside her mind. Tyler takes the opposite approach, choosing to add knowledge to his mind in hopes of impressing Jackie (Genevieve Kang), with mixed results. If there's a moral to each story, it seems to be that the keys may be good for your love life (in small doses). With the help of Ellie (Sherri Saum), Nina (Darby Stanchfield) discovers a hidden room in the basement. While both enjoy the nostalgia of the discovery, it seems like Ellie may have been looking for something specific in the walled-off game room.

Echo's (Laysla De Oliveira) return to Keyhouse Manor also reveals an important facet about the keys. They must be given freely; they cannot be taken. This helps explain her inability to add more keys to her collection. Her failed attempt to use the Matchstick Key to frighten Bode (Jackson Robert Scott) into giving her the Head Key, in a sequence where the series embraces more of a horror tone, forces her to look elsewhere for help with the Lockes. Her visit to the local asylum confirms both that she knew the kids' father and that she needs the Head Key in order to unlock a secret buried in the disturbed mind of another of their father's friends (Joy Tanner). Just what that knowledge is, and what she plans to do with it, we'll just have to wait and see.

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