Monday, August 10, 2020

Warrior Nun - Ephesians 6:11

Warrior Nun's third episode offers the explanation to the world in which Ava (Alba Baptista) has found herself as she discovers the history of the Order of the Cruciform Sword and where the artifact attached to her spine, which brought her back from death, came from. While training with the nuns, most of whom aren't all that pleased with her arrival (and several of whom question her worthiness), Ava learns about the first warrior nun Areala of Cordoba and the destiny of those who have come after her. While the episode may be a bit of a data dump, for the benefit of both Ava and the audience, our hero's training (highlighted in the show's trailers) provides some of the most fun of the series so far. With Ava spending all of her time with the nuns, we don't get much of JC (Emilio Sakraya) and his friends, although the group does get an unexpected surprise by someone looking for their new friend.

The episode's purpose is to explain to both Ava and the audience what is happening to her. Judged unworthy by nearly all she comes into contact with, including a nun who someone how thinks a paraplegic with no access to medication somehow managed to purposefully overdose on drugs, Ava's time with the nuns is hardly pleasant although Father Vincent (Tristán Ulloa) and Sister Beatrice (Kristina Tonteri-Young) do offer some comfort. In the end, knowing the truth about her destiny and the responsibility she owes to those that despise her doesn't make Ava feel any safer with the world she has been thrust into leading to another rash decision from the teenager that will likely make Father Vincent's life much more difficult.

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