Tuesday, September 8, 2020

The Umbrella Academy - Öga for Öga

Despite his reservations, Five (Aidan Gallagher) kills the Temps Commission Board of Directors allowing the Handler (Kate Walsh) to seize power. The bloody sequence is one of the episode's highlights as the shortest member of the family paints the walls red. The Handler makes good on her half of the agreement as well, giving Five a 90-minute window to return his family back to their proper time and avoid the apocalypse. However, locating his family and getting them to the alley in time proves to be far too big a problem to solve as Vanya (Ellen Page) refuses to leave Sissy (Marin Ireland) and finds herself captured by local police, Allison (Emmy Raver-Lampman) is attacked by the Swedes, and Diego (David Castañeda) is kidnapped by Lila (Ritu Arya) and taken to the Temps Commission. So much for going home.

One of the reason Klaus (Robert Sheehan) is able to make it to the alley is that Ben (Justin H. Min) possesses his brother and controls his body for the majority of the episode allowing Sheehan to act even goofier than usual (yeah, I didn't believe it was possible either). Ben's reveling in having a body again and his reunion with Diego offer a couple of sweet moments in an episode filled with disappointment (and Five going all murdery). With the apocalypse coming even closer the family is fragmented once again and we still don't have a clue as to what causes the end of the world in this reality (however, that may be about to change).

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