Thursday, August 25, 2022

The Sandman - Imperfect Hosts

Except for a scene of The Corinthian (Boyd Holbrook) tracking down Ethel Cripps (Niamh Walsh) and proposing a partnerships of sorts, which is quickly rebuffed, the rest of "Imperfect Hosts' stays within the Dreaming where Dream (Tom Sturridge) visits Cain (Sanjeev Bhaskar) and Abel (Asim Chaudhry) asking the most loyal subjects who didn't flee to give up that which they love the most to help him put right his world. The odd brothers are well-cast as we glimpse into their relationship without needing to explain or explore it fully. Giving us a few minutes with Gregory also proves to make a difference in feeling the character's loss, although Dream does leave the brothers a new gift.

Even though returned home, there are still costs piling up from his imprisonment and a long road to put things right. With the magic gained from one his few creations remaining in the Dreaming, Dream acquires necessary gifts and asks his questions to the Hecatae who provide him with as much riddles as answers to the location of his lost items. Returned to the Dreaming for only the shortest of times, and with the slimmest of leads to follow, Dream prepares to leave in search of his lost items which will apparently begin in London and involve a mage named Constantine, although not the one you might have expected.

  • Title: The Sandman - Imperfect Hosts
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