TV Review: NOS4A2 Season Two Episode Eight

“Chris McQueen”

It’s nice that they titled this episode after him, since it was his time in the spotlight. Chris McQueen was such a great, complex character. Or still is, despite his meeting his end in this episode. On that note…

Ouch. Did this one hit you in all the feels? Damn. And what phenomenal acting all around, from Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Chris, Ashleigh Cummings as Vic, and Ólafur Darri Ólafsson as Bing. (I’m surprised that Bing survived, but I’m glad, since he now seems to be in search of redemption. Another incredibly complex character.) They kept the kid off-camera for most of the episode, so his lousy performance couldn’t contrast too much with the rest of the cast.

I knew that Chris was going to die. The character dies in the book, but also, from a storytelling standpoint, it was kinda inevitable. I wish he could have had more of a reconciliation with Vic before it happened, but that’s like real life, isn’t it? You don’t always get the chance to say the things you need to say. The character redeemed himself, though, from the drunken, neglectful mess he was last season. And he went out fighting the good fight.

Only two episodes left. I wonder what will happen next.

By TheCheezman

WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS, specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced, and directed (and occasionally acted in) over two dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and True Crime genres. He obtained a doctorate in Occult Studies from Miskatonic University and is an active paranormal investigator. Is frequently told he resembles Anton Lavey. And Ming the Merciless.

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