Happy MURDERous Thanksgiving: Discussing The Father, The Son, and the Suicide
If you have not read In Love and MURDER, SPOILERS BELOW.
The Father, the Son, and the Suicide is a culmination of the last seven episodes in many ways. We address some of the big issues in the two parts. These go from the identities of The Five to major revelations such as the connection between Kross and Richard, what happened to Eric Cureluy, how the Fiend has been able to move around, and a theory about what really lies inside Fiend Mountain.
In 2014, we deal with the fall-out of Speedy’s death, which becomes a turning point. Charles is forced to face in full the reality of his situation, other guests are forced to realize that they have to work together, and one guest inevitably dies. The episode chooses to highlight Omni as the guest truly leading this group of special people in this complicated situation, but we also highlight other guests, who are forced to open up about some secrets that the audience already knows, but not necessarily the other guests.
In 1989, we deal with the fall-out of Kross’ escape. This incident introduces new characters to the Island from the Wikia Agency of Investigation. The island goes into a martial-law state, and over the course of a single day, we learn more about different characters. Dr. Lucius Sines, who helped free Kross and knows the truth about an incident that happened between Richard and Kross in 1970, is one such example. But the real stars of the 1989 scenes are the remaining members of (as Street once put it), “the original Murder Incorporated”, which consist of Richard Butler, David King, Robert Gullahorn, and Kross. These four are really developed and focused on, as we dig into who these characters are. By the end of the episode, your perceptions about these characters will change, and it will truly begin a new chapter in the 1989 storyline.
As the title suggests, this episode deals with Richard and Charles. Although the episode won’t be completely about Richard and Charles, these two characters will have a dramatic confrontation, where Richard will be forced to reveal some secrets from his past, and their relationship will be changed. As to the Suicide part, there will be more than one possible answer. If this episode does anything for the reader, the lesson it shares ultimately will be that not everything is as it seems.
The Father, The Son, and the Suicide - Part One will air in Late December 2015.
The Father, The Son, and the Suicide - Part Two will air immediately following Part One.