Tuesday, November 21, 2017

What I’m Watching: Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency: Season 2, Episode 6 “Girl Power” (B+)

We’ve come to a point on this show, the rare juncture where things actually make sense. That love spell Suzie accidentally cast at the end of the last episode seems to have helped our friends figure out what is going on. Unfortunately, while the Mage was the horrible villain who came over from his invented world to try to kill. Dirk so that he could rule Wendamoor as planned, now it’s Suzie who has become drunk and outright vicious with power, turning her son into a frog and then shooting what looked like large picture frames out of the end of her wand to impale people who got in her way at the hospital. The boy is dead, I suppose, though we still don’t know if he really was the boy, and Dirk Gently remains very much alive and moderately ready to go after experiencing his crisis of what he probably wouldn’t call faith. Dirk is still afraid of Bart, who isn’t as optimistic as Panto Trost about their prospects. I love that Todd enthusiastically proclaimed himself to be Team Poncho, making the kind of mistake others do with characters’ name on this show. Amanda is learning what she needs to do in Wendamoor, and I hope that we’re headed for some major showdown in both worlds soon which finds Amanda as the most powerful one on either side. Priest is not having luck with those he’s chasing after not disappearing when he bursts into the room, and I like that he’s now taking orders from Ken, who I certainly hope will be epically reunited with Bart soon.

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