Midnight, Texas: “Blinded By The Light” (Recap) – Hooray for abs and angel wings…

Ok, I’m going to admit this episode and the show overall has started to turn the corner. No, it’s not the most exciting, but it’s starting to have its moments.
This contains big time spoilers. If you haven’t watched the episode, I am advising you turn back now. Save yourself.**

We open the episode with a group of teenagers being the awful people they are. They have decided to pull a number of pranks on the folks of Midnight. Enter Lem. After the teenagers meet with the badass vamp (love his jacket, btw) they take off running from the town leaving a teenage girl behind. Later as she walks home alone, a mysterious shadowy driver of a truck overtakes her.

Back in Midnight the demon that is after Fiji reminds her he’s still around, by clawing her legs while she’s asleep. To deal with his visions of ghosts past Manfred is popping pills – a lot of pills. I know it feels like I’m jumping around in this prose, but this is the way this show flows; literally one scene to the next without very much cohesion. It’s hard to take make proper transitions during these recaps. Anyway, the next morning the girl’s friend comes looking for her, noting that her parent’s are really worried since she never came home the night before. This information prompts the Midnight Scooby gang meet to decide where to look for her. Fiji confesses to Reverend Werewolf that she is seeing and feeling a demonic presence. Manfred and Creek discover the body of a dead girl, but not the missing teenage girl. Dun, dun, duuun.

Turns out it is the body of Tiffani, the vampire groupie from the episode with faux Anthony Kiedis. The new sheriff is also looking for the missing teenager, and of course Midnight is the first place he looks. Rev Wolf tells Joe the Angel he needs to tell the Midnighters about the impending apocalypse. He refuses and tells him if they find out the town has a fallen angel it will be worse for the town. Not sure who they is, but it sounds ominous! Good because so far so yawn. Anyway, Creek and Manfred decide to confront her father about him possibly abusing her brother. Meanwhile the brother, Conner, collapses back in town. Dun, dun, duuun.
Conner says while he was looking for the missing girl something hit him from behind. Fiji says it’s the demon. Lem says demons don’t attack in that manner. During club meeting the good Rev tells the other Midnighters about the demon war that’s coming. Manfred and Lem find Creek’s dad kneeling over the missing girl, who is still alive. Manfred goes to inform Creek of their finding. Dun, dun, duuun.

The Midnighters have decided to execute Creek’s dad for his crimes. Manfred decides to figure out why he was committing these crimes. He returns to Creek’s house where he hears the voices of the victims. Now why hasn’t he heard them the other times he was in the house? 🤔 Inside of a crawlspace he finds a SOL mask, and when he touches it he gets flashes of Conner. Wait a sec, so…🤔 Manfred and Bobo take off to find and confront Conner, but they discover Creek has left with Conner. She is currently alone with her homicidal little brother. Dun, dun, duuun.

The father confesses Conner is a living breathing Chucky doll. He has been murdering people and his father has been covering up for his son’s crimes. When Manfred decides to go look for the siblings, Joe takes off his shirt and reveals he’s an angel to the Scooby Gang. They seem shocked but not that excited. Hmm, me either. Hat tips to you Jason Lewis because honey them abs baby. He and Lem find Creek and Conner after she has figured out what he has been doing. And with barely a twist of his wrist Lem executes Conner. What no trial? Figures, it so Texas though. Is too soon for a Texas joke?
Lem, Creek, and Joe return to Midnight. Fiji and Bobo asks the teenager to keep the town’s secret, which she agrees to do. Creek tells her father she is done with him, because he chose to protect Chucky aka Conner over everyone else’s safety. Joe calls Julian, his partner, and tells him he cannot come back because it’s too dangerous for him now. This is because he intervened on behalf of Creek and now the mysterious “They” are coming.

Ok, I have to admit the show is slowly growing on me. I think I’ve adjusted to the characters now and the very odd scene jumping of the show. This episode had nice but expected twist but hey they tried and that’s important. I’m still not the dazzled by the main characters but we did get a little more of Joe’s back story, which I’m interested in knowing.

Next week…
A bounty hunter (guest star Breeda Wool) from Joe’s (Jason Lewis) past arrives in Midnight to punish him for leaving the angelic fold. Manfred (François Arnaud) takes charge with a plan to lead Fiji (Parisa Fitz-Henley), Olivia (Arielle Kebbel), Bobo (Dylan Bruce) and Lem (Peter Mensah) in an effort to stop this dangerous, nearly immortal foe from killing Joe and Chuy (guest star Bernardo Saracino), as well as destroying Midnight. Meanwhile, Creek (Sarah Ramos) struggles to recover from her family tragedy. Elsewhere, the Rev (Yul Vazquez) refuses to compromise the safety of his neighbors and it costs him dearly.