Tuesday Terror: No End House (Ep 2)

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Channel Zero: No End House (Syfy)
Episode 2: Nice Neighborhood
*Spoilers ahead if you don’t watch the show.

This felt slow. As my grandmother would say, “like watching molasses going uphill in the winter time.”

I think the death of JD was supposed to be a big, shocking deal. However, because the character was a selfish, coward – the death was a surprise but it didn’t have the impact that I think the writers wanted.

The weird thing at the very end – that was a shock but then episode was over. Is it strong enough to carry an audience into a third week?

I almost wish this were a two-hour movie – it would tighten up the story.

Then again, it’s only the 2nd episode; maybe I’ll feel differently next week.

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No End House
-So, if each person must traverse the hell of their own creating and “hell” looks just like the suburbs…weren’t they already in a type of hell to begin with?
-How is there a house “for sale” here? Whose memory is this?

Margot
-She had been waiting to use that “You don’t have a Dad” line on Jules – holding it in her back pocket for the right argument. Jules slipped right back in with an uppercut: “You don’t either.” Best exchange of the night. (TeamJules!)
-Grief can definitely lead people to do foolish things but ignoring that you’re in trouble to pretend with Not The Father is a bit much.
-I knew her story about her dad dying accidentally wasn’t the whole story. However, I don’t think this suicide revelation is the complete truth either. -What was the medication even for?

Not The Father
-If one of the NEH creations touches your head, it can bring forth a physical manifestation of someone you remember—and eat it. Okay…
-So, are the neighbors who are “taking out trash” – just getting rid of the corpses of the “people” they’ve eaten.
-Do you erase the person from the memory – will Margot no longer remember her mother? Will she just not remember her mother at the pool? Or will it have no bearing on her memories at all?
-I’m sure that song he played was a dig at Jules.

JD (note imdb calls this character JD, Syfy recaps call him JT.)
*Poor JD – when you are the thing that you regret most… How could he not know that the Alpha version of himself would despise him? This takes self-hate to a different level.
-If I’m reading imdb correctly, the girl with Alpha JD was hollow girl #6. I suppose this is what happens to you after you succumb to the charms of your personal Room 6.

Jules
-I’m betting that Jules was crying over her own problem – not weeping because of her distance from Margot. Not wanting to be around other people’s pain when you are going through your own isn’t the worst sin in the world.
-At least our girl knows better than to eat food prepared by a dead man.
-Wonder how her family will figure into her story…whenever we get around to more than teases.

Backpack Dude/Dylan
-I don’t trust him. If Lacey, the girl at the very beginning of episode 1 was running from the No End House version of him (her memory of him?)—who knocked her to the ground, etc… What does that say about the “real” him?

Seth
-Maybe week 3 he’ll get some shine. For now, we know he won’t abandon the girls. Cool.
-His outfit matches the house though. It would be interesting if he were working with NEH house – showing up the same day it does and slyly getting targeted people to talk about their fears and nightmares. We shall see.

About Tawanna

Sometimes writer, most times editor. Lover of mysteries and 70s/80s horror movies. Author of The Next Girl

Posted on October 3, 2017, in Just Fun, Movies & TV, Tuesday Terror and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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