Midwinter of the Spirit, Episode 2
Midwinter of the Spirit continues its magnificent exploration of satanic evil. Christ, but that was bloody disturbing. It tickles the old fears that used to sit with me when I was a wee lad, living in a trailer on the edge of Turkey Creek. Having seen The Exorcist before I was in double digits, it deeply effected me. Yeah, Midwinter is rekindling that old tinder, first piled by Blatty’s horrific vision.
Poor Merrily is in way over her head. She’s cracking under the pressure of her new role as Deliverance Minister and now her child’s in harm’s way. It’s all delicious stuff. Cliched, oh sure, but that’s what pulls the trigger, no? They are time honored tropes for a reason, and Midwinter brings them all out, like a parade of the dead, and every bit of it is wonderfully wicked, you know.
Don’t get me wrong, they take these cliches for a spin all their own, but the nod is there, every step of the way.
Enough of all that, let’s get to the real bit of loveliness — that bloody library.
To die for, am I right?
I like where Midwinter is going, but by the devil’s own beard, with but one episode left, it’s sure to be one helluva climax.
The series finale of Midwinter of the Spirit airs Wednesday, October 7th on ITV.