|Flashbacks show an older Trinity.|
I was afraid that Rook's organisation would end up being a carbon copy of Series Two's CenSSa - an organisation who looked into and tried to control the activites of Supernaturals. The Men In Gray, as they're called, have an all-the-more interesting layer of satire relating them to the Civil Service, which gave the enigmatic Rook a lot of great lines. At the moment I think he's probably my favourite character, and I keep looking forward to seeing him again. There's just something about his Reggie-Perrin-esque outlook on life and yet his sheer audacity in the face of centuries-old-monsters that endears him to me.
That doesn't say much, I'm sorry to say, about our main cast. There are a few good lines here or there, and they're trying their best, and I'm probably just being unfair, but they didn't stand out. Tom is as bland as I've always found him, and Alex barely gets chance to do anything. Hal gets the most runtime as he attempts to control the delightfully insane Ian Crom (who for some reason appears to be a recurring character), and the exploration of vampire psyche is covered in a way which is remarkably subtle and nuanced. Damien Moloney is just fantastic, and he's doing a good job as the show's main vampire. The problem for me is that the rest of the characters just aren't as strong in the moment.
|What could have been a boring government organisation|
is improved drastically by a layer of satire.
The show took a blow with the removal of its last original cast member, but it seems to be limping towards something fairly strong. My priority at this point really is to see that Alex becomes as developed as her contemporaries; Kate Bracken is a fantastic actress, but so far she hasn't been given anything to do as a Ghost. After four seasons of heralding Annie as the "most powarful goast evor", I struggle to see where her characterisation can go. That's got to be the show's main focus, as everything else in this new story has a lot of potential, be it shady government organisations or old Nick himself.