The Gates Review: "Repercussions"

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Last night on The Gates, Nick had to cope with learning that vampires do exist! For someone who seems to be very straight edge and "normal" - Nick really didn't have the type of reaction that I expected from him! I seemed to be yearning for him to lose his mind or at the very least get a little spooked.

I think that is the biggest problem with Vampire shows/movies these days. There's no reaction upon hearing that the undead do exist. Whatever happened to the scared/shocked reactions like Christian Slater a la Interview with the Vampire? Now, when he realized that Brad Pitt was a vampire - he kinda bugged out for a second. That's the type of reaction I was looking for!

In any case, Nick not only handled this absurd new quite well, but he showed us a darker side to his gleaming good cop persona. He decided for his sake it would be best to make a deal with the devil....err vampire. How this new formed partnership will work out remains to be seen, but something tells me that they won't be the best of friends. What do you think? Will this turn into a bromance?

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"Repercussions" also brought in a new character to the Gates. Frank Buckley is a very powerful stock broker and ex-husband of Devon. What we learned about him is that he has a safe filled with dirt on pretty much everyone inside the Gates. What do you think he will do with all this information? I'm sure he will play a pivotal role in unearthing all the mysteries that surrounds everyone.

Andie now knows the truth about how her mother really died and what she really is. I doubt this will stop her from seeing Charlie. He was pretty persistent and I don't think he's going to give up that easily. My best bet would be that Andie will lack the strength to stay away from him and these two will get it on! Whether or not Charlie survives is a whole other story.

The werewolves weren't really involved in this week's episode which was pretty surprising to me. The one problem the writers have would be juggling all the different storylines. I feel slightly disappointed because after so many weeks on the air and still not much has happened.

We still don't know why the old Chief was murdered - or why Leigh is so determined to keep the jewelry box close by. There seems to be a lot of loose ends that the writers would rather jump to another storyline than tie up. Hopefully, next week we will get a couple answers before we learn of another new character.

What did you think of this week's episode? Will you continue to tune in?

Follow the jump to read a few of The Gates quotes:

Charlie: You don't look sick - you look perfect. | permalink
Devon: Divorce - thank you. You were always so predictable. | permalink
Nick: We make choices we have to live with - it's part of the job. | permalink
Claire: Dylan.
Dylan: I need to talk to you.
Claire: What about.
Dylan: I killed someone. | permalink
Claire: Remember you can be very persuasive when you want to be. | permalink
Devon: You fell in love, that's not you're fault - that's chemistry. | permalink
Dylan: There is no body - I've disposed of it. | permalink


Editor Rating: 2.8 / 5.0
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Rating: 4.2 / 5.0 (10 Votes)

I still really like this show and this episode was good.
Nick's reaction - well, he never really makes sense to me, but I think it's like gatesfan101 said: he's a very hardcore cop and who knows what he has seen already?
And to be honest: his finally seems just too nice. Someone has to keep their a (monster) secret besides him. I still find his wife way too nice... I'm so glad they finnally brought Devon back, I think Chandra West makes a great villain, although she has not much to do. But Devon is definately up to something and since everyone knows already she's manipulative and backstabbing, I think she has some really big plan coming up. And I still find her tea creepy :) I definately see Andie's powers struggle out of control. I have no idea how this will happen, since I really don't get the whole succubus thing until now, but my guess is that she will totally begin to suck all of the men around her dry... Buckly was creepy... but I don't think he is evil. I just think he created this town to give "different" people a place to life. And there are rules. And if somebody breakes this rules, he has to have something in his hand to keep everyone safe. That's my explenation for his video tapes, at least for now.


I too was surprised at nick's reaction to dylan,, after looking forward to this episode all week..I was a little disappointed how he accepted this and actually I wish it hadn't been revealed so soon --I really enjoyed the "cat and mouse" aspect of the series up till now. as the stories evolve I wonder if my interest will be as strong..I am fascinated to see how nick eventually tells his wife about all this and what her reaction is as she also seems like such a normal person even though she is drinking devon's tea.


it was a good episode and i agree that it seems as though the writers have a hard time tying some ends up, but still, it is a good show.
i think nicks reaction at the end of the previous episode was somewhat spot on. he had a minor freak out and still was having some issues with it in this episode (i.e. the diner scene) as to his character having not the expected reaction, i think it spoke volumes about his character with the reaction he did have.
he is a hard core cop and very protective of his family. as to andie, i would like to point out that she does in fact 'not' know how her mother died only what her mother was.... her father just told the witch-doctor (bad pun, i know this...) at the end of the episode. i too cannot wait too see how the writers do tie up the jewelry box thing.

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The Gates Season 1 Episode 5 Quotes

For what it's worth - I haven't killed anyone in eight years.


Give it a couple days cowboy.