I enjoyed spending time with Ritchie Simpson this week, Chas and Zed earned their little break. Things seemed better between John and Ritchie after this insane adventure. I'm glad, the guy needs all the help he can get.
Only two episodes left, can you believe it?
Foolish college kids in a graveyard messing with spells felt like something I'd seen a million times. Once they were transported to another realm, that's when things got interesting. William Mapother (Ethan from LOST) was in full creeper mode. He's just one scary dude.
It's always fun to see characters like Gary Lester pop back up. I immediately wondered if John would be transported somewhere in the episode and come face to face with his old friend. However, it was Ritchie that needed help this time.
Manny: Wow, self pity parade. Is this what you do when you're left to your own devices?
John: What's the point in having a mirror that shows you the past if you can't wallow in it?
After last week's Chas-centric installment and with Zed front and center in several episodes, it was nice to spend some alone time with John. Matt Ryan is just so good as Constantine, I didn't mind it one bit.
Ritchie is such a wacky character, can you believe his lecture was a recording? That was too damn funny. He's never pleased to see John is he? Once Gary was mentioned, it made sense John refused to lose another friend. So he was going to help Ritchie whether he liked it or not.
The blonde girl, Miranda, denying she experienced anything strange confused me. I figured it meant she was probably channeling this other-worldly killer. Not so much right? Guess she was just in denial.
John: So this chap, Carter, he a mate of yours as well?
Ritchie: It's okay Lily, this is my colleague of sorts; John Constantine.
John: I'm just trying to piece together what happened to your mate last night.
Ritchie: It's alright, you can answer his questions. I am confident my associate's not going to get you in trouble.
The image of Constantine walking through that cemetery was fantastic. Like something ripped right from the pages of the Hellblazer comics. There's so much to explore in this Justice League Dark universe, what a shame if NBC were to pass on the series for another season. Bums me out just thinking about it.
Manny reappeared (his wings looked amazing didn't they?) to scold John. Of all John's partners, I really enjoy his conversations with Manny the most. Shame the rogue angel has this bad habit of disappearing mid-converation.
I knew John would quickly piece together what went down at the cemetery. Out of body travel eh? And to alternate realms no less.
John: If those kids actually made it into another realm, then they've opened gates that won't be easy to close. In current conditions, anyone can be pulled in through that gate. Not just the four that took part in the ritual.
Ritchie: Yeah well it's worse than that John. Shaw had a theory, if you're killed in another dimension your body here suffers the same form of death.
The duo managed to locate Adam, but they were too late to save him. Miranda died as well. Again, this is pretty gruesome content for an 8 p.m. show. I originally thought the showrunners would be forced to censor their content, but the latest episodes have proved otherwise.
Three down one to go, would Lily survive this ordeal? Wasn't it bizarre the dead kids were still around in the other dimension? That threw me for a loop. Adam's hypothesis that Shaw couldn't hurt them in his reality didn't pan out. Ouch! The twists this week were cool.
I loved seeing Ritchie at the millhouse, and behaving much more appreciative of John. Poor Lily, she just had to use her damn mobile phone didn't she? Ultimately, John and Ritchie entered Shaw's realm, defeated him and saved the girl. It was a scary trip though and sad that Lily's friends had to stay behind.
What did you think of "A Whole World Out There"? Ritchie almost staying behind was a shocker. Did you think he'd do it? This was a frightening episode wasn't it? Your turn guys, please share your thoughts with me in the comments below.
Remember Hellblazers you can watch Constantine online via TV Fanatic if you missed an episode or simply want to re-watch one.