Midnight, Texas Season 1 Episode 5 Review: Unearthed

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The talking cat has got to go.

Even though it had only a small part on Midnight, Texas Season 1 Episode 5, it was enough to jar me completely out of the story.

Bobo didn't need to learn about Fiji from the cat. A phone call from Lowry would have sufficed.

Trouble - Midnight, Texas Season 1 Episode 5

With all the great special effects and makeup we've seen so far, the talking cat is a big fail. There's no humor to it even though that's what we're supposed to get out of it. 

But the tone of this show doesn't call for that kind of humor. I know we've seen the cat a couple of times, but this time it was more than we needed. And for Bobo not to even question its existence — even later — was totally unrealistic.

Yes, Bobo knows about Midnight's supernatural inhabitants, but there should have been more reaction to the freaking cat.

And I still don't get why it had to be the cat to tell Bobo the news about Fiji.

Obviously, Lowry was going to contact Bobo because Bobo had a whole stash of stuff Lowry wanted. That's why Fiji was taken in the first place.

Fire! - Midnight, Texas Season 1 Episode 5

But the question is why Bobo was keeping all of those weapons. If he was truly appalled by his past, he would have dumped it all years ago.

Instead, he stashed it someplace safe. Was he saving them for a rainy day?

Lowry said that Bobo used to be "one of them" so that means that Bobo was a white supremacist at one time. What changed his mind, and is it that easy for a white supremacist to come to his senses?

I find it hard to believe that a guy who grew up in that type of environment would one day just decide everything he was taught was wrong. That's giving him a lot of credit that just doesn't seem real.

The story we should've been told was how he changed from being a complete white supremacist moron to being a loveable guy who fell in love with a black woman. 

Sane people are not learning anything knew from this storyline. We all know white supremacists are crackpots. All you have to do is turn on the news.

And I doubt the crazies are watching this show anyway, because, you know, diversity.

So what's the point of this half-ass backstory?

Lem Long

The only positive part that I saw was that it brought Lem and Olivia closer. She was so worried about him, and they finally verbalized their true feelings for one another (well, at least he said the words.) That made me swoon.

The Hightower storyline which started this series off wasn't that big of a deal. Manfred was afraid of him for good reason, but Hightower wasn't that scary. 

Manfred didn't need to run for his life, but Xylda was really the one who convinced him of that. She's trying to teach him a lesson about trust, and I'm starting to believe she knows what's going on in Midnight.

Creek Long

I've said it before that she brought him there for a reason. She knows what his role is, but why doesn't she just fess up? Joe still hasn't said anything to anyone other than the Reverend and time is ticking. 

Manfred is probably thinking how great his life is now with Hightower gone and Creek back in his life.

Little does he know what lies ahead. It's about time he knows what he's going to face so he and the rest of the team can gear up.

Besides, I want to know more too. 

What did you think of "Unearthed"? Was Hightower and the Sons of Lucifer storylines a waste of time? Is Bobo's backstory believable? 

What's your opinion of the talking cat?

Hit the comments and share your thoughts.

If you need to catch up, you can watch Midnight, Texas online right here via TV Fanatic.

Unearthed Review

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