Midnight, Texas Season 1 Episode 7 Review: Angel Heart

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Manfred! What, exactly, are you doing?

Manfred showed his true colors on Midnight, Texas Season 1 Episode 7 when he took off after Creek told him she needed some alone time to recover from her recent tragedy.

It was a reasonable request, but instead of acting like a man about it, Manfred acted like a baby.

Not Happy Tall - Midnight, Texas Season 1 Episode 7

I thought Creek was going to be the one leaving town. It would have made more sense for her to leave for a short time than for Manfred.

It's understandable that Creek needs time. Learning the truth about her brother and father was a lot to deal with, so wanting to be alone makes sense.

Manfred just wanted an excuse. He wanted to leave because the idea of being responsible for saving a town is too much for him. He doesn't seem the type that would want to take on any responsibility and leaving like that is disturbing.

I wonder if Creek hadn't pushed him away if he still would have left town.

More than likely, she probably would have gone with him since she no longer has any reason to stick around. Or at least he would have tried to convince her.

Some Explaining to Do - Midnight, Texas Season 1 Episode 7

Either way, it's annoying because it's such a selfish move on his part – even if it does fit with his character. But having to sit through an episode or two with him contemplating his stupid decision isn't going to be fun.

If I were the rest of the team, I'd say good riddance. It might be more difficult to defeat the demons without their supposed leader, but they'll be able to do it. They're a resourceful bunch.

Men make such rash and dumb decision when it comes to women sometimes. And Manfred is no different.

Even when Boey was wreaking her havoc, the only thing Manfred cared about was Creek. He didn't care about the others, only that Creek didn't get hurt.

I'm surprised no one else on the team caught that. Yes, I'm sure that Lem and Olivia would do anything to protect each other, but they're also loyal to the others on the team and would do anything to protect them, as well. 

Manfred isn't that person.

I imagine when the others find out from Joe about Manfred leading the army against the demons, they're probably going to laugh.

He wouldn't be my first choice. I'd leave the leading to Olivia. I'd trust she'd get the job done.

I can't wait to see what convinces Manfred to return. It's either going to be Lem or Joe that compels him. They are the only ones who can track Manfred unless Xylda does something spectacular to set Manfred right.

I'd also pay a small fortune for Olivia rough him up a bit just for running off like a baby. He deserves to be put in his place when he returns.

And if no one does it, then shame on them. All of them.

They all welcomed Manfred into their fold, even Olivia, and what Manfred did was a slap in the face. Of course, it could be he won't even get outside of the town limits before he turns around, but that would be too easy. 

Chuy Returns Tall - Midnight, Texas Season 1 Episode 7

No, he's gone, and it's going to take one of the others to convince him to go back.

Bowie wasn't much of an opponent for Joe. Considering she was an angel with years-long anger issues, she didn't last very long. Still, as cheesy as she was, she was at least a little entertaining.

I couldn't help but laugh when she took the diners hostage in exchange for Joe. It doesn't seem like something an angel would do. Midnight isn't that big; she would have found Joe eventually.

Everything about her was over the top and at times cringe-worthy. She was so angry; half the time she was out of breath as she talked or screamed. I'm surprised she had any energy at all. 

She would have made more of an impact had she toned it down a bit. And I'm disappointed she was so easily defeated. Didn't Joe say she was super powerful? What happened? Because she didn't put up much of a fight.

And, I'm sorry, while it was commendable that the Rev refused to tell Bowie where Joe was, it's not something a Reverend needed to keep secret as part of his job. He almost lost his life because of Joe. Twice.

Trapped - Midnight, Texas Season 1 Episode 7

I was holding my breath when Bowie was about to snap the Rev's neck. I thought she was going to do it. One of the team is going to die, and it seemed like a perfect time for it to happen. But I'm glad it didn't.

Learning that Chuy was a demon was no surprise. Several people here called it a long time ago.

I wonder if Joe would have really killed Chuy had he not returned to form. And whatever character said it was right. If a half demon can be that powerful, what will a full demon be like?

Midnight is in a lot of trouble. The Midnighters need to start working on a plan to save the town.

How long before they realize Manfred's missing? And how much time does the town have before the veil finally breaks?

What do you think? Who will be the one to convince Manfred to back to Midnight? Will Chuy stay or go? Will Joe go with him?

Hit the comments and share your thoughts.

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