Midnight, Texas Season 2 Episode 8 Review: Patience is a Virtue

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And the award for the cheesiest show of 2018 goes to...

Midnight, Texas Season 2 Episode 8!! It was so over-the-top cringeworthy, it was almost good.

From Manfred professing his love to Patience in the worst way possible to Patience holding up Manfred's head in triumph, there were so many laughable moments it was hard to keep count.

It can't get any worse than this.

All Chained Up

And, yet, there are two more episodes to keep us entertained.

Yay, us!

It always baffles me when the villains feel the need to tell the heroes their intentions.

Why give away your secrets?

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Wouldn't it be much more interesting for the heroes -- and the viewers -- if the villain's plans remained a secret?

Had we not been treated to all the ridiculous exposition we were, Manfred losing his head would have been a surprising shock.

Whatever magic will be used to fuse Theopholis' head to Manfred's body will probably be used to fuse Manfred's head back to his own body once the good guys win.

The Dark Queen - Midnight, Texas Season 2 Episode 8

Which they will.

And I bet that Delilah will be the witch who performs the deed.

The only one left who can do anything to save the Midnighters now is Kai, so it will be up to him to break Delilah out of her picture prison.

Would it be surprising if Kai turned out to be a descendant of Delilah's son? Or perhaps even her son himself?

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Patience obviously has a thing for family so it makes sense that she would romance her nephew as a way to punish Delilah for killing Theopholis.

His healing powers probably wasn't the only thing that attracted her to him.

Brother and sister lovefests are boring and trite unless it's Jaime and Cersei on Game of Thrones.

Disgusting, yes.

A Sick Relationship - Midnight, Texas Season 2 Episode 8

But at least their story has some serious substance.

How could Patience not know that her best friend and her brother were lovers?

It was ridiculous that she was so surprised at the revelation.

And if she was as in love with her brother as it turned out, why wait until he professed his love to another woman to make her move?

True Love - Midnight, Texas Season 2 Episode 8

And why is it that Fiji has all of a sudden become her new bestie that she felt the need to share her entire sordid history with her?

There were no other witches available?

The appearance of Kristen as a nerdy, asthmatic, IT witch was one of the most eye-rolling moments of the hour. 

I seriously don't think the writers are even trying anymore.

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Worse is Olivia's descent into dumb blonde hell.

Her clueless expressions and the idiotic things coming out of her mouth betray the badass heroine we know she is.

None of this should have gotten past her. If anyone could have nipped it all in the bud, it would have been her.

The old Olivia would have cleaned it all up, lickety-split.

But Olivia's intelligence and cunningness has taken a severe nosedive.

Lem needs to snap his fingers and wake her up out of her stupidity fog.

Evil Always - Midnight, Texas Season 2 Episode 8

And who knew that Joe had teleporting abilities?

Why didn't he use them to hunt down Chuy? And how did he even know that the Midnighters were in trouble?

He sure showed up at the right moment, didn't he?

How dumb was it that he would even consider Chuy being back alive would be a good thing? Shouldn't he have run like hell instead of hugging him when Chuy beckoned?

But the absolute worst of all the horrible, cheesy things that happened this hour was Joe carrying a huge wooden cross down the middle of Midnight like Jesus Christ himself.

Painful Chains - Midnight, Texas Season 2 Episode 8

What exactly was the point of that?

It was nothing but pure trope gluttony.

Kai better work fast because things have gone downhill quick in Midnight.

We know Manfred will be saved, but what about Fiji?

Can her goodness even be restored now that she destroyed her blue butterfly?

And if she gets restored to her old self, will any of the Midnighters ever want to be her friend again considering what she did?

I get the feeling that Bobo and Fiji's relationship is dead in the water no matter what happens.

What do you guys think?

What was your favorite cheesy moment?

Hit the comments and share your thoughts!

If you want to relive all the cheesiness, you can watch Midnight, Texas online right here via TV Fanatic!

Patience is a Virtue Review

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Midnight, Texas Season 2 Episode 8 Quotes

Kai: How do you think I feel? I loved her. I married her. The last 12 years of my life have been a lie.
Manfred: At least you get to keep your head.

Back off witch! I just buried my husband.