Nathan: 'Why's a gorilla wearing a gorilla costume?'
Maybe because Bruno's a monkey, with the ability to change
into a human? Yeah, I know, technically he was a gorilla, but let's not
go there. They sold us a double bluff tonight and I fell for it hook,
line and sinker. The most obvious candidate for Nathan's mysterious
killer was either Jessica or Bruno: Bruno because he clearly had anger
issues (evidenced by the hearty banging he gave Kelly in the store
cupboard); Jessica because, let's face it, she was just too adorable.
Her interest in Simon was such an obvious set-up that she just had to be evil.
Except she wasn't. She was an innocent, just like Simon.
was a rough episode for both of our lady misfits. Alisha was forced to
watch impassively as both Simon and Jessica fell in love. (Not easy when
you're in love with Simon's now-dead future self.) She also managed
to bust in (or maybe out) on Curtis and Nikki going at it hammer and
tongs. Talk about gratuitous arse shot. To be fair, virtually everything
in this show's gratuitous, so I shouldn't complain. Both Kelly and
Alisha get their fair share of naughty camera love, too.
like how they're developing Alisha's character this season. She seems
easier to relate to now she has a secret to keep. We know that one day
Simon will fall in love with her, but when and how is still a mystery.
Will it happen before the season ends? It would be nice if it did, although the present situation is creating a terrific dynamic between
them. Alisha feels awkward and unliked around Simon, yet is desperate
for his love. Simon, conversely, seems pretty much oblivious to Alisha's
attentions—probably because he considers her way out of his league. I
like seeing Alisha so vulnerable. It's ludicrous that she should be so hung
up over Simon.
Alisha knows that at some point in the future she'll be able to have
sex again. (Well, non-superpower induced sex, anyway.) Until then she
seems fated to play the role of observer. Not that she doesn't keep
trying to ingratiate herself into Simon's affections—or maybe she just
wants to be close to him until the inevitable happens. Future-Simon
warned her that present-Simon just wasn't ready for a relationship with
her, yet he's clearly ready for a relationship with Jessica. When
Jessica kissed him all his awkwardness and anxiety seemed to drain away, so the time can't be too far away.
Likewise, lady luck
crapped all over poor Kelly this episode. She finally met a man whose
thoughts and intentions were pure, only to have him turn into a gorilla
and die. The implication was that Bruno was a gorilla turned
human, not the other way around, right? If not, worst superpower ever!
It was sweet seeing Kelly's reaction to Bruno's innermost thoughts.
There was no deceit in him. I was surprised to see her attracted to
someone so strait-laced, though. Maybe she's just a big softy at heart: in the end she wasn't at all repulsed by Bruno's metamorphosis, she even
gave his fur a loving ruffle and kissed his snout before he died. At
least she knew that he loved her.
Nathan, rather typically,
was non-stop hilarious. His self confidence knows no bounds. Even being
told he was 'annoying' by the whole group didn't dent his seemingly
indestructible ego. His bizarre confession of attempted auto-fellatio
was as cringe-worthy as it was hilarious. He just doesn't know when to
shut up—which as Kelly rightly suggests, is probably why people keep
Jessica's Dad being the killer made sense.
He was outside when the first murder took place (though the narrative
seemed to point towards Jessica). What a creep. I couldn't work out
exactly what his superpower was: was he just insanely overprotective, or
could he somehow see/sense what Jessica was up to? Did Alisha cold-cock
him or kill him outright? If the latter, that's another body they're
going to have to get rid of. The corpses are certainly piling up. I
wonder whether Jessica will still want to be with Simon after what
Alisha did? I'm guessing not.
That last shot of them
all dressed as superheroes, drinking beer, was inspired. What a slovenly
bunch of miscreants. Jessica's party was an ideal excuse for them to
play dress up: Kelly's costume was hot; Alisha looked like a grown-up
Hit Girl; and Nathan looked ridiculous, but what a tantalising foregleam of
things to come.
—I loved Alisha trying to bond with Simon over Echo and the Bunnymen's The Killing Moon. They clearly have nothing in common. At least, not yet.
—'Oh Jesus, she's after Barry.' Eleven episodes in and Nathan still
can't get Simon's name right. Even when Simon's visible he's invisible.
—It was nice seeing Curtis' flash forward from three episodes ago happen
in real time. This time, however, Curtis didn't turn Nikki down.
—Monkeyed up Bruno carrying Kelly up the side of the building was a total King Kong moment.
—Who'd have though we'd ever see Nathan and Simon bonding over lost virginity? Perfect.
Kelly: 'I meet a guy who I really like and he's a fucking monkey!'
Nathan: 'Well, technically he's a gorilla. But you...you know, let's not go there.'
Probation Worker: 'I know women. I know what they're like.'
Nathan: 'Is that because you used to be one?'
Nathan: 'I walked in on her. She was right there, bent over, pointing her cute
arse at me. What am I supposed to do, poke my eyes out with a stick?'
Nathan: 'Do the maths.'
Simon: 'There is no maths.'
Nathan: 'Right, she was here, plus no-one was around. Times, she caught me
leering at her semi-naked. Divided by, all the weird shit that happens
to us. Equals guilty.'
Nathan: 'And, did you know that some of these marathon runners shit themselves?'
Kelly: 'What's your name?'
Kelly: 'What kind of a shit name is that?'
Nathan: 'She's like one of those evil bitch spiders. They lure you into their
web, they shag you, then they kill you and then they eat their own