Saturday, 1 January 2011

Misfits: Episode Six

Kelly: 'What is up with that?'

My thoughts exactly! Alisha looked completely different with her hair pulled back and dressed in normal clothes. Her whole demeanour changed. Even her face looked different. She looked almost normal. Ditto Kelly. What a chilling glimpse of an unimaginable future. Kelly checking out a university prospectus? Are we in hell or something? Rachel's idea of a perfect world was all virtue and purity. Thank goodness she died. What a boring world that would be.

The Virtue virgin's plot felt a little throwaway, although Rachel's superpower was pretty cool. Imagine what you could do with it. World peace would become a mere formality. Of course, it would be an enforced world peace, but whatever. After Rachel died, no one seemed able to remember what had happened—which suggests a mind control of sorts. (Possibly hypnotism?) Sadly, the rest of the story felt like nothing more than a set-up for killing Nathan. Rachel wasn't evil, she just wanted to make the world a better place. The storm gave her that opportunity, but like so many things on Misfits, it all went wrong.

It looks as though Nathan's balls were right, he does have a superpower: he's immortal. All it took to find out was him dying. The fact that Nathan survived Tony's frenzied attack two episodes ago should have given us a clue. He couldn't die then, either—or rather he likely did, but came back to life. I missed that completely. On the plus side, immortality is totally A list! Nathan's going to be unbearable once he gets out of his grave. Finally, he's one of the gang, and his superpower is the dog's bollocks.

I think Kelly and Nathan actually connected tonight. It was brief, and essentially pointless, but for a moment Nathan did open up. Unfortunately, it was to tell Kelly that he could only get girls to have sex with him by getting them drunk. It was obvious he'd then offer her a drink—he's as subtle as a brick—yet Kelly did seem quite taken with him, and Nathan obviously has a thing for Kelly. His innermost thoughts came spilling out in typically clumsy fashion when he came face to face with Kelly's cardiganed self. Kelly's the only one capable of keeping Nathan in check—her straight talking, no nonsense style, seems to nullify his ghastly over-confidence. I hope we get to see Kelly's back story at some point. I'm interested to know why she's so insecure.

And, finally, we got to see Superhoodie in the flesh. We saw a fleeting glimpse of him on a poster back in episode five, he also made a brief appearance in one of Simon's videos earlier in the season, but tonight we got to see him in action. True, he didn't do a great deal —just save Nathan from the Virtue virgins and then speed off on his BMX. We still don't know who he is—presumably just some guy with powers—but saving Nathan has certainly put him on the misfits' radar.

Nathan's grand address was glorious. He extolled the virtues of being from a generation of the worst fuck-ups in existence, he sang the praises of drunkenness and promiscuity, and with a quick honk of Rachel's tits, fell to his death. What a way to go! At first, I thought Simon would save him, but he just didn't have the strength. I don't understand why Curtis couldn't rewind time, however. He's deliberately used his powers twice now (to save and then break up with Sam), why could he suddenly not do it?

So, Nathan's in his grave, alive and with an iPod. It's going to be a long wait until season two. I hope the batteries are charged.

Other Thoughts:

—I don't want to be pedantic, but wasn't that a vibrator they burned? A vibrator vibrates, a dildo doesn't, right? And remember kids—batteries explode. Don't chuck 'em in the fire.

—Nathan's still calling Simon Barry. Does he do it to be annoying, or is he just a bit thick?

—Simon managed to turn invisible in front of a crowd this week. Why was that, I wonder? Fear?

—What would have happened had Nathan been cremated instead of buried?

—No more crusty socks, please.

—You don't sit a corpse up in a chest freezer, just so you'll have company whilst having a snack. What is wrong with Simon?

—Nathan is terrible under pressure. He just goes to pieces. He also can't fight to save his life. Maybe his new found power will give him some balls next season.

—Loved 'Low Rider' playing in the background as Nathan went all Grand Theft Auto.

—Surely they could have picked a quieter place to go for a drink? Are clubs really that busy in the middle of the day?


Kelly: 'What about your friends?'
Nathan: 'I believe that's generally referred to as paedophile ring.'

Nathan: 'Nice cardigan.'

Nathan: 'It's a sad day for all of us when a bird like that pulls up her knickers.'

Simon: 'When weird stuff happens it's always the storm. Haven't you worked that out yet.'

Simon: 'I've always had a set of balls. You've just never seen them.'
Nathan: 'That is about the gayest thing I've ever heard.'

Nathan: 'Don't think about shagging her. Don't think about shagging her. You're thinking about shagging her. You're an idiot.'

Nathan: 'She's vexing them with some kind of Derren Brown voodoo mind shit.'

Nathan: 'Thanks for saving me and everything. You could have just stopped and let me off.'

Kelly: 'I was a horrible chav. I didn't like who I was.'
Nathan: 'I...I did.'

Nathan: 'Argos has a bad press. Who says you can't buy an engagement ring and George Foreman grill at the same time?'

Nathan: 'There's only one thing ladies should be inserting in themselves, and that's knowledge.'

Nathan: 'Are you reading a university prospectus? Oh, Jesus! This ends now!'

Nathan: 'We're young. We're supposed to drink too much. We're supposed to have bad attitudes and shag each other's brains out. We are designed to party!'

Nathan: 'If you could only see yourselves. It breaks my heart. You're wearing cardigans!'

Nathan: 'We fucked up bigger and better than any generation that came before us. We were so beautiful!'

Nathan: 'Un-fucking-believable.'

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