Lovecraft Country Episode 4: Lovecraft Country explores the haunted houses to experience subterranean action-adventure this week.
Lovecraft Country Episode 4 Review
This episode was not that great and impactful as compared to last week’s stellar ghost story. However, the episode sets the pace as the trio of heroes moves to the underground.
‘A History of Violence’ is adapted from Abdulla’s storybook and follows a family road trip to Boston, in search of lost pages of a sacred book. Those pages are beneath an underground roof of the History Museum, according to Montrose.
The first half of the episode is mainly based on the recap of last week. Later the episode is given the twist of laughter before a huge thriller exposition. The road trip makes fun and playful scenes. Montrose hides the real reason and tells Hippolyta that they’re going to Boston for just visiting the museum. Meanwhile, irritating neighbor Tree also joins them and adds a funny fragment in the episode, anyways his appearance is unnecessary.
At midnight, Montrose along with Leti and Tic makes their way to the underground roof in the museum; set in secret tunnels, maps, and doors. A story is a form of the classic adventure, adored by Tic. It is very interesting to watch Indiana Jones-style adventure, by three Afro-American characters.
The journey of booby-trapped tunnels and breathtaking moments increases the tension in the scenes. Leti’s character emerges as the hero of the piece. Tic and Montrose are very much alike, although they both never accept it. While the same situation is with Tic and Leti, Tic wants to protect Leti but she doesn’t need any rescue or help. The Tic eventually finds the lost papers of the book but suddenly a skeleton transforms into the human body and is known to be a spirit called Yahima. The group rescues the spirit and they all go back to Chicago.
In the climax a happy father-son bonding moment is shown between Montrose and Tic; Montrose feels proud of Tic. Meanwhile, at the end of the episode, Montrose slits the throat of Yahima, maybe because he didn’t want the spirit to reveal about the lost pages.