Midnight, Texas “Last Temptation of Midnight” Review
With Joe and Chuy gone and Manfred in the wind, things are starting to get weirder in Midnight. As the next big bad supernatural is heading to Midnight, he is ripping the faces off his victims and keeping their bodies. While on his way out Manfred’s RV breaks down. We finally get a view of what Manfred’s life was like as a kid. His mother left him with Xylda because he could see things she couldn’t. As he goes through these struggles, he gets closer to realizing who he is. Xylda pushes him further and further and finally convinces him to head back to Midnight. This is what she was left here to do, and now it is her chance to move on. She tells Manfred to catch the next car coming so he can get back to Midnight.
The only problem is, the driver is the face stealing psychopath headed to Midnight. Manfred sees the spirits surrounding him and confronts him. There is a scuffle and Manfred gets away, or so we think. He ends up laying on the back of the truck on top of faceless bodies. As he makes his way back to Midnight, he is there just in time to help Fiji get the anti-demon potion to Lem who is attacking Olivia. This is one of the best fight scenes all season between Lem and Olivia. It is excellently choreographed and entertaining. This episode also happens to be the goriest and violent episode of Midnight, Texas to date. The episode doesn’t shy away from the violence from the beginning to the end. We open up with the supernatural slicing the face off of his first victim. It is pretty gruesome.
This episode of Midnight, Texas despite its gore and violence is one of my favorite. The makeup and effects are amazing, and the storytelling is
heartfelt. Even the landscape as Manfred drives through the desert is beautiful. All in all, everything in Midnight, Texas “Last Temptation of Midnight” works together to create one damn good episode of television.