Midnight, Texas “Unearthed” Review
In this episode of Midnight, Texas, we finally learn about Hightower and get those questions answered about the past of not only Manfred but also learn about Bobo. The Sons of Lucifer decide to bomb Bobo’s place and in the confusion, managed to take Fiji and keep her hostage. Bobo doesn’t tell anyone and tries to save her on his own. Meanwhile, Manfred learns that Hightower has found him and he must face the past that he has tried so hard to leave and forget.
This episode ties up the storyline with Hightower when we finally meet him played by Christopher Heyerdahl. Manfred finally faces up to what he has done and who he is. Tying up this storyline left us wondering where the show is planning to go in the next few episodes. They answered this in the last few seconds of the episode when we see the ground begin to open up and hear evil sounds coming from below. We can only assume this means that Joe was right and the prophecy is starting to come true.
The special effects in this episode were hit or miss. I think the show succeeds best when they use practical effects to show the supernatural things. When a spirit possesses Manfred, and when they do the makeup on that spirit, the show is strongest. This episode was a bit scattered for me. The constant back and forth was a little bit too much, but I understand why it was done.
This episode, in particular, had a lot of great moments to it. When Hightower is talking about the loss of his daughter, it is emotionally taxing. You feel his pain and sorrow. When Manfred was possessed by Violet, it was also really well done and emotional. The fight scene between Bobo and the white supremacist was entertaining and well-choreographed. Still, the best part of the episode belongs to Lemuel when he kicks some serious butt and comes walking through the smoke and fog to take on the supremacists. It gave me chills.
Midnight, Texas continues to bring the supernatural world to our door. I hope as they work with this new storyline with the prophecy that the special effects are up to par. Midnight, Texas airs on Mondays at 10 PM on NBC.