Who is this guy?
It’s Hell night this on this week’s episode of Powers. The city is unrest as the police and team Powers get ready for the riots. This episode had a Purge like feel as everyone was getting ready for the riots. Unfortunately because of the show’s budget I feel we didn’t get the full experience of what this episode could have been. It became evident as it seemed like the city only had 6 cops covering all the riots in the city. it would have been nice to see some more extras used as cops to give the show a more real effect.
Another problem with this week’s episode was Walker. It seemed this week he was too focused on solving the murder of Retro Girl that it almost seemed too excessive. This was all too evident when he left Deana in the middle of a riot to follow a lead. I completely understand the importance of Retro girl to him but to leave his partner in the middle of a riot like you got this right isn’t too heroic. It almost seems fitting what happens at the end of the episode to him due to his recklessness.
Finally there was Calista, who was almost insufferable this week. First, with her treatment of Zora who is trying to help her with her image ( and maybe help her own by association). Then there was the scenes with her father. While it was interesting seeing her take her anger out on her father for abusing her mother the way the scene played out didn’t make you feel sorry for her. Finally, at the big riot when she finally came to help so she could be in the spotlight.it feels like she is not being played up as a hero but more so as someone who wants the fame of being that. It was cool to see Super Shock come in for the save as he made his comeback. Overall a good episode of Powers but it didn’t wow me.
Score 7.5 out of 10