Forever 1×16 ‘Memories of Murder’: That was pretty far out, man.

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Did everything in the 70s always look so…funky?

Well, putting the era of Disco, strange color combinations, and macramé aside, this episode was actually kind of sick.

The killer slowly stabbing Molly in the neck was pretty intense for this show, especially since it started off as a sad and funny episode at the same time. Oh and the twist with the obsessive person not being the one with the 70s role-play fantasy was pretty different. I liked it.

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For a change, the focus of this one wasn’t on the relationships between parents and their children, but on the relationship between the parents themselves.

I’ve been on the fence about Abigail from the beginning. I didn’t like her at the start of the season because I figured she left Henry very early on in their relationship, which made me mad because I thought she left Abe too when he was still a kid. But over the last handful of episodes, we did get to see that she stays with Henry a lot longer than expected, which really changes the way I think about her reason for leaving.

I’m a lover of immortal tales (especially the vampire ones), but one of the biggest problems with the-immortal-falls-for-a-mortal tale is that it might go well for them by the end of the story, or however long we get to see them, or it might end badly and the mortal will either turn into an immortal creature, or just die.

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But that’s usually it. We never get to see what happens in the long run. If the mortal stays with the immortal, how could they not feel affected by time? And since this episode was all about memories, it becomes especially pertinent because when Abigail was with Henry she always had to see her memories because Henry never changed. He always looked the same as the day she met him while she had to grow older. It’s actually pretty sad, and I’m not really looking forward to see how the break up.

It had to be really bad though because Henry can’t bring himself to do that to someone again, and even though he said that he’s starting to have deep feelings for Molly, he can’t go any further. And it’s pretty cool that while Molly has no clue what Henry really is, she understands how much pain he’s still in, and how pain can do some funny things to people.

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Like the man who needed to hire a woman who looked like his wife to relive the best moment of his life. How sad was that? It wasn’t even in the tragically beautiful kind of sad (which is not realistic anyway), it was just straight up sad that his memories haunted him so much he couldn’t even see that the greatest moment of his life included the daughter who was still very much alive, but who he could never connect with. Great storytelling, but very sad stuff.

Thankfully, we had a chock-full of our fave crime team being adorable. Even the Lieutenant got in on the action, knowing full well that Henry really needs a lady like Molly. I also just loved seeing all of them interacting together, especially Hanson and Lucas. Their little garbage exploration was hilarious.

But I think the funniest thing of the night was Henry’s new scarf, which he then used to save Molly’s life in perfect Henry fashion.

All in all, this episode was uncharacteristically bittersweet, but I liked it. This show has a lot of depth and originality within a concept that I first thought was way overdone, so I’m glad that it’s proving how refreshing it is over and over again.

 

Marnie Azzarelli

Marnie Azzarelli

is your average everyday horror writer and TV watcher, who finds herself connecting on a deep level with mythical monsters, and serial killers. She lives in a fantasy world that Joss Whedon created where she goes through a minimum of four character arcs per season, and Spike and Leo Fitz fight for her hand in marriage. When not glued to her TV or laptop, she talks to her cats about life, and writes characters that (she hopes) are crazier than herself. Check out her writing blog in the hopes that she’ll post more than once a week.

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