Our Own Blood, the second episode in the third season of Bitten was a kind of slow burn for me, and then the action picked up. There is always something going on with the pack, and it always ends up with s**t hitting the fan at Stonehaven. There really was a lot going on, but it wasn’t confusing at all. I think the problem I am having is staying hooked enough on the plot to the point where I cannot wait to watch. This is not to say that I don’t like the plot or the story, I just like a bit more supernatural characters added into the (wolf) mix is all. I want all those supernatural goodies, witches, werewolves and vampires oh my!
I am exaggerating a bit when it comes to the vampires (been there done that),but I did love the witch story-line that was in the last season, and it seemed quite unfinished to me. I thought that both the witch and werewolf plot lines went hand in hand, and naturally so as the witches are the reason that men turn into wolves in the first place.
We did see a witch in the beginning of the episode, when Roman appears to have kidnapped one in Russia a few weeks prior to the present time.Roman is a real nasty piece of work, and he really wants to get his hands on the wolf we saw through the witches eyes. I was not surprised to see that it is Sasha, the man claiming to be Elena’s biological father. I wonder what he did that was so bad to make him live in hiding for the past 30 years. We only know that Roman killed Sasha’s wife, Elena’s alleged mother. There is something going on here and it looks like it will take up a good chunk of the story-line this season.
The season does have an underlining theme, and one that has been apparent since the beginning of the show, and that is family. It just feels more pronounced this season,and more of the focus. That’s pretty good for only being two episodes in, and I like the pace. I hope Jeremy does not take to heart too much, Eduardo’s words, because family is family, no matter how it is made or blended. I don’t blame Elena for not wanting to turn Sasha over to her Alpha, if he is indeed her father, because I could not turn over my flesh and blood either, I like Sasha so far, and he appeared to be sincere so I am willing to give him the benefit of the doubt, for now. He did save her life after all!
There is so much of the action that takes place at Stonehaven, that I wonder if all the blood is ever really washed away, and if the place is really truly clean. The kitchen table alone has seen more action (sexual and otherwise) than actual family dinners, excuse me while I break out the bleach. Scratch that, how about we throw that whole table away, and buy a new one! Clay and Elena make a pretty good team, they took out two baddies in no time flat, but I don’t blame either one of them for being tired of always watching their back, it doesn’t make for a relaxing life at all.
We all know that Elena should not have survived the change, for whatever reason no female ever has, and it brings me us back full circle to the witches in my opinion. Unless I missed something, the witches are the reason men changed, they made the curse, but what if that is not the case? What if, in some cases, such as Elena’s birth family, it is a heritage? I wonder if that is why Elena survived the change, because it is in her blood. Granted, unlike the men, she still had to be bitten in but if it is in her blood then she would survive. It makes sense to my way of thinking, and that would mean that her alleged sister,Katia, could survive a bite as well.
Of course, this is all a speculation on my part, as I have not read the book series (that seems to be a pattern with me on the 3 TV adaptations I cover) but it is something I have fun doing. If I have read the book a series, I still like to speculate as to how they would change things up. I don’t mind changes to a story, or finding a different path to take, as long as they get to the same place, and no character assassinations take place. Important characters should never take a backseat to a lesser character, they should never be put in a corner to serve another purpose. That is a topic for another day, and for another post, so forgive me for digressing. What did you think of Our Own Blood?
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