The Mist is still showing no signs of letting up, and help hasn’t arrived for any of our Bridgeville residents thus far. Tensions continue to rise in each group, and certain residents are being singled out. It won’t be long now before humanity breaks down to it’s core and we see the Lucifer Effect begin to take place. Nobody is safe in Bridgeville right now, but the monsters in the mist are not the only thing to be frightened of.
Let’s start with Kevin, Bryan, Adrian, and Mia. Well they’ve escaped the church, which is good. Not only did Sheriff Asshole have it in for ALL of them there, the church I think is going to go downhill the fastest. Though not for the reasons you think it would. Unfortunately the car Kevin had his eye on won’t start, even with hot wiring, which means there is something else at play. It’s not like they can just pop the hood and stand outside investigating though, so Kevin & Crew make a new plan. There is a gas station just around the corner, they wait for the mist to lighten up some and make another run for it. The gas station is also a bust however, no cars there will start and they can’t stand around in the mist forever. Only pass a few dead bodies along the way, which is a plus but might end up biting them in the ass later. There is 1 working car in this entire town apparently, it has no circuit board and is specifically for like zombie apocalypse type deals. So the mist is not only interfering with cell communications but other electronics as well, duly noted and well played mist. He is dead set on finding his son, who happens to be lying dead outside not more than 50 feet from the gas station. He refuses to give up the car, because he needs to find his boy. And Kevin refuses to tell this man his son is dead literally just right outside. Stale mate. In the end, both sides have a gun. A struggle ensues and Bryan ends up getting shot, essentially taking one for the team. As he needs medical care, they get to take the car. Besides, dear old dad will find the body of his son soon enough if he just walks a few feet out from the gas station. Yeah it’s not quite a direct route to the mall, but Kevin will do the right thing in helping Bryan.
At the church things have taken a turn down strange road. Mrs. Raven, who everyone just assumes is crazy, is fulfilling that role. She isn’t the one to be worried about though. After witnessing the moth explode her newfound friend last week, she’s still set that she’s seen God and not the church’s God to boot. Mother Nature knows what she is doing and when has nature ever been wrong? She’s more in tune with nature than the rest of them and has been researching more into the Black Spring via old priests journals. Her shall we say differing view, from the churches standpoint, has now placed her in danger. The priest has decided that he needs to save her soul, he believes this is Judgement Day and he wants to save as many as possible.
Sheriff Asshat actually was nice today in helping her catch a spider and then feed it a fly, and even stands with her when the priest is crossing the line. I don’t want to be confused though, he has not redeemed himself and I still dislike his character. The priest decides he must make Mrs. Raven kill the spider, as she is worshiping a false God. She refuses and he kills the spider himself. He is now really beginning to cross many lines, yeah it might be his responsibility to share God’s word but at what point is it abuse? Also he’s turning dark already, what happens when Mrs. Raven continues to refuse his orders? Will he justify throwing people out of the church and into the mist because he can’t “save them”? There is a fine line he’s walking right now and I don’t think it’ll be TOO long before he crosses it.
Now let’s check in at the mall. Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum have decided that they made a mistake in baiting monsters with dead soldiers Now they want to make it right. How do you make it right, by bringing the bodies back in of course, but by using expensive hunting equipment that isn’t yours. One body makes it back in okay, but the 2nd body gets stuck on the line. As both bodies are untouched and they got the first one in, it must be safe to go in the mist right? Yeah, this is how Tweedle Dee gets eaten. Not only that but now they’ve let the mist into the mall, trapping Alex and a small child in the bookstore.
It’s now very very clear that the mist does play off your fears, as Alex was only in the bookstore to help this child not be scared of the dark. So what attacks them, a shadow man. Alex is unharmed by the incident, even though she came face to face with the monster, but the little girl loses her life, right in front of her mother and what seems like half the mall.
If tensions weren’t high already they definitely are now. The girls mother leaves camp Eve/Alex, and confides in the rest of the group, specifically to Jay, that Alex is indeed a liar. Tweedle Dumb also gets himself evicted from the mall. Anyone who endangers the group has to leave, as voted on per the group. I feel like Gus could take a stronger hand here, as this is HIS mall, but he doesn’t and instead leaves all the hard decisions up to a vote. It won’t be long before the Lucifer Effect takes place in the mall too, with those who don’t fit into society’s norms being singled out and those in positions of “power” start to abuse it.
The monsters in the mist are the LAST thing I would be worried about right now, but for the dear members of Bridgeville, that reality hasn’t quite sunken in. What will happen as more members become outcast by the larger groups? Is any help coming at all? What caused this mist in the first place? Be sure to drop me a comment, or find me on twitter with your thoughts!
For another look at The Mist episode 3 check out this Podcast Review by fellow Three If By Space writers, Daley Review.
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