Mist, The. Episode 4 Dormant in Plot, Energy

Mist, The Series Details 
DecayMag.com. Christian Torpe, Stephen King, Amanda Segel, Spike TV. The Mist

Creator  Christian Torpe

Release Year: 2017

Season: 1

Episode: S1.E4 Pequod

Airdate:  July 13th, 2017

Genre: DramaHorror

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Synopsis:

Kevin and the others try getting away from the church and meet someone on the road. At the mall, a new rule is broken; punishment must be handed down.

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Episode 1 Review

Episode 2 Review

 Episode 3 Review

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Overview

The Mist Episode four 4 Pequod became a disappointment. The narrative does not elaborate further from where it dropped off one week ago. Segments felt stagnant, dwelling in regurgitated story components. For instance, the dumb-brained duo of Vic and Ted (portrayed by Erik Knudsen and Jonathan Malen) had the identical script to follow. Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me. The above situation is one of many that serves as a filler instead of a storyline expansion.

To explain, it’s not assumed that every occurrence in The Mist Series needs to action packed. This is not logical, it is desirable to maintain the momentum. Keep the audience enthralled with developing structure, sub-plots and ambivalence.

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From l to r: Nathalie Raven (Frances Conroy) and Fr. Romanov (Dan Butler) become at odds over what is causing the mist in Spike TV’s THE MIST, based on a story by Stephen King. Episode 4 of THE MIST airs on Thursday, July 13 at 10 PM, ET/PT.

The Church

Another filler in this week’s episode concentrates on the character Natalie (portrayed by Frances Conroy). The only improvement to this storyline is Father Romanov’s (portrayed by Dan Butler lack of composure. At wit’s end, Father Romanov with callous intent crushes Natalie’s newfound deity beneath his foot. The tension is high. “Oohs” and “ahh” erupt across audiences tuning in with Father Romanov’s action.

Natalie gains followers in her new found religion centered on insects and “Black Spring”. Her chosen God gives a blasphemous punch in the face against Father Romanov. Revealed here in our episode review last week is the basis to this storyline. Society and individuals will first attack religious institutions first during a worldwide catastrophe and/or event.

So far the scoundrel in this narrative line appears to be Connor Heisel (Darren Pettie). The former Sheriff and current support to Natalie’s views is a coward and a surrendered soul.

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From l to r: Nathalie Raven (Frances Conroy) and Fr. Romanov (Dan Butler) become at odds over what is causing the mist in Spike TV’s THE MIST, based on a story by Stephen King. Episode 4 of THE MIST airs on Thursday, July 13 at 10 PM, ET/PT.

The Mall

Alex Cunningham (Gus Birney) comes face-to-face with one entity lurking in The Mist. The incident serves as a commendable cliffhanger. For audience members unfamiliar with the plot it opens interest for future installments. Why did this entity not kill Alex? Why did it instead sought to drain the life of a little girl?

It all boils down to the main cast not being placed in harm’s way. Since the attention is on these fundamental figures they suggest to possess immortality. It would have been interesting to see one role perish. Having them escape dire situations takes away any thought of vulnerability and exhilaration. Another illustration to this involved Eve (portrayed by Alyssa Sutherland) and her mission to recover a CB radio. She was in no threat but the supporting actor accompanying her met his demise.

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From l to r: Bryan Hunt (Okezie Morro), Kevin Copeland (Morgan Spector) Adrian Garf (Russell Posner) Mia Lambert (Danica Curcic) leave the church in search of Kevin’s family at the mall and get stranded at a gas station on Spike TV’s THE MIST, based on a story by Stephen King. Episode 4 of THE MIST airs on Thursday, July 13 at 10 PM, ET/PT.

Kevin Cunningham, (Morgan Spector) Brian Hunt (Okezie Morro) Mia Lambert          (Danica Curcic) and Adrian Garf (Russell Posner) succeeded in capturing a vehicle. Before they attain the automobile an incident unfolds that attempts to invoke emotional fire. Instead, the circumstances felt exhausted and cliche. There was no model of communication between viewers and the distraught father in search of his missing son.

The above element has received countless uses In post-apocalyptic or zombie scenarios. The Mist adds a strong storyline up until this moment. Hopefully, the succeeding episode does not feel as if it were a filler and instead propels the story onward. Let’s wait with high hopes to see if an engagement in conflict emerges. In the mall storyline, a resident defected from one association to join another. There is a reasonable cause behind her choice. How will that extend into play?

What is going on between Jay Hessel (Luke Cosgrove) and Alex Cunningham (Gus Birney)? Does Alex have doubts on her alleged attacker? Does she forgive Jay or is she plotting her vengeance? Perhaps Jay did not rape Alex. Suspicion points to Adrian Garf

Out of the first four episodes, Pequod does not meet with expectations. Perhaps next week’s episode strike is a different result.

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