TV Show: Runaways”
Episode Title: Metamorphosis
Original Air Date: December 12, 2017
Episode Number: 1×06
During PRIDE’s gala, the kids set in motion a new plan to take down their parents for good. As the evening unfolds, everyone’s personal drama threatens to derail their plans.
Karolina, girl. You need a hug and a good cry. Her whole life really has been a lie: her mother is a killer; her religion is a farce; she’s not human and has powers; she’s discovering her sexuality and struggling with it. Hell, I’m just glad that Jonah wasn’t dumb enough to proclaim himself as her dad because that would have been pretty disastrous and would have made Karolina reel even more. Poor thing.
I’m really enjoying how the show has handled Karolina’s coming out story so far. I can sense her struggle in accepting who she really is especially when Gert asked her about being into Nico. Karolina got scared and she retreated back into her shell and tried to cover it up by flirting with Chase knowing that this will hurt Gert and will likely stop pestering her about her sexuality. Smart, but not the best decision since she’s hurting herself, Gert, and Chase in the process.
As I said before, Karolina’s crush on Nico is not going to end well at all. I did, however, enjoy their scenes together, dressing up and getting ready for the party. It also looked like Karolina was thisclose to opening up to Nico just before Gert and Molly showed up.
Chase kissing Karolina…well, it’s obvious she didn’t enjoy that at all, but I don’t think Chase has any idea. I hope she lets him down easy and tells him soon that she’s not into him. I did like the scene where she ended up flying, that was pretty cool. What else can she do?!
Victor revealing that Janet and Robert are having an affair in front of everyone was pretty low, but then again, who can blame him, right? Still, he shouldn’t have done that in private. Now that he’s okay (I’m going to assume Jonah cured him of his cancer), is he going to go back to being a dick? I hope not. I like good Victor and it’s nice to see him bond with Chase.
I laughed when Chase told Tina that their parents are having an affair and when Tina thought at first that Chase’s mom and her mom are having an affair, hee. If only! Definitely makes for interesting conversation now that that’s out in the open. I felt sorry for Tina, though. She might be very cold and tough as hell, but apart from that, I don’t think she deserves to be cheated on. It was pretty sad when Nico saw her mom sobbing and couldn’t do anything about it.
Loved Gert flirting with the guard in her own unique way and then playing that arcade game with the security guy and with Tina’s henchman. “She’s a lot scarier when she’s quiet.” Indeed. It’s always the quiet ones you have to watch out for.
Frank knows there’s something up with Jonah and he might even remember seeing Leslie and Jonah having sex. The Yorkes’ forgetfulness serum didn’t work or is fading a bit judging from Frank’s memory coming back to him when he met Jonah. This is not going to end well. Leslie is going to be in deep trouble (or not; I’m sure she’ll figure something out to convince Frank that what he saw was not real).
Lastly, the Stan Lee cameo was the best! I live for this stuff! Marvel never fails to make his cameos one of the highlights of a movie or TV show.