Episodes 11-12 – Shadows Home Season 2

Saint Anthony, I am informed, is the patron saint of misplaced issues. And my, hasn’t there been a variety of loss contained in the partitions of Shadows Home, beginning, so far as Kate and Emilico are conscious, with Shirley and Rum and ending with one of many Belles, leaving a sole twin to be the face for 2 Shadows. However the largest reveal of those closing two episodes of the season is not that Christopher numbers among the many misplaced, as a result of we knew that, however that Anthony, his dwelling doll, just isn’t. Or quite, he is misplaced to those that would hurt him and put paid to his plans of fomenting a revolt on the kids’s wing. Solely Maryrose knew that he had survived after Christopher’s suicide, and he or she and Rosemary have been hiding him ever since…till he decides to disclose himself to Kate and Emilico, the pair he sees as his subsequent greatest hope.

Whereas episode ten did its greatest to dupe us into believing that Maryrose was the true mastermind behind every little thing, episode twelve lets us know the reality – that Anthony is the one finishing up the plans in a bid to finish the system of oppression Lord Grandfather guidelines over. And I feel that if he may pull it off with out involving any of the Shadows, he would. He was positively shaken by Christopher’s loss of life and knew that Maryrose was his greatest hope of survival within the aftermath, however when he tells Kate that he is a human being, there’s an anger in his phrases that claims that he resents what has been carried out to him and the opposite “dolls.” He and Christopher could have been a real workforce in the identical method that Kate and Emilico are, however the betrayal he felt from all Shadows has to have been immense. When he talks about how Maryrose and Rosemary threw themselves out the window, he would not see it as them going out on their very own phrases (which is I feel what number of viewers noticed it), however quite as them giving up. They’re carried out combating, and that signifies that Anthony has to seek out new allies, stronger ones. And if what he feels is anger in the direction of Maryrose and Rosemary, does that imply that he feels the identical resentment in the direction of Christopher? Christopher could have killed himself to avoid wasting Anthony by stopping him from having his physique taken over, however that appears to be a present Anthony did not need or could not respect within the second. Even when we give him a go for residual trauma, there is a good probability that he feels deserted by his Shadow. Kate and Emilico, subsequently, are notably interesting to him as a result of they’re good at taking part in the sport (or not less than Kate is) and are unlikely to provide in to despair. If they comply with assist him, they might simply be in it for the lengthy haul.

That appears to be one thing Kate is de facto eager about. She’s maneuvered round Barbara superbly, and her steadfast perception in Emilico – together with the return of among the woman’s reminiscences – have helped Emilico to proceed to face up for what she thinks is true. Barbie can kick her all she desires; Emilico is not going to simply lay there and take it. Each she and Kate are fighters, and possibly that is what Anthony has been ready for all this time, slipping by the cracks within the construction of the home like a Borrower. Would he and Christopher have been extra like Kate and Emilico had Christopher survived? Would Barbara and Barbie have turned out in another way had Barbie’s face not been scarred, thus banning the 2 from ever rising up? It is unattainable to know, nevertheless it’s clear that somebody has to interrupt the looking-glass so that everybody can see what’s actually happening.

Anthony has a plan, however he would not appear to be sharing. Kate has a purpose, and Emilico is true there along with her. Barbara is damaged and Barbie’s propping her up, and nobody is aware of if Maryrose and Rosemary survived their fall. It is a good factor the manga is lastly popping out in English, as a result of if there is not one other season, this was one hell of a spot to finish. The doorways of Shadows Home could also be closing for now, however till the glass shatters, the dolls will stay trapped in a fairy story that does not have a contented ending – patron saints however.

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