BEM #09 — Dr. Martyr PHD

September 22nd, 2019


What's with this season and martyrdom?


What a strange episode. They invented a character out of thin air and then spent almost the whole episode having him give his resume of benevolence to Bem. It was a little hard at the start to tell if we were going in the direction of martyr or betrayal since his initial bit was about how the monsters were diseased that needed to be cured, but all of it was just talk anyway. It eventually did take the maryr door, due to the B side of the episode helpfully spitting out that cyborg ninja from episode 3 back in to quite literally just kill the dude and then poof off into the night, leaving everything back where we were at the start. 

At its core, it was nearly 15 minutes of two dudes sitting in a bar sipping drinks. I might have seen it working out a little better had they used any of the more omnipresent side characters to die, and almost any of them would have worked fine, from the lady cop to any of Bela's friends, to one of Belo's little arcade buddies, but this was Random Dude of the Week, invented and dispatched without causing even the slightest ripple in the status quo or having any kind of character story himself, so it has a very, very filler episode feel to it, right down to bringing back a previous monster of the week rather than coming up with a new one.

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3 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • ark noir says:

    Doctor (̶F̶o̶s̶t̶e̶r) Martyr went to Gloucester
    In a shower of rain,
    He stepped in a puddle,
    Right up to his middle,
    And never went there again.

  • Dave Baranyi says:

    I’m surprised that you didn’t comment on the “Nighthawks” painting setting…

  • Great! Do you have a video link? Thanks