There are four more episodes left in the second season of “Witches of East End,” but watching “Smells Like King Spirit,” it’s kind of difficult to see how that’s even possible.
Usually when this show hypes that someone will die, it’s either an inconsequential character–a recurring character at best–or a character that is killed early on in the episode and simply brought back from the dead by the end of the same episode. With the passing of Eva and Tommy inevitable’s demise in this episode, it looked like the former would be the case.
So when shows decide to kill their main characters and have it not be a quick blip on the radar, even if there’s a chance they could come back to life (looking at you, Buffy Summers), it still hits like a sack of hammers.
That’s what the end of this episode–with Ingrid and Freya both hanging from a tree in the Beauchamp garden, murdered by Tarkoff–is like.
In theory, the show could last for ages if it constantly rebooted itself and just kept focusing on the Beauchamp girls’ new lives. Maybe then the death wouldn’t hit like this. But it’s very gutsy for the show to do this with four episodes left and it speaks to how the show has grown in this sophomore season. If only its growth didn’t hurt so much.
So what did you think of final reveal of the younger Beauchamp sisters? Leave your thoughts in the comments.
See what happens next when episode 10 of “Witches of East End” airs next Sun. Sept. 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Lifetime.