Friday, July 18, 2014
Dominion: Something Borrowed
They segue into a flashblack where a younger David Whele and family are attacked by 8-balls (lowest class of angels, similar to demonic possession). David looses his wife, two eldest children and almost kills William. Apparently discussing the wedding toast is what caused this flashback. Speaking of the event of the year, the residents of Vega won't shut up about the wedding. Everywhere the wedding this, the wedding that. It's kind of a big deal.
Speaking of the senator most sinister, David makes his play against General Riesen by letting Claire know he is going to ask for a vote of no confidence in the Senate to depose of her father. Her reaction to being informed that soon she may rule Vega isn't exactly a pleasant one. Only if David knew about General Reisen's 8-ball lover that lives just outside the city, Clementine. Yup General Riesen has been seeing a possessed human for years and keeping her like some kind of mistress on the dl. Clementine decides to visit Vega and accidentally kills a shop keeper.
I'll admit that I didn't expect much from Clementine as a supporting character but she steals the show. Like all mistresses she longs for more, she has stayed out of the war and now her own kind rejects her and humans would kill her on sight. She worries about what will happen when Edward (General Riesen) dies. He reassures her that she will be taken care of.
In the dark and dirty alleyways Alex and his friend (another soldier) Noma track Clementine and engage. They injure her but she manages to make to the sewers. Alex goes in alone and confronts Clementine. She pleads and begs for her life. Alex, surprisingly, spares her. Back at the engagement party Claire makes a toast, saying that she wishes her mother was here and that her mother was a great woman. Then they do a close up of the Riesen family portrait. ...CLEMENTINE IS HER MOTHER!!!!!!
I didn't see it coming and like I said I had completely written off Clementine as a weak plot device and not a major part of the whole story. It explains why Edward Riesen had a relationship with an 8-ball. It also paints the general not as a dirty old man but a sad man unable to kill what once was his wife. How did this happen? How will Claire react? How will David Whele use this? What's on your mind? What do you think? Please let me know.
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