After last week’s shock death on Witches of East End, I thought this episode, ‘Electric Avenue’, would be a sad grieving hour for Ingrid. What we got, however, was a beautiful and poignant extension of Ingrid and Adam’s brief love affair, along with a genuinely nasty subplot with Wendy and Joanna and some more indecision from Freya. Dash or Killian? I know which one I’d choose, but the apparition of Dash’s ex-fiancé was on hand to shake things up.
Yep, there were ghosts all over the place in this episode, with Ingrid summoning the spirit of Adam to delay the loss opening the door for Elise to come through as well. I thought she was there to make Freya jealous and push her further towards Killian but, instead, she wanted to hurt her lover for dumping her. The tale of her suicide was ridiculously sad, and really added something to Dash’s previously boring characterisation for me. The business with Elise was a real mess, and it’d understandable that the brothers haven’t spoken since.
Joanna’s murder case was dismissed very early in the episode on account of Wendy’s helpful memory erasing spell. I love that this show isn’t afraid to get dark when it needs to, and this was one of those occasions. Maura Thatcher is now locked up in a mental institution merely because she witnessed her husband’s murder and, though Joanna was indeed innocent of the crime, no amount of dream worlds can make up for Wendy robbing her of justice and her life. I hope this is revisited, because it genuinely sent a shiver down my spine.
But my favourite part of the episode was Ingrid and Adam. Their romance was really sweet when he was alive and, now that he’s dead, it was even sweeter. Poor Ingrid had found her first love and lost him just as quickly, and no one can begrudge her the urge to use her magic to keep him around. A witch and a ghost making a life together obviously wasn’t feasible so I’m glad Ingrid came to her senses eventually, but that goodbye scene was really, really sad. I just hope Joanna was right and that she can find love again – this being a TV show, I’d bet on it.
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