DEATH VALLEY “Peace in the Valley” Review

DEATH VALLEY “Peace in the Valley” Season 1 Episode 12 – It’s funny how something can be staring you in the face, but it takes you twelve weeks to realize it’s there. While watching the opening credits of “Peace in the Valley,” the season finale of Death Valley, I noticed that every episode has started with a news clip of a reporter stating one simple fact: no one knows where the vampires, zombies and werewolves came from. I think we might have gotten our answer in the finale.

Unfortunately, the answer only raised more questions. What is this…Lost?

Despite the worries of his team, Dashell is determined to go through with the peace treaty proposed by the vampires, even after Kirsten finds out that his niece has been half-turned against her will by Rico before his death. He dispatches Stubeck and Billy to meet with two vamp underlings to find out what terms the vamps require for peace.

I have to say, I loved this sit down more than anything that I’ve seen on the show so far. Watching frat-boy Billy and family-guy Stubeck face off against the vampire versions of themselves (stuck in a vampire version of their partnership) was brilliant. But the only thing our boys in blue really learned during the pow-wow was that vampires like ta-ta’s (I could have told you that—I saw Breaking Dawn this week), and vampires can definitely control zombies.

Meanwhile, John-John is still recovering in the hospital and Carla is getting a little jealous of his flirty nurse, who is so obviously a vampire that I’m ashamed of kick-ass Carla for not noticing. When the nurse tries to slip something extra (and possibly deadly) into John-John’s IV, Carla, Kirsten and Dashell’s almost-vampire niece team up to take the bitch down. John-John gets what he’s been wanting all season, a kiss from Carla. Hope her girlfriend doesn’t mind.

Speaking of taking down vampires…at the peace summit, Dashell’s final request of the vamps is that they stop creating new vampires. Santos agrees and they sit down to sign the treaty. Out of nowhere, a demonic creature with a wicked tongue attacks Santos, rips his brain out through his mouth, and dashes off into the night, leaving only some gross skin behind.

To my thinking, this creature (creatures?) is probably behind the supernatural happenings in the Valley, and it/they did not like the vamps and the humans making peace. I have to wonder, though, if killing Santos and revealing itself to both sides was the wisest choice. Now the monsters and the cops have a common enemy.

I’m not sure if there will be a second season of Death Valley, but I have to give them snaps for setting up an intriguing cliffhanger. I honestly didn’t think the show was going anywhere until about four episodes ago. Believe or not, I like being proved wrong sometimes.

What did you think of the episode? Ready for season two? Let me know below!