Cult Season 1 Review “The Good Fight”

Two good episodes in a row? Cult is starting to look up! ‘The Good Fight’ saw Skye fall ill from aftereffects brought on by the drug she was slipped in last week’s episode. Her brain going into overdrive, Skye was subjected to a long dream-like sequence set in Billy’s compound. Here, Skye found her missing father, and was very nearly convinced to stay in the dream compound by him, Billy and a ‘reformed’ Kelly.

Back out in the real world, Jeff searched for a way to contact Dustin, the kid with the drugs at the party, to no avail. Eventually, Jeff went to Detective Sakelik’s house and stole the confiscated drugs she had stashed away. But actions have consequences; later that day, Jeff’s boss and friend Bert is shot and rushed to hospital.

The weakest part of this episode by far was Skye’s dreams of the compound. That’s not to say they weren’t good, though, because the dream were genuinely intriguing. Why did she dream of Billy and Kelly? Why did Kelly go back to Billy? Was this all concocted by Skye’s imagination, or is there a link to the overall story arch? Where it fell flat was the reasoning behind the dream sequence: supposedly it was a way to address the possibility of Skye giving up on her father and discontinuing her search. But since we had no reason to think that she may want to give up the search, it seemed sort of pointless by the end.

The stuff in the real world was much better. There was some real tension when it seemed as though Sakelik might discover Jeff in her house, and while the ending wasn’t a complete surprise, it was effective nonetheless. (Sidenote: was anyone else expecting a reveal that Skye’s mother was/is a True Believer?) It’s just a shame that Matthew Davis (Jeff) doesn’t emote more in this show. (Not gonna lie, I preferred him as Alaric in The Vampire Diaries.)

Anyway, a good episode. Hopefully we’ll get to touch base with Marti and Roger next week, and get another step closer to Steven Rae. And maybe even get closer to finding out what the heck ‘well hey, these things just snap right off’ means…

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