Anything Proves Possible on This Week’s Da Vinci’s Demons
This week’s episode of Da Vinci’s Demons found all our friends on a spiritual journey of sorts. Lucrezia was initiated into Aslan’s plot to protect the Book of Leaves from those who’d use it for evil, Lorenzo received a ghostly visitor, and both Leonardo and Riario’s fates were tied together as they completed a trial to determine them worthy to enter the Vault of Heaven. Hearts were broken, the dead appeared, and sacrifices were made, and along the way new alliances were forged. Though Clarice and Carlo were absent this week, and Nico and Zoroaster barely made an appearance, episode 206 was so rife with political plots and schemes that it had to be watched several times to full grasp what happened. In the end, “The Rope of the Dead” turned out to be one of the best episodes of the series. So let’s discuss what happened!
“The deaths that happened, had to happen. The deaths that will happen, they have to happen.”…As Lucrezia and Quon hit the road they’re met along the way by Al-Rahim, who wants to enlist Lucrezia’s help with protecting the Book of Leaves from the Labyrinth. While it’s still unknown who or what the Labyrinth is, we do know they are apparently evil. Thanks to Al-Rahim, Lucrezia gets to officially say good-bye to her little sister Amelia when the ghost appears to warn Lucrezia of bad times still to come. While it was nice to see Lucrezia off on a mission instead of sneaking around Rome, this story was very confusing. Al-Rahim seemed pretty solid in these scenes, and his current state made me wonder how much of a ghost he is really. Up until now it seemed only Leo could see and hear Al-Rahim, but in this episode both Quon and Lucrezia were able to interact with the man as he led them to Istanbul. Now that Lucrezia has been tapped in as the latest member of the BOL Team, will she recognize evil when she sees it? The girl has a full plate already, so it should be interesting to see how she manages to juggle freeing her father and bringing down Evil Pope with this new task. (Cont…)