Locke & Key

Locke & Key – Crown of Shadows

by Alan Rapp on October 13, 2020

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Locke & Key - Crown of Shadows television review

I hadn’t read the comic series Locke & Key was based on, and had no real epectations about the series going in. What I found was one of the most solid seasons of any Netflix original show and a welcome surprise that turned out to be far smarter than I would have guessed. The final episode of Locke & Key‘s First Season offers a glimpse behind the mysterious Black Door as Tyler (Connor Jessup), Kinsey (Emilia Jones), and their friends fight to defeat Dodge (Laysla De Oliveira) who has the Crown of Shadows. The episode makes good use of misdirection here before providing even more surprises in its final moments as that attempt to throw Dodge into the portal has unintended consequences none of the Lockes will become aware of until Season Two.

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Locke & Key – Echoes

by Alan Rapp on September 24, 2020

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Locke & Key - Echoes television review

“Echoes” offers answers to several of plot points hinted out throughout Locke & Key‘s First Season as it explores how various characters and events fit together such as the suicide that kicked off the series and just how Dodge (Laysla De Oliveira) came to be. We also get to view the past six months from the perspective of Ellie (Sherri Saum) which gives context to several of her actions and provides answers about the night Joe died. Thanks to Bode (Jackson Robert Scott) and Rufus (Coby Bird), Tyler (Connor Jessup) and Kinsey (Emilia Jones) have a clue to another key Echo wants to retrieve, although their plan to trap Dodge doesn’t go quite as expected. Eden (Hallea Jones) being attacked by Kinsey’s fear also brings her, Jackie (Genevieve Kang), and the others in on the keys and the bizarre happenings around town since the Lockes returned.

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Locke & Key – Ray of F*ing Sunshine

by Alan Rapp on September 10, 2020

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  • Title: Locke & Key – Ray of F*ing Sunshine
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Locke & Key - Ray of F*ing Sunshine television review

“Ray of F*ing Sunshine” provides several revelations as an old friend (Felix Mallard) of Rendell Locke begins staying with Ellie (Sherri Saum) and Rufus (Coby Bird), and both the past of Dodge (Laysla De Oliveira), something Tyler (Connor Jessup) will no doubt struggle with, and the location of the Omega Key are revealed. Although Dodge has the other keys, the Locke family has the one key she wants above all others along with knowing what it unlocks (although not what is on the other side of the Black Door).

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Locke & Key – Dissection

by Alan Rapp on September 7, 2020

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  • Title: Locke & Key – Dissection
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Locke & Key - Dissection television review

In one of the most tense episodes of the show’s First Season, Sam (Thomas Mitchell Barnet) holds the Locke family prisoner in Keyhouse Manor which ends with Dodge (Laysla De Oliveira) having all the keys at her disposal. We also learn what Dodge is after whatever is behind the Black Door and needs the Head Key to discover how to open it. There are some callbacks here from earlier in the season as Kinsey (Emilia Jones) digs up her fear in order to get away from Sam and Tyler (Connor Jessup) discovers the guilt he’s been carrying over his father’s death is misplaced. Although Sam dies in the episode, his use of the Ghost Key does offer the opportunity for the character to return as a ghost.

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Locke & Key – The Black Door

by Alan Rapp on August 31, 2020

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  • Title: Locke & Key – The Black Door
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Locke & Key - The Black Door television review

As Echo (Laysla De Oliveira) moves forward with plan B in getting her hands on more keys by flirting with the self-destructive Tyler (Connor Jessup), who purposefully sabotages his relationship with Jackie (Genevieve Kang), Kinsey (Emilia Jones) plays on the Savini Squad’s need for a new filming location to lead them down into the dangerous sea caves in order to satiate her own curiosity about what secrets they are hiding from her father’s past. While putting the lives of all her new friends in danger, getting more than a little closer to one of the group, and pissing off her boyfriend, Kinsey does manage to find a hidden door deep within the caves promising secrets she is desperate to get her hands on. Obviously the mysterious door will have an important role to play later in the series.

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