Locke & Key

Locke & Key – Family Tree

by Alan Rapp on August 25, 2020

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  • Title: Locke & Key – Family Tree
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Locke & Key - Family Tree television review

The primary focus of “Family Tree” is the use of the Music Box Key, the first of two keys Kinsey (Emilia Jones) and Tyler (Connor Jessup) will discover together over the course of the episode. Learning that it allows the user control of whoever is nearby, Kinsey decides to take the key and the music box to school in order to teach school bully Eden (Hallea Jones) a lesson. It doesn’t take long for the situation to get out of hand, leaving both Tyler and Scot (Petrice Jones) concerned with how far Kinsey takes her revenge. Kinsey’s experimentation highlights how much she’s changed since exercising her fear and how the power of the keys can so easily corrupt anyone who handles them.

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  • Title: Locke & Key – The Keepers of the Keys
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Locke & Key - The Keepers of the Keys television review

“The Keepers of the Keys” doesn’t reveal a new key, but it does examine the effects of Kinsey (Emilia Jones) and Tyler (Connor Jessup) both using the Head Key. Kinsey becomes freed after removing her fear, becoming more assertive with Scot (Petrice Jones) even choosing to reveal the truth about the keys to him and let him inside her mind. Tyler takes the opposite approach, choosing to add knowledge to his mind in hopes of impressing Jackie (Genevieve Kang), with mixed results. If there’s a moral to each story, it seems to be that the keys may be good for your love life (in small doses). With the help of Ellie (Sherri Saum), Nina (Darby Stanchfield) discovers a hidden room in the basement. While both enjoy the nostalgia of the discovery, it seems like Ellie may have been looking for something specific in the walled-off game room.

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Locke & Key – Head Games

by Alan Rapp on August 12, 2020

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  • Title: Locke & Key – Head Games
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Locke & Key - Head Games television review

The third episode of Locke & Key offers the exploration of the Head Key as Kinsey (Emilia Jones) and Tyler (Connor Jessup) get a look inside the colorful mind of Bode (Jackson Robert Scott). Nina’s attempt to look inside her own mind turns out to be a darker journey as her fear overwhelms her and even attacks Tyler directly. Nina’s experience may help explain Echo‘s (Laysla De Oliveira) interest in the key, not to explore her own memories but to unlock something dark in those of someone else. Kinsey’s use of the key, an attempt to remove her irrational fear completely from her mind, is likely to have some consequences (especially when Echo observes the girl’s attempt to bury the fear in the woods outside the house). Echo also picks up a new key of her own in the Matchstick Key, the first that was teased in the series’ opening sequence.

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Locke & Key – Trapper/Keeper

by Alan Rapp on August 5, 2020

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  • Title: Locke & Key – Trapper/Keeper
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Locke & Key - Trapper/Keeper television review

The second episode of the series centers mostly around the family settling in to their new surroundings. In one of the episode’s best scenes, Kinsey (Emilia Jones) has another freak-out with Scot (Petrice Jones) and his friends when shooting a scene for their homemade movie triggers flashbacks to her father’s death. Nina (Darby Stanchfield) meets a childhood friend of Randall‘s (Bill Heck) and learns about a tragedy which he never spoke about and Duncan (Aaron Ashmore) doesn’t seem to remember (making it seem very key related, despite the official story of a drowning). Tyler (Connor Jessup) faces some temptation in trying to fit in with a new crowd and Bode (Jackson Robert Scott) gets a return visit from his Echo (Laysla De Oliveira) who is enjoying the use of the Anywhere Key.

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  • Title: Locke & Key – Welcome to Matheson
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Locke & Key - Welcome to Matheson television review

Adapted from the comic of the same name, the opening episode of Locke & Key introduces us to the Locke family who relocates to Matheson, Massachusetts. Following the murder of her husband Randall (Bill Heck), Nina (Darby Stanchfield) takes the kids to the family’s ancestral home known as Keyhouse Manor. After a quick tour from their uncle (Aaron Ashmore), Tyler (Connor Jessup), Kinsey (Emilia Jones), and Bode (Jackson Robert Scott), settle into their new home. Bode is the first to recognize that there is something unusual with the house, first in the form of an Echo (Laysla De Oliveira) speaking to him from a well and later in finding magical keys around the house (each which holds a different power).

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