May is approaching which means it’s almost time for the next episode of Hulu’s “Into the Dark”. May’s episode, titled “All That We Destroy”, is a tale about the lengths a mother will go to to protect her son.
Warning: spoilers ahead
The episode opens with a young man dressing a woman as she sleeps. Instantly, there’s a sinister feel. As Ashley (Aurora Perrineau), the young woman, comes around Spence (Israel Broussard) quickly loses his temper and attacks her, strangling her before he bashes her head on the floor. This is where we learn that the mother is a scientist and the girl is a clone that she keeps creating to fulfill her sons need to kill. As Ashley is reborn again and again she begins to remember her original death at the hands of Spence. That’s where things get tricky.
This episode is very different from the previous ones we’ve seen from “Into the Dark”. It’s more muted, more modern, and had more of a sterilized feel. Unfortunately, it was also predictable. The moment we learned that Ashley is a clone being killed over and over the same way, it was pretty clear that Spence would come to the same brutal end. To be honest, we really aren’t even given a reason to care about Spence. With no reason to cheer for him and no reason to feel sorry for him, his death really doesn’t make an impact.
The cast, especially Broussard and Perrineau, portrayed their characters well. I can’t imagine playing a character with mental illness and a character who is constantly assaulted and killed could be easy.
I did enjoy the episode even if it lacked the horror or intensity we’ve come to expect from the series (You want crazy and brutal? Watch April’s episode (review)). “All That We Destroy” would fit better in the category of sci-fi thriller rather than horror.
All in all, it was a solid episode, so I’m going to give it a 4 out of 5. “Into the Dark: All That We Destroy” premieres on Hulu on May 3, 2019. Check it out.