Eve: Review: Series 2 Episode 9: Giving up the Ghost

eve-ep-9Eve tries to deal with the new emotions she’s feeling after the death of Adam…

Although the start of the episode suggests that there might be some Bionic Woman-esque resurrection for Adam, it quickly becomes obvious that Adam has gone – although, much to Eve’s confusion, Zac (after whom he was modelled) is still around. And still very much in love with her. That particular plotline is dealt with in this episode, as are the repercussions between Lily and Cain, following his detonation of the EMP.

The departure of two characters and the introduction of a new menace courtesy of Mary Douglas (which may or may not be linked to the return of Will’s mother, Rebecca), makes this episode feel a bit like the show is changing gears, and unusually, it shows. Other elements have been introduced a bit more gradually, but there’s a little too much going on in this half hour – although it’s not the tonal shift that the throwforward last week suggested it might be (and which I thought would be a bad mistake!).

There are plenty of strong moments – Eve’s farewell to Adam, the awkward goodbye between Cain and Lily – and some great camera angles and scenes in the “haunted house” but perhaps there was just too many things changing for one episode?

Verdict: Still enjoyable, but a rare episode where everything didn’t quite gel. 6/10

Paul Simpson


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