Sunday, May 4, 2014

Da Vinci's Demons 2.7: Four Stories

Da Vinci's Demons 2.7 chugged along with at least four separate stories: Da Vinci in South America, the Pope and his imprisoned brother in Rome, Medici's wife and Carlo in Florence, and Lucrezia in Constantinople/Istanbul.

I suppose the best story was Da Vinci in South America.  He did build a cool little automated device, and the narrative continued its Indiana Jones flavor.   But these chambers within chambers, leading to a sheer side of a cliff, are beginning to wear thin, as is the priestess's attitude and her threatening of Da Vinci and colleagues.

Back in Europe, the Pope story is moving at a glacially slow speed.   How much longer until there is an ultimate confrontation between the former Pope, imprisoned by the present Pope, and the present Pope?

Lucrezia's story certainly has potential - it's fun seeing someone propose to the Ottomans that they and Rome split the European world.  But, again, the denouement of this thread was disappointing: Lucrezia held captive.   On the bright side, it was good to see the priestess in America recognizing Da Vinci's true love for Lucrezia.   She apparently was able to intuit what was in his mind, and we saw on the screen last week, when Da Vinci was making love to her.

And it was good to see Lorenzo's wife well served by Carlo Medici - both in bed and in slaying their enemies.   Carlo's one of the best characters to be introduced this season.

All in all, then, a not bad seventh episode of the second season, but all the stories need to move along a little faster.

See also Da Vinci's Demon's 2.1: Science Fiction v Fantasy ... Da Vinci's Demons 2.2: Renaissance Radio ... Da Vinci's Demons 2.3: Submarine ... Da Vinci's Demon's 2.4: Copernican Revelation ... Da Vinci's Demons 2.5: Corn ... Da Vinci's Demons 2.6: Meets Charles Dickens

And see also Da Vinci's Demons:  History, Science, and Science Fiction ... Da Vinci's Demons 1.7: Leonardo Under Water with a Twist ... Da Vinci's Demons Season 1 Finale: History, Science Fiction, Time Travel 

an ancient voyage to the New World in The Plot to Save Socrates


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