Matilda has re-pieced the parts of a charm best friends necklace and feels that it is substantive proof that she is in fact long lost Carys. Who in town will believe her and who denies her recollection with the new modicum of supportive memorabilia?
Young Trudy and her mother abandon young Carys before her presumed abduction.
Matilda reminds us that she has found the proof that she is lost Carys in the form of her puzzling puzzle piece necklace. Rose and Trudy reflect on the feelings of guilt and loss with respect to Carys.
The looming demonic mystère takes its vengeance upon the small Welsh town again killing all of the neighboring sheepherder’s flock this time after gorging upon only two last episode implying that the threat intensifies. Matilda, now back from town in the mansion, dreams of young Carys being imprisoned under the blankets of a bed in a frightening dream sequence. She awakes to be carted away to be confronted by the constabulary with respect to harassing Rose and her boy Davey last episode with charges brought presumably by Rose’s husband Aron regarding the disappearance of Carys some twenty odd years ago. Matilda is now prompted to provide her newly acquired evidence that she is Carys in the form of her reunited necklace while she is quickly countered by the logic of the police and the former detective assigned to the job. Stephen Kendrick, the now retired detective, shadily seeks to discover more information about his former case while not involving the current legal police.
Our pervasive requiem attacks Hal’s auditory senses like an incessant siren’s wail. As an accomplished musician the torturous repetitive music is easily transliterated into sheet music to provide another palpable piece to our ongoing puzzle. Hal and Trudy talk, Trudy deciding that she’d like to assuage her guilt with respect to Carys by determining whether Matilda is Carys or an interloping fraud.
Rose shown above, having relapsed to the sensation of losing of her first child, materialistically steals away her second child Davey in the middle of a soccer game creating much public spectacle. Rose returns to town and finally decides to confront Matilda regarding her suspicions that she is Carys. Rose remains in denial.
In an ongoing subplot, the man we see discover the original mansion owner Ewan’s body continues to be a suspect in the story of Ewan’s inexplicable death. This man, Ed, cannot seem to catch a break as he is unable to please Trudy or manage to confound Detective Graves from whatever unsavory truth may lie behind Ewan’s death. Trudy shoots down the unsatisfying Ed rebuffing his attempts to ask her out for a date.
Matilda now seeks knowledge from Meredith regarding the group of people who used to congregate upon the dwelling’s vast estate. The local antiquaries dealer Sylvia expounds that the family’s lineage calls back to Elizabethan alchemist John Dee. His son, Theodore Dee’n propagating the Dean line on down to Ewan Dean the recently deceased laird. Sylvia also states that the town is unusually bountiful in part due to the druidic tradition of the town. Druids of course being into the religious worship of trees and more clearly evidenced in the Welsh word for them: derwydd. If we recall the cast of characters Ewan means from the tree, Sylvia means of the forest, and Stephen means the surrounding woods which points to the possibility of an ongoing druidic presence. To further complicate the mysticism pervading the story we discover that song being played in the mansion basement is in fact a ceremonial summons suite circa the 1920s composed by a satanist pedophile no less.
If you notice in the above image the reflection of Matilda as shown is disembodied from her corporeal presence. Trudy, who would rather confront her issues with the past than spend another minute with Ed, travels with Matilda to admit that she agrees with the theory she is Carys returned. Rose, still incapable of facing the past, returns home finding that Aron has absconded with her son Davey. She goes tot he woods for guidance which apparently was not the place in which to find refuge. This reflection revisits her feelings of loss and abandonment regarding the loss of Carys and triggers her depression and suicidal impulses to attempt a more serious take at her life. Possibly with the help of druidic influence Rose nearly drowns. Afterward Matilda reflects upon her recent loss of her mother compounded by the present hospitalization of her probable biological mother.
Rose is nearly dead, Matilda returns to the presumed small comfort that the Dean mansion may provide only to find old near-death Meredith has died before she could reveal what she knows. We can infer that Nick, in need of instant cash, has disposed of the only obstacle to the family fortune by poisoning great auntie Meredith with her stroke medication. Matilda retreats to her room to mourn and seek the solace of her cello only to find that the satanic melody pervades her thoughts and bow. Here we reach our Requiem Sonata’s development stanzas. Discovering her actual parentage via a copy of her e-mailed birth certificate Matilda determines that she is done following her mother’s ghost’s ongoing wishes to continue to be an instrument to be played proceeding to literally destroy her cello. Which is probably like $10,000 up in pieces. A small price to pay for the piecing together of her life story through the end of the expository portion of the series.
Matilda is assuredly Carys at this point confirmed by Rose, Trudy, and the untimely demise of Meredith. How far will the druidic infestation of the small town effect its residents for the latter half of the series is yet to be discovered.
Requiem: Putting the Pieces into Place
Writing - 10/1010/10
Storyline - 10/1010/10
Acting - 8/108/10
Music - 10/1010/10
Production - 10/1010/10
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