In “Outside World“, Vanessa made Mohamed human again and said: “At least I saved one person in all of this.” It turns out that is not so. Sam finds Mohamed and (probably at the urging of The Oracle) takes him to Renfield House, where Scarlett and Axel have met up with Vanessa in their quest to find and kill the Fourth Elder. What transpires with all these folks in the same room is complicated, but after much wailing and gnashing of teeth, Sam (Christopher Heyerdahl) kills Mohamed, and Vanessa kills Scarlett. Mohamed dies because to become an Elder, Sam had to kill the one that he loves to completely detach himself from humanity. Continue reading →
This portrait of author/musician Lights was the most spectacular thing Cronenberg posted to Instagram this year. The picture was posted in June, and in July, Lights released the book SKIN&EARTH (with an accompanying 14 track album), the story of Enaia Jin, a girl “caught between romance and cults, gods and mortals, and just trying to find a good borscht”. Jin is led down a dark path that reveals a strange fantasy world and her own true nature.
This Cronenberg selfie almost made the list as well.
Lights says that the album and the book are “…better absorbed separately and each of them augments the other. So you can listen to a song on its own and it’s something completely standalone. And then you can read the comic on its own and it’s standalone as well. But when you put them together and you start to connect the dots, there’s something so much deeper there.”
In September, Cronenberg and Jessica Ennis released THE ENDINGS: PHOTOGRAPHIC STORIES OF LOVE, LOSS, AND BEGINNING AGAIN, a collection of photographic vignettes about women in times of emotional transformation. Cronenberg told Quill and Quire that the book’s photos have a cinematic quality. “It’s like you’re acting out a scene,” she said, “except you’re shooting stills instead of recording it. The photographs are not posed and sometimes they’re not in focus. It’s a very specific aesthetic.”Continue reading →
Alone on the island for 23 days, Scarlett constructs an imaginary friend and names it Wilson. In Episode 4.10 of MOTIVE, Peregrym was Jessica Wilson. Jessica murdered her older sister.
After twenty-three days on the island, Scarlett, unable to build a functional raft, discovers an inflatable life raft under her bed and makes it to the mainland. Sometime previous to that (it is about 80 kilometers from Denver to Loveland so the travel time between the two is much shorter than 23 days), Phil (Vincent Gale) and Joline (Caroline Cave) escape the prison bus taking them to Loveland. An organized manhunt is launched to recapture the prisoners (though Denver has been attacked and occupied by The Sisterhood, and one would think the surviving humans there would have better things to do). Continue reading →