Lovecraft Country only has one more episode left in its thrilling debut season, and the penultimate episode delivered big while pushing the story further. Like another big HBO show this year, Leti, Tic, Montrose, and the gang find themselves in Tulsa looking for the cure to save Dee’s life but it might come with the highest price yet.
We’re going to keep our recap spoiler-free as possible but do know that the continuation of Diana aka Dee’s ordeal gets some temporary relief, and Hippolyta’s return to her timeline from the multiverse comes right when it was most needed. Tulsa has been mentioned in several instances in Lovecraft Country, cementing the fact that viewers were set to be transported there at some point.
Christina Braithwaite is now another step closer to her goal of immortality and needs Tic’s blood, all of it, in fact, to make good on her dream. Ruby, still ensnared and under the seductive wiles of William/Christina, essentially helps send Tic up the river while still looking out for her half-sister, Leti.
Tic finally learns the truth about his lineage and Uncle George after Montrose Freeman shares the bombshell that he isn’t Tic’s dad after all. Explaining to his son that the bond between George, Tic’s mother, and himself grew stronger after surviving the Tulsa Massacre, Tic is still processing the grief and anger held over from the abuse he suffered at the hands of Montrose.
The show’s depiction of racial violence and injustice is just as jarring as its ever been, especially so with using the real-life backdrop of the Tulsa Massacre to hammer home the point of the group heading back to get the Book of Names and in turn inadvertently giving Christina one of the final pieces of the puzzle. The tragic reality of Tulsa and Montrose’s pained existence is put on display once again but Tic literally and otherwise saves the day.
Check out the reactions to Lovecraft Country‘s “Rewind 1921” episode below.
#LovecraftCountry: Hippolyta’s Return, Dee’s Curse, & Tulsa On The Mind was originally published on hiphopwired.com
Leti may be invulnerable but Jurnee is not...the fire got a little too close in the Leti / Hattie scene...started burning my arm... Finished the take first and ran off the set screaming. @MishaGreen made me go to the hospital to have it looked at #thepriceofart #LovecraftCountry pic.twitter.com/BLwDu4PmMh— jurnee smollett (@jurneesmollett) October 12, 2020
Montrose saying the names of victims of the Tulsa Massacre hit me in a way that I can’t explain ....very powerful scene #LovecraftCountry— Duncan Penderhughes (@Than0sWasRight) October 12, 2020
One thing people forget about Tulsa is that it wasn't the KKK that came in and leveled an entire district (35 blocks) for daring to be black and successful.— Jade the Honey Dripper 🍯 (@JadeBurnam) October 12, 2020
These people were locals. They were deputized and given guns by city officials to do what they did.
Montrose and Tic’s relationship highlights the way many Black men haven’t learned to communicate past their hurt and traumas. It’s one of the saddest parts of this show to me. #LovecraftCountry— Top 0.01% on Onlyfans (@robsstorie) October 12, 2020
#LovecraftCountry Tulsa wasn’t the only place where massive families were murdered. Last night episode just touched on a glimpse of the atrocities towards our ancestors. @JordanPeele thank you for shedding light to a forgotten story. pic.twitter.com/aqbmNGUW3E— Justin L. Wilson, Ph.D. (@drjustlove) October 12, 2020
Sonia Sanchez “Catch The Fire” in #LovecraftCountry tonight 🖤— Xena | Natural Hair Mentor (@xena_rachelle) October 12, 2020
“Hey. Brother/Brotha. Sister/Sista.
Here is my hand.
Catch the fire…and live.
If we could go back in time and save our ancestors we wouldn't exist to go back in time to save our ancestors. Damnit why didn't I get drunk before watching #LoveCraftCountry pic.twitter.com/6fcCFbV9r6— Openly Black Brown Skint Fatty (@ritaresarian) October 12, 2020
after watching tonight’s episode of #LovecraftCountry I see why they leave out or gloss over shit like this in our history books. I. Am. Seething. Niggas would’ve been in 4th grade like pic.twitter.com/m31kTe4Lsf— Jazz Rivers (@JazzRivers90) October 12, 2020