“Carmilla” recap (2.9 & 2.10): Twisted Sister

In the following episode, Laura tells us that Carmilla’s spy job on Mattie worked pretty well at first. The sisters have a heart to heart about their past. (Apparently Carmilla was quite a handful back in the day—oh, and mother’s favorite.) They reminisce about matricide attempts (ha! Mothers! Can’t live with em, can’t live without thrusting a magical sword into their sternums.) Carmilla asks Mattie to cut the shit and explain why she’s really there. Mattie says that she’s just following their mother’s wishes and those pesky students won’t really be an issue soon anyway. Whaaaaa?

Screen Shot 2015-07-02 at 11.16.30 PMDon’t bullshit a bullshitter.

Carmilla tries to lead Mattie into confessing about the newspaper murders, but little sis has it all wrong. Mattie knows that Carmilla’s heart and other parts have always been focused on outside distractions. Hell, Laura has probably never even seen Flashdance. Mattie reminds Carmilla that four centuries of existence should have blessed her with a little more maturity. It’s actually a pretty sisterly conversation, besides the fact that the women are both vampires and share a massive body count. Mattie can’t quite believe that Carmilla sacrificed their mother for Laura, a girl she hardly even knows. The tag line is “Love Will Have its Sacrifices,” so it’s not unexpected. Mattie then refers to Laura as both a mayfly and a snack. Never change, Mattie.

Screen Shot 2015-07-02 at 11.30.11 PMSisters, sisters, there were never such devoted sisters.

What it really boils down to is, Mattie doesn’t think Laura is good enough for her little sis. She takes her leave and of course her words have an effect on Carm. Laura comes in, and she’s all business because she can’t bear to look at Carmilla after hearing Mattie’s hurtful words. She runs off to gather Perry and LaFontaine to head for the crater, but it appears some serious damage has been done.

Screen Shot 2015-07-02 at 11.33.26 PMWell, shit.

Laura readily admits to us that she probably should have talked it through with Carmilla, but there were demi-gods to be stopped. Also, she’s not so great with these types of confrontations. No one wants to hear that they aren’t good enough for the person they adore. In other news, the anglerfish god is up to its old tricks, and has a whole new group of brainwashed devotees.

Screen Shot 2015-07-02 at 11.36.07 PMI just wish someone would go all Red Lobster on its ass.

Oh yeah, and the swat team was all up in the crater, about to bust the fish out and open some hell dimension. Like you do. The gang had to beat it once discovered, but not before LaF grabbed a bunch of samples to research. Perry turns her ire to Carmilla for not using her super strength to assist, but the earlier discussion with Mattie has Carm feeling extra sour so she leaves in a huff.

We go back to Laura filling us in on the swat team. They are part of the Corvay org. Corvay cleans up big ol’ occulty messes. Kind of like Sunshine Cleaning but for demons. Just then, the sound of rowdy co-eds fills the air, and Kirsch bursts in, dressed for the Adonis Hunt. Apparently, he didn’t realize that he would actually be hunted. Oops.

Screen Shot 2015-07-02 at 11.44.38 PMI was all in with the toga, less so with the human sacrificing.

What do you think about this week’s developments?