Perhaps the biggest revelation for this episode is Beverly Keane. I struggled with this character on record throughout the season, especially in contrast to the captivating, nuanced image of Pastor Paul/Monsignor John by Hamish Linklater. But here, he suddenly clicked like a trained vampire.
You don’t need nuances if you’re the self-appointed leader of the crusade of the undead religion or if you overturn the rule of a priest that you experienced as a god until he withdraws from your barbarism.
Or if you’re rooted in a rotten old brain surname. He has thrown at the unbelievers.
The way he mocks a man who has never been to church. But is converted by his servant Sturge. He savagely tells him he will save the women and children. He has just killed and then him from their safe house.
It is so horrific that the Monsignor uttered it. Like that, with so many words. It took him to be terrible for his horror to work for the story.
In the end, Bev’s exaggeration, more so than the Monsignor’s resignation, led to the destruction of the vampires. So convinced was he that the recreation centre. That he had built with money from the city’s pockets would serve. As a haven for him that he ordered his followers to burn the entire island down.
So that he was caught red-handed by the young Ali Hassan. They himself was a vampire but still had a conscience, setting the place on fire. It was on behalf of her sheriff’s father and Erin Green. Both of whom were attacked and seriously injured – she’s from Bev. She’s from a real vampire-like bat – before she could set herself on fire.
Abandoned by Monsignor, shown Bev’s grand plan is a sandcastle:
Ashamed of those among them who were ashamed of what they did that night. They realized that there was nowhere to hide from the dawn, from the vampires, far to climb.
Many of them gathered around the united Flins, Annie and Ed, which got them (n very melodic, but whatever) to sing along to “Closer, my God to you” – legend has it that Hollywood and Harry Chapin will be the last song played by the band Titanic.
However, they fail to get it done: the sun rises, and the residents gather. They intensify the fire that blankets their island, disrupting the national anthem forever.
And where’s Bev, the fanatic? Alone on the beach. Well, not alone: he was only yards from Ali and the sheriff, who came here to pray and then died together, the father of his gunshot wound, the sun’s son. Bev’s final moments panicked at the safety of their death.
Whatever he thought he believed in heaven and God’s reward for his faithfulness, he tried to avoid it to the end, dug frantically in the sand to bury himself, and then screamed in horror as his face burned. This is the hero’s best moment; Ironically, this was the first time he had ever looked like a human.
The enormous sweep of the Fence episode is the monologue he thinks Erin is presenting about her dead love:
Riley Flynn. By striking a balance between his atheistic view of death. As a matter of exploding neurons like fireworks and his preconceived belief in the sky. He outlines a middle ground in which the energy fired into these neurons is heaven in some ways.
Representation is the unity of matter and energy in space, all emanating from the same source. Our awareness of it is simply a matter of the universe we dream of. This ultimately means God’s biblical statement. “I am who I am,” he thought as he lay dying. By quietly cutting the bat’s wings into ribbons as he ate them so he wouldn’t fly away and escape the dawn.
Their flight saw the two survivors, Lisa Scarborough and Warren Flynn. They go into the bay not to land anywhere else – the journey is too far – but simply escape predators. From the water, you watch the island burn as the real vampires clumsily try to escape at sunrise.
They didn’t know if some of the people they left behind managed to stop the vampires, though they were right that they died in the experiment. They didn’t know if the bats would escape, but they doubted it.
And based on what we know about how vampire infection spreads and how it affects the bodies of those infected, the last line of the episode, the last line of this exciting and frugal show, provides good reason to believe they have every right to doubt.