Midnight, Texas Season 1 Episode 9 Review: Riders on the Storm

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So Fiji is a virgin, and the cat is still alive.

We delved into Fiji's backstory on Midnight, Texas Season 1 Episode 9 in order to understand exactly why Kokonar is so interested in her and got a whopper load of information.

And while Mr. Snuggly was willing to sacrifice his life for the cause, he didn't go anywhere – much to his chagrin. Aren't you all relieved?

Fiji Spits Fire - Midnight, Texas

I actually found Mr. Snuggly rather amusing this hour. I especially enjoyed when he told Fiji he didn't like her. It's such a cat thing to do and makes me wonder what my two cats really think of me.

Aside from the cat comedy, things were pretty dire, as it should have been considering the world is about to end.

Just when we thought Manfred was at the center of it all, it turned out that Fiji's role was just as important.

I can't help but think that we should have gotten at least some of Fiji's flashback's earlier on. The flashbacks were good for explaining what was going on and why, but I found them distracting.

I know there are only 10 episodes to tell the story of Midnight, but the penultimate episode isn't the time to suddenly learn about Fiji's past life. I almost feel cheated.

Her story could have been more fleshed out if it would have been spread out throughout the season, like when she was held captive by the motorcycle gang.

Bobo Protects Fiji - Midnight, Texas

Was it really important for us to learn about Bobo? I get why tension needed to be established, but couldn't there have been a better way? What about the Sons of Satan?

So much of the beginning of Midnight seems pointless now. I haven't read the books, so I don't know how they read but as a television show that was fat that could've been trimmed. 

I'm not trying to be harsh, but I just can't follow the logic of it looking back.

Still, we have one more hour, so maybe it will all come together, but somehow I doubt it.

Fiji has had a lot on her mind. I'm not quite sure if Jeremy was the first guy she ever fell in love with. It certainly seemed that way, but for her to have fallen for the guy the minute she laid eyes on him was just a little hokey.

We've already had the love at first sight story with Creek and Manfred. Did we really need another one with Fiji and Jeremy? Then again, it all comes back to not being enough time to tell a decent backstory.

What I don't understand is how the heat of passion could kill Jeremy the way it did. There was never any indication that her power could kill. If that was the case, then Aunt Mildred should have warned her better than she did.

She should have come out and told her love can kill. It was cruel for Fiji to have to find out the hard way.

Despite Fiji's story being told in such a compact way (I know I keep harping on that), it was effective in explaining her mental state and why she felt responsible for everyone else.

But if Joe knew that Manfred was the one who was going to save the town, why wasn't he able to see Fiji's role in it?

Fiji and Manfred Make a Plan - Midnight, Texas Season 1 Episode 9

If she would've have understood her role, she wouldn't have been so tortured from Kokonar and would have been able to better prepare for the fight ahead.

Instead, Fiji used black magic (which we had no idea she possessed) to find the answers on how to close the veil. It was a surprise that Manfred died during the ritual, but did we really think he'd stay dead? 

It's not that I don't think someone's going to die, but Manfred isn't the character saying bye-bye this season. And neither is Fiji. Even if Kokonar vowed to leave her friends alone, we know demons are liars. 

The rest of the Midnighters are still in trouble. The battle will come when the group tries to save Fiji or it may come before. The demons aren't going to go away merely because they have their virgin.

They want to use her as some sort of sacrifice, possibly to make them even more powerful. They want Midnight and the world, so the fight isn't over.

Olivia Plans on Leaving - Midnight, Texas Season 1 Episode 9

I wish we knew more about how everyone is going to fit in the great battle. Manfred and Fiji can't be the only ones to have a major role.

Are the non-supernatural Midnighters going to be part of the battle? What will Olivia's, Creek's and Bobo's roles be? We can already figure out that Bobo is going to do whatever is necessary to save Fiji and might very well be the one who dies. But that would be too easy.

For some reason, I think Olivia is the one who's going to go. I really get the feeling we're going to say goodbye to her in some way. Leaving Midnight after the battle seems too simple. Something is going to happen to her, and I have to be honest, I'm not going to be happy.

Maybe it'll turn out that all three of the non-supernaturals will die. Maybe no one will. But during a great battle like the one that's coming, it's not possible for everyone to come out unscathed.

What do you guys think? Who will survive, and who will die? How will it all end?

Hit the comments and share your thoughts.

If you need to catch up before the season finale, you can watch Midnight, Texas online right here via TV Fanatic!

Riders on the Storm Review

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Midnight, Texas Season 1 Episode 9 Quotes

You're complicating it. You love her. Be with her.

The Rev

When you're a witch, you can change the natural.

Aunt Mildred