Blood Drive: ‘The Gentleman’s Agreement’ (S1; E7)
Director: Lin Oeding
Stars: Alan Ritchson, Christina Ochoa, Thomas Dominique, Marama Corlett, Colin Cunningham
Art may be a singular pursuit, but TV is often a collaborative effort. Sadly, the more successful you become, the more likely you are to have a few extra fingers in your creative stew, so to speak.
Slink’s found that out the hard way this week, as he meets with the HEART Enterprises executives to talk through the trajectory of television’s biggest show, Blood Drive. Sure, the show may have been green lit with ulterior motives, but now it’s a hit, so here come the re-writes.
The problem, it seems, is with Slink. Creator or no, he can’t control his cast. So he’s out. Now The Gentleman is at the wheel, and the HEART execs are confident he can steer the show in a better direction.
A change in management can really shake up a team. The racers find this out the hard way when The Gentleman decides to up the ante buy blowing up not one, not two, but three entries before they reach the finish line.
Too bad his trigger finger won’t work just anywhere. Try as he might, The Gentleman can’t kill our plucky heroes, Grace and Arthur, within Mayhem walls.
Fate is a funny thing. One minute you’re on top of the world, the next you’re a janitor a HEART HQ plotting your revenge. Or, at least, that’s where we catch back up with Slink. Good thing sanitation and security run in the same circles, as who should Slink run into by the newly bionic Officer Christopher Carpenter. They quickly make a deal: if Chris will use his security clearance to open a door and Slink will rig Chris’ robot eye to spy on Aki (remember Chris’ sexbot captor?).
The deal newly struck, Chris opens the aforementioned door, unleashing a sepia-toned monster that Slink sics on the Blood Drive camp.
There is mayhem in Mayhem as the monster destroys everything in its path, including The Gentleman’s sensual and swanky party. It looks like the newest emcee could find himself out of a job. In a moment of desperation, he turns to Grace and Arthur to fight the demonic destroyer. But is it a trap?
Just when things look like they couldn’t get any worse, Slink swoops in to save the day.
You see, it takes much more than charisma and good looks to run a show. It takes vision, planning, and foresight (note the serial comma). In fact, sometimes it requires manipulating lives–like Grace’s and her sister Karma–to ensure your show is a hit. Even if it takes unleashing a giant poo-colored monster into his own camp, Slink isn’t afraid to do it.
After a harrowing night, the race is back on track. But where they go from here? The answer can’t be anything good, and it isn’t! Next, ladies and gentleman, Blood Drive heads to the edge of the Scar!
Photo courtesy of SyFy.
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