Rate & Discuss: Nightvisiting

October 29th, 2016
Warning! This article and its comments may contain spoilers...

London is infiltrated by an eerie alien with the ability to morph into the shape of lost loved ones. Confronted with these emotional encounters, the team must overcome the persuasion of this strange new threat, and battle through the streets to stop Tanya from being lost forever.

Class continued this weekend as our heroes found themselves being kept up all night by a tantalising, tentacled temptress (try saying that three times when you’re drunk!). Basically, it was business as usual – but was Nightvisiting a tale worth Charlie & Co staying up for?

The latest episode took place on the second anniversary of Tanya’s father’s sudden death, so obviously the last person she was expecting to see at the end of her bed was her father himself. Was it just teenage angst, or the end of the world? Well, a bit of both, as it turns out, though leaning more towards the latter as it was all an evil ploy by the luring Lankin.

This story was definitely Vivian Oparah’s time to shine, although the other Classmates got a fair crack at the whip, too. As Charlie and Matteusz took their relationship to the next level (*ahem*), April revealed just why she’s always so god damn sensible, and it was third time lucky for Ram who, for the first time this series, didn’t get splattered in blood. (He did get covered in goo, of course, but this is definitely a step in the right direction!)

Ultimately, however, Nightvisiting was a powerful episode with an intriguing premise, but what did you take away from its exploration of death and deception? You can read our review here, but we would love to know if you agree or disagree in the comments below…

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2 comments on this article
  1. JC
    October 30th, 2016 at 10.48pm | #1

    For me, a lot of the themes of the episode were taken from Torchwood Series 1’s episode “End Of Days”. In that episode, the Torchwood team were convinced by images of people they’d lost to open the Cardiff Rift, except Captain Jack, who would only have done so had he seen The Doctor.

    Similarly, in Nightvisiting, the cast of Class were lured by a predator with images of people they were grieving for with April being the only one that didn’t see anyone, because of how her Dad had behaved and what had happened to her Mum as a result.

    Despite the similarities in the episodes, it was entertaining enough, if not quite as dramatic as its Torchwood counterpart story. I also found the interaction between Tanya and the image of her Dad quite interesting.

  2. JoshRrr
    October 31st, 2016 at 7.00pm | #2

    Not the first series to have an episode where an alien force tries to trick people into doing something “not good” using images of dead people, Torchwood and even that K.9 show did it so it’s not a unique premise yet I love how it was handled here. A pretty solid episode just like the last two. A great mixture of horror and emotion and great interactions with the characters.

    I’m very surprised by how much I’ve come to quickly like the characters and the show itself, I think Class is one of the best shows to be created this year, I get very excited every time I see the title sequence and next episode looks great!

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