Archive for ‘5. Brave-ish Heart’
November 12th, 2016
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Battling through the Shadow Kin realm, April knows that there is no going back: she has to defeat Corakinus. On Earth, the invasion of the petals is rapidly snowballing. Confronted with the threat of the planet’s extinction, new headmistress Dorothea attempts to force Charlie into making a transformational decision. But Miss Quill has other ideas for him.

Class continued this weekend as April and her ever Brave-ish Heart found themselves in a whole new world and Miss Quill’s dangerous new alliance with the headmistress put the future of an entire race at stake. It was business as usual and April was really p*ssed off.

Well, wouldn’t you be, if you were sharing your heart with a murdering alien and had to cut a hole into his world in order to destroy him? This episode was an epic, sci-fi jaunt that transported us on a journey that took us underneath the universe itself, but it wouldn’t be the show we have grown to know and love if things weren’t just as bad here on Earth, too.

As the invasion of the flesh-eating flowers continued, our heroes were forced to re-examine their priorities and Charlie in particular was faced with an impossible choice that looks set to have long-lasting ramifications for those he holds dearest. Back in the Shadow Kin’s realm, April joined forces with Ram to kill the King once and for all, but it was to be a mission that neither of them could expect to get out of alive. We hope they’ve done their homework.

So, what did you make of the latest episode?

November 12th, 2016
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Class continued this week as Miss Quill entered a dangerous alliance and April and Ram joined forces to explore the Underneath (if you’ll pardon the expression). We’re not in Coal Hill anymore, Toto.

If you thought poor April had been through the mill and back again (and then some!) in last week’s episode, just wait until you get a load of this. She is really p*ssed off. Seriously, though, will somebody just give that girl a break?! There’s just no rest for the god damn sensible, however, as our honourable hero found herself in uncharted waters – and, you know, a whole different planet – when she was transported through a crack in the universe on a vengeful mission to kill the King once and for all. We hope she finished her homework.

Luckily for April, she wasn’t alone. As ever, she was followed in hot pursuit by her knight in shining armour, Ram, although let’s agree to ignore the fact that she literally had to rescue him within seconds of his arrival. He tries his best, and he definitely gets bonus man points for tailgating her into the path of certain doom. As romantic gestures go, that isn’t half bad. Besides, it all makes for an awesome pre-titles sequence, which finally unveils the Shadow Kin realm in all its fiery, Tolkien-inspired glory. We almost expected Gollum to show up at one point, because that’s the sort of show that Class is. Cue the opening titles…

Back on Earth, Dorothea’s true identity is revealed and, surprise, surprise, it turns out that she actually is more than just your average headteacher after all. But we had all pretty much figured that one out already. Suffice to say, her timely proposition gives Miss Quill (man, that gal can scream!) something to chew on as she suddenly holds the future of an entire race quite literally in her hands. Don’t worry, though, she has a history. Whatever floats your boat.

As the invasion of the flesh-eating flowers continues, priorities change and the ensuing drama serves to shine a fascinating light on Miss Quill and Charlie’s unconventional relationship. History looks set to repeat itself as they’re forced to examine their conflicting motivations and morals, and Katherine Kelly puts in a stellar performance when she gives us an all but fleeting insight into her character’s underlying emotional trauma.

Meanwhile, the rest of the gang are left to pick up the pieces as Tanya explains to April’s parents that their daughter has been sharing her heart with a murdering alien and she’s cut a hole into his world to destroy him. Which makes the whole thing sound crazy, when you put it like that. Still, it’s nothing that they’re not used to by this point, and so they all face up to the escalating threat with the usual bravery, wit and pluck that we’ve thus far come to expect from our far from cowardly Classmates. We can’t deny it, they’re good in a crisis.

Brave-ish Heart is a well-executed story with various story strands which are all given a fair share of the spotlight. Amidst all the sci-fi (and this one gets really sci-fi), there is still a strong heart beating throughout the chaos, and the underlying themes just affirm what a brilliantly rounded platform this genre is, and what a perfect match it has found in the Doctor Who universe. It’s pretty good, this Young Adult malarky. No matter how bad things are looking, we have faith that everything will be OK in the end… ish.

November 2nd, 2016
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The BBC has released the official synopsis for the fifth episode of Class, which will be released on BBC Three at the usual time of 10am on Saturday 12th November 2016.

Entitled Brave-ish Heart, the episode is the second part of a two-part story and you can read up on what’s in store below.

Battling through the Shadow Kin realm, April knows that there is no going back: she has to defeat Corakinus.

On Earth, the invasion of the petals is rapidly snowballing. Confronted with the threat of the planet’s extinction, new headmistress Dorothea attempts to force Charlie into making a transformational decision. But Miss Quill has other ideas for him.

As Charlie, Matteusz and Tanya try to stop the petals from annihilating the human race, April must fight the terrifying force of Corakinus, light years away from home.

Whatever you do, don’t take their hand. Rate the latest episode, Nightvisiting –>

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