Even though Midnight, Texas episode 3 is only airing on NBC next week, one thing feels very much clear: The show’s not waiting on giving you some character backstory. You already know a good bit about Manfred and his journey to the town, and over the course of the season all of the other residents will get some more time in the spotlight, as well. Tonight, there was a good bit of attention given to Bobo; next week, that attention could shift ever so slightly over to Lem. This is another character who has a great deal of history in the supernatural world — especially with vampires — and they’re going to come rolling into town next week with a whole host of problems.
Can Manfred actually prove useful? Sure, we know that there are distractions aplenty when it comes to trying to stop the whole town from caving in on itself, but you have to get one victory at a time. For him, figuring out what’s going on with these vampires’ arrival has to be priority #1 — judging from the synopsis below, he’s going to have some help:
Midnight, Texas episode 3 synopsis – “A deadly nest of vampires arrives in Midnight and it turns out they’re old friends of Lem’s (Peter Mensah) eager to reunite. Manfred (Francois Arnaud) suspects there’s more to their arrival and joins forces with Olivia (Arielle Kebbel) to uncover the real story while Creek (Sarah Ramos) prepares for the worst. Elsewhere, Fiji (Parisa Fitz-Henley) and Bobo (Dylan Bruce) hatch a plan of their own in case the vampires are up to no good. Meanwhile, Joe (Jason Lewis) confides his suspicions about the veil to hell opening in Midnight to the Rev (Yul Vazquez).”
Now that we’ve spelled all of this out, we do think that NBC promo guy is getting a little bit hyperbolic going on about ultimate battles and all of that below — this is only episode 3! Let’s not act like the show is Grimm and is on for six seasons already. Give things so time!
As for a greater infusion of vampires, we’re torn. Obviously, we know that this is a part of the Charlaine Harris source material, but there’s been such an infusion of vampires already on television in between one of her own adaptations in True Blood, The Vampire Diaries, Shadowhunters, and The Originals over the past several years. There are obviously some that we’re leaving off here. Is there a take that you can do on them that hasn’t been done already? It’s going to be one of the show’s struggles the rest of the season in general, as the thing it may struggle with the worst is timing, and coming on the air following so many other successful programs that may have saturated the market already.
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