Written by: Marc Halsey
Directed by: Michael Pressman
Aired: 17th March 2014
Eljida – real or a myth? In this episode of StarCrossed we are finally given an answer. We learn that there is a secret Atrian community hidden in the swamps of Louisiana, where human-Atrian government liaison Gloria has sent her half-Atrian son to live in such a heart-breaking and devastating send-off scene.
In the episode, the reveal of a secret Trag, an arrest, anticipated hookup between Taylor and Drake, some bonding between Taylor and Teri, even some bonding between Taylor and Sophia, and the revealing of Sophia’s sexuality. This has turned into two separate romantic segments – one, being Teri who likes Romans who likes Emery who is dating Grayson; and the other being Lukas who likes Sophia who likes Taylor who is hooking up with Drake.
The Atrians had their chance to walk among the streets of Edendale with an approved afternoon outing in the quaint little town. This is where Roman and Lukas happened to stumble upon directions to Eljida near the cell phone that the video of Gloria’s son came from.
Roman takes the opportunity to find the departure point, to summon the gatekeeper, Jesytur, but he knew that someone was following him which turns out to be Gloria, who confessed to the affair with Nox, Roman wasn’t too happy about this and storms off, just as Jesytur arrives which turns out to be a good thing for Gloria (Another week, another heart-wrenching performance from Victoria Pratt)
Meanwhile, at the Mud Bug, Drake thought that the secret Trag he was supposed to meet was Taylor, their meeting began with a steamy bathroom sex scene, he then realised it wasn’t her, but her best friend Zoe, was the secret Trag he was meant to meet. Teri took charge, but Drake and Zoe went on their mission to plant the black cypher and Teri gets drunk with Taylor and there was major girl talk.
Emery and Grayson went on their own little adventure to try and find the Red Hawks responsible for the crime that Eric was about to take the fall for, and ends up being threatened in a biker bar.
Finally, there was the revelation about Sophia. It had been clear ever since the second episode that Lukas had a crush on Sophia, but in fact her affections lie somewhere else – Taylor.
Two more things to add to Atrian Lore: Atrians can see further into the UV spectrum than humans, and black cyper grows in the bodies of dead Atrians.
What is your take on the new StarCrossed episode? The promo for the next episode is shown above and will air on 24th March