Gangsta episode 8 review
I’m back once again with a Gangsta episode review, this time for episode 8. Even though I got to it late this week, Gangsta continues to impress me with good character moments and plenty of plot foreshadowing.
This episode focused more on Ally than the previous episodes, which dealt almost exclusively with revealing Nic and Worick’s past. After originally thinking that Ally would be the weaker part of the show, that has remained untrue, and it was especially so this week. We get to see a little of Ally’s past when she suddenly remembers she had a little brother. It seems the drugs that have been haunting Ally have taken their toll and given her a certain amnesia, although Worick assures her it’s only temporary.
The sudden realization that she has forgotten incredibly important aspects of her past sends Ally into another episode, and these are becoming some of my favorite moments of the show. The direction that the series has taken with showing Ally’s PTSD is incredibly well done, and the interactions between all the characters because of it is fantastic. Nic helps Ally in this episode by simply being there for her and calming her down, which we have now seen both the Handymen do in her time of need. It continually reminds us of the fact that they all are beginning to care for each other, and the dynamic is a great part of the show.
After cutting to later that night (and seeing Ally in a ridiculous dress, which the show seems to relish doing), we learn a little more about Ally’s past and the anti-twilight movement. The Cristiano’s are having a party; which we quickly find out is a front to try and protect Twilights from angry mobs of anti-twilights. Unfortunately, we don’t learn much about these anti-twilights, but we do finally get to know more about the Cristiano family and their clear allegiance to Twilights. It’s good to see one of the four families have some sort of empathy for them.
Then we get the big moment of the episode, which is Ally singing for the entire party at the Cristiano mansion. Turns out Ally can really sing, and Worick brought her to this soiree for that exact reason. She sings a beautiful song that we then learn is related to her-long-lost brother in a series of flashbacks, showing her singing the song to him when she was younger. And of course this show likes teasing you, so we see a man that has just come to Ergastulum trying desperately to get into the party after hearing Ally’s song. I see a reunion coming, for better or worse…