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#9) The Red Kiss Season 1

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#9) The Red Kiss
Orig Air Date  :  Apr.26.2002     Written By  :  Sam Egan     Length  :  45 mins
Production Code  :  110     Director  :  James Head     Rated  :  TV14
Theo Rating: 6.3   Votes: 44   Rank: 34/25   [ Vote ]
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DESCRIPTION:
When their vehicle is carjacked, Jeremiah and Kurdy find themselves in an abandoned amusement park where a group of parents greets them with mixed emotions but the children believe that Jeremiah has been sent to save them from an unseen and deadly predator.

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STARRING:

  • Luke Perry as Jeremiah  Episode Photos
  • Malcolm-Jamal Warner as Kurdy  Episode Photos

  • Vincent Gale as Cord Geary  Episode Photos
  • Tobias Mehler as Zach  Episode Photos
  • Pablo Santos as Fipps  Episode Photos
  • Shawn MacDonald as Magyar  Episode Photos
  • Wendy Russell as Treva Geary  Episode Photos
  • Yvonne Meyers as Helen  Episode Photos
  • Sharon Alexander as Chapelle  Episode Photos
  • Berend McKenzie as Medicine Joe (Adrian)  Episode Photos
  • Aleks Paunovic as Stomp (Raider Leader)
  • Talia Ranger as Maia (Zach's daughter)  Episode Photos
  • Reece Thompson as Tommy Geary
  • Nickol Tschenscher as Beth  Episode Photos
  • J.R. Messado as J.J.  Episode Photos

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MONICA'S REVIEW:
I think just about any episode that could have been shown after last week's stellar episode would have been a let down. Still, there were many things in this episode that just didn't work for me. Some just reminded me of something else (like when Beth said that Jeremiah was "The One", I immediately thought of the Rangers mantra, "We live for The One, we die for The One") and other bits of dialog just fell flat (like when Zach said he was going to watch Kurdy and Jeremiah like a hawk). I also thought that when Kurdy asked to read a history book, it was just a bit too obvious when he used it to solve a problem later on in the episode.

I did love the beginning with the comments about "Jaws" and "Alien". I laughed when Kurdy pulled that cross in a little closer after his nightmare. It was so ... Kurdy! The pinball machine was great and it made sense why the kids took to Jeremaih immediately but it was at the same time a bit too coincidental.

This episode did make me wonder about the kids in this new world and how they are growing up. I also thought it was interesting that it was the children (and not the adults) who were the religious ones and trying to find meaning in this world. I am glad Kurdy tried to straighten things out for them and was upfront and honest but at the same time, giving them hope.

All in all, not a bad episode but not the greatest one either.

THEO RATING: 6

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QUESTIONS RAISED:

  • Where are the enclaves of Gramercy and Radford located?
  • Where did the children's chant come from and what did it mean originally?
  • Were the stories about God and Heaven passed around by word of mouth or is it just a common assumption that humans make in times like this?
  • Does it really help people when they drink children's blood or is it just a sign that they are desperate enough to try anything?
  • What kind of blood disease did Magyar have and why did he think it was related to the Big Death?

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