Overall, it was a fascinating episode but I think there was a slight misstep with the words chosen for Bella in her final scene. It was interesting to watch them pull in anti-Semitism as the focus of this week’s journey into history. I also really liked that the words Reid said in the synagogue were fumbled because it lent an authenticity to the moment that I think many shows lack in those kinds of moments. I’ve always liked Rose and it hurts to see everything that happens to her. I’ve always liked Drake and I rather liked Bella and so there were parts of this that seemed like we could have done with a little more foreshadowing or maybe I’m sure forgetting foreshadowing along the way. I can’t wait to see what aspect of history next week’s theme is going to be and how it will lend to the larger story.
Beware of spoilers. Please keep in mind while reading the reaction post, I write it as I watch, so if something seems amiss, I was making assumptions that got answered later.