As HBO’s fantasy epic continues, we saw Tic beat his father to a pulp – though it was ‘the Stiletto Scene’ that proved unbeatably shocking For most people, the idea of waking up in unfamiliar surroundings after a drunken night out is horror enough, but in the fifth episode of Lovecraft Country, that was only the beginning. A panicked woman wakes up in a strange bed. (Black satin sheets? Red flag.) The bed belonged to William, but did you recognise the woman (Jamie Neumann), last seen in episode two, issuing veiled threats about black bears? She’s back, only she seemed … different. As gradually became apparent, this was Ruby (usually played by Wunmi Mosaku), in a different skin. Confused and terrified by this magical transformation, White Ruby makes her way back to her South Side neighbourhood, where she stumbles from doorway to doorway until the police turn up. (It’s the walk of shame to end all walks of shame.) The cops assume she’s the victim of assault by a random, passing black boy and “rescue” her by returning her to her captors house on the other side of town.
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