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Carmilla: 02x16, Old Habits

Kristina Atienza | PopWrapped Author

Kristina Atienza

07/24/2015 10:41 pm
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Carmilla: 02x16, Old Habits | Carmilla
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After the emotional train ride that was "No Heroics," we seem to return to the humorous side with "Old Habits."

Right away, we're graced with a brand new camera angle for Laura's broadcasts. It seems that the living situations have changed with the return of Carmilla and their forced cohabitation. As true as the episode title holds, it's just like old times for Carmilla and Laura.

Carmilla is back in her full form of possibly the worst roommate in existence. We see through a montage that the vampire is back to leaving ungodly messes EVERYWHERE, throwing her garbage anywhere she feels like, changing clothes without a care in the world who sees and parading Laura's least favorite person (Mattie) all around the place. The last one seems to be the one that effectively pushed our tiny hero to her breaking point, but does not end the passive-aggressive competition between the exes.

Instead, Laura sets up a literal boundary between the two of them (cause that worked SO well last time...) to separate Laura's broadcasting corner of the room with Carmilla's messy side of the room.

Soon enough, a hungover Carmilla stumbles into frame in her sunglasses, red solo cup, and leftover bloody mustache glory. The vampire seems mildly amused at the seriousness of Laura's actions, but points out that it'll take more than a literal line of hazardous tape to stop her. Before Laura can uncannily wallow in the impending doom from Mattie's plots, the Baron and Danny rush in.

Despite their initial mild concern at the new living arrangements, the members of the Board inform Laura that Mattie is setting up a major vote with the entire Board of Governors under the motion of section 23 of the school charter.

Thanks to LaF, the group finds out through JP (who apparently has retained a photographic memory of everything since his time of living as an USB) that this particular section refers to Silas University's ability to sell or trade its "living assets." We end this week's episode with Mattie's plans now coming into light that other than selling Lophi, the trapped Anglerfish, the vote will determine if the school can sell 15% of humans students' bodies (I know colleges and universities can cost an arm and a leg but this is a little much...)

This episode was quite entertaining with some of the best product placement I've ever seen in my life and the comedic passive aggressive feud between Laura and Carmilla returning, but it seems like this episode kinda is pushing that we've got bigger issues to deal with than Carmilla leaving hairballs everywhere.

Some concerns, though: Why hasn't Mattie made her move on Laura yet? Were the sketchy mandatory blood and tissue samples from earlier in the season going to play a role in determining which 15% of students are sold?

But lastly, where the hell is Perry during all of this?

This week was quite the adventure, but things are definitely heating up on Carmilla.


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