Requiem (S01E02) "The Blue Room"

After one of her dreams lead her to a hidden door in the floor, revealing a disturbing room, Matilda (Lydia Wilson) is more determined than ever to uncover the mysteries surrounding the disappearance of Carys. With each probe she is met with resistance. The town and the people in it are not so welcoming, especially when it comes to dredging up old secrets.

Convinced that she is linked to this missing girl, Matilda is slowly becoming unhinged. But could there be some truth behind her madness? There are too many missing pieces in her past and it seems to be no coincidence that she feels such a strong connection with the run down estate. The answers are close, but what is she willing to risk to get to them?

There is friction between Matilda and Hal (Joel Fry). The worry is written on his face, but this doesn’t phase her determination, it only solidifies the reasons she is there. Rose (Claire Rushbrook) seems to be hiding some painful truths not only from Matilda but from her own husband. Now with the local police department in the mix this may bring more complications to the effort.

The disappearance of Carys was the undoing of so many people, not only was her mother forever impacted by the event but her birth father disappeared off the grid months after she vanished. Sean (Sam Hazeldine) is still out in the woods, lurking and waiting for something, perhaps someone? Matilda’s acute awareness of being watched brings her out into the forest where she comes face to face with Sean. Just before we get any answers he is spooked back into hiding.

An aging aunt lives on Nick’s (James Frecheville) newly acquired property. The fact that she cannot speak just adds to the creep factor. She certainly knows more than what she is letting on, there is a sadness hanging above her life. Questioning her may not seem like it will be helpful, but her walls are beginning to crumble as well. The truth is so close you can almost reach out and touch it.

The show keeps drawing the viewer back in, because you want to know what is going to happen next. There are so many mysterious circumstances that it’s hard to pinpoint where the story will lead you to next. This makes for an enjoyable watch and keeps you wanting more.

Matilda could be this missing girl, yet nothing is ever as it seems.

Photo: Screenshot taken by author of review.