So, we finally dive into the story of the Mysterious Korean Woman! She is Ji-Ah, a nurse with quite a complicated history with Atticus. Oh, and she's a Kumiho: a tentacled fox demon, who goes after men who have wronged someone, by taking the form of a beautiful woman, having sex with them, and then using the tentacles to take their souls. Yep, that's just a normal, everyday occurrence on Lovecraft Country!
I can see this episode being somewhat polarizing due to the separate location and most of the cast not being here, but I thought it was really well-done, and succeeded with making me interested in Ji-Ah and even caring about her relationship with Tic. Jamie Chung continues to easily be the most successful person to come out of The Real World. I've always liked her, but this is probably her best performance yet, and will hopefully open up even more opportunities.
This episode was definitely the most sex/nudity heavy one so far. Of course, Jonathan Majors already showed he had no issues with it, but I was a little surprise how much Jamie Chung was willing to show as well. HBO brings out the wild side out of everyone!
I did get a little bit taken out of Ji-Ah's first on screen kill, because the actor playing the victim was totally the same guy that played Ando on Heroes!
The show continues to not lets its protagonists off easily, and showed that Tic truly did some awful things during his time at war, including straight up executing unarmed nurses. War really does bring out the worst in humanity.
Great looking episode, which is no surprise, since Helen Shaver knows how to direct (she's helmed a lot of stuff, including Vikings, Orphan Black, and Westworld.)
I have to imagine they wouldn't spend this much time on Ji-Ah and have her stick around in Korea, so I'm curious to see if they are going to find some way to get her over to the States with everyone else.