‘Lovecraft Country’: Star trek

HBO’s “Lovecraft Country” (Sunday at 9 p.m.) shifts time zones, shifts dimensions, shifts realities in its most mind-altering episode yet.

Warning! Minor spoilers follow! And maybe a spin from the legendary Josephine Baker if we’re all good.

In “I Am,” written by Misha Green and Shannon Houston and directed by Charlotte Sieling, Hippolyta’s (Aunjanue Ellis) quest for answers about her husband George’s death seems to lead her to nothing but ash.

But Hippolyta is not easily discouraged. At her heart, she is an explorer.

She has a lot to explore when she’s sucked into a rift in the space-time continuum.

Aunjanue Ellis, "Lovecraft Country" (Photo: HBO)
Aunjanue Ellis, “Lovecraft Country” (Photo: HBO)

Her journey for answers leads back to an essential question: “Who am I?”

That’s no easy question to answer for a Black woman living in 1950s America, and she taps into a reckoning and a rage that will change her forever.

Back in the South Side of Chicago, Atticus (Jonathan Majors) and Leti (Jurnee Smollett) realize they are having the same dream – with one significant difference.

Leti’s dream is downright prophetic.

Atticus comes to understand his father Montrose (Michael K. Williams) as he never has before, and the gulf between the two men only widens.

Ruby (Wunmi Mosaku) demands answers from Christina (Abbey Lee). Leti tries to make amends with Ruby and makes a shocking discovery.

Atticus is left more lost than ever.

 

Always new friends to make in "Lovecraft Country" (Photo: HBO)
Always new friends to make in “Lovecraft Country” (Photo: HBO)

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