Lovecraft Country Episode 9 Review: “Rewind 1921”

Lovecraft Country Episode 9 Review

Lovecraft Country redefined the purpose of a penultimate episode this week with Episode 9: “Rewind 1921.” As Leti, Tic, and Montrose traveled back in time, we were reintroduced to Uncle George, shown Hippolyta’s power, and invited to explore the interplay between homosexuality and fatherhood—all played out during an explosive look back at one of America’s darkest days.

Ash and Gene guide you through the events surrounding the Tulsa Massacre and the people who fought and died there. This episode also catalogs the numerous callbacks in Episode 9, and listener voicemails lend a little support as we work toward the finale.

Lovecraft Country Episode 9 Summary:
Hippolyta returns to Chicago to find Atticus, Leti and Montrose struggling to keep Diana alive after her being cursed by Lancaster. Ruby summons Christina, who uses Hippolyta’s blood to “reset” the curse but warns that because Lancaster was the only one who knew the curse, it cannot be fully lifted. Christina visits and taunts a dying Lancaster and convinces Ruby to aid her in her quest for immortality, even after Ruby learns that the spell will kill Tic. The others decide to use Hiram’s multiverse machine to travel back in time to 1921 Tulsa, where Tic’s mother’s family held the Book of Names before it was destroyed in the Greenwood massacre. Upon arriving in 1921, Tic, Leti and Montrose witness a young Montrose being beaten by his father. The adult Montrose flees. Tic goes looking for Montrose and finds him watching his younger self rebuke a friend of his for being a “faggot”, before the pair of them, as well as young George and Dorothy, are set upon by a white mob. Tic comes to their rescue. Leti is saved from attackers by Tic’s mother’s family, who hide her in their house as it is attacked by another mob, and Leti convinces Tic’s grandmother to hand over the Book of Names by promising to safeguard her family and their legacy. The trio flee the burning city and return to 1955 through the portal.

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