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TV Review: The Messengers 1.3 “Path To Paradise”
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The Messengers Path To Paradise

The Messengers
Season 1 Episode 3: “Path To Paradise”
Directed by Cherie Nowlan
Written by Eoghan O’Donnell, Matt Pitts, Oanh Ly
Starring Shantel VanSanten, Sofia Black-D’Elia, Joel Courtney, JD Pardo, Jon Fletcher, Diogo Morgado, Anna Diop
The CW
Air Date: Friday, May 1st, 2015, 9:00pm

Last week’s The Messengers found the group converging at a bar with a really cool and appropriate name – The Last Supper, seemingly by coincidence. Which is crazy because when they all previously found out about their group and mission in the hospital chapel, Rose (Anna Diop) reveals all, and they all leave roadrunner dust in their wake. Raul (JD Pardo) saves Erin (Sofia Black-D’Elia) from the cops. Remember – her abusive ex is a cop, who will use his influence to hurt her and take back their child. They do not get to the one-armed vet in Joshua’s (Jon Fletcher) vision in time. How will that affect the mission?

This may be cheesy, but I do like the wings in the mirror effect.

The Messengers 1.3 “Path To Paradise” review: The group seems to be on board with stopping the apocalypse, but Raul has something to do first – find his brother. Erin watches his niece. He is tempted by the devil (Diogo Morgado). Does he give in? And equally as important, does he find and save his brother?

Rose understands every language. She’s not sure about computer code, but she knows what God tells her. The task is to find The Four Horseman. They are starting with war. Peter (Joel Courtney) has another gift, although probably not heavenly endowed – he is really good with phone internet searches. And he is very unlucky at the end of this episode.

We find out a bit more about Vera (Shantel VanSanten). Her heart was broken by her son’s father. We are led to believe he didn’t know, as he left her spouting about “someone else.” She finds out nine years later when she happens upon his lab trying to find out about the mystery rock that the “someone else” was Huntington’s disease. That sucks! She did find her power though. It looks more like a burden than a gift. She may be spirit walking, but people around her think she’s dead. She’s going to be getting a lot of CPR, unless she learns to only do it at night in bed – alone.

Scary devil with the red eyes!

The show is still intriguing. It’s only episode three. I’m still waiting for everyone and everything to connect for me. The reason I feel a connection to JD Pardo is because I loved his character from Revolution. So I’m still not seeing him as this character just yet.

The question is: Which power would you like to have?

A) prophetic visions

B) super strength

C) spirit walking

D) understanding which includes every language – ever

E) healing

F) hearing thoughts

I’m torn between healing and understanding. What about you?

The Messengers air on Fridays at 9pm ET on The CW.

The CW’s synopsis:

The Messengers
Path to Paradise (Ep# 103)
THE FIRST HORSEMAN IS REVEALED AND VERA DISCOVERS HER GIFT — On the hunt for the Horseman of War, Joshua (Jon Fletcher), Erin (Sofia Black D’Elia) and Peter (Joel Courtney) make great strides for the group. Raul (JD Pardo) and Vera (Shantel VanSanten) are more hesitant to believe and when they stray, there are unforeseen consequences. But when Vera discovers her gift, she finally starts to re-think her purpose. Craig Frank, Anna Diop and Diogo Morgado also star. Cherie Nowlan directed the episode written by Oanh Ly (#103). Original airdate 5/1/15.


The Messengers – Path To Paradise Trailer

Stop the apocalypse. Save mankind. The Messengers is all new Friday at 9/8c!

The Messengers – Path to Paradise Clip

Will all be lost if The Messengers stray from their path? Don’t miss an all new episode Friday at 9/8c!

The Messengers – Inside: The Path to Paradise

Vera’s gift will finally be revealed. Executive Producers Eoghan O’Donnell and Trey Callaway talk Friday’s new The Messengers!

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