Season 2 Episode 7: “Lay Thee Before Kings”
Directed by Jeff Renfroe
Written by Vaun Wilmott
Created by Vaun Wilmott
Starring Tom Wisdom, Roxanne McKee, Anthony Head, Carl Beukes, Nic Bishop, Shivani Ghai, Christopher Egan. Simon Merrells, Alan Dale
Air Date: Thursday, August 20th, 2015, 10:00pm
Last week on Dominion, David Whele (Anthony Head) sticks Zoe (Christina Chong) right into the forefront of a revolution. He writes her a speech to broadcast to the entire city of Vega, but halfway through, she broadcasts her own written from her heart. She is really upset because her BFF Jasper dies, but powers through. So much so that she shoots David in the leg as a warning. Gates (Nic Bishop) intercepts the message to put Claire’s message through, but is put in danger when Arika (Shivani Ghai) passes this along to David. Claire (Roxanne McKee) rewards this insolence with sex. Noma (Kim Engelbrecht) and Alex (Christopher Egan) escape Julian (Simon Merrells) and New Delphi, after Noma rips out her own wings (Ewww!!!). Michael (Tom Wisdom) and Gabriel (Carl Beukes) do not.
Dominion 2.7 “Lay Thee Before Kings” review: Oh shoot! Angel shock therapy! Julian has some nice torture plans for Gabriel and Michael. He is shopping for a new body as well as exacting his revenge.
Julian tries to get to General Reisen (Alan Dale), through his dead wife, Clementine, or rather, the lower angel that was in his dead wife’s body. I’m as confused and skeptical as he is.
A mysterious stranger tells Noma to take the chosen one east, then, after they leave, merely points at an 8-Ball, who goes up in flames. In a moment of levity, they stumble upon a store that has not been stripped of supplies. It could be that the 8-Balls occupying it, think they still work there. One of them even greets the couple. The ruse doesn’t last long, although this whole outing is great.
Noma: “What should we do?”
Alex: “Get a cart.”
Claire is summoned to a scene of carnage. Traitors massacred some V6’s. She’s still vying for peace, this lady. It will never work, not with all this betrayal run amok. She meets with Zoe, and it’s going well, until it’s not.
We catch a flashback of Gabriel and his son, David (of David and Goliath lore). And then Goliath comes. Invisible Michael is the one who provides that famous rock, and the rest is history. Or is it? We see a tragic turn for Gabriel and his son.
Sadness permeates the end of this episode. Sadness and deathly danger.
Another home run of an episode. Are they even capable of having a bad episode? Apparently not.
Dominion airs Thursday nights at 10pm ET on Syfy.