Blood Ties

Season 2 Episode 6

Drawn and Quartered

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Nov 16, 2007 on Lifetime

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  • Henry has a painting in a friend named Maya's show. Maya's boyfriend is found dead the day of the show and Mike believes Maya is involved. Henry is convinced otherwise and asks Vicki for help proving she is innocent.

    Some of the greatest horror episodes in television history have been related to paintings and galleries. Night Gallery did this very well in their Pilot "The Graveyard" and "The Escape Route". Other shows like The Twilight Zone and Friday the 13th have done this as well.

    This one was not very well done. The basis of the story was very flimsy and the murders other than being bizarre made no sense. The protagonist again made no sense. How did the dead painter go from one canvas to another? He was in the painting in the gallery, but was also in the painting the accomplice painter just finished? The accomplice was a hack and he was obviously crazy and there was no motivation for him to be doing what he was doing and especially for him to kill Corrine. It took a while but it was finally easy to understand Henry's weird affection for this girl. She was a piece of work, but as the episode went on you had a much better understanding as to why. Obviously the people that were murdered were pulled into the paintings and drowned as the paint filled their lungs. Why did they show up in the chair in the culdasac? I guess it was the element of surprise that caused the people to be so easily taken otherwise there is absolutely no explanation. This episode made me think that someone had an idea, sort of threw it out, and then they sort of put it together in pieces. Poor execution though and very little work on the story was obvious. The actors were all credible and the dialogue was OK, but that does not support the holes in the story overall.

    Very disappointing compared to the majority of Blood Ties episodes. Thanks for reading...
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