Season 2 Episode 9


Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Nov 20, 2005 on Sky1
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Episode Summary

Ella and Malachi have fallen for each other. The Powers That Be are not content with their relationship and punish the couple with odd ailments.

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  • How long are we going to have to suffer through Ella and Malachi's unearthly courtship? And when will Hex finally start punching out the great stories again? Hopefully soon, but this episode doesn't provide a lot of optimisim in that count.moreless

    When Hex first appeared on our screens, it received a great deal of notice. Critic after critic labelled it as the new Buffy, the darker Buffy, the British Buffy, the sexy Buffy. I didn't really see the connection. A dead lesbian ghost and the forces of evil and good is mildly different from a live lesbian witch and the forces of good and evil. However, maybe the writers of this episode focused a bit too much on the comparison, as it dawned on me, that the episode, boring as it was, was nothing but a cheap rip-off from Buffy's The Killer In Me,.

    Firstly, we had to agonise through yet another 'Ella loves Malachi but they're sworn enemies' episodes. Whatever! Both are supposed to be the perfect embodiments of evil and good, kick-ass warriors with immense fighting skills and duties within the world. What happens when Ella gets a little ugly? She locks herself in a cellar and cries. If they had told me that the amazing mysterious fighter would do that when she first appeared in the show, well I just wouldn't have believed them. But here we are, a few episodes on, Ella has already gotten old and had to die, now she's ugly and all she does is cry.

    Of course, it's a fairy-tale ending when Malachi declares love is blind, and that they should have sex to fix things. Sick-bag anybody? In Buffy, Willow morphed into her lover's murderer in utter disgust at her own feelings towards a new woman. A kiss solved everything. Luckily, in Buffy that episode was well-written, full of comedy and drama and riveting. In Hex, they just didn't manage it. I sat in boredom, waiting for the end, internally pissed off at Ella's pathetic response and begging the television not to focus on her OTT face. The only vaguely interesting part of this episode was the streak of light into the atmosphere, and that amounted for literally ten seconds of a fifty minute episode. So, all in all, not a very satisfying ep.moreless
  • Not the Best!

    Not the best of Hex but i do think it holds alot to be said for what happens next! The whole Ella Malachai Leon thing isnt really what i thought it would be, i thought Ella and Leon should stay together and maybe ella would have more self restraint when it comes to Malachai. and maybe some more fighting between Leon and Malachai. i thought that it got a bit far fetched with Leon seeing ella and walking away, i thought he wouldnt mind, he was different! and i thought the teaser of what happens next was great i cant wait i just hope its more of a fast moving Episode!moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Goof: In the previous episode, Leon got suspended for 5 days for attacking Malachi in the cafeteria. That night, he sneaks back to school to spy on Ella and follows her on her date with Malachi. The next day, he is back in class. What happened to his suspension?

  • QUOTES (14)

    • Thelma: You look cool, you look smooth, you look a little drunk.

    • Mephistopheles: Forget her. Because unless you do you'll never see her again. Or anything else for that matter.

    • Raphael: Only you can stop this, Ella. You must show discipline. Banish these feelings. Control this shameful lust.

    • Raphael: This is a punishment, Ella. I have warned you. You have strayed from the path that destiny has laid for you, now you must pay the price.
      Ella: For not killing Malachi.
      Raphael: For allowing yourself to have feelings for him. Lustful feelings.

    • Thelma: Maybe it's a death mark, you know, like a birth mark but when you're dead. It's just a theory.

    • Malachi: It's a good job I can't see you right now!

    • Thelma: Shameful lust – thought that was my speciality.
      Ella: What am I going to do?
      Thelma: Uh, avoid Malachi?
      Ella: That's great advice, Thelma, but what the hell do you think I'm doing in this cellar!

    • Maya: Wow! It's addictive this.
      Thelma: It certainly is.
      Maya: I didn't know I had an exhibitionist streak (laughs). Imagine if they could see us!

    • Ella: So you're the alpha male.
      Malachi: The head Honcho.
      Ella: Top banana.

    • Maya: (To Thelma) You know, I think you're the strangest ghost I ever met.

    • Malachi: (to Ella) Nice outfit. Mmmm… It would look even better off.

    • Thelma: The whole dead lesbian thing, it's hard to get a handle on.
      Maya: Yeah, tell me about it.
      Thelma: Takes awhile to get used to.
      Maya: Well at least you've had time to get used to it.
      Thelma: Yeah… but the thing is, it didn't prepare me.
      Maya: Prepare you? For what?
      Thelma: For you… I-I realised that, for the first time I thought I might be better off dead.
      Maya: That's a compliment, right?
      Thelma: Right.

    • Ella: You know, I do care for you Leon.
      Leon: I know. As a friend.
      Ella: As a friend, but more than that.
      Leon: More than a friend, but less than a boyfriend?

    • Malachi: I'm just missing one thing.
      Ella: And what's that?
      Malachi: The most beautiful girl in the world.
      Ella: She couldn't make it. Will I do?
      Malachi: You'll do.

  • NOTES (1)