In this week's episode of AMC's NOS4A2, outside "distractions" have been keeping Vic McQueen (Ashleigh Cummings) and Charlie Manx (Zachary Quinto) apart – delaying their inevitable confrontation over (and at…???) Christmasland. Vic has to take on Manx minus Maggie (Jahkara Smith) and her tiles (…though we have a feeling that's gonna' change…) and now her mother (Virginia Kull) sold her "knife" access to Christmasland: her motorcyle.
Manx was left reeling from fellow "strong creative" Jolene July's (Judith Roberts) attack last episode, where we learned the way to get to Manx is through his car, The Wraith. Desperate, Bing (Olafur Darri Olafsson) takes the car (and Manx) to get fixed at Mrs. Myers (Brenda Wehle, from episode 2: "The Graveyard of What Might Be) garage – leading to a series of events that results in a rejuventaed Manx; two tragic, disturbing deaths; and a better understanding of the horrific "rules" to "Scissors for the Drifter."
But why does The Wraith look so familiar to Mrs. Myers? What's the story of the father and son who went missing nearly 30 years ago? Here's a look at AMC's official digital short "Ghost" that adds yet another layer of tragedy to the backstory…
Here's a look at the next episode of AMC's NOS4A2, "Parnassus":
NOS4A2 season 1, episode 8 ""Parnassus": Vic finds herself in danger after an argument with Linda. Manx seeks advice from an old friend.
A Look at AMC's "NOS4A2"
NOS4A2 introduces Vic McQueen (Cummings), a gifted young woman who discovers she has a supernatural ability to find lost things. This ability puts her on a collision course with the evil and immortal Charlie Manx (Quinto). Manx is a supernatural villain who feeds off the souls of children then deposits what remains of them into Christmasland – a twisted place of Manx's imagination where every day is Christmas Day and unhappiness is against the law. Vic strives to defeat Manx and rescue his victims – without losing her mind or falling victim to him herself.
The supernatural horror series NOS4A2, based on Hill's bestselling novel of the same name, tells the story of Charlie Manx, a seductive immortal who feeds off the souls of children then deposits what remains of them into "Christmasland" – an icy, twisted Christmas village of Manx's imagination where every day is Christmas Day and unhappiness is against the law. Manx finds his whole world threatened when a young woman in New England discovers she has a dangerous gift.
Cummings' Vic McQueen is a young, working-class artist whose creativity awakens a supernatural ability to track Manx. What Vic lacks in social confidence, she makes up for in courage, humor, and tough-as-nails grit. She strives to defeat Manx and rescue his victims without losing her mind or falling victim to him herself.
Quinto's Charlie Manx is a seductive immortal who feeds off the souls of children, then deposits what remains of them into Christmasland – an icy, twisted Christmas village of Manx's imagination where every day is Christmas Day and unhappiness is against the law. Manx finds his whole world threatened when a young woman in New England discovers she has a dangerous gift.
Along with Quinto and Cummings, NOS4A2 also stars Olafur Darri Olafsson (Lady Dynamite) as Bing Partridge, Virginia Kull (The Looming Tower) as Linda McQueen, Ebon Moss-Bachrach (The Punisher) as Chris McQueen, Jahkara Smith (aka Sailor J) as Maggie Leigh, and Ashley Romans (Shameless) as Det. Tabitha Hutter. Produced by AMC Studios in association with Tornante Television, NOS4A2 is executive produced by Hill, Tornante Television's Lauren Corrao, and series creator/showrunner Jami O'Brien (Fear The Walking Dead, Hell On Wheels). Emmy nominee Kari Skogland (The Handmaid's Tale) directs the first two episodes of the 10-episode series.
AMC's NOS4A2 airs Sunday nights at 10 p.m. ET/9 p.m. CT – following the fifth season of Fear the Walking Dead.