Lovecraft Country Season 1 Episode 7 Recap
In the previous episode of HBO’s Lovecraft Country, we saw what happened with Tic and Ji-Ah during his time in the Korean War. In Lovecraft Country Season 1 Episode 7, Hippolyta followed a clue from Hiram’s orrery, and Ruby and Leti reconciled.
When Hippolyta and Dee went to Ardham, they found the wreckage and George’s burned travel comic. When she got back, she obsessed over getting the orrery to work. Hippolyta figured out that the planets on the orrery needed to be tilted along their appropriate axes. This opened the sun up to reveal a key and some coordinates. She took the car to their coordinates in Kansas and found a run-down observatory. Putting the key through a corresponding keyhole got the telescope working, and Hippolyta did some math to figure out settings. Unfortunately, two white cops found her.
Leti had a dream that she was pregnant and running after Tic’s ancestor in the burning lodge. She told Tic that she’d had a book with her, and they concluded it was the Book of Names. They went to see Montrose to find out more about Tic’s mother’s family. Tic and Leti showed up at his apartment just as Montrose and Sammy were having an argument. From seeing them together, Tic realized the rumors about Montrose being gay were true. Montrose confirmed to Tic that his mother had known.
Tic took a bus to St. Louis when he couldn’t use Hippolyta’s car. He met with a friend of his cousin Ethel on his mother’s side. Ethel and his mother were the only members of the family to survive the Tulsa riots. After seeing a photo, he realized she had the same mark as he did. However, a phone call from Leti interrupted Tic. She had found the orrery in Hippolyta’s apartment. Tic arrived at the observatory just after the cops. During the fight, a cop fell through a portal that opened up, and Hippolyta shot the other one. Hippolyta then fell through the portal, and Tic ran when he heard others approaching. A travel comic from Dee lied with the dead cop.
“I Am Hippolyta”
Hippolyta found herself among alien figures on a desolate planet. She spent time locked in a white room, but her captor told her she wasn’t in a prison. She challenged Hippolyta to name who and where she wanted to be. Hippolyta found herself in Paris dancing with Josephine Baker. Then, she arrived in an all-female tribe ready to battle an army of white 19th century soldiers. When she defined herself as George Freeman’s wife, she found herself in bed with him and telling him all that had happened. Hippolyta felt that he had helped her shrink herself when she wanted bigger things. The aliens offered Hippolyta to join them or go back. She knew that Dee needed her.
Christina showed Ruby the dead bodies she kept in the basement to make her potions. Ruby wanted the truth, and Christina explained that it had to do with her family. Ruby would be watching Dee while Hippolyta was away. Leti apologized to Ruby and helped her out with Dee and her friends. While Ruby was cooking, Leti felt nauseated, leading them to wonder if she was pregnant.
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