Though the property business can be a cutthroat, there are times when different agencies have to team up for a sale. In this week’s SurrealEstate, Rita Weiss has another home with a strange history she wants Luke to handle.
We receive a haunting tale of a recluse who goes to great lengths to keep people from purchasing her home. Elizabeth Saunders is disturbing in her guest role as convicted killer, Catherine Owens. Owens gives off Hannibal Lecter vibes and carries a great power within her. I’d pay to see Saunders’ character paired up with Elizabeth Marvel’s Victoria from Helstrom and have them go at it or hang out. They seem good for each other down to the occasional freaky eye thing.
The episode of SurrealEstate has some fun with fake outs and near misses as each victim is murdered. The writers do come up with creative ways to stab someone in the eye. The stakes become higher when Megan Donovan is targeted to be the next victim. The show has cultivated her and Luke’s relationship pretty well to this point so there’s a little bit of added concern. The climax is surprising at first but a sleek and chic sequence helps explains what really went down.
Susan’s subplot helps lighten the mood from the other storyline as she tries to sell a property currently inhabited with frat boy types. They’re not keen to possibly losing their home and are uncooperative when she tries to take enticing photos on behalf of their landlord.
Another pairing that SurrealEstate has really been developing this season is between Zooey and Susan. It’s amusing to watch the former demean herself and manipulate the gentleman in order to obtain the pictures. The Risky Business odes are a nice touch. Seeing them work together furthers their friendship. There’s a big twist about Susan’s client when it’s over but though it is foreshadowed and predictable considering the issues they had when communicating to each other earlier in the episode, it’s still pretty good.
The two plots bring balance to ‘Roman’s Six’ with a frightening story about a killer demon along with a sillier tale of duping frat boys. However, the real MVP is Elizabeth Saunders in her turn as the unsettling antagonist.
New episodes of SurrealEstate air Friday nights on Syfy.
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