Class Season 1 Episode 7 “The Metaphysical Engine, or What Quill Did” Review

“I Am War Itself”

In the penultimate episode, Quill finally gets a chance to shine, and seriously, it is about time. I can’t get enough of her. Her badass-ery is fully formed and entirely earned. From the beginning, she has been the most interesting character, full of conflict and passion. She also gets the best lines. That we’ve been subject to teenage angst with no resolution has been a bit of a sludge to wade through, but now we seem to have some high stakes.

The Head Teacher has agreed to get the thing out of Quill’s head, but it involves transporters, alien body parts, a goddess (Spencer Wilding), and a shapeshifting surgeon (Chiké Okonkwo). It is pretty suspicious how this all came about, I must say. The Board of Governors of Coal Academy sure has access to some powerful alien tech, and the lack of attention given to them is disturbing. Not that anyone ever trusted the Head Teacher, but that fact that no know authority in the Whoniverse is keeping an eye on the B.O.G makes me certain that they are not working in the best interest of humanity.

Next week it all ends, maybe permanently as there is no indication that the BBC has picked up a second season.