Ending the first part of Season 2, Episode 8, “White as a Ghost” frustratingly leaves Light as a Feather where they have to play the game again.
This recap of Hulu’s Light as a Feather Season 2, Episode 8, “White as a Ghost” contains significant spoilers. You can read the recap of the previous episode by clicking these words.
We understand now what is changing McKenna’s behaviours and why she continues zoning out into the middle-of-the-night sleepwalks and does not remember what she has done. McKenna’s dead twin sister Jennie is controlling her via the chrysalis.
Episode 8, “White as a Ghost” shows us flashbacks to when McKenna’s sister Jennie was alive, and the social group had no strange issues to what they are experiencing now. The fatal moment where Alex gives Jennie some drugs, which ultimately leads to an overdose due to heart failure, is provided as an extra layer of exposition for the viewers.
But as for the present day, the group are determined now more than ever to stop this curse at all costs. They find a person who used to be cursed by the chrysalis before Violet, and she recommends that they play the game again in order to to be rid of it for good. I didn’t really understand how this made sense, but the characters seem to have embraced the idea, despite the fact the game has caused multiple murders so far. I guess it couldn’t get worse.
As Light as a Feather Season 2, Episode 8, “White as a Ghost” ends, McKenna convinces Violet that they must play the game again — to be fair, Violet’s original objective of Season 2 was to help McKenna, so her initial objection was quickly distinguished by McKenna’s persuasive emotional language. They find a place to play the game; a place where over 30 people died from a fire. I know it’s a horror genre, but the writing makes it flagrantly obvious where the problems lie. There are no hard guesses for the audience, it’s planted in front of your face in each episode what is going to happen next.
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