Raising Dion Season 1, Episode 7, “ISSUE #107: Why So Vomity” relies too much on exposition, when the audience can figure out the rest.
This recap of Netflix Series Raising Dion Season 1, Episode 7, “ISSUE #107: Why So Vomity” contains spoilers. You can read the recap of the previous episode by clicking these words.
You know what? Episode 7 would have been the most highly-rated chapter so far if it didn’t obsess over signalling the plot to the audience. Raising Dion has a habit of assuming the audience has limited brain cells and creates overly obvious plot points to drive the story. I laughed at the ending.
But before I delve into what Dion (Ja’Siah Young) was up to in “ISSUE #107: Why So Vomity”, Charlotte is on the road, and ends up on the farm we witnessed a few chapters ago. At the farm, she sees the storm damage and bumps into the kid Brayden, whose father died from the lightning. It was overly awkward for Charlotte, who ends up talking to Brayden telepathically due to his overbearing mother. The only issue is Brayden is creepy, and Charlotte could not wait to get out of there.
Nicole and Pat talk about the night before when Pat made a move, but they both feel weird about it. Nicole shows Pat the data she has from Mark’s watch, which fascinates him. Nicole’s friends insist Pat is a “good guy” and it may be worth having desserts after desserts.
Anyway, to the main storyline — when Pat takes Dion to school, they have a conversation about him having potential healing powers. Pat’s migraines return, so Dion attempts to heal him, but suddenly after, he is met with a high fever, with the school nurse alerting Nicole. Kat picks him up, and as she’s a nurse, she realizes Dion needs to go to the hospital.
At the hospital, Dion’s energy interferes with the hospital equipment, and the medical team struggles to stabilize his temperatures. Nicole is concerned that the hospital will not know how to heal Dion due to his superpowers. Nicole tries to convince Kat, and at first, she is unable to prove anything, but then Kat sees Dion floating in the air.
Pat feels like the illness is linked to him after Dion tried healing him, so he feels extra guilty. He goes to BIONA to try and find a solution and returns with an answer. Dion needs more Iodine, not less — Kat goes beyond her usual duties and decides without the medical team approval. The solution works, but Kat loses her job as a result of it.
Pat confronts Nicole about the night before again and the kiss, but she rejects him, claiming she needs Pat as a friend. He doesn’t seem to take it too well.
Anyway, to the ridiculous part of Episode 7. While Dion was knocked out in the hospital bed, BIONA were monitoring him. Raising Dion Season 1, Episode 7, “ISSUE #107: Why So Vomity” ends with the “CDC” entering the hospital claiming they need to take Dion after reports of an unknown illness.
Now, what irked me about this moment is that Nicole runs out and sees a group of vans and they put Dion in the back of one of them. The “CDC”-looking people drive off with all their prevention gear on, but at the end of the vans, there are big fat letters that spell BIONA.
I’m very sure we would have figured out it was not the CDC taking Dion away. What amateur storytelling.
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- Dion may have healed the fox in the lab.
- Kat is having a relationship with another female colleague, Danielle.
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