Invisible City season 1, episode 6 recap – “Childish Things”

February 5, 2021
Jonathon Wilson 0
Netflix, TV Recaps
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Summary

“Childish Things” raises the stakes as everyone converges on the same location for a blowout penultimate episode.

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Summary

“Childish Things” raises the stakes as everyone converges on the same location for a blowout penultimate episode.

This recap of Invisible City season 1, episode 6, “Childish Things”, contains spoilers.


In the space of just a couple of episodes, Invisible City has become almost entirely about Luna. Everyone’s after her in “Childish Things”, from Eric racing home, snatching up the folklore book, and heading back out again, teaming up with Marcia, to Inês turning to Camila for help with the dry spirit inside her. It’s a race against time with an innocent little girl at stake, which will certainly do for stakes.

But Invisible City episode 6 also delivers some answers, including those around the whole overarching land-grab plot, which Ciço has determined Alfonso is behind, with a direct parental relationship to the dead hunter serving as justification. Giving the idea of greedy capitalists trying to displace natives a more personal slant saps some of that thematic power, you could probably argue, but we’ve long-since delved headlong into the fantasy elements here, so it’s hardly surprising. Positioning the Curupira’s fires as the root cause is also an odd finger of blame to point.

Nevertheless, it tees up a vengeful story with Luna as the vessel, despite Isac’s attempts to trap her. Isac looked at the start of the series like he’d have more of note to do, but he fell to the wayside a bit, and here gets his moment of heroism before being offed rather unceremoniously as everyone converges.

Luna’s predicament also gives Eric his fatherly moment of sacrifice by requesting that the spirit uses him as its host instead, which is what Invisible City season 1, episode 6 uses as its cliffhanger ending. Again, it’s an interesting angle to take, doubling down on the father-daughter dynamic that has been threaded all throughout. The white eyes have been used as a signifier of complete takeover and corruption, and to see Eric’s peepers flash with the same emotionless gaze is a well-earned moment of transition to lead us into the finale. There’s still a lot to play for, though whether it’ll build to a satisfying ending remains to be seen.

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