Sunday’s episode of The Mayfair Witches by Anne Rice marked a major turning point in the first season of the AMC series. After Carlotta Mayfair’s (Beth Grant) attempt to stop Lasher (Jack Huston) from going to Rowan (Alexandra Daddario) literally went up in flames, Episode 5 “The Thrall” saw both Rowan and Talamasca agent Ciprien Grieve trapped in the Mayfair house, manipulated by Lasher until Rowan finally gives in and plays his game. It’s an episode that seems to set the stage for everything else to come in the last three episodes of the season and Tongayi Chirisa, who plays Ciprien on the series, says the stakes just get hotter and higher from here.
“Now that you’ve seen episode five, the stakes are getting hotter and hotter and higher and higher,” Chirisa shared. Weekly entertainment. “This is the beginning of the end in so many ways. I think people’s true characters and intentions are starting to reveal themselves now. Anyone can be a victim or a perpetrator of what’s about to happen, so stay tuned.”
And Chirisa isn’t alone in seeing “The Thrall” as an important episode for the series. said Houston ComicBook. com that it’s also the episode where we start to see Lasher’s complexities – as well as how important Rowan is to him.
“Episode five is that moment where you realize, if what he wants Rowan to realize is as much as he is this entity that is able to control things and do things, everything is actually going through her. He wants that she understands it’s her choice and he wants to make her stronger, but that’s not without the subtle manipulation that comes with it, with Lasher,” Huston said. “I think Lasher has ulterior motives, but don’t we all? I think he’s a very complex character because his existence is based purely on the witch he’s attached to, so he doesn’t exist without them, and they’re ‘It’s the almighty, almighty, which is what Rowan in particular is having right now don’t know without him. What he’s saying is, if we work together, we can do anything, but even without me… it’s that famous old saying, it’s very hot under the devil’s wing.”
Will there be a second season The Mayfair Witches by Anne Rice?
AMC announced this last week The Mayfair Witches by Anne Rice has been renewed for a second season. Production on Season 2 of the series is expected to begin in New Orleans later this year.
“What a start to our Anne Rice Immortal Universe, with two series that spark cultural conversation, attract significant linear audiences, and now rank as the top two new series in AMC+ history,” said Dan McDermott, president of entertainment and AMC Studios for AMC Networks, said earlier. “We are grateful for the way fans have responded to these shows and for the creative teams who have delivered on the promise of these stories and characters in new and very compelling ways. Thanks to… the entire cast of ‘Mayfair’, led by the remarkable Alexandra Daddario, for delivering an entertaining and highly watchable series and firmly placing another key foundational element of this dynamic universe.”
The Mayfair Witches by Anne Rice airs Sundays at 9:00 PM ET on AMC and AMC+.
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