‘Hemlock Grove’ recap: Season 2, Episode 8, ‘Unicorn’

Landon Liboiron (L) and Bill Skarsgard (R) in a scene from Netflix's "Hemlock Grove" Season 2. Credit: Brooke Palmer for Netflix.
Landon Liboiron (L) and Bill Skarsgard (R) in a scene from Netflix’s “Hemlock Grove” Season 2. Credit: Brooke Palmer for Netflix.

We learn the intentions of the white-masked men (or should I say “white-masked people?”) as the Godfrey family is thrown into a whirlwind of drama in the latest episode of “Hemlock Grove.” More fun in your recap!

Landon Liboiron in a scene from Netflix's "Hemlock Grove" Season 2. Credit: Brooke Palmer for Netflix. Landon Liboiron in a scene from Netflix’s “Hemlock Grove” Season 2. Credit: Brooke Palmer for Netflix.[/caption]

Shelley bonds with…herself

Shelley (Madeleine Martin) begins undergoing the procedures for her brain to be in Prycilla’s body. Pryce (Joel de la Fuente) tells Shelley this will eventually involve her old body being dumped in the woods in order for the police to find it and stop looking for her.

Prycilla visits Shelley in her hospital bed and tells her she doesn’t have to go through with the procedure and that Shelley is beautiful. Regardless, Shelley decides she will still go through with it. In a rather odd scene, Prycilla and Shelley cuddle in bed together and say that they love each other. Is Shelley talking to her new self or is it with the real Prycilla?

Norman becomes unhinged

Leticia (Lisa Marcos) shines a black light on Olivia’s floor, revealing a stain going up the stairs. Based on this, Norman (Dougray Scott) figures out that Olivia killed his wife and wants this evidence to be presented. But Leticia tells Norman that it’s not blood stained up the stairs. It’s bleach. Olivia most likely hired someone to clean the house and destroy evidence.

Later, Norman visits Roman and asks about being an upir. Roman, stressed out about everything else going on, walks off. This is when Norman decides to pull the Darth Vader-esque “I am your father,” which Roman already knows. Of course, Roman does not welcome his new daddy with open arms and basically tells Norman he should be ashamed of himself for sleeping with his brother’s wife and therefore, cheating on his own.

Obviously, all of this drama affects Norman significantly as he gets distracted while with a patient. Later, he even takes a gun out of a drawer and smashes Olivia’s picture.

What will Norman do with this new knowledge?

(L-R) Famke Janssen, Shauna MacDonald and Joel de la Fuente in a scene from Netflix's "Hemlock Grove" Season 2. Credit: Steve Wilkie for Netflix.
(L-R) Famke Janssen, Shauna MacDonald and Joel de la Fuente in a scene from Netflix’s “Hemlock Grove” Season 2. Credit: Steve Wilkie for Netflix.

Olivia tries to eat the “unicorn”

Don’t you hate it when you are trying to get a drink from your box full of bloody limbs and then a brain jams up the machine? Maybe that’s a problem only Olivia has but she soon discovers another problem anyone can face: cancer.

After climbing on a stool and trying to fix the jam in Pryce’s invention, Olivia falls and hits her head. This results in a minor examination by Pryce and she ends up learning she has acute lymphoma and has a 20 percent chance of living.

Later, Olivia meets with Galina (Shauna MacDonald) and learns the box filled with bloody limbs is actually filled with Pryce’s failed experiments, likely resulting in her cancer. However, Prycilla was actually a success and Olivia can get cured if she “eats the unicorn (Prycilla).”

When Olivia bends down to take a bite out of Prycilla, the experiment wakes up and utters one simple word: “Mother.”

Will Olivia eat her own child to cure herself?

Grade: A
Check out the recap of the last episode here.

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