5 big questions after Lovecraft Country Season 1, Episode 4

Lovecraft Country Season 1, Episode 4 - Photograph by Eli Joshua Ade/HBO
Lovecraft Country Season 1, Episode 4 - Photograph by Eli Joshua Ade/HBO /

In an Indiana Jones-style episode, Lovecraft Country leave us with more questions

Lovecraft Country delivered an exciting episode seemingly fully inspired by the Indiana Jones trilogy. However, Episode 4 certainly left us with more questions than it did answers.

There were two distinct storylines happening throughout the episode. Tic, Leti, and Montrose headed off in search for pages from the Order of Adam, going through the Indiana Jones-like mess, while Hippolyta and her daughter continued searching for answers about George’s death.

These two storylines have to fully converge at some point. One of the questions is when, but that’s not the biggest questions from Lovecraft Country Season 1, Episode 4. Here are my five biggest.

What will Ruby’s hookup mean?

Ruby couldn’t seem to avoid the lure of William. Sure, she was drunk and depressed, but this sort of hookup doesn’t not lead to trouble. Yeah, yeah, double negative, but it’s needed here.

The fact that Ruby kept making a huge point of him being a white boy makes it clear that there’s trouble after this encounter. On top of that, William is part of the Braithwaite family, and we know Christina is out to cause some trouble. When they have magic on their side, there are all sorts of problems that can happen.

So, what’s coming from this story thread?

Why does Christina want that orrery?

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Meanwhile, Christina tries to get her hands on the orrery from the Winthrop house. Fortunately, Christina can’t get in because of Leti’s actions from the previous episode. And it looks like Christina can’t just wash the blood off to get in.

What is it about the orrery that she wants? And at what point is she going to realize that it’s no longer in the house?

We also have no idea what’s below the house feeding off people. Is this linked to the orrery in some way?

What’s the deal with the guy who wants to head to Philly?

There was a guy trying to sleep with Leti during the previous episode of Lovecraft Country. We should have known that he was going to pop up again. Just before Hippolyta and the gang are leaving Chicago for Boston, he asks for a ride. He wants to get to Philly, which is most definitely not where the others are going.

He’s apparently happy to head to Boston to then get to Philly. That doesn’t make a lot of sense. So, it suggests that this guy is up to something. Is he under some sort of spell or is there another story thread we’re not aware of yet?

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Why did Montrose kill Yahima?

I’m going to skip over my judgment about the Yahima storyline for now. This better come back into play somehow, though, because there was a lot of things wrong with the use of the her/she pronouns (Yahima is both man and woman) and the fact that Yahima was around for all of five minutes before being killed off. I’m going to keep an open mind for now because Lovecraft Country overall has been so good.

It does seem like there’s something bigger at play here. Montrose killed Yahima in cold blood. This could be to protect Tic from magic. He wants Tic to avoid the Braithwaites, after all. There just seems to be something much bigger to this part of the storyline. What is it?

What will Tic and Leti do after that kiss?

After getting the pages and surviving the near drowning, Tic grabbed Leti and kissed her. This came off the back of a conversation with his father. He needs to get the girl.

No doubt, you cheered as much as I did. These two have had some serious chemistry from the start and Leti lost her virginity to him in the last episode. So, what’s next? Tic is leaving for Florida at some point, supposedly. There’s this huge Braithwaite problem. So, what’s going to happen between our two lovers?

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What questions do you have for Lovecraft Country after Episode 4? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Lovecraft Country airs Sundays at 9/8c on HBO and HBO Max.