After last week’s breathtaking episode, “Stigmata Martyr” slows things to a simmer, but a brutal one at that.
Wow. This episode of Deadly Class actually left me breathless. I feel like I need to write this up and then go lay down on the floor for five hours and I’m not the one who was just beaten up, on 7 hits of acid, and involved in two murders like the gang from King’s Dominion was!
In the aftermath of the catastrophe of a legacy dance last week, everyone who was involved is paying the price through King’s Dominion-style detention. This isn’t your average Breakfast Club scenario. Instead, Saya, Chico, Jared, Marcus, Petra, and Viktor are quarantined in detention for an entire weekend alone. They get one box of rations to fight over but beyond that, they’ve got no one keeping an eye on them but each other.
The animated backstory this week goes to Billy. You know, the mullet-wearing-psychotic-goat-banger from the end of the last episode who has it in for Marcus? That Billy.
There is a sinister undertone to their relationship we don’t understand yet. Mostly we just learn Billy is way too fond of dogs and he has tormented Marcus, who is seen holding a nail bomb before we cut to the title screen.
Naked Russian men, condoms in fish tanks, giant dildos — you know, just all the normal things you would find at a classic teen party. At least it is when the party is full of budding assassins.
So anything exciting happen? Well, Billy told Petra he has feelings for her and she didn’t return them in kind. At least, it would seem that way since she immediately goes upstairs to a bedroom with Viktor.