“Time Bomb” is a solid episode, dovetailing an advance of Illyria’s arc while neatly resolving some of the lingering problems she presented. As an antagonist, Illyria was great; after brutally murdering Fred she’s established as a remorseless demon lord with godlike strength and intelligence, the ability to manipulate time and space, and possibly talk to plants. She was someone we were definitely interested in seeing our heroes fight. But, with the fight over, where does she fit? That’s the central question of Illyria and what makes her such an interesting character but the things that made her a great villain also make her integration with the team impossible. This story is about very human heroes; it’s not big enough for a god, so how can Illyria remain a part of it? Continue reading
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