There’s an interesting running thread regarding parents running through this episode, with Ram’s dad forming a direct contrast to April’s, and the parents’ evening that forms a backdrop to the episode. It’s nice to see a YA property that does depict one of the main characters trusting their parents, confiding in them about the aliens and so on, and actually maintaining a positive relationship with them. Equally, though, the depiction of April’s family is quite effective, with Sophie Hopkins giving another stellar performance. It’s clear that she’s a very talented actress, effortlessly switching between the vulnerabilities of April to the rage of the Shadowkin.
Perhaps one of the weaker episodes of Class, but it had a lot of good stuff nonetheless.
The picture for this review is the Shadowkin, who irritated me no end. Fun fact, though: Paul Marc Davis, who played Corakinus, is the only actor to be in Doctor Who, Class, Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures. That’s pretty neat, right?