Who needs alcohol to lower your inhibitions when you could have a slug crawl into your ear and do it for you, am I right?! Not really. I have to say, this week’s monster was my least favorite to watch … though it maybe had my favorite results? Let’s start at the beginning…
Hope successfully put a barrier spell around the urn so that whenever a monster tries to steal it, it’s trapped. And the first monster to fall prey to her trap? A unicorn!! Well, sort of. The unicorn, it turns out, is merely a host for some sort of terrifying slug that latches itself onto Hope’s boot and then eventually works its way INTO HER HEAD VIA HER NOSE. I’m never going to sleep again after this, am I? (Spoiler: No, I’m not.)
But as disgusting as that snail is — which again, is VERY — it has super fun results: It turns Hope into a positively delightful human who wants to team up with her beloved boyfriend for the talent show. That’s right, I said talent show. Apparently, it’s an annual event at the school and one that the witches win every year with the same dance routine. But we’ll get to that.
First, we have to talk about the fact that another slug — HOW MANY ARE THERE?! — just made its way into Josie’s ear, and seeing as how Penelope had just handed Josie a letter, well, this could get interesting. With a slug in her head, Josie suggests that the witches try a new routine this year, maybe one where Josie sings! In a shocking twist, it’s Josie who wants the spotlight, something that Lizzie is clearly struggling with.
But Josie isn’t the only one who wants to show off her pipes. Also infected by a slug, Kaleb suggests that the vampires put aside all of the social issues — nobody wants to watch a sit-in — and put on a number of their own. (Just for the record, Alaric and Emma totally ditched the school and went to a nearby bar because they hate this talent show so much.)
While Hope and Landon are trying to find a talent — they’re currently attempting cake decorating — slug-affected Hope takes a turn: She starts talking about wanting to take the urn and hit the road. But when she goes to flip a switch on the wall, she gets electrocuted, and just like that, the slug falls OUT OF HER NOSE and Landon stabs it. Disgusted, Hope and Landon run to find Dorian, who already trapped another slug that was trying to infect him. It looks like they found their monster. And seeing as how the unicorn just died — R.I.P. — they don’t know how long they have until the infection turns fatal. (Next: Ric and Emma do karaoke)