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The Twins From ‘Lovecraft Country’ Episode 8, Explained

The Twins From 'Lovecraft Country' Episode 8, Explained

Spoilers ahead for Lovecraft Country Episode 8. Art becomes the stuff of nightmares for comic artist Dee (Jada Harris) in Episode 8 of Lovecraft Country. After running away from a heartbreaking funeral for her friend Bobo, aka Emmett Till, Dee is accosted by Sons of Adam leader Captain Lancaster. He casts a spell on her, and soon Dee is stalked by two terrifying twin girls who appear to spring straight from a novel cover.

It’s unclear what Lancaster’s spell actually does, but the creatures seem designed to specifically torment Dee. After finding Dee’s travel comic with the dead cop in the Mayfield planetarium, Lancaster tracks her down and accosts her. She’s unable to tell him about the orrery, so he spits on and curses her. Later, two girls with red lips and wide eyes crawl out of a book and start hunting Dee. Whereas Dee’s Orithyia Blue comics were full of sci-fi adventures, strong women, and heroics, Lancaster’s spell brings to life a degrading Black caricature that literally follows her around. With George dead and Hippolyta still missing in time and space, Dee is left to fend for herself, running from demons only she can see.

The two girls are direct references to Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin, a best-selling 1852 anti-slavery novel that was later criticized for popularizing numerous racist archetypes. The girls are meant to be the characters Eva and Topsy, who are…

The Real History Behind The Terrifying Girls Haunting Dee On ‘Lovecraft Country’

Spoilers ahead for Lovecraft Country Episode 8. Art becomes the stuff of nightmares for comic artist Dee (Jada Harris) in Episode 8 of Lovecraft Country . After running away from a heartbreaking funeral for her friend Bobo, aka Emmett Till, Dee is accosted by Sons of Adam leader Captain Lancaster.



The Twins From ‘Lovecraft Country’ Episode 8, Explained

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