It always came down to that regret. One action. One man. One, fucking, unredeemable, unchangeable regret.
After Dorian receives a phone call from a man he thought long dead calling in a favor, things begin to fall apart. When Gabriel witnesses Dorian getting shot, he is distraught thinking he’s losing the man he’s grown to care about, but things aren’t always as they seem. Dorian’s past is coming back to haunt him and it’s threatening to take the few people he truly cares about with it.
I’m so excited that this plot is beginning to grow and develop. This serial has been an entertaining play on a classic. It’s been sexy, yes. But now the authors are getting into the meat of the story. In this episode we find Dorian, Gabriel, and Michael tangled in a mystery that dates back centuries.
Dorian is gradually becoming more personable, more likable. He’s shown his vulnerable side before, but we get more of it here. And the guilt and regret that he presents is more than just the everyday mask he puts on. It makes him more human. We get a peek in to his past and part of what made him who he is today. I loved to see his weaknesses and how he reacts to it. And Gabriel has finally thrown off the rose colored glasses and grown a pair. He’s still sweet and innocent, but he’s shown his backbone. He’s finally standing up for himself and seeing who Dorian truly is, both literally and figuratively. But he’s not one to give up. He shows his strengths in this installment and has me falling for him a little more.
The heat is turned up in this installment and the kink comes out to play. And I loved every burning second of it. Dorian with his massive amount of experience and Gabriel with his endearing innocence makes for scorching chemistry between the two.
Like I said, we’re finally getting in to the meat of this story and these authors are doing a wonderful job of keeping me on the edge of my seat. I am loving the mix of old and new in this serial and can’t wait for more. So, as always, I will wait (as patiently, or impatiently) as possible until next month.