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The Sandman episode 3 – fans campaign for Johanna Constantine spin-off, reacts to Matthew the Raven, Mad Hettie & Neil Gaiman weighs in

The Sandman episode 3 – fans campaign for Johanna Constantine spin-off, reacts to Matthew the Raven, Mad Hettie & Neil Gaiman weighs in

Morpheus (Tom Sturridge) tracking down his Pouch of Sand in The Sandman episode 3 takes him to Johanna Constantine (Jenna Coleman) in London, UK. And way over in Buffalo, New York – Ethel (Joely Richardson) is trying to convince her son to hand over the Ruby. Amid all this, Dream gets a new partner in crime, Matthew the Raven, a little gift from Lucienne (Vivienne Acheampong) and its suffice to say Morpheus and Matthew’s bromance works splendidly thanks to Patton Oswalt’s voiceover for the Raven. Moreover, The Dream of the Endless’ pizzazz and broody energy get steamy and interesting around Ms. Constantine. Here’s a brief look back at the best moments of the third episode.

Johanna Constantine, a fleeting backstory on John Constantine’s distant relative and her flamboyant lifestyle as an exorcist in The Sandman episode 3 has fans imploring for her extended screen-time and a spin-off exploring her occult adventures. The latter has prompted Neil Gaiman’s response as well. Johanna even gets to flex her exorcism abilities to help British Royalty. She tricks a demon into surprisingly reciting the Latin phrases from Rituale Romanum that banishes it back to Hell.

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Speaking of backstory, The Sandman episode 3 shows a typical John Constantine-Esque supernatural blunder that leaves a loved one hurt or worse, dead. A certain individual’s idea of fun in summoning demons backfires as Ms. Constantine watches a kid get brutally sucked inside hell. And to no one’s surprise, the scarring memory is her recurring nightmare and the cause of Johanna’s sleepless nights, seems like a generational curse for the Constantine’s – to watch their loved ones suffer their consequences. However, it could be argued that Dream’s absence for over a hundred years had a domino effect of sorts – leading to unfortunate “nightmare” circumstances. Perhaps it was this reasoning that convinced Johanna to help Dream (That and helping rid her of her nightmare).

Episode 3 introduces a new character from Sandman comics Preludes and Nocturnes, Mad Hettie (Clare Higgins) – the homeless 300 years old lady with magic tricks. While the nod didn’t seem necessary to the plot at hand, it was a nice addition that’s got fans happy.

Dream and Constantine’s dynamic reflect problems that the two fail to realize on their own.  Dream’s inability to accept assistance from his allies shines brightly when he tries to push away Matthew, especially when the Raven plays its part in informing the ill side of humanity. Whereas Johanna pushing people away to protect them only ends up worsening the situation, as it did with her ex Rachel falling for the Pouch of Sand’s addicting desire.

Meanwhile, over at John Dee’s (David Thewlis) very own asylum, Ethel realizes that giving away her Amulet of protection is the only way to safeguard her son from the Dream. However, in the process, she makes her son a powerful entity capable of going against The Endless. The Sandman third episode wraps up with a cliffhanger for the fourth, Dream and Matthew the Raven take a trip down to Hell to find the Helm. Will Dream manage to find his powerful sigil? Find out in the next episode currently streaming on Netflix.




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