STREAMING,TV SHINING GIRLS EPISODE 7 (ANALYSIS)

SHINING GIRLS EPISODE 7 (ANALYSIS)

Shining Girls Episode 7 is the seventh (and penultimate) instalment of an American thriller streaming television series based on the 2013 novel The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes. Though ostensibly about a serial killer, there are supernatural horror elements in this series that recalls the Stephen King HBO adaptation The Outsider from 2018.

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Entitled “Offset”, Shining Girls Episode 7 brings us more revelations about Harper Curtis and how he is able to time jump. In addition, thanks to the previous episode, we are also aware that Curtis often repeats significant events, as if increasing his enjoyment of his serial killings. This explains why in episode 5, events were inexplicably repeated, as Curtis relives his stalkings and killings of his victims. Now, we have also come to understand that every time Curtis changes something in these repeats, the lives of his victims would also be altered in a significant way – like Kirby’s hairstyle, for example.

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In Shining Girls Episode 7, we also find out more about Klara, Curtis’ first victim, as Dan and Kirby both discover that Curtis, Leo and Klara originally 76 years earlier. This, of course, makes their investigation into Curtis less and less tenable in the eyes of the folks around them and threatens to shut down their work. Kirby herself is told to take a leave of absence at the Chicago Sun-Times due to Marcus’ lobbying.

By the end of the episode, Jinny also experiences the reality shifts that Kirby has been living with since her attack, as Curtis forgoes killing Jinny at the Planetarium – as we had seen in the first episode – and instead seriously hurts Dan at the abandoned nightclub. This phenomenon remains unexplained and as we have only one more episode left, it appears that there are way too many loose ends to resolve in the finale. Will they be able to pull it off?

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