'Deadly Class' Season 1: Channeling 'Stranger Things' and 'Harry Potter', 'Noise, Noise, Noise' shows why Marcus is the hero
The new character we meet, Shabnam, feels a bit like Neville Longbottom if Marcus can be likened to Harry Potter and King's Dominion the Hogwarts for assassins
There's nothing called extreme teenage angst in Syfy's new 'Deadly Class,' and if the premiere episode last week did not convince you the future disruptors of America are ruthless killers, then 'Noise Noise Noise' is here to share what exactly is going on in their minds, especially that of the protagonist Marcus Lopez's, who killed his first victim in 'Reagan Youth.'
To put it short, the orphaned teen is dealing with the consequences of a brutal murder, but he is not given the credit for it. It is Willie Lewis, the tough-guy of King's Dominion, who is telling the class how swiftly he killed the homeless murderer, Rory, and dumped his body in a garbage box and set it on fire.
Had this been any other show, we might have even been relieved the protagonist isn't blamed for the murder he committed, but this is 'Deadly Class,' the show reigning in the bad boy vibe, so it's unfortunate Marcus is still considered a "rat."
However, what's raging inside his head shows he is far from the ruthless killer he is expected to be in King's Dominion, but he is the kind of student the school is supposed to nurture as Professor Denke, who teaches the art of making poison, affirms. So, it is no wonder, the boy, whose "reputation is a lie" (he did not kill the boys in the boys' home) - the very reputation that was the reason he was handpicked by the school - was quick to triumph the lethal test of Master Lin, featuring closing iron gates, gas poison, and a riddle to solve for the sake of the right antidote.
Chico, on the other hand, is a ruthless killer, dominating the social hierarchy in Kings Dominion. A typical villain he is established to be, not only because he is Marcus' first antagonist at school, but also because he is an abusive boyfriend. This episode takes the plot forward in actually showing how scary a character Chico is, especially for Maria Salazar, who saved him when she could have easily let him die.
Chico is also the kind of a person who will not let others succeed just because he can't. When Marcus reaches for the antidote, Chico kicks him and he himself collapses from acute poisoning. As all the top students of King's Dominion pull a 'Stranger Things' Eleven, with bloody noses and frothing mouths, Maria crawls and feeds everyone the antidote. She hesitates to save Chico, but she eventually does. He then threatens Maria by killing his "friend" in the backseat of the car as a "reminder," to who he truly is, leader of the Soto Vatos.
Despite the large number of characters the show boasts, from the rats to the elites, the second episode turned them from just faces to characters we actually understand. For example, the "rat" Lex, is actually a bully, and his need to insult everyone shows he could have been a villainous character had he been from the elite background like the rest of the popular bad kids, such as Viktor and Chico.
The new character we meet, Shabnam, is a typical loser among the villainous heroes - a nerdy kid aspiring to be the class body president. Marcus rescues Shabnam when the bullies bully him and he enters the "rats" clique, much to the dislike of other "rats," including Petra. But Shabnam is rich, and hosts a house party, which gets wild, as you can imagine assassins partying the night away.
Shabnam feels a bit like Neville Longbottom if Marcus can be likened to Harry Potter and King's Dominion the Hogwarts for assassins. As for Willie, the tough front he puts up is just his "rep," but the reason he is a pacifist is because he accidentally pulled a trigger on his father when killing the men who broke into their house when he was a child.
The takeaway has to be the art of killing these kids profess. Fraught by guilt, Marcus is made to attend the funeral of Rory by Master Lin who discovers it was Marcus who killed the homeless murderer and not Willie.
Marcus, who kept saying he does not feel anything but kept seeing Rory's apparition, was consoled by Master Lin saying the deceased was a person who deserved to die. Convicted for six homicides, killing Rory was the right choice, since Marcus saved many others from getting murdered by the homeless man. It is this purpose the killers need to look into, everything else is just 'Noise, Noise, Noise.'