'NOS4A2' Season 2 Episode 2: Fans love 'Good Father', say Zachary Quinto is incomparable as Charlie Manx
We saw Manx's love for his daughter Millie Manx, we also saw how he treated his wife, his obsession with Christmasland and his twisted emotional manipulation
Spoilers for 'NOS4A2' Season 2 Episode 2 'Good Father'
The second episode of 'NOS4A2' Season 2 saw the return of Charlie Manx (Zachary Quinto) as Bing Partridge (Ólafur Darri Ólafsson) helps with finding the Wraith. We went back in time to see how Christmasland first came into existence along with the Wraith and how the Cassie Manx (Celeste Arias), Charlie's wife, lost her life. From Quinto's makeup to his execution and delivery of a "psychic vampire," he certainly was the star of this episode and fans were thoroughly impressed.
"#NOS4A2 was excellent tonight! Zachary Quinto is incomparable as Charlie Manx. Beyond that, this entire episode -- not entirely evident in the book -- was so Spot On. I've been wondering how a third season can reasonably happen, but if the storytelling holds... who knows?," tweeted a fan already thinking of Season 3. Another fan tweeted, "Great episode, liked Manx's backstory of how he and Millie became to be, until next week #NOS4A2."
We saw Manx's love for his daughter Millie Manx (Mattea Conforti), we also saw how he treated his wife, his obsession with Christmasland and his twisted emotional manipulation. It's safe to say that Quinto played this role quite perfectly. The show leaves no room for boredom, setting up an amazing Season 2 with just two episodes. "The show is very stylistic and as always well written..I’m so happy that they decided to go back into Mr. Charlie Minx’s past and his real daughter’s past too...this is the chill that we need in the heat of summer. Thank you @[email protected]_TV#NOS4A2," tweeted another fan with another one adding, "I have said this before and I shall say it again. Zachary Quinto was made to play Charlie Manx. #NOS4A2."
The flashbacks of the episode definitely had fans asking for more, in order to find out more of Quinto's character and how he came to be who he is, as one fan tweeted, "The flashbacks on NOS4A2 s2e2 seem to have skipped over the parts where Charlie Manx actually became a vampire and how Christmasland came to exist? Was he a vampire all along even if he still seemed human at the start? I hope we get more flashbacks in future episodes. #NOS4A2" It was definitely an informative episode as fans now know a bit more of the Manx's past but it also excellently set up a train of thought for how the future episodes might pan out. "Tonight’s episode is by far one of my FAVORITE in the series thus far and as Joe said a perfect jumping-off point for those who haven’t seen a single episode. Quinto is just superb. #NOS4A2," wrote another viewer.
'NOS4A2' Season 2 episodes air Sundays at 10 pm ET on AMC.