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Pictured: Fady Elsayed and Sophie Hopkins

Greetings, Coal Hill students! This week’s episode of Class took the crazy level to an eleven. April (Sophie Hopkins) and Ram (Fady Elsayed) did the horizontal tango, for starters. Ah, young love. Then, April gained supernatural abilities from her strengthened connection to Corakinus (Paul Marc Davis). Finally, she reunited with her estranged father, who was fresh out of a prolonged stint in prison. Unfortunately, that reunion was not a pleasant one.

Meanwhile, Miss Quill (Katherine Kelly) meets Armitage’s replacement Dorothea Ames (Pooky Quesnel), the new Head Teacher at Coal Hill. She inexplicably knows everything about Quill’s past and her current living situation with Charlie. Ames also reveals that the secretive group known as The Governors really favors Quill. She enlists in Quill’s help to eradicate a deadly flower species that kills by drawing blood. In exchange for Miss Quill’s help, Ames will give the former her free will from Charlie. Sounds like a sweet deal to me!

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Then, we see Charlie (Greg Austin) show Matteusz (Jordan Renzo) the Cabinet of Souls. Matteusz notices it’s clearly not empty. Charlie spends the better part of the episode convincing his boyfriend that he only keeps the Cabinet as a source of hope, that perhaps one day he could find a way to restore the Rhodian race.

Now, I present to you the Class promo for next week’s episode, “Brave-ish Heart,” which serves as part two of the April/Corakinus saga. In the promo, we see April and Ram struggle to adapt to the drastic change in scenery. A completely alien, inhabitable planet? We’re delving deeper into Doctor Who territory here. Meanwhile, Quill informs Charlie of the deadly flower threat, and we witness a casualty from said threat. Ames vows to make good on her promise to Quill, to grant the latter their total freedom from the Rhodian prince. Meanwhile, Ram urges April to help him find a way home, but she’s got bigger fish to fry…Corakinus.

Do you think April will succeed in her mission to take down the King of the Shadow Kin? Will the Coal Hill gang keep the deadly threat on Earth at bay? Can Ames keep her promise to Quill? Tune in next week to find out! In the mean time, sink your teeth into the juicy promo below!

Class airs Saturdays at 10pm on your BBC America affiliate.


Melody McCune
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