Grapevine AV, April 2012
The second part of this contemporary drama set on a housing estate, involving
Will (Charles Ashford) and his sister Lotty (Alexandra Farrow) trying to make their way on their own after a family bereavement.
This episode had Lotty encountering Felix (Ramal Conway), a charming 18-year-old
with a shady past. While Felix comes across as outwardly friendly, there is something suspicious about him; he is running
away from something, or someone, but does not tell Lotty exactly what it is. He befriends the girl, at one point describing
himself as an (unofficial) psychological counsellor. He comes round to her flat and invites himself in, but we do not quite
know what his motives are.
Through clever use of aural effects, the production gives us a sense of the perpetual
danger lurking on the estate: no one quite knows what will happen next. While Lotty is obviously isolated, perhaps she might
be mistaken in befriending Felix.
As Felix, Conway comes across as outwardly friendly, yet there's something rather
untrustworthy about him; maybe he is just too smooth in his dealings with Lotty. We'll just have to wait till the next episode
to find out what happens.