Ranking the top 5 moments from “The Purge” season 2 episode 5: “House of Mirrors”

Happy Wednesday TV fans!  After watching the USA network’s The Purge season 2 episode 5 last night, I realized that Ben may have had a point when he asked, “How can something be good one day and wrong the next?”  But don’t let the NFFA hear you say that.  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet.

In last night’s episode, “House of Mirrors,” Ryan is forced to call an old enemy for backup after getting into a jam.  Meanwhile, we get a glimpse into Esme’s past, Ben continues to unleash the violence within him, and Marcus finally finds out who tried to purge him.  My top 5 moments from The Purge season 2 episode 5 are:


“You’re the one that got to leave…”

In this episode, we flash back to 10 years ago and learn more about Esme’s past with her sister, Sofia.  We learn that Sofia was being abused by their father and Esme tried to get her out of there to protect her.  Sofia started to see Dr. Adams, which connects the rest of the dots for us, but she is clearly broken and traumatized from what has happened to her.

Esme’s father tries to stay with her on Purge Night, but she locks him out and listens to him get brutally murdered outside, which peels back even more layers of her character for us.

Through it all, I still think that Esme is a good person, but this does explain why she may be working for the NFFA, as she genuinely believed she was trying to protect other innocent people, feeling somewhat responsible for what happened to her sister.


“We’re animals born to hunt.”

Ben’s friend, Andy, seems to be Purge obsessed, but even he has some rules and guidelines.  Ben makes the mistake of telling Andy about killing the farmer, but claims he is joking.  Ben can tell that Andy may tell someone and decides to brutally stab him before he can say anything.

There are a lot of bodies starting to pile up for Ben now and it’s only a matter of time before he gets caught…


“We’ve never had someone on the inside before…”

Esme is certainly taking things up a notch in the present and decides to call some kind of resistance group with her suspicions about the NFFA.  They seem grateful to have her assistance and it’s clear that Esme just wants to get some justice for these victims, but it looks like Esme is about to be in a world of trouble.

Her boss has been watching her and is about to announce her as a traitor, which means that she might need to turn to someone for help.

Perhaps Ryan?  I personally think that they would make a great tag team, but Ryan has his own mess to deal with right now as well.


“Names have consequences and they come at a price…”

They certainly do, but Marcus is willing to do whatever it takes to find out who tried to purge him.  We find out that the informant is not interested in money and would rather use Marcus’s skills as a doctor, but I have a feeling that Marcus is going to be in constant debt to the informant now.

Was it all worth it?

Well, he does find out that the name of the person who tried to purge him is Sam Tucker.  Michelle finally comes clean and says she had an affair with him, as Marcus’s world begins to start crashing down all around him.

What will happen when Marcus confronts Sam?  I can’t wait to find out!  And is Michelle really in the clear here?


“We can help each other.”

After Ryan and the rest of the gang break into a house to get into a safe they need, they end up in a dangerous situation when they are locked in the house.  The owners are armed and ready to stop them, but Ryan realizes that his only choice now is to call the police…

They end up escorted out of the building by the cops and we discover that he actually called his former captain who wants in on the deal.  Ryan has no choice but to let her in, but this is not going to end well for sure.

We definitely got some answers and reveals during this episode, but I personally can’t wait to see what happens next when Esme is on the run from the NFFA.  I’m rooting for you, girl!  Stay tuned!

I hope you enjoyed the list and feel free to post your own theories and thoughts on The Purge below in the comments section.  Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!


Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

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Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

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