I think that was the first episode I almost hated. It was as if the director had just discovered the room where the camera equipment was kept and decided to use everything for no real reason at all. So we had split diopters, fish eye lenses, forced perspective, camera cranes ... oh boy, did he love the camera crane. That thing was flipping and zooming all over and the zoom in to the roof of the car was an exceptionally pointless use since the transition wasn't even close to being seamless.
Not to mention the really atrocious use of music (and theremin overdose) and the flashbacks with the weird 60's home movie (or poorly transmitted television broadcast) filter. That added nothing, except to make me wonder as to why it was being used.
Which was also the same reaction I had as to why the director was bludgeoning the audience with Arden's wolf's head (sword?) cane. Jeez I saw it the first three times you had it in focus, I get it, it's a wolf's head cane which probably has nazi connections. I didn't need a close-up of it in every scene Arden was in this week.
So we now know that bloody face is the sympathetic shrink who lives in a house with very large rooms and a very deep basement. To be honest when they started throwing out the red herrings a few weeks ago I wondered if the show was going to pull a Nightbreed, and they did. I wonder if the connection was intentional.
The last five minutes saved this episode with that revelation. I just hope they don't use that director again.