As a kinda-sorta anthology series, Lovecraft Country has enjoyed spending whole episodes highlighting characters other than just the core duo of Tic (Jonathan Majors) and Leti (Jurnee Smollett). Episode 5 caught up with Leti’s sister Ruby (Wunmi Mosaku) and her transformative ways. Then episode 6 introduced Ji-ah, an important, foxy figure in Tic’s life.
Based on the trailer for episode 7, Lovecraft Country is set to feature its supporting cast even more now. By all appearances, “I Am.” is the Hippolyta Freeman hour of the show. Give the teaser a watch below.
To refresh your memory on who Hippolyta even is (as it’s been awhile since she’s had lines of the show), the character played by Aunjanue Ellis is the wife of the dearly-departed George Freeman (Courtney B. Vance) and therefore Tic’s aunt. George promised Hippolyta that one day they would travel the country together, filling out George’s “Safe Negro Travel Guide.” But then George passed on and Hippolyta was left hanging with only her daughter and a gorgeous orrery (mechanical model of the Solar System) for company.
That orrery appears to play a big role in this week’s episode, with it opening up to introduce Hippolyta to some unseen forces of magic. It seems almost certain that the orrery that Hippolyta picked up at the Winthrop House is the mythical “Hiram’s Orrery” that Christina Braithwhite seeks.