In episode 212 of Hulu’s Light as a Feather, Alex learns the truth about Peri and it’s not too pleasant. Also, we learn more about the corpse in the trunk.
Previously on Light as a Feather, McKenna “Mack” Brady (Liana Liberato) and Trey (Jordan Rodrigues) seemed to be back together and Peri (Adriyan Rae) was revealed to be sketchier than before. This episode begins with Peri innocently making espresso for Alex (Brianne Tju) in their getaway cabin. Meanwhile, those who believe Peri to be dangerous are looking for utility bills and addresses to possibly save Alex, who they think may be in danger. Violet (Haley Ramm) knows that Peri took the body of Justin (Cameron Johnson) from the trunk — though it’s hardly more scandalous than Violet keeping the dead body of Peri’s brother!
In the cabin, Peri conveniently wants a “digital detox” to prevent Alex from communicating with others. Peri also opens up about her brother Justin, who had gone to their cabin due to depression. We learn that Peri has detailed files on everyone now cursed by Violet. Peri says that Justin was getting better at Daybridge until he met Violet there. That’s when he became depressed again, after playing a cursed round of Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board. Peri didn’t believe him about the curse until it was too late! While Alex and Peri are in the cabin, the others discuss how to proceed in rescuing Alex. They ultimately agree with Violet that they don’t want police involvement, as that would stall everything.
Is Peri scary?
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Light as a Feather specifically lays out the freaky details of Peri’s plight. In avenging her brother’s death, she recorded his body in the trunk and sent it to Isaac (Brent Rivera), causing a rift between him and Violet. Peri also admits to Alex that she swore to make Violet pay. While one may understand her feelings, Peri admits that she sabotaged the furnace in Violet’s house, put potentially deadly acid pills in her shower and, presumably, sabotaged Violet’s car (which also almost killed Alex). As Peri confesses, the rescue party shows up for Alex. However, all the cabins have the same address, meaning they split up to find the right one.
Not knowing of their approach, Peri further incriminates herself, saying that both her and Alex separately tried to kill Violet (which is actually true). As another way to justify herself, Peri suggests that her spying is simply to know the truth. She learned about all the death predictions from the cemetery that night, which does give her an edge on the curse. However, it’s not just that Peri was only a problem for Violet. She admits that Sylvia Gallagher (Brea Bee) was her nanny growing up, and Sylvia had tried to bury Mack and Henry (Dylan Sprayberry) alive only recently. Peri explains that, when Sylvia wrongly encouraged them to play “Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board” again, she didn’t think Alex would be included.
Peri says Violet and the others need to die, then confesses to putting acid in Violet’s shower and drugging Henry. This freaks Alex out, and she alternately flees from and fights Peri. Alex does escape from a saddened Peri, fleeing down the nearby dirt road. As this happens, the others can’t find the right cabin, which means Alex may be on her own. While this episode has its share of adrenaline, there’s at least one additional romantic aspect to it: Trey tells Mack that it was Sammi (Katelyn Nacon) who made the decision for Trey to stay behind as she went to New York. However, the romance fizzles a bit when Trey seems iffy about her decision. In any case, being cursed sort of takes priority over relationship status, right?
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