that i knew about this family lineage that much

So I promised I would post a few things after finishing Bloodline, so here are my predictions for Episodes VIII and IX.

(NO I REALLY SHOULDN’T POST THIS BECAUSE I’M IN THE MIDDLE OF MY FINALS AND I SHOULDN’T HAVE READ BLOODLINE BUT I HAD TO WRITE THIS WHILE IT WAS STILL FRESH IN MY MEMORY AND ARGH) 

I have to admit reading Bloodine was a bit of an eerie experience, because a lot of theories I had about Leia, her lineage, the New Republic and the Senate proved themselves to be true. After this, I’ll be posting my outline for Episode VIII, so let’s just say I’m mighty curious to know how true it’s going to be.

More under the cut in case people want to avoid spoilers, both for Bloodline and the upcoming episodes. Also, if you hate Reylo, you might not like some things written below. If you still go for it, read at your own risk. 

I don’t develop that much on them, so if you have any questions, please ask. 

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So the BBC apparently do a “Who Do You Think You Are” magazine about family history, which ties in with the TV series. [I know, who knew!] I spotted it in the supermarket so took a quick peek, and it had a section looking ahead at the celebrity episodes. Apologies for the blurry photo, I thought staff might swoop down on me and tell me off for treating them like a library, but this is what the text says:

Mark Gatiss: We join the comedian, actor and writer as he explores the lineage of his Irish mother. His episode shows just how much you can discover about your Irish ancestors despite the scarcity of the country’s records. With his love of all things horror, Mark admits that he’d love to uncover a murderer in the family, adding: “I’d like to be the King of Ireland. But if I was King of Ireland I’d be quite gracious.” He uncovers a wonderful story of two clans whose history sees fact interwoven with tales of the supernatural. “There’s a very strong sense of ownership and then dispossession and then rightful restoration. It’s a brilliant story,” he concludes - and one he resolves to revisit in some way…

How far back: 3 x great grandparents.

Topics covered: Irish landowners, Irish famine, Plantation of Ulster, folklore, Irish diaspora.

Mark’s episode is set to air on 8 October on BBC One.