This makes less sense to me the more I think about it. Ethan really seems to think everything's over. Has it slipped his mind that in about two weeks, he's due to rip a lot of people's throats out? I would have thought the last
place he'd want to go is a city teeming with thousands of people. Why isn't he loading up on supplies and taking off into the hills? Going off in search of that lonely death he said he was bound for? Is his lycanthropy somehow tied to his war with his father? If it is, why hasn't anything been said about that? If it isn't, what the fuck, Ethan?
Seriously, this left turn in motivation feels very strange. It's out of character for Ethan. How has he suddenly forgotten
his own evil? Yes, yes, Vanessa baby, but come on! He's exposing her to his demon as well. Is his lovesickness that much more important to him? Or is this some kind of mad flush, a murder version of afterglow? Does he just Not Fucking Care?
Come to think of it, this whole season throws his attitude about himself into a new light. I had assumed that Ethan's tortured nature, his self-loathing, came from being a werewolf. But seeing what actually went down in his family, and looking at him now, makes me wonder whether the fact that he's been ripping his way through humanity even bothers him particularly. (And he already hated himself before he knew he was a werewolf. Hm.) I still think he sees himself as a Murder Demon, but he may have had a completely different kind of demon in mind, with the wolf more as and on top of all that, I got
this shit here...
I really hope they deal with this before the end of the season. Not necessarily to resolve anything, but at the least to acknowledge the issue, because it's kind of huge. Ethan is the only character whose central identity hasn't been explained, and what we've seen so far this year has only dealt with part of him, but not the part that's been presented as foremost in the story. He fucking massacres people, unavoidably, like clockwork. No matter what else is going on in his story, that's major, and it's hard to see how it's something he can just blow off.