Category: Dead of Summer
I (Adry) wrote this review of Dead of Summer 1×06 for Voice of TV. It expresses what I feel about Liz’s performance in the episode and in general. I don’t think her talent could actually be explained with words, but I tried. Oh something else I loved is the voice she had when she was playing a younger Deb. The way she talks (the scene when she was talking to her friend about Keith) makes her look younger, I think she did a fantastic job there as well. Anyway I’m gonna copy the review part here (the recap is less important, but if you’re interested you can find it at this link).
I know it’s weird I called her “Mitchell” lol, I had to… but she’ll always be my Liz. Always! 😛 <3
Elizabeth Mitchell’s Heartbreaking And Powerful Perfomance In Dead Of Summer 1×06 – Review
As I expected Dead of Summer 1×06 “The Dharma Bums” was the best episode yet and not only because of the sad and touching back-story of Deb, but mostly because of the incredible performance delivered by Elizabeth Mitchell. That woman can do anything and she has constantly proved she can do no wrong.
Even if you are familiar with her talent, she never stops surprising you with all the thoughtful and mind-blowing depth, the overwhelming emotions and the delicate and infinitesimal layers she is able to put into all her characters.
What she did with Deb was phenomenal and unique. It’s her extraordinary ability to recreate moments with profound sensitivity and undeniable credibility that make you identify with her characters.
Mitchell dives you into Deb’s misery with an impeccable perception of the feelings the woman has been going through from the death of the young counselor to the recurring loss of her true love.
Deborah Carpenter’s past was heart wrenching, bittersweet and devastating.
The pain of this character was so real and intense as much as the joy and the happiness she could only taste for a little while when she has Keith (Dylan Neal) by her side, when they both believed in their dreams and when life hasn’t crushed them yet.
Those were two souls that lost each other and lost themselves, two bums who forgot what means to be free as soon as they stopped to be together.
Their love story is heartbreaking and yet intensely beautiful. Both actors were able to create a palpable chemistry and true feelings that can only overwhelm you almost as much as they overwhelm themselves.
Keith’s death is the turning point into Deb’s life. After that Camp Stillwater’s owner wanted to believe so badly that things can go back the way they were and her commitment in recreating the summer of her past is what actually made her reopen that place. Those were moments of her life when she was truly happy and still has her dreams to believe in and fight for. She wanted to save the world and got stuck and changed by it in the process, they both did, but “it’s never too late to be the person you were always meant to be,” at least for Deb.
Even if she forgot that in the past, she will have to hold on to it to keep going, to be there for those kids, to give them the same hopes she had at their age, no matter what happened to Cricket, no matter what happened to Keith. She will probably never be able to save the world, but she could try to save a small part of it.
“The Dharma Bums” is the strongest and the most compelling episode so far, I doubt it could be matched. Even if the story went exactly as my prediction, the intensity of the plot, the powerful performances (in particular the Elizabeth Mitchell’s one), the beauty of a genuinely authentic love story, make the sixth instalment not just enjoyable but emotional on so many levels.
The love of these two souls blossoms during one only summer and endures a lifetime. Not even distance can tear them apart, not even the world that changed them can break up their hearts.
1x06 - Dead of Summer - Deb Carpenter - Elizabeth Mitchell - Projects - Reviews - Site Updates
This pic is just adorable and cute. Awww Elizabeth is just the most amazing human being! <3 The actor (Jesse Hutch) who played Fred on the latest episode of Dead of Summer posted this on his twitter. Deb’s friend looks so nice as well. Really lovely and funny pic!
1x06 - Dead of Summer - Deb Carpenter - Elizabeth Mitchell - Photos - Projects - Set
There’s a new beautiful interview with Elizabeth and a clip when she joins Eli Goree’s table (which is so cute). We also found an interview with Dead of Summer‘s creators where you can see Liz in the background. 🙂
We love she tries to predict a show or a movie because that’s what we always do all the time. LOL!
1x06 - Dead of Summer - Deb Carpenter - Elizabeth Mitchell - Interview - Projects - Spoilers - Video
The ratings of Dead Of Summer 1×06 “The Dharma Bums” are the second best result after the pilot and the first best result in 18-19 demo tied with the same episode. It’s the first time that the ratings rose and they are up 51,86% from the lastest episode. This is amazing expecially because the 6th episode is the one about Elizabeth’s character which was also the best one so far. 🙂 YAY!
1x06 - Dead of Summer - Deb Carpenter - Elizabeth Mitchell - Projects
UPDATE | Sorry I was half asleep yesterday (it was almost 5 o’clock here), if you try the promo now you’ll be able to watch it.
OMG Deb’s backstory was exactly how we thought. Still in shock for 1×06.
You’re such an extraordinary talent, Liz! You have no idea. You really have no idea! Seriously tears for your greatness! Thank you for this heartbreaking performance!
Deb’s past was so sad, her love story with Keith was so beautiful. 🙁
Ok this is the promo for 1×07.
Btw we know who the bad guy is. Totally called it since episode 1! haha!
Oh Gosh, this was so sad!
1x07 - Dead of Summer - Deb Carpenter - Elizabeth Mitchell - Projects - Promo - Spoilers - Video
ALL IS CALM AT LAKE STILLWATER…TOO CALM IN AN ALL-NEW EPISODE OF ‘DEAD OF SUMMER,’ ON AUGUST 16
With the horrors of last night behind them, the counselors of Camp Stillwater finally feel at ease. Maybe too at ease in “The Devil Inside,” an all-new episode of “Dead of Summer,” airing TUESDAY, AUGUST 16 (9:00 – 10:00 p.m. EDT), on Freeform, the new name for ABC Family.
As Deb, Deputy Sykes and the counselors all try to come to grips with what took place at Camp Stillwater, a sense of calm finally comes over the camp. But with so much having taken place, can the summer really be saved? Meanwhile, flashbacks feature Jessie.
Guest stars include Tony Todd as The Tall Man, Andrew J. West as Damon Crowley and Sharon Leal as Renee.
“The Devil Inside” is written by Richard Naing & Steven Canals and directed by Mick Garis.
The series stars Elizabeth Mitchell (“Lost,” ”The Purge: Election Year”) as Deborah “Deb” Carpenter, Elizabeth Lail (“Once Upon a Time”) as Amy Hughes, Zelda Williams (“Teen Wolf”) as Drew Reeves, Mark Indelicato (“Ugly Betty”) as Blair Ramos, Alberto Frezza (“Charlie’s Angels”) as Deputy Garrett Sykes, Eli Goree (“The 100”) as Joel Goodson, Ronen Rubinstein (“Orange Is the New Black”) as Alex Powell, Amber Coney (“Class”) as Carolina “Cricket” Diaz and Paulina Singer (“Gotham”) as Jesse Tyler.
1x08 - Dead of Summer - Deb Carpenter - Elizabeth Mitchell - Spoilers