In the second episode of The Sandman season one, Morpheus learns the location of his equipment. In the third episode, he officially begins his mission by tracking down Johanna Constantine to retrieve his sandbag from her.
Johanna Constantine is a character developed by Neil Gaiman and made her debut in The Sandman #13. She is a distant descendant of John Constantine, a character created by Alan Moore. Jenna Coleman stars as Johanna Constantine in the episode. In the version adapted for Netflix, Johanna is an occultist who made a living driving devils out of people’s lives.
Morpheus was able to find his sandbag with the help of Johanna, who also enlightened him about the nature of human nature. Her sharp wit and sharp sensibility add to the interesting dynamic she shares with Morpheus. Matthew, a raven whose voice was provided by Patton Oswalt, was another character introduced in this episode.
The Sandman Season 1 Episode 3: Dream a little dream of me
Before Johanna could arrive at the church where she was to celebrate a wedding, the episode began with a glimpse into the disturbing dreams she was having. Also, it was planned that she would perform an exorcism on the bride, who was a princess from a royal family. However, it was discovered that the demon had possessed the groom and he had to be violently torn apart in order for the demon to escape.
Morpheus arrived at the scene and was able to identify the demon as Agilieth. Agilieth was willing to reveal the location of his tools in exchange for Johanna sparing him from the exorcism. She ignored his pleas and sent him back to Hell to complete her task.
Afterwards, Morpheus and Johanna set out on the journey together after Johanna remembered leaving the pouch in the apartment she had previously shared with her former boyfriend. When she got there, she discovered that she was actually in a dream where she was reunited with Rachel. Rachel was on her deathbed when she was awakened by Morpheus and the bag was the only thing keeping her alive.
Morpheus stole the bag and blamed Johanna for her friend’s dilemma. Joan’s response was to rebuke Morpheus and show him what it’s like to care for a loved one. Morpheus was shown what it feels like to care for a loved one. Rachel was buried in peace after the man, moved by her conviction, threw some sand on her.
Meanwhile, Ethel’s visit to her son’s psychiatric ward did not go as smoothly as expected. He said he modified the ruby so that it would only work for him. Also, he did not reveal the stone’s location, although his mother had previously warned him that the Sandman would be after him.
Ethel gave her son the amulet of protection at the end of the second episode of The Sandman so that he would not reach for the ruby. Her goal was to stop him. She began to show signs of aging in a hurry before finally dying before his eyes. Afterward, the asylum’s security personnel fell to shreds when their attempts to shoot John failed as the amulet protected him from the bullets.
The Sandman continues to amplify the gore with the third episode
The prevalence of blood, violence, nudity, drug use, swearing, and self-harm contribute to The Sandman’s adult content being rated “Adults Only”. Episode 3, which aired after the first episode’s revelation that Corinthian had eyeless eye sockets, had an increase in the amount of blood and gore shown as the psychiatric facility’s guards exploded and the demon forced its way through Kevin’s body.
The introduction of Matthew the Raven served as an interesting contrast to Morpheus’ somber demeanor, and the banter between these two characters is sure to captivate viewers in future episodes.
The show’s graphics in general amazed viewers throughout its run. Gaiman’s legacy has been preserved throughout the process of adapting his work, as evidenced by the wide range of religious, historical, and philosophical themes explored in the fantasy play.
Netflix now offers streaming access to all episodes of The Sandman.