‘Strange Angel’: It's rocket science with occult twist

Indeed, though Parsons is the series’ avowed subject, “Strange Angel” seems to be most effectively the story of his wife, Susan. Jack, who had once promised to fill her life with music and art and to get her from under her father’s economic thumb, is never around and always short of cash. Their lovemaking, about which she’s conflicted, is shown as (for her anyway) drab. Perhaps she would be less conflicted if it were better lovemaking.