Morpheus (Tom Sturridge) looking for its pocket of sand in The sand man Episode 3 takes her to Johanna Constantine (Jenna Coleman) in London, UK. And much further in Buffalo, New York – Ethel (Joely Richardson) tries to convince his son to hand over the Ruby. In the midst of it all, Dream gets a new partner in crime, Matthew the Raven, a little present from Lucienne (Vivienne Acheampong) and suffice it to say that Morpheus and Matthew’s bromance works wonderfully thanks to Patton Oswaltis the voiceover of the Raven. Plus, the sizzle and brooding energy of The Dream of the Endless becomes steamy and interesting around Mrs. Constantine. Here’s a quick look back at the best moments from the third episode.
Johanna Constantine, a fleeting story about John Constantine’s estranged relative and his flamboyant lifestyle as an exorcist in episode 3 of The Sandman has fans begging for its extended screen time and a spin-off exploring its occult adventures. The latter prompted Neil Gaimanalso the answer. Johanna can even use her exorcism abilities to help British royalty. She tricks a demon into surprisingly reciting the Latin phrases of Rituale Romanum which send him back to hell.
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Speaking of backstory, Episode 3 of The Sandman shows a typical John Constantine-esque supernatural error that leaves a loved one injured or worse, dead. The idea that a certain person enjoys summoning demons backfires as Mrs. Constantine watches a child being brutally sucked inside hell. And to no one’s surprise, the scarring memory is her recurring nightmare and the cause of Johanna’s sleepless nights, seems to be a generational curse for the Constantines – seeing their loved ones suffer its consequences. However, one could argue that Dream’s absence for over a hundred years had something of a domino effect – leading to some unfortunate “nightmare” circumstances. Perhaps it was this reasoning that convinced Johanna to help Dream (that and help her get rid of her nightmare).
Episode 3 introduces a new Sandman comic character Preludes and NocturnesMad Hettie (Claire Higgins) – the 300-year-old homeless lady with magic tricks. While the wink doesn’t seem necessary to the ongoing plot, it was a nice addition that makes fans happy.
I appreciate the casting of Clare Higgins as Mad Hettie because if anyone has the audacity to live nearly 300 years, it’s Julia Cotton herself.
— Winthrop Humiliation (@mpsunday) August 8, 2022
The Sandman is absolutely amazing!! The only problem is that Jenna Coleman doesn’t show up until episode 3.
— Leo📍 (@LeoQuartermain) August 8, 2022
I just watched ep 3 #Sand seller and, as a big fan of the Hellblazer comics and John Constantine, I loved the character of Johanna Constantine…although I have to say I do miss the chain smoking a bit. @neilhimself a chance for a Johanna Constantine spin-off series??
—Michael Tremmel (@MichaelTremmel) August 9, 2022
This is one of the most frequently asked questions so far. I have no idea, and I think it probably depends on which Warner Bros entity controls their characters. https://t.co/IxyAntNU3p
— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) August 5, 2022
JOHANNA CONSTANTINE SPINOFF PLEASE!! https://t.co/xrheVIuPog
— Daphne Tricia (@dubbidapdap) August 9, 2022
– Crazy Talk Al 🇺🇦 (@CrazyTalkAl) August 9, 2022
Wow, I just finished episode 3, Dream & Johanna Constantine are such a dynamic duo.😍 I love her character.🤩
The way they look at each other is almost romantic.🥺#TheSandmanNetflix#The sand man #thesandmanday #johannaconstantine#Sand seller @neilhimself @Netflix_Sandman @netflix pic.twitter.com/povzzQWVrA
— Kyatorin (@Katrinnekochan) August 5, 2022
I get that Matt Ryan is cool and just like Constantine but he’s not the only actor who can play him 😭
would love a new constantine and also would love a spinoff show of johanna constantine
— Enzo|🇵🇭 (@lorenzo_milla) August 8, 2022
Sandman is so sick because Jenna Coleman has to interact with a crow
— Chlo 🏎 (@_cosmicangst) August 6, 2022
On Ep 2 of The Sandman series on Netflix and I really like it. I was thinking about how it gave me vibes from the American gods that I loved. So I just found out they were written by the same guy. I dig it!
— Marie Escobar (@MsMaryEscobar) August 9, 2022
I don’t know if you watch sandman (on netflix) but I like it and especially the crow. It is so well animated and the quality of the model.. wow pic.twitter.com/157IlouthZ
— EosFoxx (@EosFoxx) August 9, 2022
Now we ASK @pattonoswalt in raven costume.
—Cardoso (@Cardoso) August 8, 2022
Morpheus at the end of episode 3 of Sandman: pic.twitter.com/tq8eEpT5Bn
—Jules | The Sandman Era (@ariistosachaion) August 5, 2022
A Johanna Constantine spin-off starring Jenna Coleman?? Yes please. https://t.co/hKyzJLeIT5
– karla marie tumulak (@karlamarie0711) August 9, 2022
YES ABSOLUTELY DO A SPIN OFF OF DEATH AND A SPIN OFF OF JOHANNA CONSTANTINE PLEASE AND THANK YOU https://t.co/dof6Rkt1Ju pic.twitter.com/Z9WD7inGhY
— Luke (@qLxke_) August 8, 2022
Johanna Constantine nice trend. Jenna gave a strong performance to the character. I wouldn’t mind seeing a spinoff with her tbh. pic.twitter.com/LQ1crvbDm2
— Zac (@zac_comics) August 7, 2022
Sandman is fucking sick. Episode 3 and I’m obsessed
— Shagatha Christie (@montague90) August 8, 2022
another day thinking about a johanna constantine live action spinoff
— luke | sandman spoilers (@twelveswhore) August 8, 2022
Dream and Constantine’s dynamic reflects issues the two fail to realize on their own. Dream’s inability to accept help from his allies shines bright when he tries to fend off Matthew, especially when the crow plays his part in informing the evil side of humanity. While Johanna pushing people away to protect them only makes things worse, as was the case with her ex Rachel falling for Pouch of Sand’s addictive lust.
Meanwhile, at John Dee’s (David Thewlis) her own asylum, Ethel realizes that giving away her Amulet of Protection is the only way to protect her son from the Dream. However, in the process, she turns her son into a powerful entity capable of going against The Endless. The third episode of Sandman ends with a cliffhanger for the fourth, Dream and Matthew the Raven take a trip to hell to find the Helm. Will Dream manage to find his powerful seal? Find out in the next episode now airing on Netflix.