...the "love story" bit at the end kind of killed it a little, why couldn't the monster have just been that? A malevolent monster the created the pocket universe to eat people or something? The boogeyman! It just felt sort of tacked on at the last minute.
I admit that I wasn't a huge fan of the monster love story either. But I figured the writer needed to provide some explanation and/or justification for the monster that was actually in the house (not the pocket universe). The only choices I can think of are:
- There is a single monster that can freely transport between the pocket universe and our world. But then why wouldn't it simply attack people in the house?
- There are two monsters with no love interest, one in the pocket universe and one in the house. But again, why would one be violent and the other not?
- There is only one violent monster, in the pocket universe. But then the episode would have been less scary (no handholding gag, no quick cuts of a shifting figure)
- Maybe the house monster just happens to be a pacifist or something.