The Netflix series “Lockwood and Co.” introduced us to a fascinating character who, instead of being deterred by danger, got excited by the mere smell of it. He didn’t mind risking his own life as long as he got the opportunity to savor every moment and do something that left his footprints in the sands of time. It would not be entirely right to say that Anthony Lockwood had a superiority complex, but surely, he was oblivious to his shortcomings and, moreover, his limitations. He had a high regard for his investigative agency, which was a good thing, but it also prevented him from realizing that, at times, he acted in haste and jumped into the battlefield without taking the necessary precautions.
Lockwood’s agency consisted of only two people, including him, but that still didn’t stop him from comparing it with the big players in the investigative world. Lockwood had an immense amount of faith in his talent, which is why he was always on the lookout for people who had extraordinary skills, and it didn’t matter to him that they were less experienced or didn’t have the required qualifications. Lockwood’s strength was his sight, and he could see death glows including the ghastly residue of death. After Lucy joined Lockwood’s agency, he felt further encouraged to take cases above his pay grade. The first operation they undertook after Lucy joined was a debacle because of which DEPRAC levied a fine of $60000 on the agency. Lucy trusted Lockwood, but during this case, she realized that not only had Lockwood arrived unprepared to face the dangers, but he had only relied on his talents and impulses, which were not always sufficient. Lockwood knew that he had to find new clients to keep his agency running. Lockwood might not have had the experience to back up his credibility, but he knew how to put on a great show. He knew how to market his product, and he possessed excellent negotiation skills. But at times he bragged way too much, which made Lucy very uncomfortable.
Unlike Lucy, Lockwood never liked operating under the radar, and he hated it if his accomplishments didn’t win him accolades. Like a true showman, Lockwood craved applause, and it mattered to him that the people got to know about what he had been able to achieve. He was led by his ego a lot of times, and unknowingly, he put the lives of his own people in jeopardy. Lucy never hesitated to show him the mirror and let him know that whatever he was doing was not right. Lucy began to suspect that Lockwood had become so preoccupied with his cases that he had unintentionally thrown his own people under the bus. Lockwood had a tendency not to care about safety as he was passionately driven by his cause. Flo Bones knew Lockwood quite well, and whenever she met him, she always told him how surprised she was to find that he was still alive. Lockwood didn’t realize that even if he didn’t prioritize his own safety, he couldn’t just ask his colleagues to undertake a suicidal mission.
When Lockwood made a bet with Kipps, George didn’t appreciate it one bit, and he got aggravated as Lockwood had risked the future of their organization and, in turn, put their respective careers at stake. Lockdown might be oblivious to the implications of his actions on the lives of other individuals working with him, but his redeeming quality was that as soon as somebody pointed out his behavioral fallacies, he rectified them by understanding the point of view of his peers. Lockwood was more considerate than others gave him credit for. A lot of the times, people misunderstood him because of his ostentatious behavior, but little did they realize that beneath all the glitter was a boy who had dealt with grief his entire life. After having lost his parents at an early age, Lockwood’s profession had provided his life with a purpose. He wanted to excel at what he did at all costs, and that was probably his best and worst quality.
Lockwood met the man, whom they referred to as the “Golden Blade,” in Fittes’ Black Library for the very first time. Though the Golden Blade was hired by Penelope Fittes to get back the bone glass, he was a free agent who worked on his own accord. Lockwood and Lucy once again locked horns with him when they were trying to escape after taking the bone glass from the auction organized by Winkman. The Golden Blade shot Lockwood when they came face-to-face for the third time. He believed that he had killed Lockwood, but in the end, he and his hirer, Penelope Fittes, realized that the boy had survived. The shooting made us realize how important the bone glass was for Golden Blade and Penelope Fittes. Though “Lockwood and Co.” Season 1 didn’t divulge a lot of information about the assassin, it told us that he was an extremely dangerous man who undertook lethal missions and worked closely with the who’s who of the investigative world. Lockwood had beaten him twice, but he knew he had just been lucky, and on a bad day, the outcome could have been different.
Towards the end of “Lockwood and Co.” Season 1, Lockwood realized that he should be grateful to have people like Lucy and George in his life, who had his back during the worst times. He realized that he needed to treasure them and acknowledge their commitment and hard work. He took a vow that from then on, he wouldn’t keep any secrets from them, which is why he decided to take them inside the locked room where he had hidden something valuable. He realized that he needed to treasure and acknowledge their commitment and hard work. We witnessed the sparks between Lockwood and Lucy, and it is possible that we see a romance brewing in “Lockwood and Co.” Season 2. As far as taking risks is concerned, we believe that Lockwood would keep living his life on edge, though he would try to bring some uniformity to his ramshackle setup.