There is no idealism, just darker ramifications. How does a nuclear sub have jeeps? The Zeroes show up with their diabolically scheming Queen. There is a gunfight and Dr Kurian’s head is in a box. Zona is the future. WTF is with the submarine crew? What will season 3 be like? Murphy has negative moral judgment on Zona and Dr Merch. Murphy has many and varied failings, but in this ep he does the worst thing he’s ever done. Murphy bites people and controls them but they eventually rot and become zombies. He doesn’t care.
The Queen and Roberta fight. The Queen is of an evil sort. Murphy is contumacious. The cartel guy aka Escorpion is not dead. How? There is death and Citizen Z and his dog are in peril. Vasquez prompts exasperation. Escorpion joins the gang. People lose their agency thanks to Murphy, but he does not care and he is not all toute douceur. What’ll happen to Roberta, Vasquez, Doc and Addy now? Why has Addy done nothing all season? Ainsi sera, groigne qui groigne.
Murphy and Lucy’s scurrilities promise a bleak season 3. Murphy is presumptuous and gnawingly awful. What’ll happen to 10k, Vasquez, Dr Merch (Lisa Coronado), Captain Matheson (Robert Shampain) and the sub doctor (Henry Noble)? Jets show up and it seems it was all for nothing. Who are the soldiers? What country are they from? What will happen to Citizen Z? Lucy proves to be as monstrous as her father. Her ‘foster parents’ are in a terrible way. This was very good and I’ll be there for season 3.
“He didn’t make it. A lot of people didn’t make it.”
“Come and get some mercy.”
“The fact that they haven’t started beating down these doors yet, worries me more than if they just kept attacking.”
“I thought the US government collapsed years ago.”
“Spend 3 years fighting my way across 10,000 miles of zombie crazed America.”
“She wasn’t human anymore. None of them were.”
“We kill him and take the truck.”
“Those don’t look American.”
The Magnificent Eight
Stein helps a boy with TB who turns out to be HG Wells. Ray calls himself John Wayne and wears black as a lawman. Kendra looks for Carter and literally finds herself. Rip and his expansive declamatory gestures is abhorrent. Did Rip name his son Jonas after the dry and knowing Hex? Kendra is cursed not to love anyone but Carter. People have an often negative appraisal of Rip. Hex is a decent person. This was not quietly affecting but was enjoyable. There is a fight and did I sense Rip/Hex slash? There is babble about Omega Protocols, the Pilgrim and a plot to target the gang’s younger selves.
“That was entirely predictable.”
“Not killing nobody.”
“Loved them real and pure.”
“You deserve a lot worse.”
Katie is the c word. Katie sneers and does arrogant hair tosses. Snyder reveals his back-story: he was the provost of Stanford and has a PHD is economics. There are conspiracy mutterings about the aliens and the government. Snyder hints at the horrors that are outside the colonies. What is he afraid of? Katie is a moron. Snyder claims to have Charlie. Broussard is a tool. Shockingly dark things and bad moral attitudes are present.
Snyder says he saved LA from misery and imprisonment. Katie is crazy. Quayle doesn’t care about Will. Snyder claims he is the best there is and says the Hosts knew everything when they arrived. How did they? Snyder has seen an alien. What do they look like? Broussard needs to piss off. Will has to be on to Katie and her awfulness. The resistance turn on Katie. This was good.
“That’s somewhere you do not want to be.”
“Snyder is the devil we know.”
“Everything we have is tied to him.”
“You sure they care you’re missing?”
“This is what I do Katie.”
“I want him to die. Badly.”
Franklin has moral indignation about Vance’s deeds. Vance’s sidekick falls victim to the organic tech and rampages. Sinclair goes all out to stop it. There is plenty of foreshadowing for future events in the show. McCallum goes at his role like it is Shakespeare. Nothing ever was done about IPX. Sinclair does bug-eyed rage as the bio-weapon rampages. The bio-weapon looks like Swamp Thing which undercuts the menace. Vance causally reveals that IPX is a front for a bio-weapons company. Franklin never seems to have passed that info on to anyone. This was okay with really bad ADR. I’m going to an anti-popular position when I say, I liked this.
“Buried nearly a mile beneath the surface.”
“Living ships that thrive in the vacuum of space.”
“Stephen, there’s a Martian war machine parked outside. They’d like a word with you about the common cold.”
“Raiding dead worlds for whatever you can scavenge and sell to the corporation.”
“Watched all 7 moons go into eclipse. I’ve walked in vaults that have been sealed longer then there’s been a human race.”
“Who is Interplanetary Expeditions?”
“No one is pure. No one.”
“Unless we go to the stars.”
Kara does dramatic blouse ripping and screams with scenery chewing abandon. Non (Chris Vance of ‘Prison Break’) and Indigo have BDSM scenes. This turgid ep was a horrible indication of how this show fails. Kara and James go to the styrofoam Fortress of Solitude. It’s low rent looking. Lucy is untroubled by charisma. This has no narrative thrust. Kara makes ill-judged attempts to help. This ep has no distinctive content. Indigo targets a nuclear missile silo. Hank is no longer viewed as a protective figure and then he is.
How did Hank have the kill-code for the missile? There is an explanation for how Kara escaped the Phantom Zone. There are lazy caricatures and indisputably awful dialogue. Siobhan and Winn have lasciviousness. Only Indigo visibly invigorates this ep. Alex makes a confession. Lucy dumps James. Alex sure cries a lot. How was this renewed?
“The age of chaos begins now.”
“I forgot how much you enjoy a good choking.”
“That timeless void.”
Shameless people act trashy; the intent on his own needs Colin rants and is a sex offender. He and Hazel separate. He remarries and has another child. Hazel remarries and time passes. Colin tells his new wife of his crimes but she does nothing. Colin disapproves of ‘Mamma Mia!’ and the extraordinarily unpleasant people get away with their sins. Then one of Colin’s children dies and he cracks. This was bad with too many morally dubious things happening. There is no intellectual affirmation.
“People have been saying things to me.”
“We’ve forgiven you.”
The Edge Of Mystery