Happy Tuesday TV fans! After watching Fox’s The Passage season 1 episode 4, I realized that even if “you know what’s best,” can you really trust yourself when your dreams are being invaded by the overwhelmingly creepy Dr. Fanning? Are the subjects in Project Noah still connected to their own thoughts and desires or are they now merely instruments of destruction? Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch yet. In last night’s episode, “Whose Blood Is That?” we dive deeper into Anthony Carter’s past, as Fanning continues to bring him over to the dark side. Meanwhile, Shauna pays Amy a visit, Brad tries to do the right thing, and Dr. Lear may have just been contaminated. My top 5 moments from The Passage season 1 episode 4 are:
“I got skills.”
During the episode, Brad and Amy continue to connect, as Brad is determined to protect Amy no matter what. Amy shows one of her first signs of advancing when she and Brad are on the run and she is able to sprint in front of him with no real effort. While we still don’t know exactly how the serum will impact Amy, it’s clear that she is already showing signs, but will she have the same fate as the patients who came before her or is she transforming into something else? Something even more dangerous? We’ll have to wait and see.
“We need to go now.”
We continue to catch up with Lila and Lacey, who are trying to get the story out to anyone who will listen. A reporter actually seems interested in running with the story, but they learn that she was killed later on. Lila is shocked, but Lacey recognizes the potential threat immediately and tells Lila that they need to go now, which suggests that they will be determined a threat to Project Noah as well. Luckily, Lila has Lacey to protect her, although they may need some backup pretty soon.
“Let me help you.”
During this episode, Brad tries to get through to Agent Paulson, who has clearly been impacted by the nightmares. Brad remains calm in the situation even though Agent Paulson has a gun and it seems like he is getting through to him until Clark decides to take him out and eliminate the threat. Clark has already been questioned about letting Shauna live, but he does not even take a second to think about eliminating a fellow agent. Is there any hope for Clark or will he continue to spiral out of control?
“Show me the real you.”
Shauna pays Amy a visit, well a mental visit, and tries to begin manipulating her, but Amy is well aware of what is right and what is wrong. Amy tells Shauna, “I’m nothing like you,” but Shauna is convinced that she is and reminds her that “fighting only makes it harder.” We know that Fanning is very interested in Amy’s presence and that Amy could be the key to stopping this threat, but it looks like she will continue to deal with obstacles along the way. This is a very tough little girl; however, and one should not underestimate her.
“Open up your heart, Anthony.”
During the episode, we get a glimpse into Anthony Carter’s past. We see his past relationship with Rachel and learn that Carter was framed for her death. Carter already feels so much guilt about what happened to her and he loved her very much, but Fanning uses this vulnerability to his advantage. He reminds Anthony that “love without power is misery.” At the end of the episode, Carter is in danger of dying, but ultimately makes his choice and accepts the monster within. Carter attacks someone in the lab and relishes in his first real kill as a vampire, as Dr. Lear watches in horror, just barely scraping by himself. Although Dr. Lear may have a new problem now, as he realizes that he has someone else’s blood on him. Does this mean that Dr. Lear has been contaminated? We’ll have to wait and see.
Overall, the episode did not draw me in the same way that episode 3 did, as it almost felt like a transition or setup for what’s to come. I think that we still have a lot in play here and I am interested to see what happens next. I’m hoping that episode 5 will get us back on track with the fast paced tempo of the previous three episodes, although I do feel that the background story for Anthony was revealing. It’s interesting to see how both Carter and Shauna were betrayed and hurt in the past, allowing Fanning to manipulate their weaknesses into an illusion of power. Fanning may not be powerful on his own as Patient Zero, but it’s clear that he is building an army and they may become unstoppable. Stay tuned!
I hope you enjoyed the list and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on The Passage in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!
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