Happy Tuesday TV fans! After watching Fox’s The Passage season 1 episode 2, I realized that changing the world is not always for the best. Sure, you may want to make a difference, but what happens when you end up changing the world for the worst? Is there any chance to still make it right? Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch yet. In last night’s episode, “You Owe Me a Unicorn,” we continue to follow Agent Brad Wolgast and Amy Bellafonte, as they try to find a safe place to lay low. Meanwhile, we get a glimpse into Dr. Lear’s past, Carter begins to have some beyond vivid dreams, and Shauna Babcock proves to be far from a good girl. My top 5 moments from The Passage season 1 episode 2 are:
“You get the girl safe and I’ll get the story out.”
So fans of Justin Cronin’s book series were initially disappointed that Lacey was not in the show and so was I. Fear not; however, as Lacey is in this episode. We learn that Lacey had Brad as a student in the navy. She is tough and she tells it as it is. Lacey agrees to help Brad and Amy, but also feels like she has a lot to atone for as well. Lacey wants to help get the story out, recognizing that saving Amy is only the first step here, as Project Noah will continue to operate unless they do something. In the book, Lacey is the one to care for Amy before Brad comes along, but I am not sure if the series is going to explore anything more with her character. Brad assumes that Lacey is dead and she may be, but we will have to wait and see.
“Your ex-wife told me to.”
After Brad passes out on the side of the road, Amy panics and calls his ex-wife, Lila, who is a doctor. Lila walks Amy through what to do, but Brad is not pleased and takes out his frustration on the cell phone, worrying that the agents will be able to track them down now. Later on, Lila ends up at Lacey’s place and shares a kiss with Brad, revealing that there are still lingering feelings here between them both. While I’m not sure if this is going to be explored any further, it’s clear that Lila has not given up on Brad just yet.
“You already changed the world. You just have to wait and see how.”
During this episode, we get a glimpse into Dr. Lear’s past and learn that he was trying to find a cure for his wife, who had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Lear worked with Dr. Fanning on this, but they were both ready to throw some ethics out the window, but was this really the right call? What would you do for the one you love? While Dr. Fanning seemed perfectly fine dismissing his own ethics, it’s clear that Dr. Lear has always been somewhat conflicted. As he begins injecting Carter with the serum, you can tell that he is having second thoughts about everything. Carter begins to have some vivid dreams, which involve Fanning and Babcock seducing him to the dark side almost. Are they just dreams, however? Later on, Carter gives Dr. Lear a message from Fanning, telling him that he has already changed the world. While it may be too late for some, is it possible that Dr. Lear can redeem himself and put a stop to these experiments before it’s too late?
“Maybe she’s a good girl after all…”
Or maybe you shouldn’t be taunting the prisoner who is clearly transforming into something other than human. I’m never a fan of anyone calling someone a bitch, but this guard continues to push and push, until Shauna Babcock decides that she has heard enough and sinks her teeth into him. Shauna Babcock is proving to be quite dangerous, but what happens when she finally gets out of her cage?
“You don’t leave me and I don’t leave you.”
During the episode, we continue to witness the heartwarming bond between Brad and Amy. Amy is not afraid to speak her mind to Brad, but it’s clear that they both need each other. Brad even comments to Lila that Amy is a tomboy just like his daughter, Eva, and it’s clear that he believes he is meant to save her. Later in the episode, they are surrounded and Brad decides to turn himself in. Only Amy is not able to abandon him and stands right by his side, which is courageous and touching. Overall, I thought that the episode delivered. There was an even better balance between what’s going on at Project Noah and what’s happening with Brad and Amy, where the transitions didn’t feel forced. I was engaged the entire episode and I also think that the back story of Dr. Lear was necessary and important. I am thoroughly looking forward to episode 3 and I absolutely recommend this series to everyone. 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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