- We learned more of Marcus Horn's motivations this week. In flashbacks 18 years before the blackout we learn that his father was a very religious man whose wife was dying. He prayed and hoped for a miracle cure while Marcus wanted and solicited medical assistance from the town doctor. His mother ended up dying anyway, and his father blamed him for interfering with God's plan. He beat his son as well. This memory stuck well with Marcus in the present as he embarks on his investigation of Aaron who also is getting cured from an invisible healing power. Of course, we know that this has something to do with the nanites. Marcus believes that if he can harness Aaron's abilities, they can accelerate the timetable of taking the whole US Continent, rather than going town to town as Truman has been doing.
- We learned, after Aaron's abduction, what we already knew. Healing powers were triggered by trauma and defensive powers are triggered by rage/emotion. By the end of the episode, Marcus was going to use Cynthia as motivation to see if Aaron could heal OTHER people than himself. And the final moment of the episode was Cynthia getting stabbed and Aaron raging out of control with flames bursting from torches. I liked that Horn stepped out for this knowing it was going to get hot in there! Note: We did see that Aaron's healing was not a one time occurrence. Horn cut him open a few times, and the nanites healed him right up. He mentioned something about Oxygenating and nanites repairing cells. Aaron could not tell him why it's only him that this is happening to. Something tells me we'll find that out very soon.
- Miles, Rachel and Charlie were busy all episode trying to first KILL Horn and Truman, but then it turned into a rescue mission for Aaron and Cynthia when they got caught. Rachel and Charlie had words over how much Gene really is to blame. Gene brought his case to them saying that he was just trying to keep them safe. Of course, Rachel was really P.O.'d at her father for making her feel like she was insane. Charlie tried to rationalize that she was P.O.'d at her mother for leaving them for years. But letting her go would be even harder. By the end of the episode, Rachel was resolved to save her father from the Patriot's clutches. I'm sure it didn't hurt that he sacrificed himself to buy them time to escape from a no win situation.
- Monroe was up to his badass shenanigans again. He did try to keep Aaron and Cynthia safe, and impressively took out 5 Patriots with his sneak assault and sword tactics. But, it wasn't enough. There were more coming and he decided to run for survival, knowing that they wouldn't kill Aaron.
- Not sure how I didn't put this together last week. But Cynthia connected the dots of Aaron's spontaneous fire assault with the death of her husband. I'm not sure why Aaron didn't go with the defense of not telling her by saying that he didn't know until recently that he caused it. But, whatever! Anyway, she said she needed time to figure out where they are and if she can trust Aaron. I'm sure if Aaron gets them out of this jam, that might go a long way in helping.
- Meanwhile, in North Carolina, Tom does get to Justine Allen's husband Roger. He pretty much manipulated Roger into not running off with his wife (saying that they'd both end up dead). Now, I'm not sure if it was Tom's intent for Roger to shoot her dead, but that's exactly what he did. So much for any predictions we had for her! RIP Justine Allen. So, now Tom has a friend in high places. Well, not so much a friend but an asset.
- We also learned that Jason isn't fully de-programmed. (Shocker! I know!) He tried to choke the life out of Allen at one point, but then felt conflicted. Stay tuned on this one.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
So that's about it. I'm sure there's more, but those are the basics. Next week we'll be picking up in the middle of the action and hopefully, we'll get to the bottom of Aaron's mysterious association to the nanites. Hope you enjoyed my ramblings and I'll see you next week!