Warning: General Spoilers Ahead
First, a big congrats on Dark Matter getting a season 3! I already had a good feeling about a renewal, but I’m sure it makes us all feel better seeing it in print. Woo hoo!
Now on to Friday’s episode, which is another great one and which happens to tie back to several earlier S2 episodes. As was hinted at the end of last week’s episode, the Android (Zoie Palmer) has what appears to be a dream during her charge cycle — another “anomaly” that calls into question the integrity of her core systems. As a result, she decides it’s best to inform the entire crew of the glitches, as well as reveal to them the existence of her simulated model. Needless to say, they are concerned but ultimately decide to just monitor the situation for the time being. That’s when the Android makes the executive decision to take herself offline, for the protection of the ship and its crew. So, now, her bitchy Simulation takes her place, and all is better, right?
Nope, not by a long shot. That’s when everything starts to go sideways. One by one, each member of the Raza’s crew begins to experience hallucinations, some of which are actually life-threatening. Four (Alex Mallari, Jr.) thinks he sees Misaki (guest-star Ellen Wong), even though it makes no sense how she was able to get on board the ship. It culminates with a huge sword fight that leaves Four mortally wounded — at least until he snaps out of the hallucination. Three’s (Anthony Lemke) dearly-departed Sarah (guest-star Natalie Brown) shows up in his quarters and makes a very convincing argument that she’s back and they can now be together. And, Two (Melissa O’Neil) believes she is being bound and tortured by Alexandor Rook’s minions back at Dwarf Star Technologies.
Now for the big question: Who or what is causing the hallucinations? The Simulation thinks it’s the Android, and she’s wrecking havoc on the crew because she feels threatened, but Two isn’t so sure. And, what about the Android’s own dream? Is it truly an anomaly in the Android’s systems or another part in this pattern of hallucinations? More importantly, will Two make the right decisions before it’s too late for the Raza and its crew?
Episode 2.10 of Dark Matter is titled “Take The Shot” and airs Friday at 10/9c on Syfy.
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