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Extant- Before the Blood (1×12)

Anticipation is high for next weeks episode of Extant, considering this weeks episode took me for a trip. And I’m not just talking about a trip to outer space.

I thought I knew better, but I was completely fooled by Katie’s appearance on the space station. I was skeptical at first, but everything about her seemed so real. The video sent to Molly and Alan. They all saw her. It wasn’t like the first two alien encounters, where Molly looked like she was dry humping the air. Other people saw Katie. Katie existed. Like, she told a story about how she survived 23-months in orbit. Sure, that’s a stretch. What would she eat? But that’s irrelevant cause she was alive. She remembered things from her past, she was scared of going back into the capsule. How is she an alien? How does this work? As entranced as I am by this whole story, the lack of explanation is really pissing me off. How can these aliens just become real people and know everything about them? It’s absurd. Unfortunately, despite wanting Katie to be real, she isn’t. Sean goes down into a room in the Seraphim, where Katie’s dead and frozen body falls out of the closet. He flips out, and Katie appears locking him in the room, repeating, “It’s Okay.” It’s kind of sad that I was more distraught by this relationship, than by anything else I’ve seen on this show the whole time…. That has to say something right?

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Molly was on a mission of finding out what she did when she was in her “alien-baby” trance. Apparently, she entered a code, that set the Seraphim Sean Glass was on out of orbit, by warning the shuttle that there would be a meteor shower.  Will she be able to correct her error in time? If not, the seraphim will blow up. Alan asks Molly to help save the shuttle, which he believes has his daughter on it, even though the alien baby told him to change the course. Why? It’s all really confusing. Will Molly make her way back up to space? Most likely.

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Especially since we met her son today, whose like 5-years-old already. How did he grow up so quickly? Cause he’s an alien duh! But at least Molly was right about continuously repeating that she needed to believe in her son cause he came from her. He is part human. Also, no idea how. He came to her door and Ethan got scared, breaking the glass and scaring him off. Poor Ethan has just been a victim in all of this. No one is telling him what’s happening because well, no kid would understand this, but he totally feels like he’s being lied to. More on that in a minute. Molly finally meets her other-son, who I guess is also Marcus’s son? He takes her through visions where I myself was questioning what was happening and what was real/what wasn’t. Molly finally told him that she didn’t want to see those people, she wanted to be with him. He tells her that he’s only taking order from his alien leaders, who are making their way down to earth. She asks him to stop, but he says he can’t. According to him, the only person that can stop them is Molly. Why? Again no idea. And what does he mean by “before the blood.” You see how this whole “no answers” thing is getting quite annoying. 

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Another exciting part of this weeks episode? Julie taking the blindfold off and finally coming to her senses! Thank god! After Charlie notices a 90-minute gap in Ethan’s system, he asks Julie, who let’s him know that Ethan was spending time with Odin alone. She doesn’t want to believe that Odin could be up to no good, but Charlie insist’s that Ethan get checked out anyway. Well, this is all part of Odin’s plan. He’s a manipulator. He manipulated an innocent kid robot into thinking his parent’s wanted to shut him down. He also gave him a “burner phone” which was actually a bomb and told him it was good for one call. If Ethan felt scared that his parents were about to shut him down, he should press the button and Odin would come save him. So, when dad took him down to the lab for testing Ethan began freaking out. He was so close to pressing the button, when Julie talked him out of thinking anyone wanted to hurt him. She than found out, the whole idea was planted in his mind by Odin. 

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Cue the cyberstalking. Julie finds out that Odin isn’t really this dudes name by locating his arm piece. She googles him and realizes that he was previously arrested for planning terrorism plots on technology. Taking things a little further, she sneaks into his room and finds out the most disturbing plan. Behind the British accent and nice guy facade was a twisted man, who recorded a video based on what he thought was going to happen. He was convinced that Ethan would press the button, blowing up him and all of Yasimoto’s humatics lab, proving that robots would never be like people and would go to extremes like killing their creators if they got upset with them. Twisted right? Also, kind of genius. Thankfully, he underestimated Ethan and actually proved himself wrong. Ethan didn’t turn into a psychotic robot killing machine under negative influence, and that, makes me even happier. That story really trumps everything that Molly’s been doing since day one. Sorry!

Next week is the finale, and while I’m hoping for a cliffhanger, I could understand if the show wasn’t renewed. In this case, I hope I finally get some answers and a satisfying end, to one confusing, story. 

Extant- Before the Blood (1×12) Reviewed by on . Anticipation is high for next weeks episode of Extant, considering this weeks episode took me for a trip. And I'm not just talking about a trip to outer space. Anticipation is high for next weeks episode of Extant, considering this weeks episode took me for a trip. And I'm not just talking about a trip to outer space. Rating: 0
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