Surface: Episode 14
You know how sometimes they'll advertise an episode of a TV show as the "episode you must see" or "the episode that changes everything?" Usually it's just hype or wishful thinking. They didn't advertise episode 14 of Surface as an episode that changes everything or a must see. But they could have. Because, well, this is the episode that changes everything.
In short? Laura and Rich kidnap Davis Lee, the monsters are starting to rise from the water, Miles almost kills Savannah's boyfriend, Laura's ex rats her out to authorities, Rich infiltrates a secret headquarters, and the townspeople come after Miles.
Like I said, the episode that changes everything.
Laura and Rich tie up Davis and throw him in the trunk and take him to a hotel to question him. Seems that he was surprised by the video too. Is he a clone? After Rich wants to shoot him, Laura convinces him not to. But she's freaked out by the way he's acting, so she leaves to go back to her son. When she gets to the school, her ex said he doesn't believe her story and calls the authorities, so she can get "help." Davis Lee is one of them.
Savannah's boyfriend attacks Miles, and Miles retaliates by grabbing his head and frying him. He runs home, but the police and the townspeople gather outside his house and want him to come out. They break inside and drag him out, but the police interrupt to tell the town that a big storm is coming, and they let Miles go and everyone scatters.
Meanwhile, Davis has a change of heart. He knows that it doesn't matter if Laura is dead or alive, "the cat's out of the bag," so he fires a shot so the others think that he has killed her. He tells her to run.
Rich makes his way to the company, where he knocks out a guard and makes his way in. There are thousands of different animals in cryogenic chambers, and various subway trains leading...somewhere. He calls Laura and tells her, but is then discovered and taken by guards.
There was an intensity to this episode. You can feel things changing, so much that you almost get a knot in your stomach, because you're wondering where the hell this is all leading. And it was almost like a two-parter, with next week's season finale as the second part. And holy crap, the scenes from next week...a killer tsunami destroying cities? That giant monster on the loose? And was that Laura, Rich, and Miles I saw together?
I could say that this is getting good, but it's been great all season. And it looks like one helluva season finale (and yes, they are callling it the "season" finale now. Let's hope that's a good sign.)