(S01E18) I kind of like it when good shows go on hiatus for three or four weeks because when they come back, it makes it that much better. This show is too good, and anyone who says otherwise is crazy. It's got drama, engaging characters, and a great storyline. So much happened in this episode - it was incredible.
At this point, the whole town is on edge. No one knows who's "one of them" and everyone is running around like a bat out of hell. Larkin even runs over a guy who escaped from the local military complex. But hey... wait a tick. Why does the military have people in captivity? I thought the military didn't know anything? Wrong.
After Tom found out about Larkin's run-in, he took it upon himself to do a little snooping and what he found out shocked even him. The military knew about everything, even as far back as Tom's plane crash. All those silver boxes that Larkin saw way back near the beginning of the series? They're all filled with the remains of those who have been "taken." All the men who are in captivity and being tested (dunked in water, electrically shocked, general poking and prodding) were the crew aboard the weather plane that went down in the hurricane. All of them were "taken." Tom is warned clearly though. The powers that be want this to stay quiet or there's nothing stopping them from making Tom a guinea pig too. But I have to wonder... does the military know about Tom and Szura's island? I don't think they do.
On Szura's island, Russell and Dave find Derek and Christina's bodies. It looked like Christina had her kid(?) because something popped out of her stomach and left a a bloody trail to the ocean. The exiled priest gave Russell some help, but when the coast guard is brought in we realize that Szura's reach is larger than we thought because he shows up with them. That's the one thing I didn't like about this episode. It seemed that everyone was "one of them" just because it made things easier. The coast guard guy, the teacher at Jesse's school. Up until now, we've had a hard time determining who is and isn't, but now they're all over the place.
Meanwhile, Jesse tells Mariel that, "she isn't his mother." I tend to agree, because she isn't. It's not clear what she is but I do believe her when she says she still cares about him. I do think it was a little overboard, when Jesse went home (got drunk) and started shooting at family pictures in the backyard. I'm looking forward to next week though because it looks like Szura and his army of the evolved are getting ready for their revolution. This could get messy.