Invasion: The Son Also Rises
(S01E19) Ehh... not so much. This episode was kind of like Oscar Mayer Bologna. They tell you it's not all "filler," but after you look it? Yeah, it's "filler." All this episode really achieved was the creation of a bond between Tom and Russell and I don't think we'll see that bond break for the rest of the season. It's gotten to the point where I'm starting to believe Tom. He was genuinely surprised when Russell told him that he saw pictures of Szura with the military. I really think he means it when he tells Russell that he wants to stop Szura and whatever's planned.
That's all you really needed to know about this episode. It concluded with those two teaming up but it was stretched out because Jesse decided that he just can't take living with "all these bastard hybrids" anymore.
Jesse and all his new friends got together at the lunch table and decided that Tom had to be questioned. They all wanted answers about the loved ones who had been "taken." Jesse told them where they could find Tom but instead two of them grabbed Louis. When Jesse and his football buddy show up, the other two had beaten Louis nearly to death. At that point, I think Jesse realized things had gotten out of hand, so I felt relieved that he got a hold of that gun. Well, not really. If Russell hadn't shown up when he did, I really think we were meant to believe that Jesse was going to shoot someone.
Meanwhile, Szura and his team of merry men have deserted the island and come to the mainland where all the hybrids are buying bottled water by the case. Apparently, they can all sense a coming hurricane and want to be stocked up. Mariel bought enough supplies to fuel a small army. Russell has now lost his job more or less, because the parks Commissioner Chief is buddy buddy with Szura. In a random twist, we found out that Russell's co-worker Mona is one of them. But she still seemed worried about Russell. Larkin, on the other hand, is still angry that Russell is never home. Can't really blame her. Jesse wanted Russell to take them away, move somewhere else. Now that Russell is teamed up with Tom, I don't think they'll be going anywhere. Even if they had though, Mariel was awful quick to say it was OK.
That was about it. Like I said, the end was really all that mattered because we didn't get too much new info. One thing they delved more into though, was Szura's book "Robin Hood and the Cambrian Explosion." His manifesto is all about evolution and it quotes just about every relevant text on the subject. I'm actually looking forward to see what a group of these people can do. It sounds terrible, but they keep building up to it and I'm curious. So there.