RJDiogenes, on 18 July 2015 - 03:26 PM, said:
Three seems to have been a genuinely heartless rogue in his prior life. It was a bit frustrating to not see what happened next in the flashback where he was about to space Five. And now we know where the boy came from. These are not happy memories for Five. It's no wonder that she wanted to stay in whoever's memories (I'm guessing Three, and that something ultra-traumatic happened that will make him more sympathetic to us). I wonder if they will establish any change to her character now that she's technically a year older and has lived part of the life of a young boy.
By technically I assume you don't mean physically or in real time (though apparently she experienced it as such). Would it really count as such though? Isn't more like watching a really long movie? I was going to say like playing a game, but she doesn't even have a game-level of input into what happens in these memories, so watching a movie/series would be more accurate. I don't think it will have as much impact as having experienced (whether real or fake) an environment in which you make decisions. In fact that was basically part of the appeal she said, of staying in the memories. Especially since it was an idyllic environment. I think we need an episode where they are on some planet and are around horse so we can see who has a natural knack with them
And besides Four, I am not completely ruling out that idyllic 6 months of childhood could be someone besides One and Three. For all we know someone else has had cosmetic surgery and/or even gender reassignment
Or perhaps someone had had some other memories (real ones from someone else, or fake) somehow downloaded into their head before all their assorted memories got downloaded into Five
I wonder if Five will have similar recollection when the memories surface in her dreams going forward? (and you'd think they'd want her medically monitored while sleeping too, just in case of further medical complications). If so, she may be able to sort out that One is an imposter, if there is any reflections in his memories, even if she never witnesses the surgery One presumably had. While presumable most of One's adult memories are of another face, and she wouldn't know who that person "became" out of One and Three (if she rules out cosmetic surgery for ethnicity), as the preponderance of adult memories of One and Three surface if will become apparent it is most likely one of two options: Three had cosmetic surgery a long time ago, or One has had cosmetic surgery relatively recently. (unless One has been impersonating Jace Corso a long time for other reasons... ). But I suppose that could take a while to sort out
This episode gives a little more to theorize on who had motive to wipe their memories and why. Most motives presumably would not align with wiping their own memories
Excluding backstabbing ship-swindling, likelihood of motive, and reasons, for memory wiping? Though really the only new deep info is with Six I think.
One - We still don't know if he was impersonating Jace Corso (if that is what he was doing) under cover as an agent of the law or as a criminal duping criminals. If the former (a law officer), I see little motive for him to wipe people's memories, presumable he would want to bring them to justice with their memories intact. Unless it was supposed to be temporary so they were easier to bring in? And/or he was really desperately trying to stop their job on the mining planet in the second episode from going forward (he had someone associated with the miners in his room IIRC, that he was trying to piece together himself). I suppose that would make him possibly a vigilante, desperado, or a sort of security-for-hire, which would be neither law officer nor hardened criminal. I couldn't even speculate on what motive he may have had if he were a regular old criminal, besides ship-swindling, since we have still too little to go on.
Two - Nada still.
Three - All we know is that he was presumably ready to space Five out of an airlock, so impossible to speculate beside ship-swindling.
Four - He has already indicated to Three that he would swindle the ship from under his shipmates to take the ship for himself
He could have wanted to do it just to eek out his own life and/or trying to prove his innocent/take his throne/take revenge on his step-mother.
Five - Obviously someone saved her from being turfed out an airlock and made sure she ended up in stasis safety But her wanting to take everyone's memories seem a little sophisticated for a street kid (what the heck do they call the space version?) just trying to survive. Unless it was to try to assert power in a crappy situation and/or working, perhaps under duress, with whoever really wanted their memories wiped. Considering her inclination towards escapism in this episode I guess we can't rule out more naive reasons for her to wipe the other's memories, or even her own for that matter.
Six - Like four he could want to take the ship and use it to redeem himself and/or right injustices against himself and others. Also he is the only other one who I actually could see wanting to wipe his own memories, considering he would have committed suicide if it weren't for lack of ammo.
Android - while I don't see her having her own motives and intents in this (though you never know
) she could be the puppet of someone else. Heck, even the guy that gave them the job in the last episode that we saw at the beginning of this episode. Like Two said, sounds like he was willing to double-cross them because he would likely profit either way. So we can't rule out someone not on board, either working against all the crew, and/or working with one of them.
Edited by sierraleone, 18 July 2015 - 10:47 PM.