Just when you thought you knew some characters
Great episodes. Lots of padding in the finale, but I liked the character moments that came out here and there in them.
So, lets start with what the reveal was at the end. Reveals are not necessarily all that revealing, unfortunately
So Six orchestrated this whole episode. I did wonder at one point whether there is another mole/rat in the group, and Six only contacted the Galactic (sp?) Authority (G.A.) after hearing the recording that Five procured, while she was sleeping (and this is after the Android and Four were downed). Besides being too many twists, the fact is he would have had to likely find the poison that someone else used on Six, so he could use it on himself. It would be very convoluted. I watched the episode again, and did hear a sound before Six left Five's quarters, however he wasn't in the frame, it could have just been him doing something. Also, his conversation as he left her quarters, saying that he, and she, will be fine, pretty much cements it. Add in the conversation when they were doing their search of the station together, him saying that they couldn't change. Yeah, he betrayed them.
I guess the thing that made me wonder that is what motivated Six to do this. Regardless of his past (which I will speculate on further later
), he doesn't remember it. So, without knowing what might have motivated old him, what might have motivated amnesic him? The belief that they are all, except five, dangerous? (and one, if he had known). I assume he is including himself, I wonder if he expects a reward/freedom for his betrayal, and/or he wants to pay for his own documented crimes? And if he is good, is he hoping that Two only gets incarcerated and not become a lab rat? Will he try to withhold that information from the G.A.? Was it not even so much about getting wanted criminals put away as much as trying to protect Five from these criminals? After that recording reveal it would not be surprising, but he obviously had doubts that these amnesic criminals had potential to be better people from his earlier talks, across various episodes.
The only way it makes sense is he was way more protective of Five (as in willing to risk the G.A.'s attention), and/or selfish, thinking it was a way out, negotiating his own freedom/pardon by turning the rest in, if he feels he can trust the G.A. And/or an old associate of his got in contact with him and revealed parts of his history that made this not just something he could justify but feel safe doing so. (Assuming he didn't get his own memory back).
If it is the latter, that someone who know him got in touch with him and got him to orchestrate this episode, that screams is spy/undercover cop. Makes me wonder if he turned undercover cop under duress/in recompense for his terrorist activities. His terrorist activities is the only memories we have of him. He could have possibly been an undercover cop at that time. If he is/was an undercover cop that could have given Two/Four motive to decide to kill him. Before I thought this all thru I thought Two/Four intended to kill One for his deception, but it could have been Six if he was discovered to be a cop.
So, to Five, it appears that she was 'saved' from being spaced when Six intervened. I could be wrong, but I don't see her deciding to do the memory wipe herself, at least if she thought about what the heck she would do with five amnesic wanted criminals after
So I theorize she went to someone she trusted. Not Four, as despite him being the deciding vote to keep her, his voice was on the threatening recording. So Six, who made the first good impression on her on that ship, was a natural choice. If she went to him with that recording he may have come up with the plan and convince her to implement it. I expect they hoped that both of them would keep their memories. Heck, maybe they only meant to wipe One and Four's. Six probably thought they were discussing killing him, but it could have been One. In either case, a protective instinct and/or cop training, it had to be dealt with while keeping the civilian kid safe.
I wonder why the android was dragged off? Witness/evidence? Also, will the G.A. be interested in her supposed flaw in her emotion matrix?
Going backwards, episode 12. Lots of reveal about Two. Sounds as if she was created as an adult (most infants are incapable of killing people and managing any sort of escape
). And will age normally going forward (though that seems to be an artificial limitation put in the nanite program). They seemed to imply she wouldn't exist without the nanites. They also implied she was superior, with superior organs. Not saying they necessarily contradict, but I am still wondering about her physical nature. Does she have organic tissues that can function without the nanites? I had initially figured they had tweaked DNA and did an entire human genome with the traits they wanted, most found in human DNA, but at the high end of the bell curve for specific functions, with maybe some artificial sequences. And the nanites were auxiliary, like insurance, as opposed to essential to her functioning. Did they get cadaver(s) and make her frankenstein-like? Or, besides the nanites, are there other (some, many?) in-organic technical components in her tissue?
I very much doubt she cares for her given name Rebecca anymore than her first assumed name Portia
Thought I figured out, after episode 11, that Portia was very likely an assumed name.
I wonder if Alex(?) knew about the treatment the scientist gave her before she tried to escape... Was that part of the test, or not? Would he have reacted poorly to hearing about that? We still don't know the reason she was created, but considering he doesn't like her being dangerous (or at least dangerous and not under his control), it seems warrior skills is not the goal. With the guy we saw talking to Alex at the end it seems to be an attempt at delaying death (or even coming back from the dead if they use cadavers for their research). I wonder if the same people were behind the immortality Tree-virus research
We still don't know if Two is the one who procured the Raza and assembled the crew (and how, on both counts), even though I imagine that will be the default theory unless proven otherwise.
Edited by sierraleone, 29 August 2015 - 02:08 PM.