Sara Waisglass as Quin, seen here bringing Alvis his Reckoning Day knives
The day before battle is Reckoning Day, a Scarback holy day commemorating the thirteen monks who (centuries previously) went to Arkyn to try to kill the ‘devil’. On this particular Reckoning Day, a very pregnant Kendry (Mayko Nguyen) arrives at RAC HQ alone, and declares herself as “the emissary of Commander Aneela Kin Rit”. We never do find out her real reasons for being there (she gives some implausible reasons) but we find out that the child she is carrying is part D’Avin and part Aneela. Zeph says that the pregnancy appears to be five or six months along, and Kendry corrects her, saying it’s been about three weeks. Johnny fears that if the Hullen can reproduce by normal means, they won’t need humans for anything anymore, but when Aneela made the discovery (in Episode 3.7) that led to the pregnancy, she said “I’ve found a way to save us all.” That seemed to indicate that the results of her research would have beneficial consequences for everyone. Continue reading →
The only time Brynn smiles is when Aneela says to Gander: “I’ve literally had your guts for garters, which, sadly, wasn’t as flattering as either of us might have hoped.”
Zeph tells Dutch that her DNA is Aneela’s chiral opposite, meaning that while they are genetically nearly the same, Dutch’s DNA spirals in the opposite direction. Zeph says this is “not supposed to be possible”. (DNA is a chiral molecule, and normally twists to the right. A mutation whose DNA was left-handed would not be able to reproduce.) Dutch won’t be able to have children with anyone whose DNA spiral doesn’t twist in the same way hers does. The really odd thing is that the rest of the compounds that make up Dutch’s body have normal chirality, because she is able to digest the same foods as everyone else.
Aneela locates Kendry, who is pregnant with something green, but otherwise all right. Kendry, Aneela, and Brynn decide that Gander, who was responsible for Kendry’s pregnancy, should not have free will anymore, so they turn him into a slave Hullen. Continue reading →
Young Aneela and her father prepare to leave Qresh for Arkyn.
Dutch takes off with Lucy and Zeph to have Aneela’ neurons injected into her brain. For this purpose, Zeph uses an abandoned Company lab. Since Zeph knew where the old Company lab was, and knew her way around it, it seems likely she once worked for the Company. While Dutch is gone, D’Avin takes command of the war effort, and successfully enlists the formerly Hullen RAC agents in the cause. Former Hullen Fancy Lee (Sean Baek) and D’Avin have a dialogue about loyalty and trust, and it’s nice to see Fancy in the role of leader, instead of as a lone wolf. (We still know very little about Fancy’s personal history.) Continue reading →