Dutch (Hannah John-Kamen) gets naked so Lucy won’t listen in on her conversation with D’Avin and John.
The Lady (Alanna Bale) is pursuing Jaq (Jaeden Noel) because her hatchlings (as she calls her offspring) can only live in specific environments, while Jaq’s body has Hullen genes and can survive in a much broader range of conditions. The term “hatchlings” suggests creatures born of an egg-laying species. According to Lucy’s DNA analysis, it is a 97% probability that the dead hatchling given to her for analysis is a clone. (Many Earth species have the ability to reproduce by parthenogenesis, and The Lady might also have this ability. Offspring produced by apomictic parthenogenesis are full clones of their mother.) Continue reading →
The Lady takes a new body, discarding the one she previously inhabited. Khlyen (Rob Stewart) asks her why, but she does not say. Apparently the process is fatal to the host, and Khlyen seems genuinely horrified, so it seems that The Lady completely de-Hullenized him when she pulled him from the Green. We learn a few things about The Lady. She enters and leaves host bodies via a circular pattern of small holes. She leaves (at least this time) through the wrist of her old host, and enters the new body through the neck of the new one. (The entry and exit patterns are not quite the same.) And she is in telepathic contact with others of her species. (When Dutch conveniently finds a flamethrower and incinerates a bunch of those snake-like things being stored on Westerly, The Lady experiences pain, though she is many kilometers above the moon’s atmosphere.) Unlike the Hullen, The Lady has no difficulty expressing emotion. We also learn that what she really wants is Jaq. Continue reading →