This hand-binding is part of the opening scene. Are Pree and Gared married now?
Dutch introduces the season finale poetically. “The universe has a memory,” she says. “That’s all time really is. Our whole life to hold in moments, the sweet and sour, the kisses and the scars, our beginnings and goodbyes, all written down in time. Recorded, so the universe will know we were here, so we won’t be forgotten. We are all made of memories.”
D’Avin buys Johnny a piece of land on Leith, 200 acres of RAC-owned ranch land with a little creek out back, complete with robot goats. (Johnny asks if there are goats, and D’Avin replies, “Johnny, they’re robot goats.”) The implication of that exchange is that real goats exist on Leith, although we have seen none of them. It does raise a question though. Exactly what would the purpose of a robot goat be? It will be interesting to find out what farming options are available for John. No livestock has ever been seen on the show, and the only visible crop has been hokk. Eating habits in The Quad are a mystery because we almost never see anybody eat anything on screen. There are peach trees on Leith (at least according to Sabine), but Johnny’s newly-acquired land did not seem to contain an orchard. Continue reading →
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 →