Kovacs’ new body, equipped with combat muscle memory.
Takeshi Kovacs (Joel Kinnaman) is a bitter and disillusioned revolutionary who has been dead for 250 years. He is resurrected into a world controlled by those who defeated his revolution. (This is kind of like having Leon Trotsky reborn in present-day Russia in the body of a soldier.) Kovacs is re-sleeved into a body with combat muscle memory and brings with him impressive paramilitary skills from his previous lives.
At the end of Episode 10, we clearly saw Paolo, Abigail, and Sophia burned alive by Father Dan (Vincent D’Onofrio) in the church basement. The priest also died in the fire. At the start of this episode, Roman finds three adult skeletons and a note from Father Dan. We are not shown the exact contents of the note, but are told that it says Father Dan “intended” to kill Abigail (implying that he did not). Indeed, we see Abigail alive and well enough to be taken to Lambda for examination, where it is discovered that she is really not herself. (She kills a rat by absorbing its life through her hands.) The simplest explanation for all of this is that Abigail was not in the church fire, and that Father Dan was misled by the “ghosts” into thinking she was there. But if that was so, who wrote the note? Continue reading →
Paolo (Andrew Moxham) is missing. He dropped by to fix Sophia the Mortician‘s generator and that was the last anybody saw of him. Sophia (Sharon Taylor) popped out of a pod at the end of the previous episode right after the pod ate Bake Sale Carol (Kathryn Kirkpatrick). Pod-modified Sophia tried to throw Father Dan into another pod, but the priest has a tolerance for pod-induced euphoria, since he has been getting high that way for quite some time. He escapes and burns down the house (which belonged to Dottie, who died in episode 1.6.) Continue reading →