Susie (Ksenia Solo), who has been directed to arrange Quinn’s kidnapping, attempts to sedate him with an injection. (Putting knockout drops in his coffee might have been easier.) Her efforts fail when Quinn is called away to Hopkinsville, some 600 kilometers southwest of Columbus. Unhappy with the failed abduction, Daria (Sofia Milos) and two of her thugs take Susie (aka Mishka) into the Ohio countryside and show her a shallow grave that has been prepared for her. Daria then assures Susie that she will recruit her daughter in the same way that she recruited her, something Susie clearly doesn’t want. Then she tells the goon with the shovel to “finish it”. He whacks Mishka over the head with a shovel, knocking her out.
Daria (Sofia Milos) and her goons take Mishka into the woods
First, if you are going to kill somebody without an audience around, why take the trouble to threaten them? Perhaps Daria is a sadist, or perhaps she is running a game on Mishka, hoping to make her more useful in the future. Second, who executes somebody by hitting them over the head with a shovel? A gun would have been much more certain and effective. And the guy tasked with the job of covering her with dirt stops in mid-burial and goes off to sit in the car. This is further evidence that Daria does not really want Mishka dead. Continue reading →
Duncan Booker (Zach McGowan) about to explain on live TV how General Harding (Neil McDonough) threatened his life and bribed him to keep him quiet about the Roswell crash. (In reality, KSWS-TV, broadcasting from Comanche Peak just east of Roswell began operations in 1953, and was the first TV station in southeastern New Mexico.)
The evidence that Harding is working so hard to suppress turns out to be an alien autopsy video. Hynek does his usual thing and finds a way to debunk it. By the end of the episode, the Generals are having a private screening of the thing, and General Valentine (Michael Harney) tells Harding (whose support for the coverup he perceives to be wavering) “Jim, what you saw in ’47, It’s what the Soviets wanted us to see. They wanted us to panic and we didn’t. But what we found on that craft was the sick work of Dr. Mengele. What he did to those children’s bodies, disfiguring them, making them look inhuman, was unconscionable. Jim, you didn’t fall for it then, don’t fall for it now.” (One wonders what Susie would think of Valentine’s suggested Nazi/Soviet connection to UFOs.) Apparently Harding himself was never told the truth about what happened at Roswell. Continue reading →