Theo (David Tompa), locked in a storage compartment at the end of Season Two, finally gets to pilot the ship.
The Rocinante is using a pseudonym, at least for a while. Its transponder now broadcasts the name Pinus Contorta, a name suggested by Prax (Terry Chen) at Naomi’s request.
In the light of Earth’s declaration of war against Mars (which prompted the masquerade) the name choice is intriguing. Prax picks it because that type of pine does very well in low-G (no current data to support that), and because “in order for them to survive, they have to die with fire”. (The heat of wildfires opens the pinecones and spreads the species’ seeds.) Why does Prax suggest that name? Does he subscribe to the notion that violent conflict is necessary for social progress, or does he just have a fondness for that particular plant? Continue reading →
Chris Mueller (Chad Rook) manages to send a text to his buddies from Nurse Stevenson’s phone. Xander (Ian Verdun) and Calvin (Curtis Lum) find Stevenson’s address and follow her to the naval facility where Chris is being held. The nurse seems to drive around pointlessly for a bit, possibly in an attempt to shake her pursuers. (According to Google Maps, it should be only a 12 minute drive from her home address to the naval base.) Xander and Decker try to approach the entrance, but are chased away by guards (who probably get the license number of their vehicle). Stevenson (Veronika Hadrava) has Xander’s phone number because of Mueller’s text. Meanwhile, the navy has identified Ben Pownall as the guy who took their mermaid lure.
Jennifer Koenig as Vicki, who caught Ryn stealing clothes from her line in the Episode Two. She was also the Queen of Hearts in Episode 1.17 of ONCE UPON A TIME
Injections of DNA from Ryn’s sister cure paralysis in mice. The researchers must have had some reason to expect that mermaid DNA might repair the nervous system of rodents (and possibly humans). Could there have been earlier experiments that led them to that conclusion? Have there been other captured mermaids? Will the navy offer Ben a cure for his mother’s paralysis in exchange for the return of the lure?
Why exactly is the navy keeping Chris prisoner? They must know that doing that will attract unwanted attention. Had they sent Chris to another hospital, one not at all connected with the captured mermaid, and notified his family, no one would be trying to track him down, and Ben would not have found the lure. Even if Chris had seen what attacked him, why would anyone believe him? Is it possible that the bite of a mermaid causes changes in human physiology? Continue reading →
Hannah (Kelley Missal) listens to a seashell. Missal was Danielle Manning in 288 episodes of the ABC daytime soap ONE LIFE TO LIVE
Forty-seven people wash up on the beach near the small Oregon coastal town of Port Canaan. (Four hundred dead bodies wash up as well.) The survivors are not shy about revealing that they come from nearly two centuries in the future. Caleb (Marcuis Harris), the most articulate of the new arrivals, says: “We heard that someone had discovered something, a process, a way to bend time…People traveled from all over to get to the site. People with no other way out. We were the first group to attempt it. We knew there would be risks. But no one expected to arrive how we did – in the water beneath the surface. Something went wrong.”
Another refugee describes the time travel process: “They packed us onto the platform and took us into the ground – the ‘threshold’ they called it. The sound started and it was like cracks of thunder, over and over.” No one expected to materialize under the sea, One supposes they were lucky the machine’s error landed them in the water and not inside solid rock. Continue reading →