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 →
Faye and Ronnie. The hoodie Ronnie is wearing reads “Hoff County High Auto Club”. There is no Hoff County anywhere (according to Google maps).
Best friends Ronnie (Grace Glowicki) and Faye (Erin Carter) are having trouble dealing with the death of Ronnie’s brother Garrett, who was also Faye’s first major romantic involvement. Garrett drove a classic Mustang convertible and died of testicular cancer. His family apparently had a genetic predisposition to the disease, so his affliction did not surprise him. By all accounts he dealt with his own demise quite well, just not in a way that endeared him to others, or that helped others cope.
There is much discussion of Garrett, but there are no flashbacks showing him. Not even a photograph.
Faye and Granville
Dina (Ronnie’s mom) calls Faye for help with Ronnie’s heavy drinking. After Ronnie throws up on the dining room table during dinner, Faye decides (the next morning) to put her still unconscious friend in Garrett’s powder blue Mustang and head for the summer cottage in Invermere. (The starting point of the trip is never mentioned, but it takes several hours, and when Faye tells Ronnie she is applying for a job in Vancouver, Ronnie responds “That’s far.” So the trip probably begins near the midpoint between Invermere and Vancouver, in the general area of Kelowna or Kamloops.) Continue reading →