...and in the present, Adelle is trying to snap Topher out of his now-catatonic state as Ballard respectfully covers Bennett's corpse with a blanket and Echo states that Whiskey did this. Ballard speculates that Rossum got to her after she left and made her a sleeper, which from our perspective is probably not the case since there was no activation ritual or anything, but the real reason for her betrayal won't become clear until the very end of the episode. Echo points out that Boyd loves Whiskey, but Ballard, in that hilariously obvious way he has, suggests he'll have to adjust. Echo starts to say she'll go after her, but the lights then flicker ominously, suggesting a breach none of them may survive. Topher starts to babble that they can bring Bennett back, but Adelle tells him there's nothing left to map, which surely is why Whiskey shot her so squarely in the head. Probably used an expanding bullet for good measure. Adelle goes on that there's someone he needs to bring back -- Caroline -- and Topher, probably wanting to win one for his dead girlfriend, nods in assent. He sits down, but when a distraught Ivy joins him, he looks at Bennett's blood spattered across a nearby monitor and tells Ivy to go. In tears, she says she really wants to help him, but he grabs her and says if that's true, she needs to live -- she has a remarkable brain, and he'd like to see it survive. "Ivy? Don't become me." Aaaaand here's the part of the episode where Topher Brink makes us cry. Wouldn't have guessed that would be a regular occurrence back in the series premiere, I think it's safe to say. Ivy accedes to his advice, but no sooner is she gone than some loud thuds from above become audible, and after some flares erupt in the darkened atrium, a bunch of commandos descend into it via ropes from above. After our heroes stare slack-jawed for a moment at the impending doom, Ballard mentions a cache of weapons he was getting together in the handlers' quarters, and Echo sends him off. Topher then puts in a little work on the wedge and finishes, and then Adelle wonders where the hell her security is, and maybe they'd be in more effective shape if you hadn't SENT LAURENCE DOMINIC BACK TO THE ATTIC. Echo doesn't point that out, merely saying they should assume they're all dead before getting into the chair. After a window shatters in front of Adelle and she gives another line I could totally picture Paul Lynde saying, Topher tells her to escape via the tunnels. "You're our general. We can't lose you." Adelle reluctantly sees the wisdom in this and disappears, and I do like how so many of these people's exact locations are unknown going into next week -- it could make for a lot of fun twists and turns. Not that the show is actually short on those at the moment, but I'm getting ahead of myself. Topher flips the switch, but a moment later, a commando infiltrates the lab, so Topher waves his arms around like a crazy person and warns him that he's imprinted himself with "many...useful skills!" Heh. The guy is understandably not impressed, and knocks Topher out with the butt of his gun, but he then has his neck snapped from behind...by BOYD, who steps forward and tells Echo to hang in there...
Episode Report CardCouch Baron: A | 1847 USERS: B
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