...but now I see that Topher has fully brought Ivy into the conspiracy, who breathes in regard to Boyd being hauled away: "She shouldn't be able to do that." Adelle then barks at them to get going, and Ivy preps the machines and says they're ready. Topher begs Adelle to find another way, but she informs him that this will happen, even if she has to imprint someone else with his personality. You'll forgive me if I rooted for Victor there. Echo looks like a frightened animal as she begs Topher for mercy with her expression, but all Topher can do is tell her he's sorry before he pushes the button. As Echo writhes in pain and fear, Ivy looks like she's going to lose it, but Topher keeps his back turned long enough to give me hope that he's up to something here. When the deed is done, Adelle orders them to send Echo's body to the Attic, and then do the same to Victor and Sierra, and wow, she's really gone full-on Eevil if she's sending her dear sweet Victor to join Echo in their personal hell.
Cut to Echo being wheeled into the Attic, her body wrapped all in white so she almost looks like a mummy from the neck down. Actually, given the futuristic, sterile setting, what she really resembles is a backup dancer from Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" video without the headgear, which is a nice little bonus given that that's the song that was playing in the club earlier. She and the other two, lying in some kind of clear liquigel, are wrapped in plastic and left -- but just before we go to credits, Echo's eyes open. DUN! Awesome episode, seriously! Can't wait for the next one.
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