The Human Three are Jetta-bound toward The Scoping Fjords Of Sandy Land, while the Alien Four slide through the E.T.-Styrofoam "rock" "wall" with a simple wave of Max's hand. Inside the granilith chamber, Max puts up a hand, and we cut back outside to Liz, Maria, and Kyle crying their names futilely. Back inside, Michael stops Max: "I can't go." Isabel, holding a genuine expression for even longer than Max has been in his forties, believably steps forward and gives Michael a little look of hurt horror. Because now Is is the party-crasher of Tess and Max's little love nest. Not to mention that everyone on Planet Arium -- what's the word I'm looking for -- kind of hates Isabel a lot. But sssssh! Michael has a small speech he'd like to deliver. The "writer" thinks it might be time: "Ever since we came out of the pods, I've been on some quest to figure out where I belong. I finally found home. The weird thing is, it's here. On Earth." Max volleys a not-wholly-unaffectionate, "You of all people," before approaching and giving him a hug. Awwww. They both look at Isabel, and Max tells her, "I would understand." This is in some stark contrast to earlier scenes where they all "had no choice," and earlier episodes where Isabel wasn't allowed to be more than three miles away from him at college, much less chilling on a different planet. But Isabel agrees with his earlier assessment of their relationship, recalling previous scenes: "What you said before you're my home, too." Dude, Billy Joel would be rolling around in the royalty money if anyone on either of these planets had ever heard of that song but me. Tess bitches that whoever is coming has to come. "Now." Gee, Tess. Quite the sudden and shocking turnaround in your character over the past three seconds or so. How odd. I wonder what it could foretell.
Episode Report CardDjb: C+ | 568 USERS: B-
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