In this week's Colony, we saw things we didn't think were possible. But we're starting to learn that, in this world of the Occupation, anything can happen and no one is safe. Following the events of "Good Intentions," we were granted a series of revelations and plenty to ponder over the coming weeks. Here are a few recent revelations and burning questions from Colony 208!
[Warning: Contains spoilers for Colony season 2, episode 8]
Revelation: The Redhand is a different sort of Resistance
Did someone say "shades of ISIS?" Yeah, that's not a comparison we should throw around lightly. Everything we know about the Redhand, including how they came in and blasted the Bowman house (#RIPLindsey), tells us that this group is not quite like our friends Katie and Broussard. These people are radical and have proven their willingness to martyr themselves for the cause.
Burning Question: How is the Factory different from a labor camp?
We know there are some major differences between the two places you definitely don't want to end up in the Colony universe. The Factory is on the moon, and no one has ever made it back. The labor camps, on the other hand, are on earth and Bram has now (barely) survived his stint in one. So the questions remain: what labor are they performing in the camps? We know they're moving crates and shuttling pods with humans in them. How are these two things connected?
Revelation: The number on that flash drive is definitely counting down
For the last two weeks, we've been teased about the mysterious flash drive that tracks census data from around the Bloc. Katie confirms in "Good Intentions" that, 27 months from now, the population of the Colony will be reduced to 2.5% -- if things stay at the rate they're going.
Burning Question: What's happening around the world?
By now, we've been to Switzerland and England, so we know that what's happening in L.A. is happening in other places on the globe. How many Colonies are there and how far does the RAPs' reach extend?
Revelation: There are major political power-moves in play right now
In "Good Intentions," Colony solidifies the idea that there are various power struggles between groups -- even those who seemingly belong to the same side. Similar to the demarcation between the Redhand and Broussard's group in the Resistance, there are also competing agenda on the Collaborator side. When Proxy Alcala undermines Governor-General Goldwyn by pushing forth his own propaganda, there's a palpable tension. With Goldwyn trying her hardest to stay on the IGA's good side, Alcala is ignoring her strategy and coming up with one of his own. We can't wait to see how this shakes out!
Revelation: APIS is going down one by one
Another one bites the dust this week as Simon Eckhart makes the wrong choice in double-crossing Broussard. The APIS cell doesn't appear to have the best track record at this point. Let’s hope that Morgan can navigate her way through this world as our lone APIS cell member.
Burning Question: Is Emmett Halstead going to sell out Will?
It’s bad news for Will this week as the T.A. scoops up Emmett Halstead, the young man Will allowed to escape from the safe house in a stroke of mercy. Sure, Emmett owes him one, but everyone has a breaking point, right?
Revelation: Will let the leader of the Redhand walk
Yes, Karen Brun is the leader of the Redhand and, yes, Will not only let her go but he also gave her a reason to shoot up his house! Of course, Will didn't realize that while he was comforting Frankie's mom in an abandoned safe house, he was also talking to the head of the deadly cell.
Burning Question: What's the Greatest Day?
Obviously, Lindsey was a big believer, and we've seen that Nolan and Maddie are all in, but we're still not sure what to think. Is the Greatest Day something that the Hosts have made up to control people in the Colony? And was it merely a trick of technology that made Maddie and Nolan think they were experiencing something spiritual? While we're at it, what's "focused restoration?” We know that Lindsey won't be sending Charlie anytime soon, but we're still curious!