Sometimes, there are no "good" options -- and that's certainly the case for the Bowmans, and Vincent, in Colony season 3, episode 5, "End of the Road."
[Warning: Contains episode spoilers for Colony 305]
Revelation: “Bugs” Was Part of the Resistance Camp
In an episode-opening flashback, both Vincent and MacGregor take cover in a mine after recovering the RAP’s “corpse” … and are soon joined by "Bugs", Will’s former military buddy with the iconic Bugs Bunny tattoo on his arm. MacGregor and Bugs get in a heated argument, which ends with the latter walking away. But who gets Vincent’s loyalty?
Revelation: Dallas Was Destroyed by the Hosts
When he’s interrogated by Vincent and MacGregor, Snyder talks about potential repercussions if they don’t return the RAP. He mentions a recent incident in Dallas, in which human resistance groups set off a massive EMP. This didn’t sit well with the Hosts, who blew up the city: “The sand turned to glass for miles in every direction … not even the cockroaches survived.” If the RAP isn’t returned, Snyder warns: “Nobody will be inspired. They’ll be dead.”
Revelation: Vincent Killed Rawlins
“We shouldn’t have killed him,” a remorseful Vincent says to MacGregor. “Bugs was a good man, and I shot him in the back.” We may not have seen it happen in the episode’s tense opening flashback, but after MacGregor and Bugs' fight, Vincent murdered Bugs. Soon after the Bowmans arrive, however, Vincent questions his morals, while MacGregor remains committed to his beliefs – but how does this news sit with Will?
Burning Question/Revelation: Can Vincent Trust Snyder?
Speaking with a vulnerable Vincent, Snyder spouts info about the RAPs: The “glowing ball thing” in their heads is a form of consciousness, and “there are only a few hundred” of them; the drones and walkers are automated, “part of a hive mind.” But it’s possible Snyder is pushing fake news so he can push his own agenda: After prompting Vincent to save “every man, woman, and child in the Pacific Northwest,” Snyder indirectly tells Vincent to secretly contact the Occupation about the camp’s RAP. “Sometimes you just have to be the man who stands in front of the train,” Snyder admonishes.
Burning Questions: How Will Snyder Respond to Charlie’s Death?
Snyder has successfully called in an Occupation strike, wiping out most of the Resistance camp -- including MacGregor and Charlie. The former Proxy looks forward to an extended stay in the Swiss Alps, but when he gets an eyeful of the Bowman kid’s body, Snyder seems visibly shaken. Will he switch sides once again?
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