Snyder is safe and sound (at the moment), while the Bowmans enter unfamiliar terrain once again in Colony season 3, episode 6, "The Emerald City."
[Warning: Contains episode spoilers for Colony 306]
Revelation: The Creator of the Proxy-Selecting Algorithm Was Unhappy with Its Implementation
During the past two seasons, there’s been some discussion about why, exactly, former provost Snyder was chosen as Los Angeles Bloc Proxy. Turns out Everett Kynes created an algorithm that was misappropriated by the Occupation. Kynes wasn’t apparently very happy with how his technology was being used, and in an episode-opening flashback, it seems like he (somehow) decided to take matters into his own hands.
Revelation: Snyder is Safe and Sound in Switzerland
Well, that was quick. After surviving last episode’s raid, Snyder is “warm and dry” in Switzerland, with a fancy house, an attentive butler named Julien, and a shiny new sports car. With so much spare time, he can finally enjoy the finer things – namely, parties, martinis, and books about the history of the British Empire.
Burning Question: Why Did the Walkers Stand Down?
Meanwhile, the Bowmans are cold and damp outside the Los Angeles Bloc, scrounging for food and supplies. But things somehow get worse when two walker drones find the family … and, after some loud screeching, back off once again. “They’re herding us,” Will says, but that doesn’t seem like the full story.
Revelation: Will Isn’t Afraid to Use Force When His Family’s At Stake
Will has always been a family man – that’s why he went to such great lengths to save Charlie. Now Grace is sick with an infection, and the situation is dire. When a family in an already-full car generously offers to take Gracie to Seattle, Will demands the car, firing his pistol into the air. Desperate times call for desperate measures.
Burning Question: What’s Snyder’s Agenda?
Though he initially seemed content just to relax, sneaky Snyder can’t seem to take a break. He lies to get two former Proxies arrested, thereby helping Helena push her political agenda -- albeit a bit too forcefully. “I decided I didn’t want to sit around listening to the voice in my head for the rest of my life,” he tells Helena. So what does the voice in his head really want – especially considering he woke up in the middle of the night to read an incident report about Charlie Bowman’s gruesome death?
Burning Question: Will the Seattle Bloc Authorities Learn the Bowmans’ True Identity?
Iris seems very helpful at first, ensuring Gracie gets the best medical condition and warmly welcoming the “Daltons” (Will’s fake surname). But then she asks to interview “Mr. Dalton” using the algorithm from the cold open. Is Iris onto Will? Or is she using the improved algorithm Kynes sought to build?
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