Sunday, August 28, 2016

What I’m Watching: Dark Matter

Dark Matter: Season 2, Episode 9 “Going Out Fighting” (B+)

They may have started out as criminals, but each member of the crew of the Raza is firmly loyal to the rest, especially when it’s Two whose life is in danger. They didn’t waste any time in preparing to go up against another despicable corporate boss – Rook in this case, played by none other than “Star Trek: The Next Generation” star Wil Wheaton – to get what was needed to save her life. They chose well in selecting Eric Waver as the man to go to in order to gain access to Dwarf Star Technologies, because even before she got her memories wiped, Portia Lin chose to spare him when she killed everyone else who poked and prodded her during her escape. It’s too bad that Eric had to pay with his life for going along with the plan, but at least the crew arrived in time to get rid of the prototype of the new version of Two, who was a formidable foe who nearly killed her. Six is doing of a good job of ingratiating himself with the crew, earning back the trust and respect of Three and Four, the least trusting members of the crew who had a long way to go to forgive him. I’m glad all that business with Three’s eyes and him hulking out is gone – that was a bit creepy for my tastes. I enjoyed the Android acting as more of a friend to Two and Five, eagerly tasting Five’s hot chocolate, and I’m very curious to learn how she ended up in someone’s bed after what looks like an eventful night.

No comments: