This episode felt like a lot of filler since most of it was padded by rather unnecessary fighty sequences with very little actual reasoning behind this
Oh my gods, did I actually expect reasoning in Zoo? You’d think I would have given up on that
Anyway the group splits into two. Alison and Mitch and Jaime are going to convince the Russians that spraying poison gas around the world is a bad plan while Abe and Dariela are focused on finding Jackson and his dad Robert even though Alison is kind of confused as to why they want the rage mutant when they have the much more peaceful elderly Finnish lady.
So Allison and co seem to be doing well in convincing the Russians – and then a gorilla arrives and they spend the rest of the episode struggling to kill it. The gorilla has been dropped in by Davies in his insidious plan to get the Russians back on side by causing some deaths and doubling down on hatred for animals. While Jaimie and Mitch manage to kill the gorilla (and have more relationship nonsense which really can wait until AFTER the world ends), Davies has succeeded
My take away from this? How, in the name of all that is sensible, did Davies manager to smuggle a GORILLA into the Russian government? This happened just because the Russian government had a vote – yet the first they knew of a Gorilla is when it appeared in the middle of them… How was this achieved? How would that be achieved today, let alone in a world where the entire world is, presumably, on guard against animal attacks.