It’s a double episode season finale – yet I find myself with surpisingly little to say which is a little odd. But I think a lot of this double episode involved a lot of emotional stuff that I didn’t really care about
Like Jackson and Robert Oz who are now totally bonding and being super loving parent and son now with a whole lot of reminiscing and playing happy families. The whole “you infected my mother and turned her into a rampaging hell beast” seems to have been rapidly dealt with and moved on. Someone’s been hitting some major family therapy.
Anyway, while this takes up a lot of the episodes, the plot has finally decided it can keep circling the whole 19th century resurrected extinct animals on the island of Pangea. Hold on to your sense because this gets headachey
So, Robert knows all about the scientists on Pangea where the sabre tooth cats are around – the scientists belong to a group called the Shepherds who live on Pangea doing very very very weird things with genes (and somehow have been doing so for several centuries) in the interest of saving the world – which they think may go awry because of human progress.
So told to us by Dr. Nealson. And Robert is actually a member and the only reason he was working with Davies and the Noah initiative was because he had been planted thereby the Shepherds to control Davies (apparently) and creating the kill-all-the-animals-gas. This is all the Shepherds doing apparently (along with their Victorian genetics lab).
While there someone in the writing staff also realised “oh shit the mother cell! We forgot!” and quickly pasted them into the whole 19th century geneticists. So our fairground guy with his x-ray machine managed to x-ray a gajillion animals (including jellyfish, creatures you can see through anyway), he then realised that he was causing problems like electric ants and blizzard lizards and earthquake sloths so quickly came up with a new formula to make these animals sterile and/or/maybe dormant right up until Reiden (manipulated by the Shepherds – because, yes, they’re behind everything) used the Mother Cell that woke up the X-ray based X-men animal team.
I can literally feel my brain cells dying here.
Oh and the sabre toothed cats cause volcanoes. Y’know, fine, why not?
So, Dariela (who is pregnant and therefore evil animal bait) and Abe pick up a red shirt to go find some sabre-toothed DNA and some really really really ZOMG really bad CGI. Red shirt dies. Abe grabs the DNA and they can return to base
But while they’re doing that we have Mitch and Jamie who, since Robert Oz gave Davies the gas, are taking the desperate steps to stop Davies going ahead with the Noah initiative by destroying his DNA bank. After all if he cannot repopulate the world with animals then he can’t annihilate all the animals in the world – he doesn’t actually want to destroy humanity. Apparently
So Jamie and Mitch try to steal/destroy the DNA store (which is kept in a giant non-refrigerated box?) and succeed thanks to Logan showing up. Yes, Logan who Jamie pushed out of plane which he survived because reasons (I don’t really care). The best part of this is that everyone –including Jamie – are united in saying “hell no we don’t forgive you!” which is nice to see. There’s definite no-insta forgiveness here and I love the many times he turns to Jamie and she totally shuts him down
Of course he’s well on his redemption train and by the end of the episode he’s happily put back in team good guy. Oh and his name is Edward