Written by Scotty
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The virus continues to get more intense and it is easy to see that New York is about to have a huge problem on their hands shortly. With the way the last episode left us, there is something much stranger going on that Eph and Nora need to open their eyes to what is really happening as Captain Redfern attacked the group while while feeding in the bowels of the hospital.
Having killed the monster that was coming after them, Eph, Nora and Jim have to take a step back for this is nothing they have ever witnessed before. Trying to make sense of the stinger that was shooting out at them, they are starting to believe with Abraham Setrakian has told them about removing the head and destroying the body of everyone on the plane. Not wanting to take it that far yet, Eph and Nora decide to do an autopsy on the former Captain, to see what is really happening to the bodies of the survivors.
Eldritch Palmer, the mastermind behind bringing the virus over to America is having his health fade away quicker than he expected. Having been promised a miracle from The Master, he is still lying in wait, and is getting closer to death as every minute passes. Keeping up with his end of the bargain, he hires a young hacker to take out the internet and communications around the city to allow the attack go unnoticed. Clinging to his belief that he is will be resurrected by the powers that he has helped unleash, he will do everything he is asked to get just one more day of life out of his deteriorating body.
Ansel Barbour is still home and not feeling well. Asking his wife to take the kids away since he is starting to acquire the thirst, he will do anything in his power to make sure his family is safe. Upon her return home, Ansel’s wife is not able to find him anywhere around the house, along with their dog. Searching the property, she finds that their dog has been split upon and feed upon like a wild animal attack. Hearing something in the shed, she searches for Ansel once again and finds him chained up with blood still dripping from his lips. He implores his wife to leave him as the voice in his head is telling him to do unmentionable things to her and he will fight it as long as he can, but knows the power is getting to be too great. She is able to escape and while burying her dog, her neighbor comes calling with complaints about the noise that the dog is causing in the shed. Being fed up with the neighbor, she lets him into the shed to discipline the disobedient animal and he has just become another victim to the virus.
Felix is trying to find a way to keep his mother happy and not allow his brother to get an upper hand on anything now that he is home. As Felix runs into his old friend, he is told of a fool proof opportunity to make some more money. As he listens to the plan, Felix is not sure it will work, but he needs the money to keep his mother safe in her apartment as his little brother is using the rent money for something else. Felix does not want karma to come around and bite him while pulling his new job, so he returns the clock that his brother stole from the old pawn broker to make it all square. Being blown off by Setrakian, Felix goes out to make his money once again, the best way he knows how.
During the autopsy in the basement of the hospital, Eph makes Jim tape the entire process to document what has really happened to these survivors from the flight. Jim does not have the stomach to see what he is about to and makes it known that he is far from comfortable with the process. As Eph and Nora get deeper into the body, they find that the virus is creating its own organs and pulling all of the nutrients from the old ones, making the human body a capsule, nothing more. Seeing that most of the new muscles that have been created are to control the stinger, they are faced with the decision of what to do next, stop the impending outbreak or let the local officials take care of it. Jim is none too keen on trying to stop the outbreak and comes clean about his role on what is currently happening. Eph and Nora do not have time to listen to what their former friend has done and push him out of their circle and start their search for the dead little girl that arrived home several hours ago.
It appears that the fuse is lit and the city is about to take a fall as the internet has been taken down in N.Y. City. The effects have been very good up to this point and now with a couple more characters beginning to utilize their stingers, it is great to see these blood suckers come to life. Every episode is better than the last and they are all leading up to the unleashing of the virus around the city, which I hope comes very soon as I am a very impatient person. With some great quality kills this week, you are able to see why Abraham Setrakian carries around his cane sword and will be very happy to see the results it leaves. Until the next one, Stay Scared!