Emergence: 2 MG CU BID
October 8, 2019 8:46 PM - Season 1, Episode 3 - Subscribe

A mysterious illness takes hold of Piper; Jo and Benny investigate a powerful tech mogul; Alex works to decipher a radio frequency code from Piper's plane crash; and Ed has a follow-up oncology appointment.
posted by oh yeah! (4 comments total)
 
This episode was pretty silly. From the employee who is just waiting to help our heroes, the robot guard dogs that are not much of a threat, the thing necessary to heal Piper being in an unguarded building, to the robot/cyborg's powers being explained away by her being a robot/cyborg. Alloison Tolman is still wonderful and I love the way the character she is portraying switches between being mom and being sheriff and I like the family but I'm losing faith that the series' creators know where they're going.
posted by rdr at 6:00 AM on October 9


Spot!

Yeah, this show is pretty silly. I kinda like that about it, it seems quite knowing in that way.
posted by rhamphorhynchus at 5:41 PM on October 9


Well, nice to know my D.A.R.Y.L. vibe hunch was right. And while I agree on the silliness of this episode, it at least was full of enough plot that I wasn't left wishing for a B-plot to perk things up.
posted by oh yeah! at 7:41 PM on October 9 [1 favorite]


This was the episode in which the series took a hard turn toward sci-fi, and I am here for it. I'm also down with the almost Whovian vibe of the last third. In fact, the only thing I found annoying was the realization that Alison Tolman and Ellen are soundalikes.
posted by DrAstroZoom at 7:50 AM on October 16


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