Fallout: The Trap
April 21, 2024 4:34 AM - Season 1, Episode 6 - Subscribe

What happens when the ranchers have more power than the Sheriff?

Lucy and Maximus are greeted by Birdie, a Shady Sands survivor, and Ben, the Vault 4 overseer. They explain that Vault 4 has opened itself to the surface, taking in many refugees from Shady Sands and the surrounding area. While Maximus slowly acclimates to the Vault, Lucy is horrified over the refugees' eccentric rituals and worship of Moldaver as "The Flame Mother". Convinced that Vault 4 is hiding something, she ventures to the forbidden level 12. She uncovers human experiments before getting caught, but it is explained to her that Vault 4 citizens fought back against these scientists and now live in peace. Pre-War, Howard becomes conflicted over the secrecy of Barb's association with Vault-Tec. He is invited to a covert meeting to discuss the conspiracy behind Vault-Tec, hosted by a younger Moldaver.
(Description copied from IMDB and extended summary copied from Wikipedia.)
posted by Pong74LS (11 comments total)
"We can get into a *good* vault" says a whole lot about what info Barb is privy to.
posted by rmd1023 at 10:16 AM on April 21 [10 favorites]

my question after this episode was how did Moldaver stay young? the cryo tubes presumably but where?
posted by kokaku at 11:17 AM on April 21 [4 favorites]

"We can get into a *good* vault" says a whole lot about what info Barb is privy to.

Not one of the wacky experiments, one for management! I wonder which category Vault 4 lands in?
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 4:42 PM on April 21 [1 favorite]

Vault-Tec seem slightly more competent in the TV series than in the games, but it's very on-brand for them to have a Deluxe Double-Secret Executive Utopia Vault. I wonder if we'll learn that there's a real DDSEUV, and a decoy for less-favored minions.
posted by wintermind at 5:55 PM on April 21 [3 favorites]

Kokaku - same question, maybe they’re laying groundwork for next season?
posted by youthenrage at 7:38 PM on April 21

A+++ work from Walton Goggins in this one.

And Matt Berry makes anything even better.
posted by vverse23 at 8:58 PM on April 21

So the family with whom Howard talks in his Vault-Tec infomercial is the same scientists running the experiments in Vault 4 that we see in the video that gets shown to Lucy, right?
posted by Parasite Unseen at 3:18 PM on April 22

Parasite Unseen: Yes, the husband from the commercial was the one saying that the failures of Vault 4 shouldn't sour others on the idea of a society ruled by scientists.
posted by Saxon Kane at 3:32 PM on April 22

I am lost... this bit from the description in the post, "but it is explained to her that Vault 4 citizens fought back against these scientists and now live in peace", and the last two comments here from Parasite Unseen and Saxon Kane, don't seem to track with anything I saw in this episode.

I scrubbed through the entire episode again after reading this thread and nothing. For me it ends with Lucy being captured and a few seconds of Maximus eating popcorn and watching the waterfall on TV, then straight to the credits. Was there something after that for other viewers?
posted by bcd at 9:44 PM on April 22 [1 favorite]

Ah. Confusion resolved. That whole scene happens a quarter of the way into episode seven, at least for me, not in six. Not a big enough spoiler to matter though.
posted by bcd at 12:20 AM on April 23 [1 favorite]

Apologies for that -- it gets a little tricky to remember what happens in which episode when binging...
posted by Saxon Kane at 9:35 AM on April 23 [1 favorite]

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