In an earlier post, "Done Deal?" I had openly wondered if Henrik had taken Helena to the "Honeymoon Suite" and forcibly consummated their wedding day. I thought it too easy and with a show with such a high standard for female empowerment it seemed to go against the grain they had set forth.
To my delight they indeed did not introduce a "rightful rape" to the show. In fact, not only did they throw us a curveball it seems they have a slider in their arsenal also.
All signs pointed to Helena being carried off against her will. But when Henrik approached a door with a strange portal window I thought, "Curveball!" and suspected a lab instead.
Indeed it was a lab. But instead of raping Helena or artificially inseminating her, as I had guessed, they precipitated a different criminal act and stole eggs from her ovaries. Which, I suppose, counts as some sort of rape and constitutes an artificial insemination at least by some stretch.
So the farm Proletheans are every bit the bunch of creepazoids we thought they were. It makes you wonder why they went through the whole marriage charade also. The topmost picture shows Helena with a wedding band on. So in the mind of the Proletheans their act has been consecrated by God. At least that is what I figure.
I have a feeling the "War for Creation" will take several bizarre turns.
Another question was who was driving the yellow truck that plowed into Sarah and Daniel as they were heading back to the city.
I was dead on with this one. Cal came to the rescue. Other suspects included Mrs. S, the Proletheans or even an innocent driver.
I figured Cal knew the back roads better than anyone and he would find a way to intercept Sarah. Good job Cal. (Did he leave Kira alone in the woods?)
Odds and Ends
Travis Verta! What are you doing here? Fans of Continuum will recognize the actor, Roger Cross as the Liber8 meany and guest child smuggler. Nice sci-fi crossover.
Good to see the dynamic duo of Alison and Felix back together. I wonder where they are going with Alison's storyline. Is she going to step back from the precipice or spiral further into the abyss? If so, to what end?
Daniel's dead right? I mean, this time for sure?
Do you think Gracie will host the fertilized egg? She seems pretty emotional and it would be quite an honor for her. Well, in the Prolethean's eyes not hers. Choke on that thought Gracie.