It took some time, but I’m glad that we managed to see Terra Nova. The pilot had been delayed for a while, ever since last May. I didn’t expect much, since I don’t really keep apprised of the latest TV news, but I was happily surprised with the pilot. The setting is quite interesting. While the future 2149 setting isn’t really that important, it set the mood nicely. It was a sort of Big Brother-like future, where people weren’t allowed to have many children and the Earth was becoming non-sustainable for human life. The time fracture, opening 85 million years into the past, allows different pilgrimages to settle in healthy biosphere, but populated by dinosaurs. I like the fact that this isn’t the same timeline as before. They entered another worldine, which is the only way that this could make sense.
Warning: Spoilers ahead.
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So we finally discover who the spy is and why she is spying for Mira. It’s Skye, and she’s doing it to save her mother, who’s still alive. Unless she spies, the Sixers won’t give her the medicine she needs to live. Taylor and Mira spend some time together and discuss Lucas. Meanwhile, Shannon is busy hunting for the spy and Skye is busy trying to evade him.
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Taylor is heading OTG. He tells Skye. It’s been 3 years since her parents died. The colony is still on lockdown. Wash is out with a survey team. Taylor says that Shannon is the only one left in the colony that he trusts 100%.
Taylor heads out to the waterfall where his son drew his equations. He finds the remains of a fire. Mira finds him and has a gun on him. She says that she is looking for Lucas for the same reason he is: to see if he’s made any progress.
Taylor left Shannon in charge. They spot someone using a mirror to communicate with some Sixers. They spot the spy. It looks like the spy is a woman or a girl and she cut her hand. It’s Skye. They have her blood. They just have to run it and then they have their spy. Shannon doesn’t manage to get the blog sample in time before it dissolves. Jim learns form Liz that he’ll have to talk to Malcolm in order to isolate the blood.
Mira’s plan is to go back to 2149 rich. Her employers had deep pockets in order to get as many people as possible on the 6th pilgrimage. Taylor manages to get the upper hand on Mira. He has the guns now. Neither of them sees the dino waiting for them in the bushes. Lucas told Mira that he hates his father because of what happened in Somalia. Mira reveals that she doesn’t control Lucas; he controls her.
Malcolm tells Liz that they need to release the baby ankylosaurus into the wild. Zoe isn’t going to be happy. Skye manages to heal her hand in the infirmary.
The Sixers are waiting for Skye for a meet. Skye finds a way to go OTG without arousing suspicion. Skye gets to the Sixers. She gives them the intel. They’ve got her mother. She’s sick. The Sixers are the only ones with the cure. That’s why she’s spying.
Malcolm isolates the blood sample. Liz runs it. Skye arrives for her internship with Liz. She sees that Liz is running a sample. As expected, she sabotages it.
Mira and Taylor are being stalked by two dinos. They have to jump off a high waterfall to escape. They are left with some knives. The two slashers are a juvenile pair, marking out their territory. They manage to fight them off. Mira tells him that Lucas is very close to making the portal work both ways. They leave each other.
Reynolds tells Shannon that he wants to make Maddy his wife. Shannon makes Liz write up a list of all the people having access to the med lab. It’s 84 suspects. Liz tells Jim that they are looking for a woman. Now it’s down to 47.
Zoe releases the ankylosaurus.
Shannon is glad that Taylor is back.
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