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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Skye is discovered as the spy and confronted by Taylor and Shannon, while Lucas goes to the portal and makes it work both ways. He winks back into 2149, at least that’s what they presume. The colony ends up on war footing, as invaders might be rolling through the portal anytime to strip the new world apart.
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Taylor and Shannon are taking a look at the portal. The portal fixes the opening of the fracture at this end. The 11th pilgrimage is about to arrive in a couple of days. Before they got the tech, the fracture opened all over the place.
Jim is questioning the women who had access to the infirmary. Skye also gets questioned.
Maddy’s tablet shorts out. She needs a new core for it. Skye told Jim that she was with Josh playing chess. Then she asks Josh to cover for her.
Then she goes OTG again. She takes a gun and goes to see her mom after she delivered the intel. Lucas Taylor is waiting for her. He wants her to do a job for him. He wants her to run something on the Eye, Terra Nova’s mainframe. If she doesn’t, he’ll toss her mom out of the Sixer treehouse.
Skye goes to the Eye the next day. Shannon and Wash have discovered how the spy gets in and out of Terra Nova.
Sky is back in the Sixer camp and delivers the equations. Lucas thinks that he’s very close to making the portal go both ways.
The security cams catch Skye sneaking out of Terra Nova. Jim goes to ask Josh if Skye was really with him. He says no. Jim grounds him and then he talks with Taylor. Taylor says that he’s got a man in the Sixer camp, the guy that they banished for murder.
Taylor plans on catching Skye in the act. They give her some bait about a convoy filled with weapons. Mira doesn’t take the bait. Taylor thinks that Shannon was spotted. Shannon says that Skye is giving the Sixers intel, but nothing crucial, no weapons or medical supplies that Terra Nova really needs.
Skye is back at the Sixer camp. Mira isn’t happy with Skye’s intel and the missed opportunity of the convoy. She threatens Sky’s mom again. Lucas is heading to the portal and 2149. He tells her that he shouldn’t head back to Terra Nova. His employers will probably burn the colony to the ground.
Jim and Taylor catch Skye. She says that Lucas finished the calculations and that he’s going to make the portal go both ways. Lucas arrives at the portal and uses his device to manipulate it to take out the guards. Then when Jim and Taylor arrive, there is a little showdown. Lucas says that when he gets back, he won’t be alone. He goes through the portal.
Taylor sent word to Kern to get Skye’s mom out of the Sixer camp. He came with the medicine, which they will be able to synthesize. The Sixers evacuated their camp.
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