Can we please talk about how this episode got us to love Maggie then proceeded to rip our hearts out? It’s not that I disliked Maggie previously – she just didn’t stand out to me all that much. Mostly, I wondered why she was in America with her kids in England. My guess was divorce; I never considered simple travel. I’m a little taken aback by how calm she was, announcing that her artery is severed and that she will bleed out. She also didn’t seem to show much agony from the stab wound, nor Aaron’s amateur surgery. Her story is so heartbreaking and her final moments tore me to shreds. It was one of the moments that Tracy Spiridakos’s over-acting wasn’t actually a detriment (but man can she produce anime-sized tears!).
I feel like this episode really cranked it up a notch. Things are getting good. We said goodbye to a main character and we’re getting some insight into Rachel’s departure. Charlie’s even getting slightly less annoying, though I couldn’t help but smile when Miles told her to shut up. Nate-but-not-Nate has even made earned some trust with our group of heroes.
I really want to know what the endgame is for the people who are desperately trying to get the lights back on. Society has completely changed so reintroducing power won’t reestablish an organized, civilized society. I’d be surprised if anyone knew what the date is anymore. There are some obvious upsides like being able to use the telephone and drive places, but in the grand scheme of life, everything’s still going to be a mess.