We pick up where the last episode ended, and Cal is still beside himself with what he has done to Silas, and is struggling knowing he now needs to dispose of the body. When you live in a gated compound where everyone is into everyone’s business, that’s not the easiest of tasks. I was hoping as he was leaving someone would notice his strange cargo, but no luck. Even when Mary’s father came to the window to demand information about her, he wasn’t found out. I wasn’t surprised when Cal threatened him… he really has gone off the deep end. He is back to drinking and the only person he wants to turn to is Sarah; which is convenient considering he sent her husband off.
Sarah however, is growing into her leadership position within the movement. After standing up for the immigrants in the last episode, it is clear that those in the movement are now looking to her for guidance. As Cal is falling from grace and losing his grip on reality, she is growing more firm in where she stands, and they seem to be drawing into each other a lot more. Can we talk about the “transgression” they made? That make-out session they had didn’t seem to be something Sarah was too keen on stopping. She said the words, but her actions spoke way louder. I mean, Sarah did save her sister in law’s baby, as intense of a bonding experience that is I understand how this could spark the connection they once had. At this point I am kind of hoping Sarah does go be with Cal, maybe that will push Eddie more to get Hawk and his daughter away from the movement? One can wish, right?
I have to say, my favorite part of this whole episode was watching Eddie and Hawk as they were on their walk. You can see how much Hawk is like Eddie, that he too is a free-thinker unlike what was originally portrayed. They started their walk right where they were supposed to, outside the military base Steve has left, when he started to find himself and what would lead to him founding the movement. As they were following the set course, Hawk leads Eddie to follow destiny, not the path, which leads them to where Eddie had grown up. It seems as though Hawk is teaching Eddie just as much as Eddie is teaching him during their time at Coney Island. I loved watching Eddie return to a happy place as he shares memories with Hawk of his time there growing up. And Eddie once again proves how great of parent he is when he sees the pain Hawk has in regards to Ashley, and instead of acting how Sarah would and telling him to move on, he tells him to call and get closure. As this is happening, Eddie sees a vision of his brother once again. His brother seems to be his guide, the one who shows him the truth. Eddie follows his brother to the water, leaving the rocks they use during the walk as he gets closer to the water. I’m curious to find out what the message was that was given to him, because whatever it is, it seemed big.
One big thing that I don’t want to go unnoticed in this episode is what happened with Agent Gaines. His superior invited him to dinner for what his coworkers thought would be a promotion because of his work with the Meyerist movement. So it came as a huge shock to find out quite the opposite was going to happen. He was going to end the investigation completely. This came as huge shock to Agent Gaines, but I did not expect him to snap. I know he’s passionate about what was going down with the movement, and the murders he suspects to have occurred there, but to yell at his boss in front of their wives? I did not see that coming at all! And considering Gaines is the only person of power to see the truth in the movement, it’s not going to be good if he gets fired because of his outburst. We really need Gaines to work with Eddie and get Cal out of the picture before more blood is shed.
And was anyone else scratching their head with the whole Mary thing? I was glad to see Cal brought Sean back to the compound, but he has no idea what went down when he left. Mary has been pretty busy with the drugs and that girl she’s been hooking up with. How is she going to explain his sudden return to her bedside to her? And how is she going to hide the fact she’s back on drugs? I don’t see this ending well, at all. I’m sure next week will not disappoint!