Minutes into this episode I could already see it’s going to be a good one. Cal is at Steve’s bedside in Peru once again, which makes me wonder how much money this guy has. I mean come on, trips back and forth to another country add up, especially with the frequency of his visits. And Sarah, after finding the burner cell phone in the car, has called Allison to meet up and find out why Eddie has called so much. Allison instantly tells her that he is not having an affair with her, but I am not convinced Sarah believes her. It wasn’t until Sarah tells Allison her husband left a journal behind that Allison reveals the real reason he was contacting her, he had doubts about the movement.
Hawk and Eddie are nearing the end of the walk and see the flag over the fence of the compound. In that moment, it becomes clear Eddie isn’t the only one doubting the movement; their walk has seemed to pull Hawk further away from it as well. Scared his mother will kick him out, you can see the reluctance Hawk has about returning home. Eddie does his best to reassure him that he won’t let that happen, but he has no idea Sarah knows about his doubts. That is until she greets him, and tells him instantly, “I know about Allison.” I can see this going downhill, fast.
After Eddie’s talk with Sarah it becomes abundantly clear he would have been better off cheating. I think she would have forgiven him a lot easier than knowing he doesn’t share her faith. As she says, “it’s everything in my soul.” Talk about dramatic. Speaking of dramatic, after Agent Gaines’ outburst in last week’s episode we find him begging for his boss to keep him on the case following the movement. His boss explains it’s not his call and he recommends he take a few weeks off, or be suspended. Thankfully he wasn’t fired.
Sarah confronted Cal about what he knew, and to deflect he tells her Steve finished the Rungs and would soon leave the movement. But, we know the truth, Cal wrote them and Steve is dying. And as another play to get Sarah closer to him he tells her Steve wants her to work at his side in the next phase of the movement. Which should be interesting if she chooses to do so considering her son is about to drop the bomb that he’s leaving the movement.
At his first gathering since returning home, Eddie is called up by Cal to discuss the walk he took and what he learned. Considering his wife is pissed at him, he did a pretty good job kissing her butt as he explained the truth he found on the walk was knowing his wife and kids are his truth, and that he needed to be home. Everyone but Sarah seemed to eat it up. And of course, Cal being the sociopath he is, puts on the front that he ate it up as well.
And as I predicted, it didn’t take long for Mary’s love triangle to be outed. I was surprised to see her admit her addiction to Sean, but even more surprised to see the girl she hooked up with call her out in front of him. After being outed in front of a room full of people Mary snaps and pushes the girl after hurling water in her face. This leads to a counseling session with Cal of all people. And he once again plants an idea in Mary’s head, this time it’s marriage, to Sean.
With only about 20 minutes left the moment I had been waiting for arrives. Hawk tells his mom at dinner he plans to leave the movement. She seems shocked and hurt by this as she tells him he will be cut off from contacting the family, and I can bet she will try whatever she can to put a stop to him leaving. Also at this awkward dinner Eddie and Sarah’s daughter tells her dad about Cal sleeping in Hawk’s bed, because he was “body sick”. Something that isn’t sitting well with Eddie, for obvious reasons. The next morning, Hawk decides he is going to pack his stuff and leave. Eddie pleads for Sarah to let him stay, but she is not having it. So he goes to her parents for help, and her mother reacts the same way as her saying Eddie isn’t her son-in-law either after he confessed his doubts. It makes me wonder how they will react to Sarah’s indiscretions with Cal. And in a total creep move, Cal picks up Ashley from school to try and convince her to think about her relationship with Hawk. He uses a house to try and bribe her into leaving him so he goes back to the movement. And when that doesn’t work, he uses the pain of losing her father against her, and apparently it works. Does this guy have no limit to how far he will go? Luckily for Hawk his dad knows when he returns Cal had something to do with it and he does what I have been waiting for, he punches him in the face. But the biggest shock of the episode occurs when Allison returns to the compound and the movement and we find out maybe the ladder is real?