I have no idea what I just watched. It’s total chaos and makes no sense. Hal suddenly sides with Tector and Pope, plotting to kill his sister – which bizarrely is the most sane choice anyone made in this episode. This also makes Hal the only Mason to realize that Lexi is a complete stranger, at least until the 5th Mason Family Hug. Dr. Kadar, who was some sort of physicist and engineer last season, is now also a memory recall therapist. This doesn’t mean he or Tom stops Ann when she strolls through the pristine lab to inject herself with a potentially lethal dose of whatever magic serum Kadar “found in an office pharmacy” though. Ann hallucinates or whatever, to realize that “Lexi needs her”. Lexi, by the way, is in a lava cocoon and the Volm told only Hal that Espheni are the most irrational and violent when they are young. Smart choice to not inform Tom, Weaver or anyone else, but whatever.
Ben has wet dreams about Maggie, who is reunited with Hal (he’s quite hot and cold when it comes to saner choices in these 45 minutes). Suspiciously absent is not only Deni, but also Popette, as well as any interest from Matt’s side to free the other children from the camp. In other words, two expected/feared romance plots seem to have been completely abandoned in favor for a romance subplot even less people wanted to see: a triangle with two Masons and the least liked female character.
I can only repeat: What?!!!