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The Ark Episode 2 Like It Touched The Sun Review And Summary – Who Killed Jasper And Not All The Liquid Is Good

by Ana Lopez
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They fall like flies on The Ark. In The Ark Episode 2’s opener, we lose another crew member and injure an integral second when a trio led by Lieutenant Brice and Lieutenant Lane take a spacewalk to determine what damaged the ship. It’s the beauty of a show like The Ark. Core crew members constantly put themselves in danger, red shirts are cannon fodder, and just as one crisis is averted, another emerges. Combined with an intriguing murder mystery and a sea of ​​secrets, all the pieces are in place for another entertaining installment of SYFY’s latest series.

The Ark Episode 2
THE ARK — “Like It Touched the Sun” Episode 102 — Photo: (lr) Tiana Upcheva as Eva Markovic, Christie Burke as Lieutenant Sharon Garnet — (Photo by: Aleksandar Letic/Ark TV Holdings, Inc./SYFY)

By the time the two remaining spacewalkers return to the ship, one of whom has a concussion, tensions are running high and fantasies are running wild. Everyone has a theory and the place literally and figuratively overheats. Poor Dr. Kabir (Shalini Peiris) tries to manage everything alone because there are no other doctors left. I see a recurring joke coming on about her exhaustion. Peiris impregnates Dr. Kabir with a subtle humor that will make this joke land again and again. She also has a disposition that the rest of the crew needs to bounce off their otherwise manic energy.

Rumors and secrets breed distrust, fear and anger. It doesn’t take much to stir things up. Lieutenant Lane and Lieutenant Brice will try to keep things a secret for now, but the situation is spiraling out of control by the minute. Garnett, Brice and Lane lose control when the irrigation pipes break in the organic farm. Panic makes people act. They will have to use every scarce resource to keep things from reaching a breaking point. Ava Markovic is mourning her loss in the previous episode and she is needed now more than ever. Her technical team is essential to get the water collection system up and running again. However, her grief has paralyzed her. The fact that you have to try to keep it a secret made things worse.

The least likely hero, Cat Brandice (Christina Wolfe), is asked to step forward and restore her to function. Unfortunately, the self-help guru isn’t best equipped to act as a ship’s psychologist, but she’s all they’ve got. Wolfe’s Brandice may yet become my favorite character. She has the kind of opportunistic sarcasm and unexpected depth that makes for a fun watch. Now that the decision has been made to compost the dead bodies, there will undoubtedly be many people who need some help.

A flashback brings more questions than answers. We knew that Susan and Trent were close, but they may have been closer than anyone knew. We also know that the rich man behind the Ark is a genius turned maniac named William Trust. We know very little about this billionaire other than rumors of a breakdown, but I’m getting some serious Weyland vibes that will be entertaining to explore. In addition, the mystery surrounding Lieutenant Garnet gets darker. She didn’t train with the others and appeared seemingly out of nowhere. Who is she connected to and why is she on board? She displays impressive fighting skills when a brawl breaks out in the cafeteria, and I doubt that was part of her officer training. What other skills is she hiding? What is her real purpose on the ship?

Whatever happened to damage the ship probably has nothing to do with Jasper’s death, but that might be even more concerning. One saboteur is bad enough, but a killer willing to kill to protect secrets and a possible threat to destroy ships is a lot for anyone to handle, especially a very young and unprepared crew. Felix catching Lieutenant Garnet tampering with the keyboard of the locker where Jasper was kept looks awful, but Lieutenant Lane slipping on the knife found when the irrigation line leaked looks worse. Dodging Felix’s questions is even worse.

What is he hiding? How did he know the murder weapon had been disposed of in the water tanks? We know that only four people had permission to delete the logs. However, that doesn’t mean they’re the only ones who could do it. Considering how many people on this ship may not be who they claim to be, I wouldn’t be surprised if there are others with the skills it takes to get into the system. The Ark Episode 2 dispenses information, slowly building layers and intrigue.

Borrowing a page from Star Trek, the most critical crew members are also the ones who take the most risks. The Ark Episode 2 establishes Lt. Brice as a risk taker and potential hero. Unfortunately, another unauthorized spacewalk leaves Lt. Brice is momentarily in stitches when he comes into contact with something that probably caused the shipwreck. The crystallized substance becomes liquid when compressed. In crystal form, the substance is inert, but once it liquefies, it is like acid and will eat just about anything it touches. However, it does not destroy human tissue, curiously enough.

The series looks great, filled with high-quality EFX and beautiful people. The ensemble cast of interesting people with great accents and loads of secrets means there won’t be a shortage of seats on this series. No doubt this current water crisis will be resolved soon. Having compelling characters to write for will keep things from getting stale, just like SG-1. We came for the excitement, but we stayed for the people we formed affection for. I can already see many of The Ark’s characters developing fascinating arcs.

Towards the end of The Ark Episode 2, things are slightly better and infinitely worse for the crew of the Ark 1. Earth has probably burned up and killed everyone on the planet; Dr. Drew, I mean Dr. Brandice, is now the ship’s therapist operating out of the only other officer’s cabin on board; the water reclamation system works, but is only running at 62%, and they’re dead in the water (pun intended). However, Markovic’s work earned them another four days. Hopefully they can use that time to find a solution before they all die of dehydration. Find all our The Ark coverage here and look for new episodes on SYFY on Wednesday and Peacock the day after.

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