Finally! An episode that broke the mold—sort of. Winter, the season, has thawed into a gentler climate. Winter, the man, got the dressing off his hand. (It makes me think there was break in filming between episodes 104 and 105.) Jamie Chung’s character, whose name I finally caught as “Channing,” was given something to do other than complain. Yes, she complained a little bit, but it was overridden by demonstrating some astounding fighting skills. Doesn’t it make you wonder a bit about her background?
Sure, there were the guest star that needed saving, but at least Bo and Tate weren’t on the run the entire episode. It was a pleasant break from the intensity of the constant running, but there was still plenty of action.
This week’s people-in-peril are Tate and Bo’s most recent neighbors, Ben, a reporter/blogger and his pregnant wife Taryn. Ben receives a mysterious phone call in the middle of the night telling him about the Orchestra project. (That’s Skouras’s institute for the telekinetically gifted, which I picked up on only last week.) As Ben researches the story, he becomes somewhat obsessed with it, increasing his desire to make the truth known.
Skouras believes the leak is within his program, but his immediate priority is to stop the article’s publication. He dispatches his main hit man after the couple. When Channing shows up to remove Bo and Tate from the premises, Bo convinces her to help Ben and Taryn. Together, she and Tate help save the couple.
Winter finds sanctuary for his team, including Ben and Taryn, in an old church. Ben, still fixated on telling the story of Orchestra, leaves to meet his source. Taryn leads Winter and team to the train station, Ben’s preferred location for meeting sources. Unfortunately, Skouras also knows the location, and dispatches both his “conventional” hit men as well as his new telekinetic weapon, Joshua.
Joshua does indeed attack Ben, causing Ben’s eyes to hemorrhage just as poor Mr. Gore’s did last week. This time, though, Bo is able to counteract Joshua with her incredible scream. Joshua begins to cry just as his eyes hemorrhage and the glass behind him shatters.
Ben recovers and agrees to Winter’s request to remain silent for now. Winter says there’s a bigger story to tell, and that Bo is at its center. He adds that when Ben does tell the story, it will change the world. And then I guess Ben and Taryn go into hiding.
We get a glimpse of Ben’s source. It’s a woman I don’t recognize. Is it Nina, Bo’s mother, not really dead? Apparently no. Someone on a forum says it’s the red-head from Orchestra. I have no idea who that is.
Winter and company spend the night… in the attic of the old church? Tate confesses to Bo that at one point during the episode, he had planned to run away from his responsibly for her. Bo releases his ankle bracelet to free him.
The entire train station scene, which I’m “really pretty sure” was filmed at New York’s Grand Central Station, was spectacular. The station’s architecture is gorgeous, and the camera angles took full advantage of it. But also consider the huge number of people moving throughout the scene, and how realistic everything appeared. I was absolutely awestruck.
It looks like next week will also be a break from the norm. I’m all for that.