We return this week to a story built around the Santa Monica bombing; a story that gives hope and brings fight back into the hearts of all under the occupation, “Resist or Die”. It seems like Katie isn’t the only one leaning towards the resistance in the family. After getting dragged into a rescue mission, Katie’s son gets up and personal with the massive wall. He follows Pia right inside the wall. They venture in to help out her injured cousin. Now we know how Pia managed to get him expensive gifts. We find out that there’s really not much happening outside the grand walls; just emptiness.
Katie goes on her first actual mission with the resistance. I guess with the recent loss of man power, they had to put her to work. They attack a supply truck to gather Intel on the response times of the drones and their back up. Sure, she was just holding a stop-watch and barely managed to keep time; but, this was the closest she has ever gotten to the real operations. The hijack turns sour when they are surprised by two Red-Hats riding in the back. Justine goes down after stopping a few bullets. Katie tries to save him, but Broussard knew his narrow chance of survival. Katie was beyond disturbed by his lack of emotion while taking out one of their own. Twice in a row, the resistance ends up leaving behind a trail of bodies to cover their own tracks.
Shaken up by the incident, Katie comes home gasping for air. She bolts into the shower to get rid of all the blood on her. Will walks in on her and she uses the best bulletproof distraction on the book. Poor Will, he always gives her the benefit of the doubt and of course he is powerless whenever she brings up Charlie, their lost son. He knows Katie isn’t being completely honest, but as far as the resistance go, she is not even on his scope. At least for now, her distractions are working.
Will gets called in to assess the hijack situation. It doesn’t take long for him break down the incident and narrow their search to the fallen resistance member Justine. Phyllis manages to find Justin’s entire history and habits simply using facial recognition. She is equipped with a database holding everyone’s private information. The Red-Hats hunts down his parents and take them away before the resistance managed to protect them. At this moment, we can’t really tell who they are most safe with since the resistance keeps eliminating any loose ends. They might end up living longer in the factory.
Beau and Will hit one of Justin’s places of interest, the community center. Little did they know that they were about to hit the mother lode. Will discovers an undercover shooting rage with plenty of fire power. This is a major blow that the resistance won’t be able to ignore as “damage”. The resistance can’t possibly keep up with Will. Their damage outweighs their progress. This leads to them pushing Katie for more Intel.
Katie gets summoned by Broussard. Even though they aren’t on the same wavelength, he tries to justify his actions back at the mission. Broussard forces her to get more information on the hijack incident and any information about their leads. She refuses, but Katie knows she is way in too deep to back out now. Her backing out will only lead to a target on their entire family.
On a lighter note, Katie prepares for the grand reopening of her bar, The Yonk. She has some much needed girl talk with Madeline. From all the noises running through the thin walls, Katie and Will seem to be having the best marriage. After the opening we finally get to see people relaxed and having fun for a change. Will and Beau gets a chance to talk and Will finds out that Beau got stuck in LA thanks to a broken dishwasher. Wow, that’s a bummer! The Yonk is full of happy customers. The cheers die down as soon as Alan Snyder walks in to welcome everyone back into the “pre-curfew” night life. He is such a buzz kill.
Alan’s visit ignites another meltdown from Katie. She is having second thoughts about coming to terms with the Governor. She doubts the sincerity of his promises even though they’ve been getting everything as promised. Katie is ready to go rogue and smuggle the family across the border using Will’s special pass. I know it’s pretty special, but I doubt its “walk through walls” special. It might be all the shots she has been taking, but her mood swings are really getting old. She really needs to get a hold on herself and come up with better excuses because Will isn’t the only one growing impatient; the resistance expects much more from her now than ever before. How will she find the right balance to keep Will in the dark while feeding the resistance?
This week we are left with Katie making a deal with Broussard; giving him information about the database and Phyllis in exchange for Will’s protection. Will follows the rules unwillingly hoping that it would lead him to finding his son Charlie. The guilt keeps weighing him down by the day. Even though Katie’s decisions seemed careless at first, now it’s clear that she volunteered to control the situation with the resistance. If it weren’t for her working for them, Will might have already gotten a bullet. True, they are potentially cancelling each other out, but they have to carry it out as long as they can, or at least until one comes out of this successful. We found a little bit about what’s beyond the wall, but where are all the people? Are they the only survivors? If there’s no one beyond the wall, does that mean it’s already too late for Charlie? We are still in the dark about the factory. Will we ever see Carlos again? We move on to next week with… surprise, surprise, a lot more questions!
Until Next Week, Will You Collaborate or Resist!
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