“Sense8”, Season 2, Episode 2, “Who Am I?”

Just when you thought it was safe to stop hiding from people who want to cut up your brain, it’s time once more to hunker down with the cluster–

The Snarking Dead TV Recaps

[Image via Netflix] It seems like only last Friday, 5 May, has spent over ten hours watching Season 2 of Sense8. And now that I have that binge out of the way, I guess that means it’s time for me to get down to business and start bringing you the recaps of Episodes 2 through 11.

So why wait? Let’s get down to business.

Who Am I?

Written by Lana Wachowski and J. Michael Straczynski
Directed by Lana Wachowski

Transition moment:

Will (Brian J. Smith) and Riley (Tuppence Middleton) are resting in their hidden abode. But Will’s picking up on something: Whispers (Terrence Mann) is doing another one of his zombie acts with a lobotomized patient, this time performing for group of men in classic black tuxes and ties. Angelica (Daryl Hannah) is trying to get Will to stop what is happening, but he can’t, he’s not strong enough…

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Walking With Spirits: Messing With Humans

The summer recapping season has begun and I’m about to get into my stuff in a heavy way here soon.  Between setting up a recap, writing over a thousand words on my MerMay story, and then about another five hundred and fifty with this one, I had a busy night last night.

Which brings us to this morning and the continued escapades of Kids Beyond the Curtain.  And the nice spirit who chased away their instructor is having a great time playing tour guide…

 

(The following excerpts from The Foundation Chronicles, Book Three: C For Continuing, copyright 2016 by Cassidy Frazee)

 

She turned and looked back across the meadow. “No matter what you want to call them, there have been all varieties of creatures and people who have died on the spot.” She pointed summer off near the center of the meadow as she stared at Kerry. “Do you want to see where one of the last kills occurred here? I think you’re familiar with the circumstances.”

Kerry shook his head. “I’d rather not if you don’t mind.”

The Phoenix nodded slowly. “I can understand that.” She jerked her head to her right. “This way.”

They walked the grass of the astral meadow until they reached the outline of what Kerry knew was Toft Pavilion. Kerry knew this place well: it was here Annie and he came their first full day at Salem, Orientation Day, when they went around meeting the teachers they were going to have for the first year, as well as stopping to see Deanna at Memory’s End. This place was familiar to them for another reason, also…

It was also familiar to their tour guide. “You remember this place, don’t you, Kerry?” The Phoenix turned Annie before he had a chance to answer. “Did Kerry ever tell you this is where Vicki and Nadine saved him from the Abomination?”

Annie considered not telling the truth, but she knew The Phoenix would know in an instant if she were lying. “He’s never talked about what happened that day. At least not specifics.” She looked about the landscape around the pavilion. “Since it’s well-known he killed the Deconstructor somewhere near the center of Selena’s Meadow, and that Vicki and Nadine saved him from the Abomination, I suspected this place may have played a part in his rescue.”

 

It’s pretty normal to not want to relive the moment when you were almost killed and eaten by a monster when you were eleven.  Kerry probably has a touch of PTSD over the event, and when you set that on top of all the other negative stuff he’s go going on in his life, he really is a bit messed up.

As I’ve said, The Phoenix loves to push buttons–and right now she’s pushing Kerry’s buttons.  Which means she’s about to turn up the heat on him just a bit:

 

The Phoenix nodded she glanced at Kerry. “Don’t like to talk about it, huh?”

Kerry not only didn’t like being questioned about what happened to him during the Day of the Dead, he was growing to dislike the appearance of the person asking the questions even more. “Well, no duh. I was almost eaten that night; can’t imagine why I don’t want to talk about it.”

Hum.” Crossing her arms The Phoenix locked an icy stare on Kerry. “You don’t like the way I look, do you?”

He stared right back, figuring he had nothing to lose. “Finally catching on, are you?”

“Yeah.” The Phoenix’s chuckle was loud, almost a laugh. “At some point you’re gonna have to get used to looking at this in the mirror.”

He crossed his arms. “It hasn’t happened yet—and you’re not a mirror.” He glanced at Annie and shook his head. “You’re just doing this to screw with me.”

“Well, no duh.” This time The Phoenix did laugh. “Lighten up, kiddo. I’m like this all the time: I screw with everyone comes in here. I mean, what also I gonna do?” She nodded toward the pavilion and headed in that direction. “If you think I’m screwing with you, wait and see what some of my sisters would do.” She stopped and half turned back toward the kids. “A few of them are not nearly as nice as me.”

Something The Phoenix said caught Annie’s attention immediately. “May I ask a question?”

The Phoenix shrugged. “I don’t see why not.”

Annie drew in a deep breath before asking. “Are you one of the Seven Sisters?”

 

That last expression is a rather famous term in our world, so it’s likely that it has an even more significant importance in The Foundation world.  And it won’t be long before we find out what that is…