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‘Dark Matter’ 2×04 Recap: Robot romance and What’s a Titch?

This recap contains spoilers for tonight’s all new episode of Dark Matter, “We Were Family” and let me say that there were quite a few interesting developments. Stop reading now if you don’t want to be spoiled. Otherwise, read on after the Chandler…er after the jump


Sparks Sparking All Over The Place

Remember a few weeks ago when that chemistry started vibing oh so brightly with every interaction between Nyx and Two (I’m told their shipper name is #Twyx)? Welp, after tonight’s episode there were quite a few interesting moments between Devon/Two (they were totally flirting) and Nyx/Four (they were still the air afire with their sparks). Android even got in on the action.

DARK MATTER -- "We Were Family" Episode 204 -- Pictured:  (l-r) Jodelle Ferland as Five, Shaun Sipos as Devon -- (Photo by: Russ Martin/Prodigy Pictures/Syfy)
(Photo by: Russ Martin/Prodigy Pictures/Syfy)

Despite their nearly empty coffers, the crew ends up making a supply run. Thanks to a very generous Five (that girl is great with money) Devon is able to get the medical supplies he needs for Six’s much-needed surgery. Three makes some new old friends. Android convinces Five to let her come along on the trip. She wants to observe the humans there. What so special about the humans on the space station? Why can’t she just glean the information from watch the Raza crew? Well, duh. You fools are not your typical human beings. Well, that’s not what she says exactly, but it’s clearly what she meant.

(Photo by: Russ Martin/Prodigy Pictures/Syfy)
(Photo by: Russ Martin/Prodigy Pictures/Syfy)

Left to her own devices, Android nearly gets pinched on the station for shoplifting a toothbrush. That crew is absolutely rubbing off on her. Thankfully, a handsome stranger steps in and tells the security guard that Android is with him and that she wasn’t stealing. Hellooooooo, Victor (Brendan Murray).

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For much of the rest of the episode, Android and Victor spend time together. He takes her to meet his own crew and reveals that they are a band of androids successfully passing themselves off as humans. He tells her that she could be free, too. Victor wants her to come with them, and the duo go full on Pretty Woman. I don’t know about you, but I was yelling at my television when the two eventually parted ways. Don’t go, Victor! Or at least come back real soon and don’t be shady, k?

Oh, yea. Before she leaves to return to her crew, the two share a very sweet kiss and Victor warns her that her humans can’t be trusted. She doesn’t buy this. Her humans are different and she wanted to introduce him to the crew, but he’s not on board with that idea. He does reveal the results of the diagnostics that he ran on her systems. She is different. Not flawed or imperfect as she puts it. He thinks she’s special and not because of a mistaken glitch in her programming. Someone intentionally made it possible for Android to feel emotions. Again with the kiss, though. Here’s hoping that Victor shows his face again soon, but not at the cost of her trust in the Raza crew. For better or worse, they are her family.

What’s a Titch?

Speaking of family. Three bumps into members of his old crew (pre-memory wipe and douchier, less cuddly Marcus). They likely followed the ship thanks to the handy tracking beacon Three accidently set off last week. At the top of the hour, we saw a flashback of a young boy being hidden away in a closet by his frantic mother. Shots and screams are heard as the boy cowers there. Someone steps inside and then we cut to the present. Initially, I thought the young boy was Devon and that we’d start delving into the backstory of the new characters, but this was even better.

 (Photo by: Steve Wilkie/Prodigy Pictures/Syfy)
(Photo by: Steve Wilkie/Prodigy Pictures/Syfy)

When Three sees his former crew, they realize that the rumors are true and he has no memories of them. The older man tells Three that he was like a son. He tells him about the night he found Three after his parents were murdered. He doesn’t tell Three that he was the one that did the murdering. Thankfully, our boy isn’t stupid and figures things out on his own.

Photo by: Steve Wilkie/Prodigy Pictures/Syfy)
Photo by: Steve Wilkie/Prodigy Pictures/Syfy)

Of course, he doesn’t figure it out until after he’s already gotten himself pulled into a kidnapping for ransom scheme. He’s not the same Marcus Boone. Things take an extra turn when he finds out that his old crew have kidnapped a young boy not much older than his younger self had been when his parents were murdered. The young boy’s father is murdered before Three can act, but he manages to take out his entire old crew and the man responsible for killing his parents. It doesn’t hurt that he keeps the ransom money for himself or rather to pay back the loan he got from Five. Makes sense given the amount of interest the young loan shark was set to charge him if he didn’t pay her back within the week.

Set For Revenging?

Back on the Raza, Two and Four catch a newscast about One’s still unsolved murder. The anchor reveals that leads are still being followed in the active murder case and that authorities are investigating a person of interest. This grabs the crew members attention and you can see the wheels turning as they share a look. The person who murdered their friend is going down. If the police have a lead, they’re going to find out exactly what it could be.

Two and the others don’t seem all that set on revenge when it comes to Six and his betrayal. Two all but tells him that he’s forgiven. He couldn’t have realized that he was being played by the Galactic Authority. Six doesn’t appear to feel so forgiving of himself for being taken in by his old bosses or hurting his friends. Three doesn’t rise to the bait when Nero tells him that it’s a bad idea for the cop to stay on board. Three gives the ex-prison boss a look and it’s more than clear that the Raza crew members will be sticking together betrayal or not.

It’s doubtful that Nero will reap the same forgiveness . Wary of the newbies onboard, Five installed a hidden camera in her room, and caught Nero searching her quarters. She was able to intercept him before he could make off with the “key” she had hidden there. Clearly, she had no idea that this very special key might allow someone to access pockets of interdimensional pockets space-time. Otherwise, she might have locked it up a lot tighter. Oh, well, now the crew members are on the alert, which is a good thing.

It turns out that Alicia Reynaud is working for Commander Neiman, and he wants the key. He gets super dramatic about the coming war. Five holds the “key to victory”.

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That sounded ominous! I’m sure our crew can handle this new threat. I’m wondering more about the mysterious Nyx who can go toe-to-toe with Four and anticipate his moves so well using weapons that she’s never trained with before. Was Nero the only traitor? Was I the only one lovestruck by Android/Victor? Could Victor somehow be involved in One’s murder? What did you think of this week’s episode? Hit the comments and let me know.


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(Photos by: Russ Martin & Steve Wilkie/Prodigy Pictures/Syfy)


Cort Robinson

A lover of words and moving pictures, I'm a fangirl from way back. Seriously—I grew up watching Daytime TV from my granny's knee. It was Knots Landing over Dynasty, and BtVS over pretty much everything else. I watch entirely too much television and am quite happy sitting in an empty movie theater on a rainy day. And if we’re talking bromances, there's no bromance quite like the Winchesters. Cort has been writing since she can remember and podcasting for nearly 10 years with @bradzb. Be sure to check us out our "Brad and Cort Talk" interviews and recaps. Also, join in the conversation over at our "Brad and Cort Talk" FB group.

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