Two hours of episodes brought an end to season one of Dark Matter. One was a pretty standard by now background story, the other team story ending on a season finale cliffhanger. And the cliffhanger is stupid.
That’s the question the last eleven episodes have left me with. Because these are the unluckiest people in the galaxy. Some things are their fault, yes, but a lot of the time, shit just seems to happen.
In episode ten of Dark Matter, our lovely team worked with another band of outlaws. It was a bad idea.
Why even give these people amnesia if they’re going to go ahead and find out everything they can and get revenge for things they can’t remember?
For both the characters and for episode seven. There were two main plots this week, each with good bits. One was touching and the other funny. But these were not two tastes that tasted great together.
We got a lot of information about the pasts of our amnesiac crew this week. By having Five wander the memories she’s got downloaded into her brain. Of course, there’s one she likes better than the others, and we get to hear all about how wallowing in the past is dangerous.
Here’s a fun little question: Is it mutiny if you can’t remember being a part of the crew? In episode 3, Dark Matter went with “No.”
With the second episode, Dark Matter does two things: finishes up the story of the miners and asks a lot of questions about who the crew of the Raza are. The second part is much more interesting than the first.
Dark Matter premiered on Syfy last night, and we spent a lot of quality time learning the personalities of our brand new protagonists. Were there any huge surprises right out of the box? Not really. But it was fun.