Resurrection Season 2 Review “Miracles”

Resurrection Season 2 Episode 7 Miracles (15)

On the latest episode of “Resurrection,” things were clearly coming to a head, and with the show itself about to do the same, in light of ABC’s decision to cut short the season, one has to wonder whether we’ll eventually get the entire story, or if the show will end up one of the many casualties of the post-“Lost” boom in complex, ongoing, mythology-driven dramatic shows that never quite get an ending to the story, which would be a shame. In short, the show might want to add itself to the list of hopeful “Miracles” it wants to achieve.

On the plus side, there was some undeniable forward momentum here, as the splinter faction of anti-returned Arcadians, the “True Living” group, stopped complaining and started getting real, taking matters into their hands in a style reminiscent of HBO’s “The Leftovers.” Basically, the members went around putting upside-down red crosses on anyone’s home that was “harboring” a returned among them. But how long before things get violent, as they eventually did by the end of that show’s first season? I’m guessing we won’t have long to wait to find out, as Carl has certainly gotten everyone suitably riled up.

It didn’t help matters that Elaine’s brother Ray seemingly came down with the same virus as the returned had been suffering from as of late, only a mutated version of it- one which Bellamy’s antidote won’t help with in any way. Factor in a potential first- the impending birth of Rachael’s baby- and it’s clear that things will likely get worse before they get better in Arcadia.

Speaking of which, Rachael had a dream that kicked off the episode, in which she witnessed the factory fire that claimed the lives of many back in the day, with appearances from Margaret, in both young and current ages. Correct me if I’m wrong, but there seemed to be some implication that Margaret was the one who set the fire in question back in the day, as it showed her appearing to lock them in a room before merrily skipping away like it was no big deal. Pretty cold.

Then an older Margaret appeared to Rachael and told her that her baby was a special one, and she woke up, feeling oddly relieved rather than freaked out. Margaret, on the other hand, was definitely freaked out, when she saw the man in the dream on the wall of photographs at Brian’s family home and recognized him as one of the ones in the fire. Unbeknownst to her, the man in question was in the next room, and none too happy that Brian had brought her there, as it could potentially throw a wrench into whatever plans he has for her and her family.

It’s actually tough to know who to root for in this situation, as Margaret isn’t the most sympathetic figure in the world, and after all, it was implied that she might have set the fire herself. Still, this affects Henry, too, and by extension, his wife and son, and I don’t have a problem with any of them, so, while I feel bad for Brian’s grandfather and what he suffered through, I can’t help but root for the other Langstons not to get caught up in all this ancient family drama, even though it seems somewhat inevitable that they will, no matter how far removed they are from the situation. We shall see, I guess.

On the plus side, Rachael and her baby seem to be okay, despite things being touch and go for some time now, resulting in Pastor Tom almost giving her a dose of Bellamy’s antidote against her wishes, after she refused to in fear of what it might do to her baby, understandably. Tom’s wife considered it a miracle, but was that true? Or was it part of some master plan we just don’t understand as of yet? My guess is the latter, but once again, we shall see.

That was about it, save Bellamy finally admitting to Maggie that he was a returned, and the two of them mending fences in a long overdue conversation. It was nice to see Bellamy come clean, and hopefully it will serve to bring the two of them closer together in the end, though Maggie was understandably shocked and felt betrayed at first. With all that’s going on, though, these two really need to be on each other’s side, though, because clearly things are going to get worse before they get better.

All in all, a decent episode, and a good set-up to next week’s show, which looks to be much more action-packed than we’ve gotten most of the season so far. I’m definitely looking forward to seeing how all this pans out. Hopefully, the show will get a chance to at least finish off the main storylines, even if its future is in question. As far as I’m concerned, if CBS just gave them the leeway to wrap things up in a halfway decent fashion, I could live with that. The creators have already stated they know how the show is going to end, so I say let them do just that, even if they have to accelerate the story a fair bit, in light of the shortened season.

What did you think of the latest episode of “Resurrection”? Any idea where all this is headed? Do you prefer this to “The Leftovers”? (It’s certainly nowhere near as depressing, at least!) What do you think the “True Living” group will do next? What’s up with Rachael’s baby, and why is it “special”? What is Brian’s grandfather up to, exactly? Did Margaret really set that fire? Will the virus infect more of the “normals” in Arcadia? Sound off below and see you next week!