“Dark Matter” (Season 3): Groundhog Day in Space

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It was Groundhog Day in Space on Friday night’s new episode of Dark Matter with Three reliving the same day over and over and over again.

As is the case in all time loop episodes, regardless of what show for which it’s featured, there were a lot of repeated conversations and actions between Three and the rest of the Raza crew, including their new “passengers” Solara and Adrian. We even finally got to see Three pay a visit to his dearly departed girlfriend Sarah, who now inhabits an almost virtual reality within the ship’s computer.

After quite a number of hysterical scenes showcasing Three attempting to figure out a way to make the team believe his claim – that he and they were caught in an endless time loop – especially his learning French and singing alongside the Android while “she” played a ukulele (OMG, that was just too funny, don’t you think?!) – it took the concerted effort by Adrian helping stop one of Rio’s assassins from killing Three by whacking him over the head with that blue-glowing clock.

That clock, of course, was the cause of the time loop, but it sure took long enough for them to figure out the source. But, it was the twist ending involving the Android and an aged Five very far in the future that really threw me (and I would imagine many other viewers) for a loop of our very own. Just what in the world awaits the Android and the team of the Raza in the future? None of it can be very good given that long list of what would seem to be some really terrible events that old Five rattled off to the Android.

How many of those events will play out soon is the big question. Or will the Raza crew be able to change some of those future outcomes? Worse yet, what if Rio has his way – via his remaining assassins – in ending the lives of the Raza crew in order to get that blasted blink drive back in his possession. For that matter why would the Raza crew keep the blink drive anyway? I mean I get it that they want to keep it out of his hands as well as away from the Galactic Authority, but I have a feeling that blink drive is going to turn out to be the cause of all those future problems for which old Five told the Android about. What do you think?

What’s more can any good come from Sarah being trapped inside the ship’s computer other than Three being reunited with his recently departed lover? Will the Android really end up being dissected by that doctor and turned into the red-eyed Terminator-like Android we glimpsed in that trippy, maybe future? And for that matter, will we ever see Six again or have we seen the last of him (I sure hope not because I really liked Six)? What are your thoughts on the new season of the show so far? Please share your thoughts in our comments section below.

The next new episode of the third season of ‘Dark Matter’ will air on Syfy on Friday, June 30 at 9/8c.