Extant Recap: Re-Entry [WATCH VIDEO]
“Extant” Season 1 Premiere Episode 1 “Re-Entry” aired on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at 9:00 p.m. on CBS. Molly returned as a mysteriously pregnant woman on Earth after her year-long space mission. Read on to learn more about Movie News Guide’s (MNG) “Extant” recap of Season 1 Premiere Episode 1 “Re-Entry.”
“Extant” Season 1 Premiere Episode 1 “Re-Entry” was directed by Allen Coulter and written by Mickey Fisher. The episode began with the return of Molly (Halle Berry) as a loving wife to a brilliant scientist, John (Goran Visnjic), and their humanich son, Ethan (Pierre Gagnon). Molly’s arrival was followed by a dinner party in honor of her excellent work on a 13-month solo mission on space.
Unfortunately, Molly’s return would also unravel several dark secrets from her and all the people around her. Molly was grilled by her superiors, including Alan Sparks (Michael O’Neill), about the missing footages that she “accidentally” erased. It was later revealed about the mysterious loss of power inside her station. Molly saw an entity that resembled Marcus (Sergio Harford), her ex-lover and fellow astronaut. She blacked out and woke up as the ship performed ordinary again. Molly found out she was hugging an “invisible being” and not Marcus in the footage.
Later, Molly also learned from her doctor that she was pregnant. It was after she experienced vomitting and other symptoms of pregnancy. She told Sam that it wasn’t possible that she could bear a child due to infertility. Sam assured her that the results confirmed that she’s pregnant. Molly kept her family in the dark about her knew discovery.
John, who specializes in AI or artificial intelligence, showcased Ethan as the newest invention called humanich. Several scientists and possible investors, but shot the project down. There was one man who seemed interested to fund his project, Hideki Yasumoto. Yasumoto was the one who was sought by Alan for advice about Molly’s betrayal. Hideki used the opportunity to “fund” John’s project to keep an eye on Molly.
On the other hand, Ethan showcased his “true colors” behind John. Molly refused to buy him an ice cream. He channeled his emotions and anger as he tried to kill the bird that he caught. Molly and John argued about Ethan’s place in the family. In the end, the couple made up, but the strain between them was apparent.
That’s it for the recap about “Extant” Season 1 Episode 1 “Re-Entry.” It aired on July 9, 2014. Check out MNG regularly for the latest news about “Extant,” including recaps and spoilers, as well as entertaining news.