Resurrection Recap: Multiple

By Kitin Miranda | 2 years ago
Resurrection Recap: Multiple

Resurrection” Season 2 Episode 3 “Multiple” aired last Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, at 9:00 p.m. on ABC. In this episode, Dr. Maggie Langston (Devin Kelley) and Sheriff Fred Langton (Matt Craven) investigate several bones found in the river that might belong to some Returned that had come to Arcadia years ago. Meanwhile, Agent Marty Bellamy (Omar Epps) tried to find some closure with his own death not too long ago. Read on to learn more about this episode.

The episode opened with Pastor Tom Hale (Mark Hildreth), baptizing some of the Returned, including Barbara Langston (April Billingsley). He had followed his wife’s advice and started a new church with the Returned. However, Barbara mysteriously found a skull in the river.


Agent Marty Bellamy (Omar Epps), who was still staying at Dr. Maggie Langson’s (Devin Kelley) place, zoned out while cooking fried eggs. All of a sudden, his heart hurt, and he fell on the floor, bleeding, until his body died. However, he was there, standing near his body, looking down at it. His body started to breath, and then Marty woke up from his nightmare with a jolt.

At the river, Deputy Carl Enders (Christopher Berry), looking worse, came to help out Sheriff Fred Langston (Matt Craven) in their search for the rest of the bones that were found in the river. He then learned that Tom has been baptizing the Returned at the river. He also noticed that Barbara was there. He told Carl to tell the coroner to get Maggie to help them out and stared at the river. As he stares, he started to remember a small tiny sneaker on a small child’s leg on the shore of the river.

While Maggie and Marty were eating breakfast, the pair realized that if a Returned disappeared, then they would never come back. However, if a Returned died and left a body behind, then that person would come back. Their conversation was cut short as the coroner had asked for Maggie’s help regarding the bones they had found in the river.

Meanwhile, Jacob Langston (Landon Gimenez) decided that he wanted to go back to school, just like regular kids did. Because of this, Henry Langston (Kurtwood Smith) and Lucille (Frances Fisher) decided to talk to the principal of the school and Jacob’s future teacher, who thought that they were Jacob’s grandparents. They also confided in the principal that they were concerned over Jacob’s safety, and the reaction the other children would have about him, as Jacob was one of the Returned.  

Marty decided to pay Tom a visit in his new church, which he was fixing up. He confided in him that he had died and that he was a Returned. He also shared that he had a dream in which he was standing right on top of his old body. He then informed Tom that he might have been born in Arcadia, as he was drawn to that town. However, he was an orphan, and he never knew who his parents were. Tom then suggested that he needed to find his old body for closure, just like Rachel. 

At the river, Maggie informed her father that they had found six male bodies in the river. However, based on the traces of Missouri clay on it, it seemed that the recovered bones had been dumped into the river. Fred told her that he would start investigating on it and that her mother was there that morning, getting baptized.

Meanwhile, Marty decided to call the mysterious government lady (Donna Murphy). He  informed her that there was a new Returned in Arcadia that hadn’t been claimed.  Immediately after that, Maggie called Marty to inform him that the bones were from two sets of “three identical skeletons" and that the bones dated from the 1930s. She concluded that the bones were from somebody who had Returned before. This meant that the phenomenon of the Returned had happened before, and Jacob was not the very first Returned in Arcadia. Marty then told Maggie to keep the bones safe from the coroner, who might take the bones or to file a report on it yet.

He then went to the pick up the point assigned by the mysterious government lady. Once there, he held the driver of the government van hostage so that he could meet the mysterious lady. He wanted to do it to ask for his body. She then told him that he could not keep the body, but she could arrange to have him look at his body if he gave them real information about the Returned.

Meanwhile, Deputy Carl returned home, only to be bullied by his older brother Mikey, who did nothing all day. His brother then tormented him before ordering him to cook him some steak for dinner. However, his older brother did not like the way he cooked it and tossed the food to the floor. He then told Carl to eat the steak from the floor, or else he would tell everyone about what happened to their parents. As he prepared to do so, Mikey stopped him and called him dumb. Fed up with Mikey’s behavior, Carl shot him several times in the back. After he buried his body in the cellar, poor Carl heard Mikey coming in through the front door, demanding that Carl should cook him dinner. Mikey, as it turned out, was one of the Returned.


At the clinic, before dealing with the bones, Maggie attended the needs of her grandmother Margaret (Michelle Fairley), who was scheduled for a follow-up check up. As they finished, Margaret told Maggie that she should talk to her father as she knew that Fred had been deeply affected by things, especially by the discovery of the bones by the river. She also told her that he was right “not to trust” them, as none of them really “deserved a second chance” and that she knew that they really shouldn’t be there to begin with.

Fred, who kept on remembering seeing a small sneaker on a boy’s leg by the river when he was younger, dropped off the sneaker on Barbara’s doorstep.

Later on, Maggie told her father what she had found, and that she believed that the bones were the bones of the first Returned. As Fred went to leave to continue investigating how the bones got into the river, she told him that she knew that it was probably very difficult for him to have gone near the river again since after Jacob and Barbara first drowned. He then told her that he had “stared at some things he tried to forget.”

At the bridge that hung over the river, Fred saw that a piece of cloth had gotten caught on the bridge. He was able to retrieve it and recognized the piece of fabric as if he had seen it once before.

Meanwhile, Maggie informed Marty that whoever owned the bones had been murdered, as one had been strangled to the death, and one died because of a blunt force trauma to the skull. As she went away to inform her father, Marty, having solid information, called the mysterious government lady.

At Henry’s house, Lucille caught him staring at the blueprints of the old factory. He revealed that he had quit working at the factory after Jacob died as their usual routine was that he would bring Jacob to the bus stop before going to the factory. In order to punish himself, he had quit the factory, and now, it was time to stop punishing himself. However, instead of calling him crazy, Lucille encouraged him with his new plans.

Meanwhile, Fred went to the abandoned Langston factory and matched the piece of cloth he had found to some sacking material there. He then discovered a hole, in which some bones still remained. However, as Maggie had asked him to come to the clinic regarding some new information she had found, he immediately went there, where Maggie informed him that the sets of bones indicated that the they had been murdered. As they did have some bone powder, they would be able to test it for DNA. However, they became wary when they heard noise coming from where the bones were. Going down, they saw several government men taking away the bones. Maggie wanted to do something to stop them, but her father stopped her, knowing that he could not do anything about it.

Meanwhile, Marty went into shock after seeing his body, and together with Tom, they planted an unmarked cross for his old body at the local cemetery, and Tom began to recite funeral rites for Marty’s old body.

And that’s all for the recap on “Resurrection” Season 2 Episode 3 “Multiple.” For more news and updates, including spoilers and recaps, on “Resurrection” and other television shows, keep  following Movie News Guide (MNG).

Catch “Resurrection” every Sunday at 9:00 p.m. on ABC.

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