“Ascension” aired as a miniseries special from Dec. 15-17, 2014 on Syfy. Previously in “Night One,” the investigation to the murder of Lorelei Wright aboard the Ascension revealed one damning twist: the spacecraft actually never left Earth, and it’s all an elaborate psychological experiment. Read below for the recap of “Night Two.”
Harris Enzmann (Gil Bellows) is told by Director Warren (Wendy Crewson) that Samantha Krueger (Lauren Lee Smith) from the military will be arriving to do more investigations from the “earth’s” side, as they have never had a murder on Ascension before. Enzmann is worried the watchdogs may sabotage the most important experiment in human history. When Samantha arrives, she is briefed by Harris and has a hard time grasping the complexity of the Ascension experiment. She tries to talk to Stokes, whom Enzmann believes to be the murderer. But given the situation, Stokes (Brad Carter), who just found out that his life in the spacecraft is one big lie, is behaving like a deranged man.
Samantha ventures to outside resources for help in her investigations and chanced upon a blog that talks about the Ascension conspiracy. She decides to get in touch with the writer, Eva Marceau (Aliyah O'Brien). Eva willingly provided her with all the evidence of scientists, children, men and women who have all disappeared in the 1960s. She believes they were sent to the Ascension. The two then decided to work together and share information.
Samantha also met with one of Harris’ people who showed her video feeds to better understand what they’re doing to the “spaceship," but her focus remains on the fact that those aboard the Ascension have never been told the real truth about their existence. She thinks this is the real crime.
Back on Ascension, like Enzmann, everyone also believes that Stokes murdered Lorelei (Amanda Thompson). And now that he’s “gone into space,” the investigation to the murder has stopped. Life goes on as usual. Nora’s (Jacqueline Bryers) even packing up Lorelei’s stuff. She decided to keep one of her clothes as a remembrance, however, it should be recycled. They apparently recycle many stuff in the ship to do away with wastes.
Suddenly, there’s an explosion and another crisis has hit Ascension. As the team of doctors treat and evacuate the victims, the captain tried to pacify the situation by announcing it’s a gas leak and it’s being fixed. The truth? Someone sabotaged the ship. Denninger (Brian Van Holt) believes that it’s a ploy from his political enemies to destabilize his rule, while someone from his crew believes it’s the work of the lower deck people, in retaliation for Stokes. To boost morale, Viondra (Tricia Helfer) suggests to her husband that having a party will lift up the people’s spirits.
Viondra, by the way, learned that one of her girls has been having sex with her husband, and so she fires Jackie from her position, only to find out that Councilman Rose (Al Sapienza) reinstated her. So she asks her husband to use Jackie to get information about Rose too. This game of politics in Ascension is as dirty as politics come!
Meanwhile, as Gault (Brandon P. Bell) is now assigned to find what and who caused the explosion, he has also come across even more evidence about what caused the fire from Year 31. He also came close to discovering the “other side,” as Enzmann noted that the walls are thinner in this part of the ship. In this wing, Gault also gets into a fight with Dwight, the person they suspected of bombing the Ascension. Dwight dies as a result.
It's time to get their regular immunization and Christa (Ellie O’Brien), after all these years, is refusing to do it. She fears it would slowly kill her. Enzmann realizes this is crucial, as the immunizations are specific to an individual’s body chemistry. If Christa doesn’t get hers, she will break down and her body will grow weak. The truth is, she’s been genetically engineered by Enzmann’s people and has slowly exhibited her powers. They needed to find a way to give her the shots.
When they added it into her milk drink, Christa empties this on the floor while looking straight into the camera, seemingly taunting Enzmann and his men. This girl knows what is really going on! But who told her?
When they brought a man from the outside — the guy wearing the hazmat suit (as Christa described in her dreams and visions) — Christa was able to get away from him too and cut him in the process, leaving blood on Christa’s dress. When Gault learned about this, he asked for the DNA of the blood, which was later discovered to belong to a medical intern. But the intern was found dead in his room, in what looked like foul-play. Though, this wasn’t obvious to the people in Ascension. It’s the guys from the outside who did it.
But finally, under no pretense nor disguise, Christa was administered the shot by Dr. Bryce’s (Andrea Roth) husband. When it was done, Robert Bryce (John Ralstron) looked into the camera to signal that it’s done. He’s Ezmann's man on the inside!
Meanwhile, the child also kept talking about the missing sea horse necklace that a man in the hazmat suit took. What do you know, this necklace is now hanging on the neck of Ezmann’s wife on the other side!
That’s the recap for “Night Two” of “Ascension,” which aired as a miniseries special from Dec. 15 to 17, 2014 on Syfy. The conspiracy deepens! Did you find this series entertaining?
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