We already knew the chatty host of the B&B wasn’t who she seemed — surely none of her guests bargain for a secret surveillance room and a behind-the-scenes worker monitoring the York’s activities. After she and the rest of her mysterious cohort upend Stella and Toni’s van, Hannah speaks with Cornelius, and we discover Hannah is another escaped Apostate. “Welcome to the Fallen World,” Hannah says creepily. What does she have in mind for Stella, Toni and Cornelius?
Byron is still missing in action
might not be the most high-octane of sci-fi thrillers, but boy did that season 1 finale end with a bang. Franklin and Irene York (an immense J.K. Simmons and Sissy Spacek) have had their fair share of hardships, but after smoothing out a couple of bumps in their relationship, they’re ready to take on the next chapter… in outer space.
‘What’s out there on that planet?’
As they have a not-so-friendly chat, Jude reveals that he knows Stella. She was introduced to his mother when he was a little boy. A ceremony was taking place, presumably something to do with the Guardians, because Jude goes on to taunt Stella: “I never really understood the Guardians. All that sacrifice. For what? To protect something that they’ll never truly be a part of.”
Toni discovers the identity of her father (sort of)
There’s much talk about Toni inheriting her family’s legacy, but no one really does her the courtesy of explaining what that means. Well, until Cornelius (Piotr Adamczyk) — and yes, it took until the final episode for us to even learn Cornelius’ name — obliges for his own benefit.
Frank asks Jude that exact question, and Jude’s sneaky reply is, “Nothing.” Come on, Jude, we know you’re lying.
Stella finds who she’s looking for
Slide on your diving helmets and take a giant leap into this ending explainer. Plus, let’s look at lingering questions we still need answered. Read more:
Stella and Toni do a Thelma and Louise
That finale tees us up nicely for a big second season (though there’s no official green light just yet), which could see the Yorks and Co. track down the various missing people who’ve traveled across Earth through chambers or to the mysterious planet. Byron, Gabriel and Caleb all have worried family members searching for their whereabouts.
Jude has a road map
After Byron convinces his new pal Frank to let him go out into the open on the alien planet, he inevitably ventures beyond the point where Frank’s walkie-talkie can reach his. Frank goes to the observatory and tries to call Byron once again, but no dice. Where the heck did Byron go? (We have a pretty good idea based on that big final reveal.)
Who the hell is Hannah?
Jude finds an address from his father, Gabriel, in his copy of The Count of Monte Cristo, which he left for Jude at Hannah’s B&B. Jude punches the coordinates — written in what looks like an alien language — into the chamber’s control panel, hoping they’ll lead him and his new travel companion Denise straight to his father. They enter the chamber and end up all the way in Thailand, somewhere in Bangkok.
A dive into space
Ultimately refusing to kill Jude and appease Toni, Stella chooses to run from the Guardians. She and Toni commit to leaving their home in Argentina — commit to leaving their community and faith behind. This puts them in grave danger, but at least they have a bargaining chip: The tied-up Cornelius, whom they can give up to stop the Guardians chasing after them.
Plenty of lingering questions
Not learning from Byron’s overconfidence, Frank heads out across the alien planet’s rocky terrain beyond the reach of Irene’s walkie-talkie. He discovers a dead man wearing an old-fashioned looking shirt with big stitches. A knife is sticking out of his torso. Frank then takes a nap when his air suddenly runs out, before Irene comes to his rescue.
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