In Review: Dark Matter – Hot Chocolate

We see an awesome acting performance from Zoie Palmer who has to sell us on the notion that the Android has been hacked into by one of Ryo Ishida's hackers.

Synopsis: While the Raza plays host to some negotiations. The Android breaks bad and allows the forces of Ryo Ishida to invade.

Review: This episode pulls at a fair few of the plot threads that have been sewn into the show over the last couple of years.

The episode starts with Six trying to get the various independent workers to unite in such a way that they can no longer be bullied by the big corporations, but when one of the delegates is murdered while on board the Raza all hell breaks loose.

We see an awesome acting performance from Zoie Palmer who has to sell us on the notion that the Android has been hacked into by one of Ryo Ishida’s hackers. This paves the way for some great story development involving 5 and the virtual reality version of Sarah, who is first to notice that the Android and the Raza is being interfered with. 

Alex Mallari Jr. is wonderfully snake like as Ryo Ishida who captures the ship and uses his position to offer the Independents a deal they cannot refuse. Thus allowing Roger Cross in his role of Six to try and talk the delegates out of what is a potential dirty deal. 

This for me was perhaps one of the strongest episodes of the season and we can only wait and see what some of the consequences are likely to be.

We also get left with somewhat of a mystery as to who murdered one of delegates prior to Ishida’s hostile take over. In the episode were all led to assume it was the Android while under the influence of the hacker, but Android reveals it was not her.

The episode closes on a Blink and you’ll miss it cliffhanger, which lays out some foundations for next weeks episode.

Could we be seeing a return trip to the parallel universe?

 

9.7
Dark Matter - Hot Chocolate
  • Story
    9.8
  • Acting
    10
  • CGI
    9.6
  • Incidental Music
    9.3

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
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