Was that cloaked figure at the end the angel of death? Is he Lucifer?
One thing's for certain, Dominion Season 2 Episode 6 raised a ton of new questions in those closing moments. Did Noma just make the ultimate sacrifice for the Chosen One? Wll Julian get his hands on the amphora?
Though we should have seen it coming, Michael's capture was upsetting. I realize we're only halfway through the season and it raises the stakes. However, the archangel has suffered so much already. Guess it's only the beginning.
It was important to kick things off with the fallout from the bombing. With his selfishness and self interests, David's proven yet again why he's not fit to lead Vega. The repercussions of the bombing hit Zoe hard, she definitely wasn't ready for this course of action. David just forced her into the big time, knowing full well she would need him to guide her. The guy was basically trying to make himself the leader of the rebellion.
It was nice to see Claire stand up to Arika and give her a piece of her mind. "I need to unite my city, but I am not going to use violence to do it" Claire told her. That's the complete opposite to David's way of thinking.
In New Delphi, another leader was lying and scheming to get his way. It was no surprise that Lyrae was after Michael all along. Of course, Alex had no way of knowing his ulterior motives, but then again Julian never seemed very trustworthy. Gabriel was furious at Alex's betrayal. If anything happens to Claire, the Chosen One only has himself to blame. Michael forgives, but Gabe... not so much.
I loved that quick flashback gave Alex an idea where Michael might be while Noma distracted possessed Pete.
Alex: You're not gonna kill Gabriel, are you Julian? You never were. So what do you want with him?
Julian: Michael and Gabriel stole everything from me; my body, my wings, my connection to our father. They damned me to the darkness and you can't comprehend what that means. But I'm gonna make them suffer. Michael most of all.
Alex: How? You lied to me.
Julian: Truth. Lies. God's gone. What use is morality when there's no piper to be paid?
Alex took responsibility for screwing up, he didn't make excuses. "I would die for you. I would of then, I would now. Nothing's changed" Michael reminded him. This is definitely a new beginning for these two characters and their relationship. Throughout the first season, I didn't feel their connection the way I do now. That's partly due to Michael being less detached, more human. His time in Mallory inspired this change, and I'm hoping we revisit the little town soon. Anyone else missing Mallory?
Having read the summary for this episode, I pretty much guessed Alex would attempt an eviction of Julian/Lyrae. However, Julian's army marching on Vega to possess its citizens never occurred to me. That's a crazy thought, right? I was surprised Alex came clean about Clementine's eviction. Anyone else still miss Amy Bailey on this show? Anyway, it was a heartfelt moment between Alex and Riesen.
I'll be honest, until this installment I didn't take Zoe too seriously. However, when she crumpled up David's speech and spoke from the heart it was clear why the V1s followed her. The girl turned out to be pretty clever after all. She's right, David's only in this for himself, so it really was just a matter of time before he killed her and took over.
Claire questioning her decisions was pretty unsettling though. It's a good thing Gates was there to snap her out of it. We don't want her becoming the next David, or Arika for that matter.
When Gates mentioned cutting off Zoe's speech, I pegged him for a goner.
Get me across the trench. I can manually override the broadcast from the tunnels under the station. I can cut off her speech and play one that you record.Gates
Alex's eviction of Julian was intense and caught me by surprise. Of course, it wasn't a shock the attempt failed. "It's not that easy Alex, because a human has to want to be free and we are very comfortable in here" Julian informed him. I thought for a moment Lyrae might enter Riesen, but he would have to accept the angel. I wonder if the Dyad offer still stands?
When Jasper finally died, it did seem he had stuck around a bit too long. David took the opportunity to spew a few words of hate about Claire. Isn't it insane how the villain twists things in his favor? Arika betraying Claire wasn't much of a shocker, but Gates really should have been armed. Good thing Claire's troops arrived in the nick of time. Both David and Arika were questionable characters last season. This year, they're clearly the enemy.
Well, those two and Julian/Lyrae the evil angel naturally.
Gabriel: Julian please, those are father's words. They'll bring him home.
Julian: Why would I want that? He was no father to us. The humans were his children, but we were his slaves. Now those children are mine; my slaves, my bodies.
The torture scene was pretty brutal. It was tough watching Noma pinned to the wall by her wings, but ripping them off blew my mind... Ouch! I'm curious to see what lasting effect burning Alex's tattoo will have. So the one on his arm that knocked Julian out was the constellation Lyrae? I googled it and Vega is the brightest star in the constellation Lyra, which is interesting. Gabriel was enraged by what went down. Boy is Lyrae going to die painfully this time around.
Luckily Gates survived and stopped the broadcast. I wasn't sure about his allegiances before, but he's earned my trust (for now). Claire's speech didn't exactly blow Zoe's out of the water, but it was effective according to Gates. I'm still not crazy about their romance though. Did the writers have to go there? I will say, the Alex/Noma connection is deeper and I can understand that relationship better.
Noma and Alex escaped, but how frakkin' frustrating that Michael was caught. Then again, the amphora's still in New Delphi. Did Alex tell Michael where to find it? Or is the ancient urn out of play for now?
Wow I'm still in shock, but what did you think of "Reap of the Whirlwind"? Is Noma really dying? Who is the man in black? Were you surprised by Zoe's move? How about Helena's sneaky queen? Your turn guys, please share your thoughts in the comments below.
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NOTE: Dominion Season 2 Episode 7 is titled “Lay Thee Before Kings” and airs on Thursday, August 20.