Resurrection Revealed podcast episode #48, hosted by Troy Heinritz and Wayne Henderson. Troy shares some quick initial thoughts, and asks some questions, about Resurrection episode 13 of season 2, “Loved in Return”! Your feedback welcome at (904) 469-7469 or via the feedback page.
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Some of our thoughts, and questions needing answers in this episode:
- Initial thoughts and questions about ABC TV's Resurrection episode 2.13, “Loved in Return”.
- Please visit ResurrectionRevealed.com/Feedback and share your thoughts and theories or call (904) 469-7469 and let your voice be heard!
- This is the season 2 finale of Resurrection.
- What did you think of the ending? Do you think it “works” as a series finale, as well as being a season finale?
- What does the ending, with all of the cicadas, mean to you?
- Were you surprised with the state of things, in the “one year later” segment.
- Is Preacher James still lying, when he tells Rachael that Pastor Tom told him the name of her baby?
- Troy talks about the water imagery, and the ripple effects in life.
- Were you upset that Barbara Langston wasn't shown returning again, which would have given Sheriff Fred a bit of a happy ending?
- If there is a season 3 of Resurrection, what do you hope to see?
Kim ho 22 says
The baby is good! Preacher James said himself that satan would come disguised as an angel, which is exactly what he is doing himself. Satan will play tricks and lie which is exactly what the preacher did in his pre-returned life. We saw him praying to his “lord” but he never called him jesus. Also, the statement Henry made to the preacher about “praying on people’s weakness” to achieve his goal is all we need to know, only the devil would do that, God doesn’t use alternitve motives, schemes or trickery! God also sent the locust to earth in the bible, they are protecting the baby at night on the window. I believe this is for sure a story about Jesus’ 2nd coming to earth and preacher james is the devil, bringing back the dead to try and prove he’s almighty god, the baby is jesus.
Michael 1960 says
Maybe not Jesus since the bible says the 2nd coming he will come as king.
The baby may be another angel
Michael 1960 says
Season Finale scores a 9 It was very intense
but here’s why WE NEED A SEASON 3
Angela and he Government facility was left abandoned, what
happened to all the bodies in the crypts not to mention the returned poisoned
by the preacher,
And what about the tests the government conducted on the returned
what were they up to?
Angela’s theories using plane crashes as a baseline to predict patterns, she
was on to something but what ?
The mass return — it
was triggered. Millions of returned begin appearing all over the world.
The president was due to address the nation, What happened
to his speech? And how is the world dealing
With millions of new returned added to the population? …. as James said last week how does the rule of law apply ?
Important and the missing link – What is the returning mechanism??
we know people return but why do some take 32 years like Jacob and others like the Preacher and his gang just
seemed to just swing back in a few hours??
Assuming it’s confined to Arcadia, how far back in
time will it continue to return people now that it’s on a a mass return level?
The 1930’s, 20’s 1880’s?? does it have a limit or do we go back to the
beginning of time ??
The True Living hate group – now that the leader (preacher James) is gone, shouldn’t these people be arrested for
obstruction of Justice? Not to mention endangering the life of of police officer (Sheriff Fred)
Margaret Langston – should be arrested for aiding and abiding a terrorist, breaking and entering, trespassing, endangering the
welfare of a child – just to name a few
Pastor Tom’s Church – Who’s in charge?? Too Bad pastor Tom didn’t return, maybe
What Happened to Tom’s wife Jeanine??
The cicadas on the baby’s window resembled the crown of
thorns worn by Christ??
Preacher James liked to quote revelation: so lets look at
Then the angel showed me the river of the water of
life, (a river runs through Arcadia)
as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God
and of the Lamb 2 down the middle of the great street of the city.
On each side of the river stood the tree of life,
Could this be a clue as to the returning mechanism ?
Michael 1960 says
I forgot to mention where did Henry go while he was dead ?? He did mention something about a place not being in control ??
Neil Ottenstein says
(Just in case I can’t find time to call in …)
I was glad my theory about Jacob and the baby was correct – the baby was not hurting him, it was his empathy with the baby: when the baby hurt, Jacob hurt.
As I tweeted, I thought the ending with the 1 year later coda served well as both a series (if necessary) and a season finale. There are a lot of questions left unanswered, but we did find out a lot.
The cicadas mean there is still something supernatural about the baby. They are attracted to him somehow. Quite a symbol as cicadas are the ultimate “returned” insect.
The one year later did not surprise me. I was glad that Agent Bellamy is at the forefront of getting the Returned back into society.
I’m sure Preacher James was lying that Tom told him anything. While I was disappointed that we didn’t see Tom return, he was important as the carrot Preacher James was dangling in front of Rachael.
I never anticipated Barbara returning again. The thing Grandmother Langston did seems to be permanent removal.
My comments regarding the end result of the “returning mechanism” still stand (but, I did think something would happen this episode to shoot the whole concept down…) I’ve started calling my theory an “Ancient Artifact” theory… that some ancient mechanism is at work to bring about the end of our world. Please see my previous comments from the “steal away” RR47 episode for the description.
To me, the entire season finale was one long foreshadowing, and its the little one-liners during the episode that clue us as to the future… I don’t think this was intended to be a series wrap up at all.
Here are the quotes/clues, for example:
Trouble maker in bar: “this preacher will keep making these things feel like they have a god give *right* to be here”
— Hah! There is that “Rights” word again… Rule #2) Legal status for the Returned? I wonder how we *deport* them…
Preacher James: “What happens if this child turns you against your fellow man?”
— Hmmm! I didn’t think there needed to be an actual *hive* mind directing a *swarm* of the returned to make the show good, but, this sentence opens that possibility up!
Henry volunteering to go outside to face the mob instead of Sheriff Langston:
— Double Hmmm!! Henry must have figured out Rule #5) if you kill anyone natural born, you might have just made a newly returned?
Sheriff Langston to Henry: “I don’t know if I can shoot anybody?” “Just try to remember: They will Come Back.”
Preacher: “Remember, they can’t kill you!”
— What did I say? Rule #4) Immortal/cannot be killed/very hard to kill. Seems I am on to something there! 😉 But, apparently, as I have been corrected, they do indeed age… (Thank you, Ms. Pironeva. 😉 )
Preacher James: “…your time here as a returned has been *defined* by *pain*…”
— That single statement confirms Rule #3) Cause social discord/unrest. They open up old wounds.
And, the last hints we see in the final 10 minutes of the episode…
Henry: “Says the man who still has all his Rights. I pay taxes, but, I can’t vote?” – More with the Legal issues. 😉
And the comments from Preacher James in his jail discussion with Agent Belami:
“How’s the world outside? Riots in Philly? Fires in Tokyo? ” – aka. more societal/social unrest…
“I never should have put my faith in a man who is ruled by Doubt” – Because Agent Belami will learn Preacher is to be trusted in the next Season. The Preacher is one of the good guys.
“I came to say goodbye, Preacher. I won’t be visiting anymore.” – hahaha… uh, yes, you will Agent Belami… you will.
Lastly, and my personal favorite:
Preacher James: “If this child brings millions more back, this world can’t survive that.”
— No joke, and I think that confirms some of what I’ve been saying, right?
Am I surprised at how events turned out one year later? Uh… No… You guys did read my previous post, right? World events were right inline with my expectations. However, even though I think this is all a technologically based attack on our world by some unknown entity, the show is at this point still presenting with the Revelations based “End of Days” premise. So, the Cicadas on the child’s window in the last scene is a reference to the Devil, for the Devil is the “Lord of Flies.” Let’s agree to believe that… for now…
Do I think there will be a third season? I can’t see why not… this show should have an extremely modest budget when compared to other big budget scifi shows. (No big special affects in this show. Oh, BTW, if anyone has any doubt this is a scifi show, well, any show with a “Federal Bureau of Anything” in it is, by definition, a scifi show.) And, ABC certainly has the budget for such shows. I mean, isn’t this the Marvel channel now, correct? Talk about BIG BUDGET! But, if not, the final scenes of this episode certainly can act as a series closing, if necessary, leaving us just a big cliff hanger.
Personally, I hope they bring the show back for season 3. It’s good stuff. It’s takes a lot of thinking and creativity on behalf of the cast/crew to hide such a well thought out scifi flick & dark premise with the grace and elegance with which they are presenting it. The show builds nice and slow, and they have certainly built a strong enough jump off point in this season to go full tilt in any direction they want to take it next season. Aliens? Demons? End of Days? For sure, bring it on…
In closing, I leave you with these thoughts:
Arthur C. Clarke’s 3rd Law: “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”, and,
my tag line: “It’s not God… It’s an Attack…”