We’re down to the last three episodes of the miniseries, which means a whole bunch of apocalyptic crap is about to go down. But before you start packing your bags for Erica’s all-inclusive Gateway resort of the future, let’s see if any of our evo buddies can get themselves together enough to save the world, shall we?
Luke and Malina are first up, hitting up a Walmart for some ammunition for Luke (Malina declines, we’ll get back to that) so that a little black rain cloud doesn’t leave him completely powerless. But they’re also questioning HRG’s whereabouts, since they didn’t find a Noah-shaped pancake on the road after the storm. Their guess is that Erica has him, but we know better, don’t we? Maybe?
Meanwhile, on the world’s biggest bummer of a road trip with a couple of Harrisi, Quentin is increasingly having doubts about offing Malina, while Phoebe is WAY too gung-ho about it. Calm down, Hot Topic. Go wash your hair.
Back at Gateway and in the future, Miko and Tommy finally bond. Miko tells Tommy she’s there to save the Master of Time & Space, and he recognizes her from the “9th Wonder” comic. Problem is, our Katana Girl is starting to fizzle out of reality. She decides to go off and fight Harris because defeating him will fulfill her final mission. Or something.
At the same time, and pissed about Miko’s interference, Erica threatens to smoosh Hachiro Otomo’s face RIGHT OFF (seriously, rewatch that scene. SINISTER FACE SMOOSHING). OH, and also kill his real daughter. And then him. And he better have the Eternal Fortress back up and running, too. He seems unfazed, to be honest.
Over at Sunstone Manor, Carlos, Farah, René, and Taylor look for Micah, José, and Father Mauricio. Along the way, Carlos finds his Iron Man suit, and we’re treated to Absapalooza 2016. Woo!
Elsewhere in the manor, René finds Matt Parkman, and they have a mind-off. Matt explains why he’s a baddie now- apparently it’s because he wants a pity party over hearing everyone’s negative thoughts all the time and losing his family. Whomp whomp, let’s find him a tiny violin. But then he shoots René’s ear off (or shoots next to his ear?) and is able to control him and make him walk away like George Michael after getting dumped. Parkman decides to use Taylor and her super-secret pregnancy to ensure that Erica takes him to the future. And he means it, too- he even makes some Harrisi shoot themselves.
Meanwhile, Harris and Quentin and Phoebe catch up to Luke and Malina in a cornfield. And yeah, remember when Malina was all about not getting a gun at that Walmart because she has “24 hour power”? Wrong-o, Blondie, because with Phoebe around, she’s unable to do a bleepin’ thing.
So Phoebe is about to kill Malina with her snake-y darkness tendrils, but in like literally .3 seconds, Luke knocks her out, fries Harris, and convinces Quentin to surrender, too. This is all impressive and awesome, and only slightly dampened by the fact that they bring the nose-power-snuffers out again to keep Phoebe from using her powers. Gross. Luke and Malina are able to find out that Tommy is in the future with Erica from Quentin, who totally remembers what it feels like to get shot and doesn’t want to deal with that business again. Oh, and Luke TOTALLY comes about thisclose to killing Phoebe for her part in the death of his son, but Malina is able to talk to him out of it.
Back at Renautas in Odessa in present time, Erica takes Tommy to see him mom and Emily, who were the ONLY ONES evacuated from some huge fire Carbondale (because that’s not suspicious at all, Tommy). Tommy’s mom wants some answers, but ain’t nobody, particularly Erica, have time for that, so instead she instead shows Tommy how he’s going to save the world: with some funky looking watches! So basically Tommy is like the bouncer at a club- you get a bracelet, you get into the future. Except it’s a watch.
Miko arrives at Sunstone Manor, just in time for the REAL, ORIGINAL Harris to decide to fight her on his own, which is an ENORMOUSLY stupid decision, because he loses (but honestly, their fight is probably the best part of this episode) and then all of his clones die. This is enormously helpful to pretty much EVERYONE because there were a heck of a lot of Harrises, but the victory causes Miko to zap out of existence. Again.
Inside the manor, Carlos, Farah, and José are able to rescue Micah from his isolation aquarium, but not before Father Mauricio gets shot by probably the last remaining Renautas employee at the place and dies. Noooo, Father Smoke Monster! But the rescue of Micah proves to be super important: he knows ALL about the solar flares. That’s right, there’s going to be two of them! The first is super sucky and will do a ton of damage, but it’s the SECOND one that’s going to wipe out humanity. While the countdown to that mess starts ticking away, Micah uses his power to broadcast himself to the entire world and prove Mohinder’s innocence and Erica’s guilt, thanks to a deleted scene from Mohinder’s supposed “I totally engineered June 13th” video. Erica is PISSED, obviously. So she brings out the big guns to take out Malina and Luke: everyone’s favorite psycho wife, Joanne! Dun dun DUUUUNNNNN!
So everyone in the show heads to Odessa for the final showdown, including the first big solar flare. It’s go time, people.