Resurrection – “The Returned” S01E01 Review

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Opening

A kid Jacob wakes up in a rice field in China. He doesn’t speak but is clearly American from his hometown sweater. He looks up and He walks to a small village market and he faints. He gets found with no ID and no Passport. No missing person cases in China or America and no visas to China to explain how he got there.

He gets sent home to USA – In the airport he gets put with an immigration officer Agent Martin Bellamy and he struggles to speak. Jacob manages to tell him where he lives in notepad form – He talks to Arcadia PD – but they say they dont have a kid matching that description. “Arcadia” – They travel to Arcadia and Marty talks to the parents.

Marty says “Have you lost your son? – because I have him”

The Dad says “Yes that is unlikely– He died 32 years ago”

The Initial Meeting

“What’s red and green and going a million miles an hour” ” A frog in the blender”

The parents are 30 years older but the kid recognizes them – he tells one of his dad’s jokes and runs to them. He hugs them and the parents don’t know how to react. The mum believes it as Jacob but the father is reluctant.

The dad and the agent talk about how Jacob died 32 years ago, how he fell in and his aunt tried to save him. Meanwhile the kid and the mum are reconnecting, the kid is puzzled “You look different” seeing the fact she is older.

The Uncle arrives and is the sheriff as well –  Fred said to the agent why are you here – then he sees Jacob. He is shocked – After he arrives – Jacob faints and has a seizure.

OMAR EPPS, LANDON GIMENEZ, KURTWOOD SMITH

Doctor Maggie at the Hospital

The Doctor – the daughter of the sheriff comes to talk to Jacob. She talks to Jacob, she can’t find a heart beat at first – she had it on the wrong way. Through the discussion – he mentions “Aunt Barbara” – He says she was in the river first not him. A man was there as well, trying to help her. None of this links to what Maggie has been told.

“Jacob are you afraid of someone?”

A 30 second scene is shown at this point of a man in a hood hitchhiking to Arcadia.

Pastor Tom comes to talk to the parents. The mum says its a miracle. Tom says it is a test in their faith and to not jump to conclusions. Later on, Tom sees Jacob – His own faith is tested. – Jacob asked “Did I die?”

Tom’s best friend as a kid was Jacob. He does not believe it is Jacob.

The doctor tells them he is healthy but they will also do a DNA Test to prove it is Jacob. The sheriff is unsure and does not want to work with the agent.
Maggie Dreams

Maggie gets off work and goes to her friends. Maggie was a baby at the side of the river, when her mum drown. She talks to her friend Elaine and blames herself. Jacob fell in at the same time as her mum.

In the night Jacob escapes the hospital.

In the Morning

Agent Bellamy gets help from Maggie. They look at the records of the accident to see if they match the kid’s story. They talk theories and talk about back story. They look at the Aunt’s body pictures and find clues that match to Jacob’s story.

While this is happening the mum finds Jacob gone.

 

Jacob Found

He runs off home. A whistling man arrives home he is in a hood – he recognizes him.

His dad and a police Officer cattch him – the dad, while running after him, reminisces about the past. It’s been 32 years he cant keep up as much now. He runs to the wooded area where he kept his G.I. Joe toy from 30 years ago – how did he know it was there?

After the escape – His mum makes him stay at home now. He seems to be eating a lot when you see the waste bin full of crusts from sandwiches.
Agent Bellamy seeing the situation aims to delay his bosses. He does for now.

 

Jacob at Home

Jacob explains what happened at the river. He went hunting arrow heads by the river, sees the baby Maggie– the Aunt is screaming already in the river, he tries to help but falls in. While he falls down the river – he sees a man grabbing the woman’s arm. – He cannot remember anything else after that.

The mum listens to all of this. The kid asks the question “Why cant I play outside with everyone?”. Jacob does not realise the extent of the issue yet.

Convincing the Father

Agent Bellamy meets the father in the graveyard and says the DNA Test came back as true. The DNA Test and the memories lead to him believing it all to be true. To believe the impossible.
Jacob at Church

He enters with his mum (on their first excursion out) and you hear the whispers of the crowd not believing what they see. The Pastor does not know himself and struggles through the rest of the sermon.

“God gives us the tools to ask the questions but not to know the answers”
Final Scenes

In the last scenes, Jacob’s dad and uncle talk about the man at the river. The man was sleeping with the dead aunt. The Uncle later goes to the grave and lets out his anger. Elaine tries to calm her brother down at home. He has a gun and has cornered someone in the shed. The person comes out – It’s a “returned”.

Jacob is now joined by the hooded man who whistles – Elaine’s Dad.

Elaine is shocked. Her dead dad is back!!!!
Conclusion

This was one good first episode. This has a lot of places to go and finding out where they have come from will be interesting to see.

“Maybe you are missing the real question do you want to believe?”

 

This is our Episode 1 of 8 review for Resurrection. Resurrection is currently running on Watch on Mondays at 8pm.

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