Terra Nova – Episode 3 – What Remains – Recap
Taylor and Elisabeth are exposed to a virus that slowly causes amnesia. Those exposed only remember their lives to a certain point. The two of them are placed under quarantine while Elisabeth tries to come up with a solution. When no one hears from them, it’s clear the virus has progressed. Jim asks Malcolm for help checking on his wife because he’s the one with a car. Taylor has disappeared and Elisabeth is wandering around confused with a gun. When the two men come inside, she shoots Jim and hugs Malcolm because he is all she remembers.
Malcolm rushes to catch her up to speed so the two of them can come up with a vaccine. Jim tries to find Taylor and is surprised when he does. Taylor and his crazy eyeballs think they’re in some war he fought in 20 years ago. Everyone is his enemy and he’s looking for his dead wife. This crazy old man knocks Jim’s lights out and is trying to make his way back into Terra Nova. This is a problem because he could infect the whole camp. Things take another turn for the worse when Malcolm begins to show symptoms. And by symptoms, I mean hitting on Jim’s wife. And that’s not gonna fly with him. Jim is badass. Malcolm progresses too far to be of anymore help so Jim takes pleasure in knocking him out to save him from himself. Elisabeth struggles to remember Jim and the kids and ugh, it’s such a well acted scene. I love it. Elisabeth realizes that Jim isn’t getting sick because he already is. With a cold. And it’s counteracting the virus. Ouila vaccine.
The kids are dealing with relationship drama while their parents are off battling amnesia. Maddy is awkwardly flirting with the hot soldier and Josh kisses Sky. He hesitates because he left his girlfriend behind. Sky tells him that she knows someone that can get her there. She takes him to a guy who runs a bar and demands payment and the ability to keep secrets for that kind of help. Josh is a goldmine to him because he’s Jim’s son and this guy works for the Sixers. Uhoh. This kid is just being written to be the biggest boob and most hated on the show isn’t he?