Julia narrates most of this episode and her narration even plays
over the "Previously on Earth 2" segment at the very
beginning of the episode, explaining her torn loyalties
between the Eden Advance group and her promises to the
Council. No other episode of the series has the narration
written in that way. The end of the episode also has
narration from Devon, since Julia has been exiled at that
Uly's VR fantasy features him as the sheriff of a town in
the American old west. Apparently the town is Union City
since the bank bears that name. This may be an
interpretation of Union City, Oklahoma since the town is
depicted with a similar
desert-like terrain and because Sheriff Uly says to the lead
bank robber, "You and your brother picked the wrong town to
rob, Jesse," a reference to the real life outlaws of
the old west, Jesse and Frank James (confirmed in the
closing credits), who operated in that
area, centered in Missouri.
Uly's western costume seems to be based partly on that of
the Man With No Name played by Clint Eastwood in three
spaghetti westerns directed by Sergio Leone in the 1960s.
Uly's dialog with True indicates that they had previously
played Robin Hood together, with True as the famous bandit.
This episodes suggests that the VR gear is capable of
letting the participants imagine they are walking around
inside the fantasy scenario even when the actual people are
seated and mostly immobile, as Uly and True are seen sitting
on the back of the TransRover here. It makes the VR dance
sequence at the end of
"Church of Morgan"
a bit odd though, if it's not really necessary for the
participant to move around to experience same in the virtual
Julia's narration reveals it has been 49 days since arriving
In his report, Morgan reveals that John Danziger's middle
initial is H.
Julia mentions to Reilly that Uly is only 8 years old, as
also stated in
"First Contact" Part 1.
As the camera pans through the camp, at 13:55 on the DVD a
device set up within the grounds suddenly activates an
elevating tube from its top without any apparent external
stimulus. What is it?
At 15:07 on the DVD, Uly is playing with the ribbons on the
same walking stick he was seen carrying in
"The Man Who Fell to Earth (Two)".
During his conversation with Julia, Uly claims that the
Terrians take him to other planets in his dreams. It's
unclear whether this is true or just Uly's active
Julia isolates DNA from Uly's spinal fluid for her
experiment after secretly drawing the spinal fluid from him.
Later, the puncture wound in his back hurts Uly just a bit
and Devon notices the needle mark on his back. Uly recently
underwent another spinal fluid withdrawal by Julia in
"Church of Morgan" with
his mother's permission, only 11 days earlier, explaining
how she recognized it and why she immediately confronted
Julia about it.
Danziger tells a scary story around the campfire to the
group, aimed largely at True and Uly, about a spaceship he
and his crew once found filled with dead, frozen-solid
crewmembers missing some of their limbs. It's not clear
whether this is a true story of his past or just a
"traditional" campfire ghost story to scare kids.
As Julia awakens and glances around her tent near the end of
the episode, an immediate indication that she has been
abandoned by the group is that the medical equipment and
cases are no longer there. Only a few survival items have
been left next to her bed.
At the end of the episode, Devon mentions that it is 3100
miles more to New Pacifica. Again, the distance figures to
the new colony keep fluctuating from episode-to-episode. In
the previous episode ("Church of Morgan"),
only 11 days earlier, they were supposedly 4,722 miles away!
In her closing narration, Devon remarks that, for the first
time, the group is travelling with one less member. This is
not true, as Commander O'Neill was killed in
"The Man Who
Fell to Earth (Two)".
Yale tries to console Devon that the decision to leave Julia
behind was the right one by mentioning that she experimented
on Uly and tried to kill Devon herself. Neither argument is
entirely true, though an argument could be made that she
did experiment on Uly. But, she did not really try to kill
Devon; Devon's fall from the cliff in VR was clearly an
accident during their struggle, not an attempted murder.
Why was Bess so quick to believe True's statement about
Julia engaging in VR communication with someone outside the
group when no one else, even the girl's own father, did?
Just because Morgan was missing? That's not really much of a
reason to suspect Julia of any wrongdoing.
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