In the fourth episode of The Passage, “Whose blood is that?” things get hot and heavy.
Anyone in their right mind would never want to be asked such a creepy question, and no one in their right mind would ever want to be asked it. But how did we get there in the first place?
Strange things are happening at Project Noah, and it is difficult to keep track of everything. Clearly, the goal was to preserve the world, but instead of saving the world, these people have created and are unwittingly aiding the development of these animals’ might. This is not new knowledge, as Amy states in one of the first lines of these series that this is how the world will end in the first episode.
The physicians and scientists at Project Noah are contributing to the problem with each death row inmate they recruit, experiment on, and eventually turn into a bloodsucker. They are essentially perpetuating the problem.
They can penetrate people’s brains, whether they are asleep or awake, and they may exert control over their actions. Each blood-sucker is essentially “assigned” to a certain human. While Shauna has attached herself to Clark, another member of the group, David Winston, has connected himself to a guard who goes by the name of Paulson.
Clark, on the other hand, is adamant about not telling anyone the real reason he decided not to euthanize Shauna in the previous episode. Nichole believes him when he tells her that the Department of Defense has ordered him to step down. She confirms this by calling the Department of Defense herself. And Paulson reminds Clark on multiple occasions that they can manipulate people. He doesn’t even look at him.
After Paulson goes completely insane and begins shooting up the area sniper-style, they finally pay attention to what he’s trying to do. Brad even intervenes to bargain with him and learns that the intention is for the people under control to unleash them on the rest of the world before being fatally shot in the head by the villainous Clark.
Clark is well aware that they are all screwed, but he is still in denial. It appears as though he is willing to go down with the ship. I’m confident that his arrogance will catch up with him in the end.
We also learned more about Anthony Carter’s past, which verified what I had suspected all along: that he is a completely innocent man.
He met and fell in love with a real estate agent called Rachel Wilson, whom he met at an open house for his first flipped house project, where she happened to be there. She offered her skills to assist him in selling the house, and he ended up asking her out on a date as a result. They were in a romance before they knew it.
She appeared unpredictable, prone to erupting in rage, and downright insane at times. Anthony, on the other hand, remained calm and supportive throughout.
In one of her first appearances, she had a black eye and confessed to having a husband. Her husband, on the other hand, beats her. Of course, he is enraged and claims that he requires more time. Rachel is found dead in the swimming pool the following morning by his partner.
Anthony is unable to afford appropriate legal representation due to his financial circumstances. And because they are unable to establish that Rachel’s wealthy husband was abusive, Anthony is falsely accused of her death, although she committed suicide, and he is sentenced to death.
While we are witnessing Anthony’s flashbacks, Fanning is invading these visions and attempting to persuade Anthony to join them.
When Anthony becomes very ill and on the verge of death, Fanning can take advantage of the situation and transform into a bloodsucker.
After Anthony’s transformation, he lashes out at Dr. Lear with a sword at one point. Nichole asks him, in a frightened tone, whose blood it is (hence the title of the episode). Does this imply that Lear is no longer a part of this world?
Meanwhile, Amy and Brad have expressed their desire to be released from Project Noah. Nichole is persuaded to allow Amy to be a kid and play outside by Brad. The guards construct her a treehouse, which she designed herself. She and Brad now have a method to see the entire property, as well as areas outside the boundaries. They’re incredibly intelligent!
Amy is also visited by Shauna (in her mind). While the encounter is brief, Shauna makes an unsuccessful attempt to convince Amy that she is impressionable since she is young. She’s not your typical young lady.
Ashleigh can see right through Shauna’s ruse and advises her to go away.
But I’m not quite sure where this is headed… The more powerful the blood-suckers appear to be, the younger they are. Thus, it takes more time for them to unite as a single being in the end. That is why they’re trying to get Amy on board since they know she may be the most powerful person in the world.
However, Amy may be too powerful to be swayed, making her the key to saving the world.
However, this is merely a theory. To see where this leads, I’m curious.