Ascension Episodes

Season

1

Episode

2

Chapter Two

So, Stokes. He's been ejected from the ship and is now in holding. But as far as everyone on Ascension knows, he's dead. And that's not the only thing going wrong on Earth. Harris has been told he has to employ the use of a consultant named Samantha and he's not happy about it.  Back on Ascension, Ophelia talks with Aaron about the murder. The crisis, you see, probably makes people freak out. Because they've met everyone they'll ever meet. And things aren't going great on the ship. Because just as a love triangle blossoms between Nora, James and Bobby Rawls, an explosion takes place. It's the saboteurs!
 
As the medical team works on treating everyone for smoke inhalation and minor burns, Dr. Burns worries that her daughter might have feelings for James and breaks up their conversation. Viondra runs afoul of the councilman, who reminds her that while her husband's power seems to be going okay for now, soon it will be taken again.

Meanwhile, back on earth, Samantha and Harris talk about the kinds of people on the ship (no gays allowed, apparently) and Samantha begins her investigation. It gets off to a rocky start when Stokes attacks her.

On Ascension, Viondra suggests that it's time for a party, something to boost morale. Meanwhile, Gault goes looking for one of the missing cobalt generators and gets hit in the face with a wrench while the stewardesses plan for the party of the century. Back on earth, Samantha meets with the Director of the program and the two discuss the fact that there's more going on than meets the eye. When Samantha confronts Harris, he shows her the video feeds and asks her if she were born on Ascension, would she really want to know the truth?

Back on the ship, Dr. Burns and Nora discuss Lorelei, and how she made clothes.  Nora is pretty upset about the fact that eventually a computer will match her with someone, so she's decided to have fun while she can. When Gault realizes that the Cobalt generators started the fire 20 years ago, he goes to the Captain, who tells him to focus on the task at hand.  James catches up to Gault and asks him to help him get into a program that would lift him out of the lower decks, and then offers to help him find Dwight –who's a suspect in Lorelei's murder— by telling him to check Deck 23.

See, Deck 23 was damaged in a fire 20 years ago. We see that in a flashback, including the part where Ophelia the Librarian saves Gault's life. That's the big fire everyone keeps talking about, and that part of the ship is so damaged that anyone on that deck could probably hear the technicians talking, so Harris orders everyone to be quiet. Of course that doesn't go great, and Gault doesn't necessarily know that they're out there, but he knows something is up. And then he gets hit in the face, again, but this time by Dwight. They fight, Gault escapes, and Dwight dies.

The whole thing infuriates Samantha, of course. And then Harris goes to the warehouse to get the seahorse necklace, which is there under some pretty mysterious circumstances, no? He gives the necklace to his wife. Because he's sort of creepy.

When Christa goes to get her shot on the ship, Ophelia goes with her and has to prove that nothing is wrong with the shots. When Ophelia takes the shot herself, she has a seizure and falls down. Dr. Harris is worried and in secret, reveals that he has to get Christa the shot as soon as possible or her system will really start breaking down.  Meanwhile, Samantha meets with Eve Marceau who tells her that 70 scientists were abducted in the 60s.

There are also some problems between The Captain and Viondra. One of the stewardesses, Jackie, has begun sleeping with The Captain, and Viondra is mad about it. She relieves Jackie of her duties after a good massage. When Harris tries to get Christa to take her inoculations through a glass of milk, she looks up at the camera and dumps it on the floor.  When Harris tells them to use their "man inside" to make her take the inoculation, Christa freaks out, and screams, and shatters the lights, but the "man inside" also cuts himself on the arm. And bleeds on Christa's dress.

Viondra learns that someone (her husband probably) squelched her order to have Jackie transferred. No matter, the business at hand is to debut Presley to the world as the latest sexy stewardess type.  Meanwhile, Gault talks with Christa about her inoculations and gets her to take them, but when the creepy man shows up to give her the shot, she refuses and he holds her down and injects her.

When the DNA evidence on Christa's dress turns up to match the intern (Ike) – they rush to his room to find that he's already dead. By hanging. It looks like a suicide, but the way things are going lately on this ship, is anyone sure? Finally, Nora and James meet down by the beach to talk about…well, it's unclear. Nora likes James. James seems to like Nora but also resents her for making him feel poor.

But the real kicker comes when Christa sits down with Ophelia, who is still in a coma and Christa can READ HER MIND!

When the DNA evidence on Christa's dress turns up to match the intern (Ike) – they rush to his room to find that he's already dead. By hanging. It looks like a suicide, but the way things are going lately on this ship, is anyone sure? Finally, Nora and James meet down by the beach to talk about…well, it's unclear. Nora likes James. James seems to like Nora but also resents her for making him feel poor.

But the real kicker comes when Christa sits down with Ophelia, who is still in a coma and Christa can READ HER MIND!