Dark Matter “Wish I Could Believe You” Review
Even during an intergalactic corporate war the crew of the Raza just can’t catch a break. It was only a matter of time before the alternate versions made their appearance, and they only served as a distraction to other things they let slip from their view. Such as places they have been to now affected by this corporate war when it seems you either take a side or you are given one in response to your actions.
Like everyone else I found myself very excited for this week’s episode of Dark Matter. Since we said farewell to Six, I had a feeling that we were far from done with his role in this. I only wasn’t expecting his return so soon and under these circumstances. They said an injured crew member is haunted by the past, unaware of the dangers that are lurking in the present. When they started talking about activating an agent zero, the wheels started turning fast. That could only mean one thing for a guy like Six in his position. What I liked here is that there are so many things throughout this episode that made it hard to believe what was going on. The title of the episode certainly gave the impression that there wasn’t something to trust about Six, but the big question was what we couldn’t trust about him. Is he in control of this situation we find himself in? Is he this agent that’s being used against everyone else? So many red flags flew here and there and you were just waiting for everything to make sense.
This episode turned into another exploration of Six as well. Up to this point we understood the kind of person Six was based on personality and past experiences, but what we weren’t aware of are his past memories in general. The things that don’t simply have to do with what led him to joining the Raza crew. This was another important time to address what would happen for others who are able to access their memories. Ryo had the choice and look where he finds himself, Six has a different experience and it makes you question what the end result may be. It was without a doubt sad to see what he gave up, but you at least knew that there was little chance of him ever turning into someone like Ryo. It was nice to see that someone like Anders was worth having around as a friend then and now. I’m actually quite shocked that Anders hasn’t played a bigger role in spite of what he knows and who he aligns with.
Considering what everyone has been through, in the end I’m glad they don’t leave characters like him behind. From the start of Dark Matter, my only fear for this show was that Six would not last very long. Every episode where his life was in danger I thought that was it. If you know this actor then you know that sometimes his characters don’t last very long.
The situation with the independent colonies is still somewhat indirect, but this is still progress for us in this intergalactic corporate war. I like that they are showing us what happens when others get unfortunately caught in the shuffle of shifting powers. Like I said at the start of the season, you either have a side or you are given one. That is war and this is playing out just right despite nothing too big coming to execution. From here I could only hope that we can pick up the pace and focus in on the war and what needs to be done to put an end to it.
Dark Matter “Wish I Could Believe You” was another perfect episode for Six. Just when you thought the last episode couldn’t grab you enough, they stepped up with revealing facts about the life that Six really gave up for what he thought was worth fighting for. For the sake of getting somewhere, the best thing ever was having a character like this back into the fold who can steer this plot in the right direction. The Raza crew comes out with a stronger purpose which makes up for the past few weeks that we were a bit more like side adventures.