Dark Matter Episode 10 Postmortem: The Future is Bleak


Dark Matter did not just do that, right? If you’re anything like us at The TV Junkies you’ve been in shock since the end of Episode 10 that saw Melissa O’Neil’s Two sent out the airlock, presumably lost in space forever by the evil Wexler (guest star Ennis Esmer). With Wexler and his crew taking over the Raza how will our crew get out of this one? Two can’t really be lost for good, can she?

Just as we do every week, in order to try and get some answers we took our questions and fears to series’ co-creator Joseph Mallozzi. Read below for his thoughts and a look ahead at next week’s episode.


The TV Junkies: So you’re pretty evil for doing that to us with Two.

Joe Mallozzi: Yea, well…

TTVJ: Please tell us she’s not lost in space forever.
JM: Well, you know like I said it’s not going to be a happy ending for everyone. So we’ll have to wait and see.

TTVJ: Prior to being sent out the airlock Two had some really great fight scenes this week, especially the one with Wexler. Did Melissa do most of those fights herself?
JM: As always she does almost all of her stunts. She has a stunt double but most of the stuff is her.

TTVJ: It was a bit surprising that Three was the one to give up the pass code. Why was he the first one to crack?
JM: Well that’s a question that gets asked later. You’ll have to wait and see.

TTVJ: You warned us that we’d hate Wexler and we do. What’s the next move for the Raza crew in order to attempt to get out of this one?
JM: Basically it looks like they don’t have many options. Things look very bleak for them. I don’t know, things look pretty grim. It’s going to be a nerve-wracking week trying to figure out what they are going to do.


TTVJ: Five really stepped up and proved again what a worthwhile member of the team she really is. Will the team be inclined to include her on missions going forward?
JM: To be honest with you she’s proved her worth time and again and ultimately it’s not really a matter of ‘Do we trust her to deliver?’ Because she will deliver. It’s a matter of ‘Do we want to put her life at risk?’ As much as you say she’s an equal member of the crew, she is, but they still see her as someone worth protecting more than anyone else.

Even though Two said ‘you’re not just a kid along for the ride,’ she’s still protective of her. I don’t know if that’s really going to change. It’s not a matter of whether they believe she can deliver, because she can. It’s whether they want to put her at risk. It’s going to be situation dependent too. In this case they didn’t really have a choice. Six felt different than Two who rightly felt ‘if we don’t do this, we don’t do the mission.’

TTVJ: On a side note that whole heist sequence and mission was just a lot of fun.
JM: Yes it was. John Stead, our stunt coordinator, had his first big directing gig and he just delivered on one of my favourite episodes of the season.

TTVJ: The poor Android was attacked again. Will she be alright moving forward?
JM: Androids are very resilient so presumably she’ll be able to bounce back. But it looks like her and Two, probably the two most powerful members of the crew, are out of commission for the foreseeable future.


TTVJ: The Android created that default projection. How will that come into play and what will she learn from that?
JM: Basically she’s worried that she has a flaw in her programming and that she has emotions. She wants an uncorrupted version of herself to run the diagnostic and find out the truth. That’s what she’s going to do and hopefully have an answer for us by the end of the season.

TTVJ: Will we see any more of Torri Higginson (Commander Truffault) the rest of the season?
JM: No, that was her last appearance for this season. But the fact that she survived gives us hope that she will be making a return appearance in Season 2 if we get it.

TTVJ: Is there anything else you can tell us about Episode 11?
JM: The crew has to rally. They’ve lost one of their own. I think Episode 11 is one of the darkest episodes we’ve done. We’ve had some pretty dark moments but this is pretty dark. There’s a very dark moment for Five. Be prepared.

Will Two somehow be OK? What will the Android find out? Sound off with your Dark Matter theories in the comments below!

Dark Matter fans should be sure to check out Mallozzi’s blog for all kinds of answers to your Dark Matter questions and fun behind the scenes pictures and facts.

Dark Matter airs Fridays at 10 p.m. ET on SyFy and Space Channel.

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