Here it is! And it’s a long one, an extended trailer chock full of tiny teasers.
Let’s break it down with a shot by shot analysis!
An establisher of what we suspect is the Hyperion-8 Maximum Security Facility.
TWO, THREE, and FOUR presumably entering the prison’s Gen Pop area. But where’s the rest of the crew?
Well, here’s ONE! And he’s got a question: “What is this place?”
Hey, it’s SIX. In uniform no less. Does it say “Varrick” on his name plate? He responds: “Hyperion-8, Galactic Maximum Security Facility.” Told ya! But where are FIVE and the Android?
An overhead shot of some mystery individuals, THREE among them, being blasted by something. What’s going on? Putting together the pieces from the previous promos, a safe guess would be some sort of decontamination?
Then, a shot of FOUR. He asks: “”What happened to us?”. Can we assume that this question follows on the heels of last season’s shocking finale? How long have they been unconscious?
Oh crap! Here’s FIVE, seemingly seeking the safety of the familiar ship’s vents – only to get snagged by someone.
…pulled back and unceremoniously dumped. Now who the hell would manhandle our lovable FIVE – and how the hell did they get onboard?
“When you can’t trust your friends…”says the voice-over, over a shot of a distrustful-looking THREE flanked by a mysterious individual (who, if you’ve been following the recent Dark Matter developments, recognize as the new ship’s medic, Devon, played by Shaun Sipos)…
…and a shot of SIX, seemingly matching his gaze.
“Someone sold us out,”says ONE. Aha. The only one who knows the mole’s true identity is TWO.
FIVE reacts. Well, this makes some sense. TWO, THREE, and FOUR – the hardened criminals – end up in Gen Pop while ONE and FIVE… Are on their own?
Someone grabs a unique-looking weapon. Not your average sidearm.
“…trust the law…”continues the voice-over and, WHAM, on cue, SIX slams someone up against the wall. A familiar looking someone. Hey, is that Lieutenant Anders (played by Jeff Teravainen), the rebel in league with The General, who made a surprise appearance flanking SIX in his slow walk down the corridor at the end of season 1? The two are sporting very similar uniforms. Food for thought.
“Why didn’t you tell me?!”SIX demands to know. And, boy, he looks pissed. What could he be referring to? What important piece of information was left out of what discussion?
Enter another mystery someone (but if you’ve been getting your Dark Matter updates, you’ll recognize the character of Nyx Harper played by Melanie Liburd).
“…or even trust yourself…”says the voice-over as THREE stares up, a strange green light playing over his left eye. Looks a little ominous. And cyborgy!
“What the hell am I supposed to do?”a clearly frustrated FIVE asks the Android. Wait! Not the Android, but the Android’s default projecting – in her trademark red uniform – last scene in the season 1 finale when FIVE deleted her.
“…trust your instincts,”says the voice-over and we go to a shot of THREE in the great outdoors facing off against someone in a classic quick-draw set-up.
FOUR steps into the shot, clutching a bo staff, confronting someone. Practice or something more ominous?
“So, are we doing this thing?”asks THREE in his prison regs. FOUR, in the foreground, is listening.
“You’re damn right we’re doing it,”responds a confident TWO. Doing what?
And then, all hell breaks loose. It looks like a free-for-all in Gen Pop. TWO takes out what appears to be a fellow prisoner.
The Android grabs someone (we now know to be Chief Inspector Shaddick of the G.A. Serious Crimes Division, played by Franka Potente).
The prisoners pitch a guard off one of Gen Pop’s upper levels. The crew of The Raza are clearly a bad influence.
The Android goes by in a flash – laying the beatdown on multiple opponents, her hair down, her clothing atypical of her formal wear.
TWO takes someone down, hard, in The Raza corridor. Are we dealing with another incursion?
A sword-wielding someone (we can safely assume is Misaki Han, the new Commander of the Royal Guard of Ishida, played by Ellen Wong) faces off against someone while another unidentified individual – Devon? – stands and watches in the background.
Can we assume her opponent is none other than the former Ryo Ishida, FOUR?
Nyx demonstrates some firearm savvy.
“Am I the only one who found that just a little sexy?”asks THREE, possibly in reference to said skills? Does this mean Nyx is joining the team?
TWO swings a look, surprised by something. The architecture suggests she’s not on The Raza.
Uh oh. FIVE is wearing the neural connectors, last seen in Episode 106 when she explored the memories buried in her subconscious. Are doing a little more cerebral spelunking?
“Solving the mystery…”says the voice-over as ONE cautiously makes his way down a long, dark tunnel, gun out.
“…of who you really are…”says the voice-over as a floor panel is removed to reveal an access hatch to an underground chamber. FOUR, THREE, TWO, and Nyx stare down at us.
FOUR, gun out, walks the corridors of The Raza. Another hint that there is someone (or something) unwelcome onboard.
A quick shot of TWO looking…um…disconcertingly cocky. What’s up with her?
“…can cost you…”says the voice-over as we go to a shot of…THREE holding a gun…on FIVE?! Who should we be questioning in this little scenario?
“…everything,”concludes the voice-over as we go to a shot of our Android, hooked up to some nasty contraption that appears to burrow into the back of her head. She trembles, showing apparent discomfort. What is happening to her? Is this a prelude to the red Android’s return. Or the casual-looking Android in the previous shot?
“Sounds messy,”says TWO in what appears to be that tunnel system we caught a peek at earlier.
We flash through four labels: “lifesaver” (they are), “murderer” (this too), human (most), superhuman (a couple.
A shot of FIVE, flanked by the Android, wielding THREE’s big gun, Bubba. A little sequence I’ve been wanting to do since midway through the show’s first season.
A couple of unlucky recipients of Bubba’s blast go for a ride.
Hyperion-8 is rocked by a tremendous explosion.
More labels: “police” (possibly), “criminal” (certainly), “friend” (hopefully), “enemy” (seemingly).
“Long time no see,”says a guy who looks like ONE. But there’s something about the guy…
Oh, hell, he’s got a gun!
And we conclude with the season premiere date: July 1st on Syfy!
Whew! What do you think?
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