Dark Matter: A familiar face returns to wreak havoc on the Raza crew

Season 3 of Dark Matter is just getting better. Not only has The Android gotten some key scenes to play in and out of costume but last week’s episode expanded Adrian Maro into a fully-fleshed character we care about … and laugh at. And with Ferrous Corps’ fleet already departed, things don’t look good for the crew of the Raza, or anyone really.

It’s hard to believe we’ve already arrived at Episode 6 of this season, but rather than get down, let’s talk about “One More Card to Play,” written by Alison Hepburn and directed by Gail Harvey. Here is Space’s official synopsis:

Familiar faces from the past return, causing havoc and forcing our crew to scramble to save their already damaged reputations.

And here are some fun tidbits we gleaned from watching a screener.

Ryo is on the warpath
I certainly understand his anger—there was an assassination attempt on his life after all—but is targeting the man accused and his family focusing on the right person or people? And just who are those two clan members who don’t seem to fit in with the rest of the group?

In sci-fi TV, you never know who may return …
We’re not giving anything away that will ruin the surprise, though perhaps the producers should have kept someone’s name out of the opening credits.

… and don’t accept everything you see as fact
We were mighty confused by some of the decisions made by our heroes until midway through the episode. The payoff is worth it.

Dark Matter airs Fridays at 9 p.m. ET on Space.

Images courtesy of Bell Media.

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Prior to becoming a television critic and owner of TV, Eh?, Greg David was a critic for TV Guide Canada, the country's most trusted source for TV news. He has interviewed television actors, actresses and behind-the-scenes folks from hundreds of television series from Canada, the U.S. and internationally. He is a podcaster, public speaker, weekly radio guest and educator, and past member of the Television Critics Association.
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