'Emergence' Episode 10: Will Piper choose to go with Benny and Helen or choose to go back to Jo and her family?
Family is a huge part of ABC's 'Emergence' and we have seen it being prioritized time and again on the show, be it Jo (Allison Tolman) and Alex (Donald Faison) keeping their differences aside to best parent their daughter, Ed (Clancy Brown) staying with his daughter to help around the house, or Jo bringing a random little girl home and her entire family welcoming her with open arms. We see this element pouring over to her work as well when Jo interacts with her colleagues and friends, and in the end, it came down to family every time Piper (Alexa Swinton) was swayed to leave Jo and go with whoever is chasing after her.
Piper first met Jo near the debris of a plane that crashed and she has consistently claimed that the police chief feels like home to her. We have seen how Kindred (Terry O'Quinn) had tried to raise her in a makebelieve home, which Piper hated. She even destroyed the house and hurt some of her "family" before escaping and finding Jo. She has maintained how much she loves being a part of the Evans family and has made it clear that she would love to stay there as long as they would have her.
Thankfully her love is reciprocated by everyone, especially Jo who will leave no stones unturned to make sure Piper is safe, even though she has been told time and again that she is the one that is unsafe with Piper. Now has come a time though, where people are not telling Jo that she is unsafe, but that she is not capable of raising Piper the way that she deserves to be raised. At the end of the finale episode, we saw that Benny (Owain Yeoman) who had been a trusted aide of Jo for so long, and Helen (Rowena King) are both AIs like Piper, and they claim to be better equipped to raise her.
Benny and Helen reveal their true selves to Piper and tells her that her best option is to go with them, to 'Where She Belongs' but we do not know what she chooses. Will she choose to go with people who are like her? People who could eventually become her family? Or will she choose to stay with Jo and the people who have been her family? We will find out when 'Emergence' returns with Season 1 Episode 10 in 2020.