'Emergence' Episode 11: Jo's love for Piper costs Brook's life as she fails to comprehend Helen's power
All along we've seen how dangerous Jo's unconditional love for Piper has been for her near and dear ones. However, it seems like Jo's only purpose in life is to protect Piper
ABC's 'Emergence' is concluding soon after entertaining us for a whole season with its mind-blogging plotline. With only two episodes left to air, the series is taking multiple plunges, exploring its characters like never before.
Episode 11 'Applied Sciences', which premiered today, served up television with its unpredictability factor paired with a couple of emotional moments.
In Episode 11, Jo (Allison Tolman) approaches Emily (Maria Dizzia) to help her decode Piper's (Alexa Swinton) message which has been sent in the form of binary codes. As shocking as it seems, the police chief joins hands with a prisoner who took her own father's life and then went after Piper.
Nevertheless, Emily agrees to help Jo on realizing that AIs similar to Piper have been existing for more than 15 years, even before she built Piper.
With Emily's expertise in coding and Abby's help in taking the dead AI apart, who Jo and Brook captured in Pennsylvania, the contact with Piper is re-established.
While Jo gets into the AI's head to erase memories from her world, which is nothing but a manifestation of Piper's thoughts, she realizes that it isn't as easy as it seemed to be because the latter is adamant about "fixing" Benny.
The rest of the episode sees Piper work her plans while Helen tries to manipulate her to a great degree. But, Piper with her superpowers manages to escape Helen, only to be betrayed by Benny, who is rather worried about not going against the Splinter.
Yet again, Jo comes to Piper's rescue and conveniently takes down Benny, as if he held no power, despite being an AI. This is followed by the typical family reunion as Jo brings Piper home safe and sound.
It doesn't end there. Jo, like always underestimates her enemy which ends up costing Brook’s life.
All along we've seen how dangerous Jo's unconditional love for Piper has been for her near and dear ones. But, it seems like Jo's only purpose in life is to protect Piper.
Now that she has lost Brooks, who was much more than just an FBI Agent helping her with the investigation, we wonder at what Jo is going to stop or if she ever will. Also, it would be rather absurd of her to think she can single-handedly fight The Splinters even after knowing what Helen is capable of.
Episode 12 of 'Emergence' airs on January 21 on ABC.