‘Emergence’ Episode 8: With Jo’s protectiveness of Piper and the FBI’s arrival in Southold, what’s Emily’s next move?

Piper has managed to escape Emily with the help of Jo’s husband, Alex.


                            ‘Emergence’ Episode 8: With Jo’s protectiveness of Piper and the FBI’s arrival in Southold, what’s Emily’s next move?

In the past few episodes, we have seen the unimaginable on ABC’s mystery-thriller ‘Emergence’.  With the biggest of revelations, the series left us on a cliffhanger when episode 7 ‘Fatal Expectations’ concluded. All along Jo’s (Allison Tolman) only fight to save Piper was against Richard Kindred (Terry O’Quinn) and Emily (Maria Dizzia), who originally created the AI. However, in episode 8 ‘American Chestnut’, Jo will be seen facing a new set of challenges, having to deal with stronger forces trying to hinder her mission.

From what the trailer of the upcoming episode offers, we have learned that Piper has managed to escape Emily with the help of Jo’s husband, Alex. They are even seen taking a road trip hunting for answers. Meanwhile, Jo comes face-to-face as the FBI arrives in Southold. 

We’ll have to wait and watch how the conflict between the police chief and the FBI will unfold, and if Jo will be able to fight against yet another entity for Piper.

However, what is getting us most anxious is Emily’s next move. We’ve seen her evolve from a dispirited programmer into a mother of an AI, with wicked intentions. Her obsession with Piper cost her father’s life, but even that couldn’t make her look beyond what she has determined to achieve.

Now that Piper is temporarily out Emily’s sight, and Jo is going to hell and back to safeguard Piper, we wonder what Emily’s next move would be. She first abducted Alan and made him re-program Piper at gunpoint. She later went to the extent of getting her father killed in the prison.

Emily’s deep association or rather fixation about having Piper as her child, has had her commit heinous crimes. This is indicative of the fact that her next move is going to be much smarter and bigger, which could be the ultimate danger Jo was trying to protect Piper throughout.

Episode 8  of ‘Emergence’ titled 'American Chestnut' will air on November 26 on ABC.

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