'La Brea' Episode 3: Eve and the gang find a corpse as Levi's rescue mission fails
The survivors now have more questions than answers and are certain that they are not alone in this strange land
For all you 'La Brea' fans, the story is slowly and steadily starting to unravel with each passing episode. Episode 3, titled 'The Hunt', sees the survivors slow try to make sense of the strange land. With food being rationed out, fights begin to erupt over the same. While everyone is desperate to survive, that might be easier said than done.
If you're looking for shows that explore the theme of new land, history and survival, you should consider checking out -- 'Foundation', 'The Lost Symbol' and 'Brave New World'.
'La Brea' Episode 1: Gavin's visions are the key to saving Eve and Josh
'La Brea' Episode 2: Eve saves Josh, Gavin's link to the sinkhole is revealed
The group encounters a giant ground sloth that raids their supplies, leaving them with nothing to eat. As Scott (Rohan Mirchandaney) explains that they are in 10,000 BCE, people like Lucas have difficulty believing him. Marybeth (Karina Logue) and Lucas (Josh McKenzie), who currently have a strained relationship on account of Ruth shooting his father, the reasons for which are unknown, go about scavenging, as Lucas saw a sabre tooth tiger caught in a man-made trap. He explains that he saw the trap, which was now empty, meaning that there is somewhere out there who knows exactly where they are. Meanwhile, Eve (Natalie Zea) and Ty (Chiké Okonkwo) go out looking for food, only to get chased by a bear.
They take refuge in a cave and soon find out they are trapped. They are reunited with Marybeth and Lucas, who also got stuck in there, via another entrance that was now shut off. While trying to find a way out, they come across the skeletal remains of a person, who looks as though he got trapped in this world at some point. They deduce that this person was alive for over two years down here until he shot himself. They decide to hide this information from the group to avoid panic. Back at the camp, Sam (Jon Seda) explains to Riley (Veroncia St. Clair) that he can't feel his legs.
There is fluid pushing down on his spine, and unless she drains it, he will lose his ability to walk. Desperate to find something to help numb the pain so that Riley can carry out the produce, Scott and Josh (Jack Martin) raid Lucas' heroin stash. Unfortunately, Sam passes out due to the drugs, leaving Riley to carry out the procedure alone. Josh supports her through the process, and she is able to drain the fluid successfully. Eve, Ty, Marybeth and Lucas return with mushrooms they foraged, allowing the survivors to eat. Ty and Eve have an honest conversation, where he opens up about how he has a brain tumor and thus wanted to kill himself, while she talks about the guilt she harbours behind Izzy's accident. She explains why she is so hard on herself about that because she was having an affair.
Meanwhile, in modern-day LA, Dr Nathan (Virginie Laverdure) explains that they are shortlisting pilots to carry out the mission. Gavin (Eoin Macken) volunteers, but seeing that he is no longer with the airforce, he can't be the one to take it on. Instead, he recommends Levi Brooks (Nicholas Gonzalez), a friend and pilot he believes is the only man for the job besides himself. Levi and Gavin were very close; however, after the accident, their relationship was strained.
Levi returns and agrees to take on the mission, and the two momentarily mend their relationship. However, it is soon revealed that Levi has previously in love with Eve and when Gavin asks if he still loves her, he cannot answer, causing a strain in their relationship. Levi goes ahead with the mission, but during his descent into the sinkhole, he loses contact with the base as his engines catch fire. Gavin and Izzy believe that they might have lost Levi too. However, Levi lands up in the mystery world. The question remains, will he be able to find Eve before a predator finds him?
Catch Season 1 of 'La Brea' on Tuesdays at 9/8c on NBC.