'La Brea' Episode 9: Here's why Isiah is the key to keeping Josh and Izzy alive

With Ella's origins revealed, Josh and Izzy's lives are now in Isiah's hands


                            'La Brea' Episode 9: Here's why Isiah is the key to keeping Josh and Izzy alive
Jack Martin as Josh Harris, Diesel La Torraca as Isiah in 'La Brea' (Sarah Enticknap/NBC)

From saber-tooth-tigers to family drama and now, space-time continuums, there is a little 'La Brea' doesn't have. If Episodes 8 and 9 left you shocked and a little confused, Episode 9 offers more clarity, seeing that the series is now building up to its finale.

Confused about the 'La Brea' timeline? We don't blame you. You can catch up with what went down on all the previous episodes here, Episode 1, Episode 2 - 'Day Two', Episode 3 - 'The Hunt' and Episode 4 - 'The New Arrival'.

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With everyone on the hunt for Isiah, Josh is shocked to learn that the little boy he met at the came was his father. Aldridge explains how key finding Isiah is; if they don't send him back to 1988, Josh and Izzy will cease to exist, as Eve and Gavin would have never met. However. Silas is still determined to keep his grandson away, his own identity being a secret. Paara explains that Silas showed up with Isiah a few years ago and claimed that the boy's parents died when they came through a sinkhole, and since then, they have been a part of the settlement with no questions asked. Eve manages to escape with Isiah, but Silas takes Levi and Josh, who suggest that they won't survive unless she hands over Isiah.

Meanwhile, back at the camp, Victoria and Scott try to redeem themselves by trapping a cow, only for Scott to realize that the cow, too, fell through another sinkhole and eventually, there will be a time where he can escape. While the rest of the survivors learn of a sinkhole that opens in 1988, they must make a decision -- either stay or travel back in time. Victoria, who has seen the error of her ways and considers this an option to start fresh, is later asked by Lilly to take her to the sinkhole.

Rohan Mirchandaney as Scott Israni, Lily Santiago as Veronica Castillo in 'La Brea (Sarah Enticknap/NBC)

 

This is because Aldridge hands over a note to her and asks her to take on this mission. Back in the modern-day, Gavin finally gets Ella to help them by showing her proof that she is from 10,000 BC. However, unknown to them and Ella herself, she is none other than Lilly, who traveled back in time and grew up to be Ella. Lilly lost all her memories when she did this and only remembered her time in 10,000 BC in fragments. She has no recollection of her life in 2021. 

The race is now on for Eve, to ensure Isiah gets to the other side, or else her children's existence will be erased. Plus, with a sinkhole due to open in Seattle, it might be Gavin's last chance to save his family

Catch 'La Brea' Season 1 on Tuesdays at 9/8c on NBC.