'Limetown' Episode 9 finally reveals who The Man They Were All There For is and it comes as no surprise
'Apples and Oranges' is a sad penultimate episode. It shows desperation of different levels — Emile's desperation to stop Lia from further investigating Limetown and Lia's desperation to still seek the answers
Contains spoilers for Episode 9 'Apples and Oranges' of 'Limetown'
Last episode, Lia (Jessica Beil) made a revelation: The Man They Were All There For was never Dr. Oskar Totem. It was actually her uncle Emile (Stanley Tucci).
In the meeting with Diedre Wells (Marlee Matlin), she tells Lia about how an ill-fated decision on her part led to The Panic. By the end of the interview, Lia shuts off the recording to ask her about the identity of The Man They Were All There For.
But as the FBI had warned her, one misstep and they will step in. And they do. They barge in and take Diedre away. But even as Lia asked Diedre that question, it felt like she already knew the answer to it.
At the end of the episode, Lia records herself contemplating that it might be after all her uncle. It is indicated, in a way, that Emile might have the powers to communicate "mind-to-mind", to hear other people's minds without the requirement of any tech.
Which means that he was a very important asset during the development of the tech. In episode nine titled 'Apples and Oranges', Emile finally gets out of the shadows and meets Lia. Completely taken by surprise, Lia is surprised to see Emile sitting right in front of her.
But they share little of their past together and how Emile leaving for Limetown affected both of their lives. Instead, Emile comes to her as a warning — a warning to let Limetown go. He tells her that they will run away — him, her and Lia's mother.
Lia is approached by a woman who claims to have all the answers to the happenings in Limetown. She tells Lia that she is the answer to everything that Lia is seeking — luring her in with footage of the 911 call placed from inside Limetown during The Panic.
But Emile warns her that he has looked into the mind of thousands of people, but this particular woman is capable of anything. He warns her against the interview, but Lia isn't one to pay heed.
At the end of the episode, she goes to meet the stranger — on IMDb, she is credited as Lenore Dougal played by Janet Kidder.
'Apples and Oranges' is a sad penultimate episode. It shows desperation of different levels — Emile's desperation to stop Lia from further investigating Limetown and Lia's desperation to still seek the answers.
But it does finally show us the relationship Lia shares with her uncle with greater clarity — now that the audience is aware of Emile's powers, we see their earlier interactions from Lia's childhood in a different light altogether.
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