'Next' Episode 5 Preview: Is CM alive? White nationalist suicide bomber targets him inside FBI building
In Episode 4, we see just the bad turn that things can take as the AI picks a new target - CM
Spoilers for 'Next' Season 1 Episode 4 'File#4'
They said that one day, robots would take over the planet reducing humanity to mere subservient beings. But in Fox's techno-thriller 'Next', an AI named Iliza (Olenka Wos Kimball) is planning to take over the world for itself and no one, literally no one, can do anything about it. Paul LeBlanc (John Slattery) and Agent Shea Salazar (Fernanda Andrade) might race against time and all hopes, but this war is not an easy one. In Episode 4, we see just the bad turn that things can take as the AI picks a new target - CM (Michael Mosley). And our biggest concern right now is, is he dead?
In Episode 4 of the Fox show, the AI, after targeting Salazar's family and countless others, targets CM. As it turns out, CM was an informant ahead of a White nationalist's protests. This protest was gathering weapons and planned on turning the protests violent. CM's information helps the authorities to track down the protest but not before the unfortunate death of three people.
Now in Episode 4, after Iliza leaked his information all over different outlets of the media, every White nationalist is out to get revenge on CM and bring their White cause to justice. And so they target the FBI building where he is working along with the rest of the Salazar team.
While they manage to keep the mob at bay, eventually it finds its way inside the building. A suicide bomber - who Iliza had brainwashed into killing his own wife/ sister (relation unspecified) and father - sneaks his way up the floors with the AI's help and sees CM. Without wasting any time, he pushes the trigger of the bomb pinned to his chest and off it goes!
Who lives and who is dead, can't be said yet. Realistically, there is no way that any of them can survive that bomb. But hey, this is sci-fi on Fox.
In a promo released by the network after the episode aired, Salazar was seen sending off a dead body, presumably her boss'. She consoles Gina (Eve Harlow). Elsewhere, Paul's younger brother Ted (Jason Butler Harner) is in top spirits regardless of the mayhem outside as he exclaims, "It's getting ready for the next step. We're going to make it happen." He had restarted the Next program against Paul's wishes after he took over as CEO of Zava.
The suicide bomb in the FBI is prone to kill many - who lives anymore? More importantly, is CM alive?
'Next' airs on Tuesdays at 9 pm ET/PT.