'Project Blue Book': Episode 6 will see Dr J Allen Hynek break the rules to chase 'The Green Fireballs'
After Fuller's death nothing remained the same and Hynek has made up his mind he cannot carry on working if he plays by the rules
This article contains some spoilers
'Project Blue Book' has been both praised and criticized by viewers for its use of fiction to depict reality. Although there are times the Robert Zemeckis-produced show does divert in a major way from the reality behind its story, we cannot deny the tension surrounding the plot of the show is just as real as the controversy itself.
Starring Aidan Gillen as Dr. J Allen Hynek, Michael Malarkey as Captain Michael Quinn, Laura Mennell as Mimi Hynek, and Ksenia Solo as Susie Miller, 'Project Blue Book' is based on the true incidents that led to the mass hysteria surrounding the controversy of the existence of UFO life in the 1950s.
Like all the previous five episodes, Episode 6 is also based on another true incident which was investigated by Project Blue Book and the U.S. Air Force. This time the story will follow Quinn and Hynek all the way to New Mexico as they try to trace the pattern of the green fireballs that have been appearing in the night sky. However, this time the story takes a different turn as we see a change in both Hynek and his wife, Mimi.
With the show is set to return Tuesday, here are the three things you need to look out for:
1. Will O' the Wisp (The Green Fireballs)
Several people during February 1949 reported seeing flying green lights in New Mexico around 2 am, but the story continues to be just as controversial as the others. While some dismissed the report as a mere result of mass hysteria, others claimed no officials were truly acknowledging the sightings. However, the appearance of the green lights did not fade away and continued till 1951, marking, for the first time, multiple sightings of an unidentified object in the sky.
The main concern was the sightings were concentrated around the Los Alamos and Sandia atomic weapons laboratories. Due to this, these sightings are considered significant since they were reported by people of high intellect like scientists, pilots, and other scholars.
2. Mimi and Susie's Investigation
Mimi almost lost all her faith in Hynek when she realized he was not the same person he used to be. As a wife, Mimi has always made sure she gives Hynek his space, but Episode 6 saw a sudden change in her perception. For the first time in the series, Mimi pushes herself to intervene into matters that shouldn't concern her.
Certainly, she would not have been able to take this bold step had it not been for Susie, who, in a way, compelled her to believe she has every right to go behind Hynek and investigate his studies. The revelations of their investigation leave the two women baffled, and it is now only a matter of time before Susie finally betrays Mimi for all the information they found about Hynek's research.
3. Hynek Takes the Front Seat
Episode 6 will see Allen Hynek become a man that probably even he couldn't imagine becoming. After witnessing Fuller burn himself to death in the previous episode, it was expected Hynek would give up on all rules and regulations. Hynek is not a man who has lived by the books. In spite of being a scholar and a scientist, he has always stuck by his morals before any rules and chooses not to compromise the way he perceives things.
However, this time Hynek realized that in order to do genuine research, he would have to go against the U.S. Air Force, who want him to hide all secrets about the unidentified objects. Hynek takes things into his own hands and strangely enough, Quinn does not object to it. Although Quinn is compelled by his position in the Air Force to abide by the rules, he follows Hynek in his bold quest to find the truth.
'Project Blue Book' returns with Episode 6, titled 'The Green Fireballs' February 12 at 10 pm.