'Project Blue Book' Season 1 episode 9 preview: 'Abduction' sees another victim of supposed alien contact, but this time with a twist
Hynek and Quinn are about to find themselves trapped in a hostage situation, all thanks to the mysterious sightings, civilians believe are caused by aliens
This article contains spoilers for 'Project Blue Book' season 1 episode 9: 'Abduction'
This week on 'Project Blue Book' we saw a platoon of soldiers plagued by mysterious flying lights attacking them from the sky, as Dr. J Allen Hynek and Captain Michael Quinn tried to dig deeper and find a scientific explanation to the state of distrust and aggression these men have landed in.
In the upcoming episode, however, it will be Hynek and Quinn themselves trapped in a hostage situation, all thanks to the mysterious sightings, civilians believe are caused by aliens. The basis of the ongoing debut season of the History Channel show happens to be the titular real-life investigation that went on in the '50s, after a sudden surge in alien and UFO sightings in the Washington, D.C. area.
Real-life astrophysicist Dr. Hynek (played by Aidan Gillen on the show) was the only civilian onboard the project, aimed at debunking these sightings. On the show, his character is joined by U.S. Air Force captain Michael Quinn (Michael Malarkey.) Each week we get to see the polar-opposite duo try to find the truth behind a new incident related to the sightings (incidents reported in real-life), and this coming week yet another man claims he was abducted by the supposed aliens.
But there's a twist in the tale. Unlike the previous victims of these widely believed alien "attacks," who intended to fully cooperate with the investigators looking into the matter, this man "arrives at Blue Book headquarters with his wife, and plans to hold Hynek and Quinn hostage until they find out the truth," reveals the official synopsis of the ninth episode.
The action unfolds in a new sneak peek of the same released by the show's official Twitter account, where a gun yielding man storms into the investigation headquarters and shoots around recklessly, threatening them with violence because "they don't understand who did this" to him.
This isn't the first alien abduction shown in the series so far, as episode 7, 'The Scoutmaster,' shows a similar case of a man going missing for 48 hours after he made contact with what he believed was a flying saucer. But, as we mentioned, he wasn't violent in his approach; merely confused and intimidated, that's all.
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The above-mentioned "they" have to be the authorities heading the investigation. Their apparent lack of interest in understanding the man's account of his proclaimed abduction, is reminiscent of Hynek's personal speculations regarding the authorities trying to cover up whatever underlying truth there is to the sightings.
With the previous episode hinting at the possibility of some external force trying to turn people against each other by spreading a harmful virus in the air, which distorts their judgment, this doesn't come as much of a surprise to Hynek and Quinn. In the previous episode too, the authorities were reluctant to approach the victims in an open, scientific way.
The authorities of Project Blue Book have already come across as suspicious to the both of them ever since Harding conducted a fake interrogation for Quinn to find out what he and Hynek have been up to. So, them not taking this 'abduction' seriously just insinuates a farcical investigation.
'Project Blue Book' returns with its second last and ninth episode this coming Tuesday, March 5, at 10/9c, only on the History Channel.