'The Passage' Season 1 Episode 6 preview: There's new hope for Amy!
On the brink of The Passage's sixth episode premiering this Monday, the action only picks up as the innocent try to defeat the monsters but it's not all that easy.
Halfway through its debut season, Fox's 'The Passage' based on Justin Cronin's hit trilogy of the same name has done a remarkable job of compiling three extremely popular genres in such a tight-knit fashion. The plot revolves around a failed medical trial that led to the creation of superhuman vampires in an attempt to find the cure for all of humanity's ailments, and in turn, wreaked havoc and gave rise to a dystopian climate. And now, with its sixth installment premiering this Monday, the action only picks up as the innocent try to defeat the monsters but it's not all that easy.
The newly released promo for the coming episode reveals the change of plans in the mind of those handling the medical trial titled Project NOAH's subjects. These subjects, who had been injected with a rare virus obtained from a South American bat, have turned into vampiric creatures with strikingly pale, veiny skin, amber eyes, and a severe bloodthirst alongside superhuman strength. While those at the top ranks of the Project plan on weaponizing these monsters, Dr. Jonas Lear (Henry Ian Cusick) and Dr. Major Nichole Sykes (Caroline Chikezie) are busy trying to combat the threat these virals have become.
On the other hand, the show's protagonist, 10-year-old Amy Bellafonte (Saniyya Sidney) - who was also one of the subjects - has been the only one unaffected with the side effects of the virus, and ended up gaining telepathic powers instead. This put her at far more risk than she already was as the Project runners intend to exploit her for their gains, but luckily, she has agent Brad Wolgast (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) on her side. Under Wolgast's protection, Amy manages to escape the premises of Project Noah but this doesn't lessen the potential risks she's running.
Glimpses of the subjects who have been turned and have already killed those in charge of the project - especially Winston, the death row inmate - running around with the intent of killing more are also aplenty in the promo released. Yet what really holds the viewer's attention is Wolgast's latest announcement about these virals knowing how to turn each other. While Dr. Lear and Dr. Sykes are busy treating the virals in captivity with massive light treatments - something that effectively lessens vampiric powers as mentioned in legends - we see Wolgast assuring Amy that he is not going to leave her side, no matter how sinister the scenario gets.
Even though the virals claim they aren't the villains, but 'the lucky ones' and threaten that nobody is getting out of the situation alive - be it guilty or innocent - somewhere down the line, you can tell that not all hope has washed down the drain for humanity's survival. In its own subtle way, 'The Passage' is doing what it does best, by raising the bar for unsuspecting men undertaking the responsibility of children, protecting them and take care of them, and a faint hope for humanity jumping out in the form of people driven by their ambitions and selfish interests changing courses for the betterment of the world.
'The Passage' returns on Monday night at 9 p.m. only on Fox.