'The Passage' Season 1 episode 8 preview: Is Amy Bellafonte finally turning into a viral in 'You Are Not That Girl Anymore'?
The new teaser promo for 'You Are Not That Girl Anymore' starts with Amy being carried into a chamber in a stretcher with her arms and legs tied across her body
With just two episodes to go for the debut season's finale of Fox's 'The Passage', the show really picks up the pace with its simplistic storytelling, as the journey turns far darker and even more dangerous for our 10-year-old protagonist Amy Bellafonte, played by Saniyya Sidney.
This week it was Amy trumping all the "bad guys" with her telepathic powers and making us adore the character all over again. But things aren't such a smooth sail for her in the upcoming and eighth episode, titled 'You Are Not That Girl Anymore.' The official synopsis of the episode reveals: "As Amy experiences symptoms of the virus that indicate she is close to turning, Brad brings everyone together; Lila and Sykes race to perfect an anti-viral medicine; Richards tries to keep Project NOAH contained."
The recently released promo by Fox only backs all of that up, showing in snippets, what can be presumed to be Amy's transformation into the vampiric superhuman that Project NOAH's bat-virus has turned its subjects into.
The new teaser promo for 'You Are Not That Girl Anymore' starts with Amy being carried into a chamber in a stretcher with her arms and legs tied across her body. When she opens her eyes, we get the first hints of her turning into one of the "virals" or the subjects who have already turned into vampires, as her eyes glow that deep shade of amber which we associate with the likes of Dr. Tim Fanning (Jamie McShane) and Shauna Babcock (Brianne Howie).
But the real question here is, despite showing the initial signs of turning, will Amy be able to combat the process once again? As it is, she came out unscathed with telepathic powers after being injected with the bat-virus. This led everybody at Project NOAH to believe she was "the cure" and last hope for humanity's ailments that their medical trial attempted finding.
But considering her age, it is also quite possible the virus took longer to show in her than it did with her counterparts. Most of the other test subjects of the project have been people much older than Amy, so, maybe it is her age that stalled those dangerous "side effects" and gave her positive powers at first.
Not for long though, as the episode's title suggests that some big and definitive changes are coming along Amy's journey. Even Fanning engages in a conversation with the little girl, as he tries ot warn her that "the end is near." There's Dr. Clark Richards (Vincent Piazza) and Dr. Nichole Sykes (Caroline Chikezie) worried sick about the rest of the dangerous virals breaking out of their cages, as special agent Brad Wolgast (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) tries to figure out a way to stop them from wreaking havoc on those around them.
But the biggest question here still is about where Amy's loyalty will lie in case she goes full viral? Will she be able to find herself and fight for the greater good unlike all the other virals, or does the world need to brace itself for the incoming storm that is Amy Bellafonte?
To find out, tune into 'The Passage' when it returns Monday, March 4, at 8/9c, only on Fox.