'The Rain' Season 3: A look at where we left Rasmus, his friends and foes ahead of the premiere
Who are Rasmus' friends and foes really? Does he believe that his sister Simone is not looking for his best interest at heart and is that why he fell for Sten's claims? Not really. Rasmus truly believes that Sten and Apollon could be his only option of getting the virus out of him or finding a cure. Of course, the trailer of the upcoming season seems like Rasmus has completely bought into Sten's theory that creating more people like him will bring about a population that is immune to him and the virus thereby letting him live peacefully. However, he did not see what Martin did in season 2 and that is a whole lot of bloodshed because of Rasmus and his virus.
A lot happened in season 2 of 'The Rain' including deaths that we hadn't expected and twists that came in torrential waves. From trees that were affected to the fact that everything about Rasmus becoming contagious, the season took the show's sci-fi treatment a step further. First, we saw Frederich get killed by his own company after he handed Rasmus and Simone coordinates to someone who could help Rasmus. When Simone, Rasmus, Martin, Patrick, Lea, and Jean do arrive at the coordinates, they learn soon enough that finding the cure might not be the easiest thing.
First, the technicians who had attempted to help end up dying because of the virus. However, the head researcher Fie (Natalie Madueño) believes that she has found a cure that needs to be injected into Rasmus. The twist is, in an attempt to distract Rasmus so that he could be injected with the virus, Lea loses her life. This brings about a change in Jean who begins to hate Rasmus for killing her. It is this that pushes Jean into handing Rasmus over to Apollon and the others as well. By the time he comes to the realization that revenge is not something that Lea would have appreciated and that she chose to do what she did freely, it is too late.
It is the fact that he caused Lea's death and that the cure that he had believed would help him having failed that pushed Rasmus into walking away from his friends and into Apollon. At the end, he came to the conclusion that only Sten and his company could help him with the virus in him. When Simone tries to stop Rasmus, this is what he tells her too. That he sees no other way out.
What Rasmus is not aware of is the fact that we had earlier seen Sten plan world domination with the help of the virus. In fact, he had had a creepy, secret meeting in an underground bunker where he had said that with Rasmus under his control, he could finally influence the world the way he wants.
Then there is also the matter of Sarah possibly having gotten the virus from Rasmus. She had asked to be kissed earlier and by doing so, Rasmus has unintentionally passed on the virus to her. What would her fate be, is something that we will have to watch out for in the next season of 'The Rain'.
'The Rain' Season 3 premiers on August 6 and all episodes can be streamed on Netflix.