'War of the Worlds' Episode 7: Are Sacha and Emily destined to be together because of a weird alien plot?
Spoilers for 'War of the Worlds' Season 1 Episode 7
The finale of 'War of the Worlds' Season 1 is just around the corner and we have quite a few questions that need to be answered. At the very top of that list is the mysterious connection between Emily Gresham (Daisy Edgar-Jones) and Sacha Dumont (Mathieu Torloting), two people who have never met before but appear to have a strange bond that might be the key to why the aliens are on Earth in the first place.
Sacha and Emily may be in two different countries but they do share the same uncanny ability to understand the aliens and for some reason, the killer cyborgs that have decimated every other human they've seen don't seem to want to harm either of them. This does suggest the aliens have some plan for the two but there are other possibilities.
In Episode 7, Catherine Durand (Léa Drucker) theorizes that the aliens are all linked at the quantum level, allowing them all to feel and think as one. It's possible that Sacha and Emily are somehow able to tap into this connection, which might be causing the aliens to think of them as their own.
The episode also throws another complication into the mix by showing Emily having a vision of being in bed with Sacha. The young French boy for his part also seems to have something of an obsession with Emily, even going so far as to steal the photograph of Emily, her mom and her brother that her father Jonathan Gresham (Stephen Campbell Moore) has been carrying around with him.
Perhaps the aliens want Emily and Sacha to get together and considering how the cyborgs have been collecting human babies and scanning DNA, maybe the offspring of their union could be the key to what the aliens are doing on Earth. It does seem a bit weird that brutal alien machines would want to play matchmaker but that's hardly the strangest thing we've seen on the show so far.
Considering how much of a sociopath Sacha appears to be, going so far as to leave a man to die, we're not quite sure how someone like Emily would be able to fall in love with him. If her vision does come to pass, it's bound to cause some major heartbreak for Kariem Gat Wich Machar (Bayo Gbadamosi), her current boyfriend and Jonathan, who quite clearly hates Sacha's guts.
'War of the Worlds' airs Sundays at 9 pm ET in the US, exclusively on EPIX.