'War of the Worlds' Season 1: Circle with dot on stranger's hand leaves a lot to be explained in future

The show's first season has completed its run on EPIX and the fans are eagerly looking forward to the next season of the series


                            'War of the Worlds' Season 1: Circle with dot on stranger's hand leaves a lot to be explained in future
Emily Gresham (EPIX)

Spoilers for 'War of the Worlds' Season 1 Episode 8

EPIX's 'War of the Worlds' is by far one of the most twisted, confusing, and mind-bending shows we've seen all year. Its slow pace hides a gripping plot that'll leave you with questions and sleepless nights for weeks to come. 

The show's first season has completed its run on EPIX and the fans are eagerly looking forward to the next season of the series. When the show does return for Season 2, it'll have a lot of questions to answer and at the top of the list is the cliffhanger from the end of Season 1.

After Helen Brown (Elizabeth McGovern) was killed by an alien in Episode 7, Emily Gresham (Daisy Edgar-Jones) decides that she needs answers about her connection to the killer cyborgs. Her quest for the truth leads the young woman to an alien ship that holds some terrifying clues within.

While exploring the ship, Emily comes across a human-looking creature who appears to be on life-support, with tubes connecting it to some strange contraption. The fact that this "alien", played by Jonathan Gunning from 'Game of Thrones', appears to be human is in itself an interesting twist but the surprises don't stop there. 

We see a symbol on the stranger's hand, a circle with a dot in the center, the same symbol that Emily got tattooed on her wrist in the show's pilot episode. It's a strange place to see the symbol repeated and while it does cement the fact that Emily is at the heart of the alien invasion, it doesn't explain how or why.

One possibility is that the being on the ship is Emily's son by Sacha Dumont (Mathieu Torloting), who also shares a similar connection to the aliens. It is possible that their progeny could have traveled back in time for whatever purpose, perhaps even to prevent his own birth, though that doesn't explain why he would have come from a planet lightyears away from where his parents live. 

Do you have any explanations for the cliffhanger? Or do you think the 'alien' is Sacha and Emily's son from the future? Let us know in the comments.

'War of the Worlds' Season 1 Episode 8 aired on April 5 at 9 pm ET in the US, exclusively on EPIX. 

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