'War of the Worlds' Season 3 Episode 1: Major character death sets tone for another dark installment

The EPIX thriller already confirmed the death of Daisy Edgar-Jones's Emily Grisham in the Season 2 finale, and follows it up by killing Sophia

'War of the Worlds' Season 3 Episode 1: Major character death sets tone for another dark installment
Sophia Durand (L) was one of the first casualties in 'War of the Worlds' Season 3
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'War of the Worlds' Season 3gave viewers an early jolt by killing off a major character. The EPIX thriller already confirmed the death of Daisy Edgar-Jones'sEmily Grisham in the Season 2 finale and follows it up by killing off Catherine Durand's sister, Sophia (Emilie de Preissac) in the season opener.

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After it was revealed that Sophia was shown to have been struggling in the rehabilitation center and Catherine (Lea Druker) was repairing her relationship with her estranged sister. However, the latter breaks free from the relative safety of the clinic and walks off into the corpse-riddled streets where she sees dead people due to intense hallucinations. Earlier, Catherine links the hallucinations to the black hole that's created right above the earth's surface, and her theory is proved right when Sophie becomes a victim.

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Imagining that the aliens are attacking her, Sophie runs across only to be hit by a truck. She dies immediately — the news of which her sister struggles to accept. With this, the series starts off on a somber note by killing off one of the characters who played a crucial role in Seasons 1 and 2. Those who watched the second installment will know that Bill (Gabriel Byrne) travels back in time and leads the still-blind Emily to the rooftop of a building and tells her the visions of the dead humans she has is from the future and that he needs to stop it from coming to fruition. He then pushes her off the roof killing her.

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Perhaps, it's not just Sophie's death that 'War of the Worlds' ends with Zoe (Pearl Chanda) looking to be the next victim, especially after being attacked by the future race in the final minutes of the episode. The MI5 agent meets Bill in prison and is strongly convinced that the ones who came back with him are a threat. This followed by the death of the prisoner who attacks her puts her in immediate danger.

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'War of the Worlds' Mondays at 9 pm ET on EPIX.

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