Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Warrior Nun - Ecclesiasticus 26:9-10

Leaving the nuns doesn't go quite how Ava (Alba Baptista) expected when she flees the order and looks to explore a normal life. Although JC (Emilio Sakraya) is happy by her return the others are a bit skittish after the surprise visit by the wealthy scientist hunting for her (although it appears none immediately cash-in on seeing her again). Their apprehension isn't helped by an example of Ava's powers. Choosing to leave the city with JC seems to be the prudent thing, however nagging memories continue to resurface over the course of the episode as Ava looks back on the time at the orphanage and makes a trouble discovery about Sister Frances (Frances Tomelty) prompting a return and a deadly confrontation.

Life at the order is even more chaotic as Father Vincent (Tristán Ulloa) is supplanted by Cardinal Duretti (Joaquim de Almeida) who expands the scope of the order to attacking Arq-Tech and retrieving any relics the scientist is using in her blasphemous experiments. This plot thread allows for the episode's big action sequence, first with the nuns breaking into the secure facility and then with Sister Beatrice (Kristina Tonteri-Young) taking down several guards to secure the artifact and protect the retreat of the others. The Cardinal also plays on the avarice of Sister Lilith (Lorena Andrea), sending her after the halo which he promises to her and which sets up the the episode's ending with a distraught Ava leaving the orphanage only to find a murderous nun in her way.

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