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'Intruders' recap: The body is just a box

Season 1 | Episode 6 | “Bound” | Aired Sept 27, 2014

From what we know about Qui Reverti, the goal of its members is to live forever. Shepherd might have been on to something last week when he asked Frank why they’re keeping this to themselves. What’s the point in living forever if the people you love can’t do the same? Without them, all that’s left is a hollow quest for power. I’m starting to understand why Qui Reverti attracts the crowd it does. Somehow, though, Rose slipped through, and she wants the man she loved to come with her.


In the hotel room across from Gary Fischer’s, Shepherd offers to take over for Frank, who was helping Rose find the man she loved. It’s only fair, since he’s the reason Frank is dead, not that he shares that information. Amy and Shepherd have a history, but Rose says that Amy “has gone to sleep,” and she’s reluctant to let Shepherd help her. She relents when he reminds her that she’s about to become a member of the Nine, making her too visible to find Bix on her own.


Shepherd goes to a Chinese restaurant and sweet-talks the waitress into seating him past closing time. He addresses his waiter by name—Peter Noone—and plays jazz on his phone to test Peter’s reaction. Peter is suitably haunted by the tune. Shepherd calls Rose to tell her that he’s found the man she’s looking for. It’s convenient that he lives so close. Are all of the returning souls congregating in Seattle? Do they respond to the rain?

Jack returns home and calls Amy, who says that she’s home on the couch. Jack stares at the empty couch, not that he has any right to judge, since he just told her that he was at the hotel with Fischer. She asks him to come home, and he turns the house upside down waiting for her. As he retrieves his gun from its hiding place, he flashes back to his time as a cop, shooting three men as they walked in the door. Then he finds a onesie, which takes him back to Amy’s miscarriage. He blocks it out. In the office, Jack finds divorce papers, along with a small safe that contains old Qui Reverti books and a box of trinkets. Before he can study them, something moves outside the house.

Jack trains his gun on the door as it unlocks, but his visitors turn out to be neighbors Brud and Bobbi Zimmerman, whose car he borrowed to look for Amy. They’re here to threaten him, so clearly their shepherding has taken hold. Rose likes him, they say, so she’s giving him a chance to get out, but he has to leave now. Jack packs a bag, but only so he can use it to attack Brud. Amy shows up in time to save the Zimmermans’ lives, but she can’t stay long. She just wants Jack to know that Amy is gone. She’s Rose now.


Rose says that the trinkets in the safe are mementos from past lives to trigger her back, but Jack insists that Rose isn’t real, that Amy is suffering some kind of breakdown after losing Dylan. Their son already had a name. Rose accuses Jack of having feelings for her, and he kisses her, only to strangle her right after. Jack does not handle problems well. Rose tells him that the miscarriage was her doing; she didn’t want the baby, but she buried it with respect, so they could all be together someday. She walks out, leaving her wedding rings by the door. They can be Jack’s triggers.

Jack remembers that after the miscarriage, Amy took care of their son’s remains on her own. She said that she had Dylan cremated; they scattered his ashes in the woods and planted a tree in his honor, but he saw Amy come in from the woods late one night, scrubbing her hands furiously. He digs up the tree and finds Dylan’s remains. Hugging his son’s bones, he collapses.

Rose meets Richard at an apartment complex, and he warns her against making contact with Peter. If they’re found out, they’ll be kicked out of Qui Reverti, and they’ll lose the ability to live forever. Rose knocks on Peter’s door anyway. She shows him one of the trinkets from her memory box: It’s the mouthpiece to an instrument. It seems that she might have tried to prepare Bix to return, but she was an amateur working in secret, so she warns that there may be side effects. Still, she’s excited for him and the incredible journey ahead. She gives Peter a book and kisses him on the cheek, and he asks, looking slightly blank in the eyes, how she found him.


From Rose, who never wanted a child, we jump to Madison’s parents, who just want to find theirs. They show up at Marcus’ old home and find the homeowner dead where Madison left him. It seems like he’s been there a while, from the way they react to the smell, but wouldn’t they have come right over after Madison called? How far away is that beach house? They call the cops to search the house, but their daughter is nowhere to be found. Allison cries, telling the detective how much she loved being pregnant. The only thing she’s ever been sure of is loving her daughter. If they find Madison, I think that love might kill her.

So was this a final farewell between Amy and Jack? Will he be even more unhinged now? Is Rose taking too great a risk? And with only two episodes to go, what are we building toward? Share your theories!

Intruders, rated TV-14, airs at 10/9C on BBC America.

TV Families | EW.com
Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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