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'Resurrection' theories: Margaret’s secrets and Bellamy’s past

Caution! Spoilers below if you’re not caught up on the show.

Resurrection is currently in its second season on ABC, and we must say—this show is extremely underrated. Not only is the writing far more impressive than we anticipated, but the cast is filled with a bunch of all-stars:

  • Omar Epps (Um, Love and Basketball! And House, of course.)
  • Frances Fisher (Not only is she Hollywood A-list, but she’s been in films like Titanic, and our personal favorite classic, Unforgiven.)
  • Kurtwood Smith (That ’70s Show)

After watching season 1, we were skeptics about where the show would go, but after the season finale, we knew we were in for a treat. Let’s break down our theories on what’s to come with Resurrection.

Are they or aren’t they aliens? Yes, we are sticking to this theory. OK, this is probably just a hope of our supernatural dreams, but if it happens—you heard it here first! In all seriousness, though, there’s something funky going on. Remember how Caleb came back, and his son kept insisting he wasn’t the real Caleb? Then Caleb went all mental and started killing people … then disappeared? Who cares if his “friend” stole his money? Caleb also killed that innocent security guy guarding the money truck. The show also made a point to note that Caleb was cremated.

In season 2, when Margaret Langston (the family matriarch) returns, it’s noted that she too was cremated. Their behavior is a bit on parallel: angry, a little sketchy, and kind of creepy. Something’s not right with Margaret, and the fact that we last saw her digging up bones in the old Langston factory isn’t helping her case. And what was up with her visiting Arthur (the Returned guy from 1935) in the last episode? As soon as she left him at the hospital, Bellamy found him (and the blood from his test vials) missing. Could Arthur know what secret lies with the buried bones?









Jacob and his “powers.” From what we know so far, Jacob is the only Returned who can sense others that have returned. In last week’s episode, “Echoes,” we saw Margaret talking to Jacob (being creepy, of course) about how they “aren’t like the others,” and “only they understand each other.” What the heck does that mean? Quit with the metaphors, grandma, and let us know what you’re up to! Maybe Mags can feel other Returned as well? When she saw Arthur in the hospital, she either recognized him or felt him; we’re guessing both.










Don’t act so innocent, Mags. You don’t fool us.

Bellamy and the mystery of the crescent moon. Last season, Jacob met a family of Returned folk, the Thompsons, who were from the 1930s to 1940s. They spoke with the Langstons about how they died drowning in a flood by the old factory, and they were searching for their baby boy that died with them. Apparently, their son (Robert) has a crescent-moon birthmark on his neck.

Well, what do you know—Bellamy has this birthmark! We learned in the first episode of season 2 that Bellamy is Returned from being killed by whatever government agency is monitoring the Returned … but it gets more confusing. If Bellamy really is the son of the Thompsons, then that means Bellamy is a Returned from when he was a baby. We can’t believe that’s it, though. So, what? He’s Returned from when he was a baby and doesn’t know it? Is there more to this story? Does he hold a secret or a special power, like Jacob? We can’t wait for the rest of the season—we have to know!








We want to know what you think. Sound off with your thoughts and predictions below, and be sure to tune in to ABC on Sunday at 9pm EST. Until next time … #FangsOut.



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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