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'Resurrection' recap: Bellamy finally gets answers (sort of)

Season 2 | Episode 6 | “Afflictions” | Aired Nov 2, 2014

Each week, Resurrection reveals more secrets, and even more threats, to the town of Arcadia. In this episode, the townies have decided to band against the Returned, a new family poses a threat to the Langstons, and Marty finally gets some answers.

Let’s dive right into the dirty deets!

Marty knows! It finally happened! Bellamy officially becomes the last person in the world to find out that he is really a three-time Returned. He calls the government chick and passes out mid-convo in some rank looking bathroom in a an unknown location. The government traced his location, and he wakes up feeling better in a government facility. He finds out that while there isn’t a cure for the virus, there’s a serum that can suppress the symptoms so he won’t get to the final stages and disappear. Bellamy needs to know more, and decides to sneak into the main lady’s office.










He finds his file laying on her desk and discovers the truth. While Bellamy was receiving treatment, the government chick saw his crescent birthmark on his back, and she remembered that one of the Returned was looking for their 6-month-old baby with the same birthmark. She put together that Bellamy was this boy, and wrote a bulleted list on a Post-it that he was born and died in 1934, came back in 1972, then died again a few weeks ago, thus making him thrice-Returned. She tells Bellamy that his parents died from the illness, but his sister is all good. Bellamy chats with his sister (she doesn’t know he is her brother), and promises to come back for her. What really chaps our asses, though, is what else Bellamy found in the government lady’s office.

More secrets? The first scene of the episode shows a little girl dressed in 1970s garb sitting in an airplane seat in the middle of a field of yellow flowers, appearing to have survived a plane crash. The show has seemed to introduce a whole new story, indicating that this little girl is the government lady from a long time ago. When Bellamy goes snooping in the government lady’s office, he sees a bulletin board with plane-crash articles and research pinned all over it. When he asks her what this means, she tells him that it’s just a hobby of hers.










We don’t know what exactly she’s up to, but we can guess that she’s a) probably a Returned and b) trying to hide the fact that she’s a Returned, along with other secrets.

Screenshot 2014-11-03 08.26.01Margaret is still the worst person ever. Margaret denies throughout the entire episode that she deliberately made Barbara disappear, only admitting it to Jacob while tucking him into bed. She even confronts Elaine at work and tries to tell her that she was seeing things. When Margaret confesses to Jacob, she tells him that it was her time to go, and when it’s his time to go, she’ll be right there with him to help him through it. Why is Mags the one who gets to decide who lives and who dies? We still aren’t convinced that her whole “peaceful passing” approach is how she does it, either. After those terrifying flashbacks of her as a young girl murdering the Returned over and over again, there has to be a more morbid piece to the story.

Maggie is losing it. Maggie has finally hit her breaking point. With Bellamy suddenly gone, Maggie finds herself alone at home when Elaine visits. Elaine tells Maggie that she saw her grandma with her mother, then her mother suddenly disappeared. Maggie starts to lose it, and she heads to the Langstons to tell them. When Maggie confronts her grandmother, she completely denies that she was there and plays the whole “I’m so sorry for your loss” card.








Why is no one calling Mags out?! Maggie just leaves to go see her dad and tell him about Babs’ disappearance; then she has a full-blown panic attack. The only good part about her day was when Bellamy finally came home and gave her the serum to suppress the virus symptoms. He tells her that he wants her to be in charge of distributing it. He still doesn’t tell her that he’s a three-time Returned with the virus, but that probably would have put her over the edge after the day she just had.

The “True Living.” Elaine’s brother, Ray, who is a little wacko, has started a group in Arcadia called the “True Living.” (Seriously, who thought of that name?) After the whole fiasco with his dad (Caleb), he thinks that the Returned will only bring pain and suffering to their town. After seeing that he is making a map of where all of the Returned live, Elaine tells her brother that what he’s doing is ridiculous and that he needs to leave the restaurant. This, and what we gleaned from next week’s preview, tells us that the True Living group is going to be throwing a wrench into whatever good Bellamy is going to try to do for the town of Arcadia.

There’s a new family in town. While reminiscing about the good old days in the old Langston factory, Henry and Jacob are approached by what appears to be a real estate investor. The guy tells Henry that if he’s looking for investors, give him a call. Later that evening in the Langston home, Mags tells the family that she’s never heard of an “Addison” family in Arcadia before. Lucy is also a bit hesitant to take money from someone they don’t know, but Henry assures them that his quick Google search has convinced him otherwise and that this guy is “legit.”









Henry calls Mr. Addison and tells him he’s ready to rock and roll with their deal for him to invest so he can reopen the Langston factory. Upon hanging up, Mr. Addison (an old man) turns to a much younger man and calls him “grandpa.” He tells his “grandpa” that their plan is underway. The grandpa seems pleased and mutters a snide remark about the Langstons’ love of money. Seems to us that an old foe is back, and Mags had better rack her brain and remember who exactly the Addisons are.

Here’s where we stand:

  • Marty has given almost all of the serum to Maggie, only leaving one 12-hour dose for himself.
  • Maggie is on the verge of a breakdown.
  • Two more threats have arrived: the Addison family and the True Living. What do you think the Addison family is after? Are they on a path of vengeance?

Sound off with your thoughts and predictions, and be sure to tune in Sunday nights at 9 p.m. EST on ABC. 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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