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'Resurrection' recap: You got it comin' for you, Mags

Season 2 | Episode 7 | “Miracles” | Aired Nov 9, 2014

This week’s Resurrection introduced a new threat—but this time it isn’t someone from the past back to haunt the Langston family. Elaine’s brother, Ray, comes down with what we thought was impossible for the “living”: the virus of the Returned. Not only that, but Ray’s group, the True Living, have decided to take action on all the Returned in Arcadia. The only good thing that happened in this episode was to Rachael and the baby. Let’s get right to it and dive into the dirty deets!

Rachael makes a tough choice. Still suffering from the virus, Rachael has an extremely high temperature she can’t kick. She looks like crap, and it’s only driving Tom crazier and crazier. Maggie wants to administer the meds from Bellamy, but not without Rachael’s consent. Rachael has some sort of come-to-Jesus moment and decides she won’t take the meds. This puts Tom over the edge, leaving his wife to try to calm him down. She tells him that he just needs to trust his faith that Rachael is making the right decision.









Obviously Tom doesn’t take her advice, and when he runs into Bellamy and finds out he has the virus and medicine he’s willing to donate to the cause, he’s all for it. When they head to the hospital to give it to her (she’s been unconscious for a while at this point), Maggie stops them. She freaks out and takes the medicine, and Bellamy finally tells her about his past. Maggie, understandably, has a poor reaction and starts yelling at him for lying to her all the time. We get that she just caught him trying to illegally administer drugs to a pregnant woman in a coma, but the dude just found out he’s supposed to be, like, 80 years old. Let’s cut him some slack.

It’s a miracle! Tom’s wife has a super-creepy visit with an unconscious Rachael, where she rubs her belly and talks to the baby about how they are so excited to meet him/her. Miraculously, Rachael seemed to have woken up shortly after that—symptom-free!












The good news puts Maggie in an excellent mood, and she seems to have forgiven Bellamy. They share some laughs over beers, and all seems to be improving in the town of Acardia. Tom is overjoyed that Rachael and the baby are OK, but he seems to think something is up with his wife. He gave her an annoyed look in the hospital after Rachael woke up, and he even looked concerned back at their home before he fell asleep. We don’t blame him, though. His wife seems to be a few fries short of a Happy Meal, and we wouldn’t be surprised if she had something to do with Rachael waking up.



The Returned spread the virus. Rachael’s good fortune hasn’t seemed to spread, as Elaine’s brother, Ray, comes down with symptoms of the virus of the Returned. Ray invites Deputy Carl to one of the True Living meetings, where Carl confesses about his cruel brother who used to beat up on him all the time. He tells the crowd about how he killed his brother, over and over, until he finally disappeared from the virus. Feeling liberated, Carl and the townsfolk get riled up from Carl’s story. After the meeting ends, Carl finds Ray bleeding from the ears and unconscious. When they take him to the clinic, Maggie is unable to determine why he was able to catch the virus. She asks Bellamy if he can take the medication from the government, but when Bellamy asks the government lady, she says that they tested it on the living, and things didn’t go too well.

The True Living decide to take action with the news of Ray’s illness, with Deputy Carl leading the charge. Their first course of action is to paint red, upside-down crosses on the front door of every house with a Returned living inside. We’re not sure what happens next, but we know it can’t be good.

Dream date. In the very beginning of the episode, Rachael and Margaret seem to meet inside a dream—or rather, one of Margaret’s memories. Rachael sees Mags as a young girl in the Langston factory, then sees the infamous fire that killed some of the factory workers. Mags learns from Jacob that Rachael is real. She visits Rachael in the hospital and shares that the vision Rachael saw wasn’t actually a dream, but a memory from when Mags was a young girl. We aren’t sure what all this means, but maybe the show is finally talking about the “powers” some of the Returned seem to have, like sensing when other Returned are near.










That same night, Mags had gone on a date with the Addison man who wants to invest in the Langston factory. We know that he’s up to no good, since last week we saw that his grandpa is a Returned with a vendetta against the Langston family. During Mags’ date with young Addison, it’s clear that he is starting to develop romantic feelings for her. He invites her back to his home for after-dinner drinks and coffee, but that doesn’t last too long after Mags sees a photo of Grandpa Addison hanging on the wall. At this point, we learn that Grandpa Addison was one of the men who died in the fire in the memory sequence Mags and Rachael shared. Whelp, that explains the whole vendetta thing. Mags sprints out of the house, and Grandpa Addison yells at young Addison, saying bringing Mags into their home could have ruined their whole operation. Hate to break it to you, Grandpa, but your cover is blown.

With so much going on with our characters right now, here’s where we stand:

  • Whether it’s dating Margaret Langston or killing her, the Addison family will stop at nothing to get what they want.
  • Tom’s wife is sketchy.
  • Jacob’s storyline seems to be obsolete, so you’re welcome for putting him in the main image of this post.

Sound off with your thoughts and predictions for next week’s episode below, and be sure to catch Resurrection 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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