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Season 2 | Episode 6 | “Reap the Whirlwind” | Aired Aug 13, 2015

Previously: Amphora, amphora, who’s got the amphora? Only Noma knows. Gabriel and Michael’s assault on New Delphi didn’t go so well. Gabriel was captured and an injured Michael fled. Meanwhile, David helped Zoe with her rebellion by using explosives to cut Vega in half.

This episode of Dominion featured a majority of the characters being maimed. Seriously. I hope a plastic surgeon managed to survive the angel-pocalypse because people are going to need skin grafts after this ep. It was so gruesome! Everybody was screaming in pain, and writhing, and poor Noma. Kim Engelbrecht is a helluva an actress because she really sold the … I won’t spoil it.

But read this Dominion recap at your own risk. It was a rough ride.

Opening salvos. Well, David went and took the metaphorical divide between the Vs and made it a physical reality. Boom! Vega has been sliced in half due to the giant trench carved through the city. Claire is unhappy. There have been casualties, and all the food thingies are on the V1 side. Gates is working on getting their telecommunications back, seeing as David deliberately placed one of the bombs under their radio tower. Arika feels that they should bomb the other side post-haste because A) she’s kinda bloodthirsty and B) she has an ulterior motive. No one that hot can be trusted. I should know, I lie all the time. I kid. Gates quotes some philosopher at Arika about using power wisely, and she replies that the dude is dead. She certainly knows how to kill a conversation. Claire decides to hold off, not wanting to spill innocent blood and alienate the people even more.

Meanwhile, David, Zoe, and a dying Jasper reconvene. Jasper is the slowest-dying slowly dying guy ever. He must have had a backup blood supply somewhere. Jasper notes to Zoe that, despite being an untrustworthy psychopath, they should hear what he has to say. Jasper can really overlook a person’s negative qualities, huh? David urges Zoe to become the leader that the V1s need to rebel. Unlike the Richie Rich side of Vega, their side has a radio tower that works. David writes a speech for Zoe to give to rally the people. As V1s raid the food depots, a tentative Zoe starts reading David’s overblown speech. She quickly scraps it and speaks from her bitter, dreadlocked heart. Her speech begins to get attention even though one rude child keeps eating her stolen apple. Manners, young lady.

The speech is a hit. It’s on a loop, too. And it’s being broadcast all over Vega. It’s not a good look for Lady Reisen. Gates is trying to get drunk while figuring out a way to shut it off. I would too. Hell, if this were my reality, I’d be taking all the drugs. And eating all the Little Debbie cakes that survived the fighting. Who cares if you’re high and fat when there are bloodthirsty mythological creatures out there ready to bury a mace in your head? Go out happy. Arika and her haughty Naomi Campbell walk enter to rub all of this in Claire’s face. They adjourn to the war room to try and figure out their next move. I have to note that if I was trapped in a walled city and they kept playing her five sentences over and over again, I’d probably bomb that radio tower too.

Disobeying Claire, Gates sets out through the underground tunnels to do just that. Oh, that Gates! All blond and sexy pug-doggy and brave. As Claire and Gates chat on their Blueteeth, Arika saunters out to make a phone call. In the rebel garage, David receives a walkie-talkie. It’s his old lay, Arika! She informs David that Gates is currently on the way to censor Zoe’s “eat the rich” diatribe. Why has Arika turned traitor? I think it came down to he knew how to do her right in the sack? That’s what I gleaned from their exchange. See what being a considerate and orgasm-reciprocal lover can get you?

With Claire’s mysterious knowledge of a hidden passage to the radio tower, Gates makes it. Unfortunately, so do the rebels and the soldiers Claire sent after Gates. Bullets fly, but Gates manages to shut down the tower and patch Claire in live. I’ll be honest, Zoe’s speech was better. We only heard like two lines of Claire’s, but I felt uninspired. I think I’d keep stealing apples. Gates returns to a relieved Claire and they consummate their lust for each other. Baby-daddy Alex who? #TeamClates!

You would think David might get some kudos from Zoe for making her the head dreadlocks in those parts. Instead he receives a bullet through the hand for his troubles. Jasper FINALLY died, and Zoe takes it out on him. She knows that David has just been manipulating her so he can eventually seize control of Vega. I guess she feels that non-mystical stigmata will prevent that from happening? Better get some Neosporin on that, Dave.

Noma wings

Ouch. New Delphi has turned out to be the opposite of fun. Julian has Gabriel chained up and he’s trying to beat information out of him. Noma has returned from hiding the magic vase, which I finally figured out is actually called an “amphora.” See what turning up the volume and a quick Google search can do for you, you lazy and deaf recapper? Julian has his eight-ball soldiers trying to locate Michael. Alex says they’re outta there, but Julian demands he return the amphora first. Oh, sure, Julian. One sec. Alex and Noma pretend to go retrieve it, but actually they split up. Alex, heeding childhood advice from Michael to always hide out in the highest peak he can, finds an injured Michael and they make up. Michael uses his feathers to heal himself. All you have to do is take a Zippo and burn a feather and presto, magic healing power. Alex heads back to Julian’s living room. He’s going to use a dying General Eddie to distract Julian so he can evict him. Meanwhile, Noma gets snatched up by Julian’s dudes.

The eviction doesn’t work because, as a smug Julian reveals, the human has to WANT it. Wait, did I mention a re-angeled (Dominion has really brought a new glossary to life for me) Pete is back? Yes! Granted, he’s still possessed, veiny, and serving Julian’s every whim. But it’s nice to know that the writers haven’t forgotten him.

Julian chains Alex up alongside a chained Gabriel and a chained Noma. Everyone’s in chains. It’s a bondage frenzy! Noma has withstood plenty of torture and still refuses to tell Julian the location of the amphora. Realizing that Noma’s weakness is blond and tattooed and tends to favor Members Only leather jackets, Julian starts BURNING OFF ALEX’S GOD MESSAGES. With a brand. Ugh, no. To sweeten the pot, he has Pete (Pete, no!) unchain Noma and hold her up against the wall so Julian can NAIL HER WINGS TO THE WALL. This totally reminds me of an issue of X-Factor when I was a kid. The Marauders nailed Warren Worthington (aka Angel) to the wall by his wings during the Mutant Massacre! Shut up, comic books are art.

Julian manages to scorch one of Alex’s tats off, but when he goes for the arm, he gets energy-blasted back. It’s like God’s electric fence. Noma continues to be the badass bitch of the show. She proves it by RIPPING HER WINGS OFF HER BACK, leaving them stuck to the wall so she can crawl over and free Alex. Now THAT’S dedication. Noma is in a bad way, but they manage to flee. Michael finds them a way out, but stays behind to head off their pursuers. Alex notes that they’ll see each other again because “their fates are tied.” #bromance.

Alex and Noma make it to an abandoned farmhouse. Noma notes that she’s dying. Uh-oh. Julian’s flunkies throw what appears to be Michael’s corpse at a chained Gabriel’s feet. It’s not. I saw the preview after the credits. You know that’s a total spoiler, right, Syfy?

Dominion airs Thursdays at 10/9C on Syfy.

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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