The Man Who Fell to Earth Season 1 Episode 3 follows Faraday and Justin as they head to a mysterious technology company called Origin. Along the way, they met the company’s disbanded disaster inspector, Hatch Flood, and an increasingly fascinating paradigm of Faraday’s alien-powered adventure. Called the ‘New Angels of Promise,’ this episode of the sci-fi series is a confusing chapter and reveals some interesting details about the connected endings of the Earth and Antheon.
The Man Who Fell to Earth Season 1 Episode 3: Recap
The Man Who Fell to Earth Season 1 Episode 3 begins with Faraday still struggling with the effects of absorbing Justin’s father’s illness. Eventually, a pile of blackness came out of him and scattered in the air, leaving Faraday and Justin’s father, Josiah Falls, healthy. At first, surprised by her father’s conversion, Justin finally agreed to take Faraday to Seattle.
Along the way, the alien shows Justin a small but powerful quantum engine that gave his ship power when he landed on Earth. However, the quantum engine is almost exhausted and seems to have enough juice for a few impressive displays.
Meanwhile, at the Origin headquarters, Edie Flood, who inherited the control of the company from her father, fired her brother, Hatch. Although he denies it, Edie is convinced that Hatch has tried to sell one of the company’s nine most important patents, the source of all of its revenue. Following Newton’s instructions, Faraday traces Hatch down and assures the dissatisfied former risk inspector of Origin to pull certain strings so that the quantum engine power is displayed in front of Edie.
In Alaska, CIA agent Spencer Clay finds a recording of Dr. Gregory Papel’s house showing Newton suffering. The agent stole the film and burned the cupboard with the body of the deceased doctor still inside. He then tells his boss, Drew Finch, about his findings, and the two of them realize that alien power is at play.
The Man Who Fell to Earth Season 1 Episode 3: Ending,
Arriving at a technical conference in London where Edie Flood is present, Justin and Hatch try to keep Faraday as invisible as possible. More recently, however, an intelligent alien can’t control himself and climbs the stage. Even when the audience is protesting, Faraday pulls a small tool out of his pocket, making all the room lights very bright. Shocked spectators, including Edie Flood, then peek through the window to see if the city block lights have brightened.
The episode ends with a surreal note, in which Faraday performs the first show of his various powers. Unlike his other powers, however, what Faraday demonstrates at the end of episode 3 has far-reaching consequences. The small quantum fusion engine he pulls out of his pocket has the potential to power a city block and perhaps even more. Previously, Faraday enabled the oil sewing machine by inserting the engine inside.
When Justin asked if the engine used cold fission, Faraday said that the machine actually uses quantum fusion, a technology that is centuries older than human science. The quantum fusion engine, which resides in Faraday’s palm and is redesigned (like the gold rings in episode 1), actually empowered his flight in space from planet Antheon to Earth. Although it still has enough energy to light up the city block, Faraday is showing signs of exhaustion.
Interestingly, the alien also revealed that Justin, during her days as a scientist, came closer than anyone before him to creating a quantum fusion engine. However, her research was later suspended due to failure. Seeing a real quantum engine operating brings tears to Justin’s eyes and leaves the powerful technologists in the conference, including Edie Flood, completely speechless.
The Man Who Fell to Earth Season 1 Episode 3 reveals that Thomas Newton is well known and rich on the basis of the nine patents he introduced. Each contained a flexible technology that had never been used before. The government then deemed it dangerous and confiscated its patents, giving them a company called Origin. Thus, Origin became the owner and greatly benefited from Newton’s patents.
Newton also had a tenth patent, plans he did not fully disclose. Therefore, the government officials who confiscated some of his patents or scientists at Origin could not find a practical way to use the patent. Faraday now reveals that the patent is a perpetual quantum fusion engine that can provide pure and lasting power. This makes Newton’s tenth patent very powerful.
However, as Hatch Flood suffers, a device such as a permanent quantum mixing engine can deactivate all other sources of energy and lead to the collapse of the earth’s crust. Faraday, on the other hand, wants Newton’s patent because the engine, with its unlimited power source, can help save the Antheon by stabilizing the planet’s spine. As Earth predicts that it will face the same fate, Justin asks Faraday to leave behind the quantum engine plans so that humanity has a chance to fight for survival.
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