The mystery surrounding Margaret Langston and the possible first of the returned deepens on this week’s wild ‘Resurrection’ ride, but now her son, Sheriff Fred, is on to her!
It looks like Maragret Langston (Michelle Fairley) won’t be able to hide those skeletons in her closet for much longer! Marty (Omar Epps) and Fred (Matt Craven) are hot on her trail, and they make a shocking discovery that could finally expose Margaret’s darkest secrets! Read on for the full recap of the Oct. 19 episode of Resurrection!
‘Resurrection’: Margaret Wants To Kill The Returned? — Recap
The episode opens on a flashback. A young man with a brace on his leg is being chased through the woods by a group of men and dogs. The men finally catch up to him and when they do, they hang him from a tree!
We see that there’s also a young girl with braided pigtails among the group of men, and she stares on stoically, watching the man die.
Suddenly we’re back in the present and Margaret Langston is staring at the same tree with the same expression on her face — so that little girl was obviously Margaret. Chilling!
Back at the Langstons’ place, Margaret finds Lucille (Frances Fisher) crying into some flowers on the front porch. It turns out it’s because it’s the 32-year anniversary of Jacob’s (Landon Gimenez) death. Every year on that day she takes flowers to his grave but not this year obviously. “Having him back … it’s a miracle,” Lucille tells Margaret. “But it doesn’t erase what it felt like to lose him.” Margaret says she’s not alone and offers to cook a family dinner to turn the “day of sadness” into one of “celebration.”
Over at Marty’s, Maggie (Devin Kelley) asks him how the military knew that the bodies were returned and Marty plays dumb. But he says they can still identify the bodies — they know they’re from the 1930s, they know that one man was black and the other was white, and that the white man walked with a limp. “Maybe these could be the first returned,” he says. Hmm.
Rachel (Kathleen Munroe) and Janine (Lori Beth Sikes) run into each other at the supermarket and have a surprisingly positive conversation until Rachel suddenly falls to the ground in pain! Janine takes Rachel to see Dr. Maggie, who tells Rachel that although the baby seems perfectly healthy, it’s growing twice as fast as a normal fetus! So bizarre!
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Sheriff Fred asks his mother, Maragret, if she knows anything about the bodies because he believes they were originally buried beneath the Langston family factory. Margaret plays dumb and says she doesn’t have the faintest idea. Fred seems to buy this but at least we know he’s on the right track!
Meanwhile, Marty does some digging and finds an old newspaper article with the headline: “12 Langston Factory Workers Killed In Trucking Accident.” Later, Sheriff Fred discovers Marty’s clipping in his office and asks him what it is. Marty explains and also points out that the recently returned Arthur Holmes (Scott Michael Campbell) is one of the 12 factory workers who was killed. But this doesn’t make sense because Arthur said he died in a fire, Marty reasons. “Something doesn’t add up,” he says, puzzled. At this point, Fred is definitely suspicious but he doesn’t seem ready to confront Margaret head-on.
Instead, he asks her if she remembers a man named Arthur Holmes and she lies. But then Maggie tells Fred that Margaret visited Arthur at the clinic before he disappeared — plus, she told Maggie that she remembered him from when she was a child! Caught in a lie, Margaret!
When the time comes for Margaret’s “celebration” of Jacob’s death dinner, all hell breaks loose. Lucille accuses Fred’s estranged wife, Barbara, of killing Jacob, who died when he tried to rescue her from drowning. Barbara was meeting her lover, Sam, down by the river that day, and Lucille says that if Barbara had ended the affair when Henry told her to, then Jacob never would have been there and he never would have died. Barbara apologizes but Lucille says she can never make up for it.
Marty and Fred go to search the Langston factory, and stumble upon one of the returned. They take him to Maggie’s clinic, where there are even more returned — and they’re all sick!
Meanwhile, after the Langstons’ dinner from hell, Margaret tells Jacob the creepiest bedtime story ever, telling him about a “little girl” (aka herself) who knows it’s her responsibility to kill all the “demons” in order to protect her family — even though she’s become a “demon” herself. Wow — it sounds like Margaret wants all the returned dead! Something tell us things are about to get really crazy.
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— Tierney McAfee