The eye-opening Oct. 26 episode of ‘Resurrection’ reveals shocking clues about why the returned come back to life and how long they can stay. Plus, Marty becomes infected with a deadly virus that’s plaguing the returned and we say goodbye to a controversial character!
When a fatal virus hits the returned, Maragret Langston (Michelle Fairley) makes a murderous move that could tear her family apart forever. Read on for the full recap of the Oct. 26 episode of Resurrection!
‘Resurrection’: [SPOILER] Dies & Marty Is Infected With A Deadly Virus
Tonight’s episode of Resurrection gets a sexy start when Barbara (April Billingsley) shows up to Fred’s (Matt Craven) house and they take a trip down memory lane. And by that I mean they sleep together. Fred tells Barbara that he loves her but before she can respond, his mother, Margaret, shows up. Needless to say, she doesn’t approve. But instead of being honest with him, she plants a seed of doubt in granddaughter Maggie’s (Devin Kelley) mind and sends her over to try to talk some sense into Fred.
Meanwhile, Pastor Tom’s (Mark Hildreth) new church for the returned is up and running and he invites Dr. Maggie to his sermon to speak about the deadly new virus in town, which so far has only infected the returned. She tells the churchgoers that the virus starts with flu-like symptoms and progresses quickly, and it’s clear that everyone — including the Langstons — is very worried.
Speaking of the Langstons, Marty (Omar Epps) stops by their house and runs into Margaret, who seems to perpetually lurk on the front porch for some reason. He tells her that he and Fred both know that the returned people whose bodies turned up in the river were actually murdered and buried at the Langston family factory. Marty says he thinks Margaret is the one who dumped their bones in the river, and she replies cooly, “Whatever you think you know, Agent Bellamy, is in the past, and it will stay in the past.”
He says the returned have a way of digging up secrets, and then asks Margaret why those returned men didn’t come back to life again after they died a second time. She gives an intriguing response: “Life is a choice, for the living, and for the returned as well. Those men just lost the will to live.”
‘Resurrection’: Margaret Langston Makes A Murderous Move
Meanwhile, Rachel (Kathleen Munroe) takes a serious turn for the worse at Tom and Janine’s (Lori Beth Sikes) and they rush her to see Dr. Maggie. Maggie calls Marty and tells him that he needs to talk to the military so he calls his contact and tells her that the returned are getting sick and it’s spreading fast. He asks for help, but Ms. Military says there’s nothing more they can do at this time.
That’s when Marty realizes that the military probably already knew about the virus — so shocking! Then Ms. Military tells Marty something even more chilling: “Maybe this is the natural course.” Maybe the returned come back, get sick and then vanish — for good. This means we could have to say goodbye to Rachel, Barbara, Jacob (Landon Gimenez) and even Marty!
Important side note — Marty walks in on Rachel as she’s getting out of the shower. He sees her in a towel and she catches an eyeful of his six pack. The sexual tension between these two is off the charts! After this intimate moment, Marty finally confesses to Maggie that he was the one who turned the returned river bones in to the military. Hopefully he didn’t blow his chance with her because we are majorly shipping this couple!
When Maggie warms up to the idea of her parents becoming “friends” again, Margaret goes to see Barbara herself and tells her that Fred and Rachel were better off without her and that Jacob’s death was her fault. Margaret tells Barbara that the real reason the returned come back is to be punished for their sins, and that Barbara’s punishment is that her family doesn’t “want” her. Barbara says she doesn’t “want to do this anymore” and Margaret tells her it’s a choice and that she has the power to make all of her pain disappear. You just have to “let go,” Margaret tells Barbara.
And with that, Barbara disappears! But guess what — Elaine (Samaire Armstrong) was watching the entire time and she totally saw what Margaret did! She goes to tell Maggie that her mom is gone and Maggie is devastated.
Meanwhile, Deputy Carl (Christopher Berry) appears to be letting his returned jerk of a brother Mikey (Glenn Fleshler) die and even though we know he was a bad person in his previous life, it’s pretty dark and twisted that Carl doesn’t come to his aid. Carl’s brother echos Barbara’s words: “I don’t think I can do this anymore,” and then he disappears too. After learning this news, Maggie quickly admits Rachel into the hospital.
And then the worst thing of all happens. Marty starts coughing and bleeding! Nooooo! We can’t lose Marty. Maggie returns home to find a mysterious note from Marty: “Looking for answers. I’ll be in touch.”
Marty starts to drive off in search of some help but he doesn’t get very far. In the final scene, we see him pull his car over and curl up in his backseat, violently ill. Could this really be the end for our hero?
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— Tierney McAfee