DARK MATTER -- "Welcome To The Revolution" Episode 303 -- Pictured: (l-r) Anthony Lemke as Three, Melissa O'Neil as Two -- (Photo by: Stephen Scott/Dark Matter Series 3/Syfy)

Dark Matter Review: Welcome to the Revolution (Season 3 Episode 3)

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Some big changes are happening for our favorite crew!

Dark Matter Season 3 Episode 3, “Welcome to the Revolution,” brings back some familiar faces along with some major developments for a few of the crew members.

The Raza crew arrives at the perfect time and fights off a corporation ship. Two shows up on the security detail’s screen and states that they are here to pick up a friend, and she makes it clear that they aren’t asking for permission.

Two: You’re welcome.

Once in the colony, we realize that Six is the focus of this character driven episode as he is going through a journey of self-discovery while fighting Two every step of the way.

Roger Cross is on point for Six’s story arc this episode as his character struggles with wanting to make a difference. We have seen his internal struggle since Ryo’s betrayal, and it shows when he is quick to stand up for the miners and take on their fight as his own.

So not only is Six getting taken as a hostage after the agent’s leader gets head shot from a group of rogue miners, but we also see him talk his way through multiple situations which somehow resolve without anyone dying. Well, until The General shows up, and Six is finally able to pull the trigger. This move surprises everyone, even his crew. We haven’t seen Six react completely on instinct, and this marks a turning point for him.

DARK MATTER -- "Welcome To The Revolution" Episode 303 -- Pictured: Andrew Moodie as Teku Fonsei -- (Photo by: Stephen Scott/Dark Matter Series 3/Syfy)
DARK MATTER — “Welcome To The Revolution” Episode 303 — Pictured: Andrew Moodie as Teku Fonsei — (Photo by: Stephen Scott/Dark Matter Series 3/Syfy)

Six kills The General, which becomes the perfect full circle after being forced into playing a part in the thousands of innocent people dying. In this case, he was able to stop The General before any more innocent lives, like the miners, were taken.

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Six realizes that the miners need a leader and he knows someone who can help — himself. Despite some protest from Two, he makes the decision to stay and help them take a stand and get organized. This decision shows that Six is thinking this will redeem himself for his previous actions, something we all know has been at the forefront of his decision-making lately.

This specific fight shows that the colonies might have a larger part of this corporate war. It will definitely be something to look out for this season!

We find out just how the crew’s reputation is becoming well-known across the colonies. As Two, Three, and Six enter the colony, they get stopped by miners asking who they are. Before things escalate, in runs Adrian Maro who comes to their defense calling them the baddest of bad and the deadliest of dead shots.

Turns out that Talbor, the Raza’s old handler, is gone. Adrian was his assistant and now has all his contacts, and is taking over the role as their new handler.

He happens to have a bodyguard named Solara who has a profound resume which could prove to be useful for the Raza Crew. They will become the newest additions to the Raza Crew for the time being. Though Adrian and Solara aren’t bringing much to the table this episode, we do find out a lot more about the old crew, especially Two.

DARK MATTER -- "Welcome To The Revolution" Episode 303 -- Pictured: Ayisha Issa as Solara Shockely -- (Photo by: Stephen Scott/Dark Matter Series 3/Syfy)
DARK MATTER — “Welcome To The Revolution” Episode 303 — Pictured: Ayisha Issa as Solara Shockely — (Photo by: Stephen Scott/Dark Matter Series 3/Syfy)

Turns out Two, Talbor, and people named Shrike and Jasper were a crew of four according to Adrian and when Five asks him what happened, he responds that Portia happened. Hopefully more on that this season!

Speaking of Five, we finally find out what she has been working on. The Android has stumbled upon the quarantined data, which prompts the digital information to reveal itself, and there is Sarah. Five reveals to Two, Three and Android that she had rescue Sarah’s digital consciousness from her dying body when she was put into stasis.

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Three is having a hard time accepting and walks away when Five says she wants to see him. Anthony Lemke hits the ball out of the park with his silent reaction as we start to understand what is going on. Can Three move past the grief and accept that there could be a possible future that includes Sarah? Five apologies to Two who ties to be sympathetic to the situation.

DARK MATTER -- "Welcome To The Revolution" Episode 303 -- Pictured: Melissa O'Neil as Two -- (Photo by: Stephen Scott/Dark Matter Series 3/Syfy)
DARK MATTER — “Welcome To The Revolution” Episode 303 — Pictured: Melissa O’Neil as Two — (Photo by: Stephen Scott/Dark Matter Series 3/Syfy)

Two is still very much in her revenge mode and she makes it clear she does not have time for helping others. She reluctantly agrees to help the miners because she is protecting her crew members, but there are other things on her mind. Two isn’t keen on leaving Six with the colony, and to make matters worse, the Blink Drive might not be able to be repaired.

Of course, Ryo doesn’t know this as he gathers a bunch of bounty hunters and assassins to go after his former crew. He takes his adviser’s words to heart, having some time to cool down after finding out about Nyx’s death, and goes into full Emperor mode against his former friends.

Stray Thoughts
  • Sarah’s consciousness could be transferred into another body, but does that mean we’d lose Natalie Brown?
  • Anyone else think Adrian might be more annoying than Talbor?
  • How will Three and Five’s relationship be affected now that the truth is out?
  • Five’s line about the Raza being where they all belong leads us to believe that Six won’t be gone for long.
  • The nice part about all these changes, the girls now out number the boys on the Raza!
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Dark Matter airs Fridays at 9/8c on SyFy.

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