It might be only a one week occurrence thus far, but I think you can guess KnA plans on going full mind twister when the OP graces us with its presence because, well, we certainly went places this week. We all knew a few twists and turns were coming, but the speed and severity of them is truly starting to surprise me considering their nature, and the best part of them all? We haven’t even hit the good stuff yet.
As called last week, Ulgar wasn’t going to be the wolf among the sheep, and (surprise surprise) that turned out to be completely correct. Maybe not the dream of being a journalist of course—not the expected go-to job for such an outgoing personality—but Ulgar didn’t have too much to hide when the gloves finally came off, particularly when it came to the gun’s origins. The bigger shockers though obviously lay with Luca and that jaw dropping sex twist I’m sure a few people weren’t expecting, and the implications both present and future of Luca’s own adoptive history. It should be clear by now these kids are linked in a serious way, and while it may not be in terms of family relationships—i.e. adoption, estrangement—it’s certainly no less strong a bond. If you’re not thinking on it already I’d start musing over why a pair of purple eyed blonde adoptees has damn near the same appearance or why Luca arguably looks closer to the phenotype of Zach’s father than Zach does himself. These kids were all stuck together on a prolonged journey for a reason, and that reason guaranteed has to do with whatever genome project Luca’s adopted father is supposedly rallying against. Greater tides are shifting under this plot than a simple struggle for survival.
Speaking of survival we also have the remaining mystery of the kid supposedly out to kill everyone, and attention this week funnily enough shifted to Charce. Personally I’m in the same boat with him as I was with Ulgar: I doubt he’s actually the enemy, it’s too convenient (especially after eliminating Ulgar as a candidate) and would be hard explaining when the guy has had numerous opportunities to put everyone down already. Bets are definitely on something else being up with the guy, and whatever it is linking back (again) to that growing mystery of just what unites these kids barring their survival experience. Of course I could easily be wrong (wouldn’t the first time half sleepy Pancakes thinks the wrong thing), but there’s still one more character in Zach to also get a backstory for, and no guarantees the reveals received for the rest so far aren’t deliberately incomplete.
There’s a lot of cards left for KnA to play, with the only question being when the show finally chooses to reveal its increasingly hefty hand.