「LOST AND FOUND」
Alright be honest: you knew this reveal was coming from over a mile away. After all the teasing, all the fun with names and appearances, it was simply a matter of time until KnA started stating the obvious, even if doing a pretty good job of muddying the waters and introducing some doubt. I think we all know exactly where this story is heading in the end, but until we arrive there’s still plenty of room for some serious surprises in this little sci-fi adventure.
Considering the impact of this episode’s final moments it’s only fair to start with that: yes, Quitterie and Funicia are clones. That’s right, not just family, not just sisters. Clones. With quiet mentioning of genomes and a global project to that effect several weeks ago—not to mention all the focus on character appearance and shared features—this was frankly a reveal waiting for its time to shine, but I got to admit I never thought it would start with our two little blondies, mostly because I also thought they wouldn’t wind up actually being the clones (surprise). This basis though does start showing just how deep the KnA rabbit hole goes, because it raises the questions of why we have clones in the first place and what they are meant to accomplish. Someone after all didn’t just clone whoever to create Quitterie and Funicia (and others, because that’s coming next guaranteed) for no real reason, there is serious intent behind the act with some defined purpose in mind. Likely has to do with all that talk on memory transfer and the inherent challenge to its everyday use (hint hint), but until we start getting to that part of the story there’s plenty of space for some different ideas to make their suspenseful presence felt.
On the other side of things we also got a few more interesting tidbits, and a few more hints as to where we’re heading next. Our new girl (woman?) Paulina for example pretty much screams relation to whatever reason is behind the cloning reveal, because it’s hard to deny the implications of that shock and awe at some major event supposedly not coming to pass twelve years prior. Also the matter of her ship being called Ark VI (not the name you’d typically associate with a glorified space exploration vessel) and that striking similarity (again) with one of her deceased crewmembers, but we’ll get to those delectable shenanigans soon enough I imagine. The real fun of course instead lay with pairing #2 being confirmed in the most appropriate way possible, because if you’re going to make a marriage proposal, you might as well do it before teenage embarrassment kicks into high gear. Got to give Quitterie credit though, that’s certainly one dream you wouldn’t expect being so easily—or loudly—revealed.
Whether or not the remaining mysteries in KnA offer themselves up as easily remains to be seen, but you can bet there’s plenty more where this episode came from.