These are the first words that Mitch Morgan says to his daughter Clementine in the latest Zoo sneak peek below, and somehow, that feels about right for Mitch. Somehow, he’s able to downplay his reaction to the fact that his daughter of all people is the only one able to break the sterility that’s long plagued the entire human race. Kudos to Billy Burke for keeping Mitch in character here and not freaking out — especially since there’s going to be plenty of other stuff in Thursday night’s episode to freak out about.
Take, for example, the circumstances surrounding him learning the news of her pregnancy, and also the mission that he’s involved in as the two have this conversation. Clementine was captured earlier this season — an unfortunate byproduct of Dariela’s decision to try and get back Isaac — and she was seemingly being sold alongside “humanity’s last hope” (her words) to the highest bidder with a mysterious organization called The Gentlemen involved at the center of it.
Here, Mitch is doing his best impersonation of Prison Break minus Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell as he frees Clementine from her unfortunate fate … before facing a wide array of men with guns. Here is where things start to get somewhat complicated — Clementine is able to use her pregnancy as leverage in a way that few other people could. Her unborn child is the key to paving the way for the future, and while everyone may want to stop Mitch, they can’t hurt her in the process. If she puts herself in the position of human shield, nobody’s going to run the risk of killing her. She could feasibly escape just using that alone, but knowing Zoo, it will probably be a little bit more complicated than this.
Even in the event that Mitch and Clementine get out of her prison in one piece, where do they go from here? Unless they can find some super-secret bunker to hide out in for the duration of the pregnancy, they will be hunted. However, even after the child is born they have to get back out in the world again eventually. Either they find a cure for the sterility and have to disperse it, or Clementine is going to serve as an Eve-like figure where she can kickstart some attempts to repopulate the earth and find other people who may be able to have children, as well.
While Zoo may very much be a popcorn show with silly sequences like throwing a car into an active volcano, there are some pretty serious, complicated story-points at the center of it. The state of flux with Clementine’s pregnancy may take the cake as one of the most complicated of all.
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We’re obviously going to have some other insight on the series in due time, but before getting around to that, we suggest heading over here to see more on tonight’s episode! (Photo: CBS.)