When Dark Matter season 3 episode 12 airs on Syfy August 18, are we going to be seeing the end of the road for Ryo Ishida? It may be too early to speculate on that, but it does feel like we’re at the point in the story now where we have to start wondering about his future. It all started with a betrayal at the end of last season, and we could be getting to the end of it now. After all, won’t this show want to set up some of its new mythology and the journey that could be coming in season 4?
It’s too early to say for sure that this episode (entitled “My Final Gift to You”) is the end of the road for the character — maybe he finds a way to become Four again, or exist in a different way in the universe (this is a show where almost anything is possible). It may just help to tie up the storyline in its current form or set things up for the epic finale airing later this month. The synopsis below offers you one of the first teases of what lies ahead in terms of the story.
Dark Matter season 3 episode 12 synopsis – “Ryo invites his former crew to Zairon in a final attempt to secure the Blink Drive and his victory over Pyr.”
No matter what we end up seeing with Ryo in this story, all signs pointing to it being quite a trip. If you love Dark Matter, it’s easy to be happy about that. The promo below features Ryo talking a little bit about his plans with the team in Zairon, which seemed to be kickstarted thanks to his capture of Two. Apparently, he plotted everything out to use Boone in order to take her. Because of the tight camaraderie between the Raza crew, they couldn’t look away after that.
What else could be coming?
Earlier today, we posted a new interview with showrunner Joseph Mallozzi, and he made it clear that this episode could provide a key bit of information into Portia’s evolution away from the woman we saw with Dr. Shaw in the episode “Built, Not Born.” If you enjoyed that story (and we imagine that you did), you should brace for some revelations here.
What are the renewal odds?
We’re still cautiously optimistic, and Mallozzi echoed that when we spoke to him in the interview. This past episode maintained the show’s average rating of a 0.2 in the 18-49 demographic; while Dark Matter is down year-to-year just over 11% in the demo, that’s about normal for a show these days. We know it’s got a devoted audience very much interested in keeping it on the air.
What do you want to see moving into Dark Matter season 3 episode 12? Be sure to share your thoughts / predictions in the comments!
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