‘Zoo’ season 2, episode 8 review: The case of Jackson’s mother; Abe versus Davies

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If there is one thing we learned about Abe on “Zoo” Tuesday night, it is that this man is not to be trifled with … especially if you’ve got something that he wants.

Over the course of the episode, we actually saw Abe kill Davies for a brief period of time before coming back to life, but it just so turned out that the General also had a little bit of insight on his history with Oz, and things that he does not want getting out.

Despite some obvious struggles in the air the team eventually arrived in Africa, where Jackson was looking for answers regarding his mother. The good news is that she is alive. Unfortunately, the bad news is that she is hardly the woman she once was. She has turned into some sort of monster (more than likely as the result of her own injection), and you have to wonder if this is a chilling warning of things to come for Jackson himself.

In the end, we’re going to say that there is one thing that this episode lacked: More animal craziness! This is the reason we watch this show more so than anything else. That aside, this was a compelling hour that did move forward the story of not only Jackson, but Abe, in interesting ways. We don’t necessarily have answers on the triple-helix just yet, but at least we are getting closer to figuring it all out. The fact that we are basically on an international search for bones because of x-rays conducted many years ago is absurd, but that is precisely what this show is. If you lack the ability to suspend belief, this probably is not the show for you.

Oh, and can we do something to patch up Mitch and Jamie? We like both of them, but for some reason it’s not working as well as we’d like at present. We’d like to see her have a more commanding presence for the rest of the season. Episode Grade: B.

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