Synopsis: The race is on and the road ahead is packed with dangers. The Donahues face up to a huge setback. Then, things go wrong on the Thames.
Review: This second episode picks up some of the actions content and provides a little more insight into the backstory concerning The Donahues.
Having made it to the start line. The race is set to get underway and the Donahues find themselves following an intricate plan, which was left them by Simon who was killed by one of the infected plague monsters in last weeks opening episode.
We also learn more about the Donahues and why they have chosen to enter the race and it all boils down to Roman and his friend hacking into the private medical company that inadvertently created the plague.
With the race underway. The racers learn pretty quickly that the chances of finishing the race are slim to none due to Government authorities trying to pick off the racers at the various bridges and so forth. A factor that Simon’s plan took into account, but when Roman messes up on the execution of the plan. They need to enlist some help from Kaye and Michael and the Ambulance team.
Michael Biehn puts in a memorable if somewhat crazy performance as Road Kill Jim who winds up being the first to die in this brutal race. The scene where he is telling Roman about his dead dog is damn right eery.
Also good this week was Ike Bennett as Roman who is now pretty much the man in the Donahue family. I particularly enjoyed the flashback sequences that told his story and how it was his computer hack that caused the family to uproot and enter the race.
This was a stronger episode, which begins to provide some insight into more of the characters while simultaneously showing off some of the more colorful characters that have entered the race. We learn that Kaye’s mother who we believed to have been killed is still very much alive and barely human, but is now at a medical facility. It will be interesting to see how that plays out given that the Authorities want to try and question her.
As to the race itself. Thus far the racers are still in London and it looks like it will not be at all easy for them to get out.
I look forward to seeing how this all plays out and hope that we get to see the backstories of some of the other characters as things move forward.
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