The Twilight Zone season 1 episode 8 recap: Point of Origin

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“Point of Origin” — Pictured (l-r): Zabryna Guevara as Anna Fuentes; Ginnifer Goodwin as Eve Martin of the CBS All Access series THE TWILIGHT ZONE. Photo Cr: Robert Falconer/CBS © 2018 CBS Interactive. All Rights Reserved.

What happens to Eve?

William promises to get in touch with the lawyer to get Eve out. Eve is taken and processed and given an orange jumpsuit and herded into a room full of other women in orange jumpsuits. There, she spots Anna. The two hug. Then, ignorantly, Eve says she never imagined Anna would be taken to a facility like this (a stark contrast to the bright pastels of Eve’s life, this place is dark, dirty and dismal).

Anna, rightfully, takes Eve to task on this, saying Eve knew what would happen to Anna, but she just chose to ignore it. It’s too easy and too tempting to turn off the tv and turn a blind eye.

Still, Anna says she’ll help Eve because Eve had been willing to help Anna’s grandson get into that charter school. Anna takes Eve back to a bathroom, waits for it to empty and then shows Eve a secret door in the wall. She ushers Eve in and closes the door, leaving Eve to head down a long, back hallway alone.

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The Twilight Zone continues when, in the back hallway, Eve finds Otto, a man she had seen playing guitar in the parking garage of the grocery store. (Anna, according to the children, used to always give Otto a dollar when they went shopping.)

Otto leads her to Aidia, a woman who, he says, will sound like she’s speaking English, but she’s not.

There’s also a lot of talk about “us” and the fact that Otto works for “us.” Of course, who “us” really is is the entire mystery of the episode. We’ll get there.

Anyway, Aidia, joining in the “us” talk, immediately recognizes Eve, saying Eve has forgotten who she is. She talks about people being left behind under gray skies, wondering if blue skies were possible. She talks about thinking the young wouldn’t need to know where they came from, instead hoping they’d be able to blend in and fit in.

But now, they’re being rounded up and, Aidia warns Eve, Eve needs to remember who she really is before they (the government) figure it out first. If they unlock Eve’s memories, they’ll send them all back to where they came from.

There are flashes to destroyed buildings and other black and white, desolate images.

Aidia concludes her speech by saying that this place is their home now, too, and they can’t go back.

Just then, guards bust in. Otto ducks away and hides and the guards take down Aidia and Eve.