Review – Dark Matter S03E13: “Nowhere to Go”

Last week on Dark Matter, Three (Anthony Lemke), Five (Jodelle Ferland), and Six (Roger Cross) traveled by clone to Zairon, where Boone (also Lemke) brought Two (Melissa O’Neil) after he kidnapped her last week. Ryo (Alex Mallari Jr), well aware of how much the crew of the Raza looks up to Two, pressed his advantage by asking for the blink drive in exchange for her safe return.  Ryo also gave out old secrets like candy: he knew about Six’s family (as did Six), who adopted Five’s long-lost sister, and how exactly Sarah (Natalie Brown) got sick. Unfortunately for Ryo, his carefully laid plans got upended by Misaki (Ellen Wong), who helped a revolution get into the palace walls. Two managed to save him, but she was preparing to execute him as last week’s episode ended.

This week on Dark Matter

DARK MATTER -- Nowhere To Go Episode 313
DARK MATTER — “Nowhere To Go” Episode 313 — Pictured: (l-r) Zoie Palmer as The Android, Jodelle Ferland as Five — (Photo by: Stephen Scott/Dark Matter Series 3/Syfy)

This week on Dark Matter‘s third season finale, the crew of the Raza finally made some offensive moves in the galaxy-engulfing corporate war.

This week’s episode was an excellent cap to an explosive, intriguing, and intrigue-filled third season. The door appeared to close on one of the major plots of this season (no spoilers!) while a different door revealed who the major villains of a theoretical season four were likely to be (though it’s possible that the Raza may end up allying themselves with these possible villains: it’s not like the Raza could ever claim to be wholly on the side of good). There were also notable character implications for next season, including how a couple of characters’ fates are currently up in the air and how certain choices were made this episode which will shake the status quo of the Raza well past the first episode of season four. The tight writing of this show, and its gift with foreshadowing, always manages to enthrall me (brief sidebar: the possibility of Dark Matter‘s not getting a fourth season is frankly astonishing, especially when one considers that certain other genre series, despite distinctly lacking Dark Matter‘s tight writing and having a long history of selling out the character arcs of “weaker” characters to make them stronger in a way that doesn’t feel genuine, get money thrown at like it has taken the fans’ loved ones for ransom). I hope Syfy makes the right choice and renews this clever and well-plotted show.

DARK MATTER -- Nowhere To Go Episode 313
DARK MATTER — “Nowhere To Go” Episode 313 — Pictured: Andrew Moodie as Teku Fonsei — (Photo by: Stephen Scott/Dark Matter Series 3/Syfy)

Dark Matter airs on Syfy, and you can catch up on old episodes on Netflix. It’s already been announced that the third season of Dark Matter will be available on Netflix streaming on 25 September, a month after the third season finale was aired on Syfy.

We are still waiting for an update from Syfy on if Dark Matter will be renewed for a fourth season, but when we know, we’ll let you know. In the meantime, those of you on social media may want to use the hashtag #RenewDarkMatter to express your appreciation for this show and your sadness if the show were to get canceled (fans of Syfy’s other Friday night space opera Killjoys may want to take a similar tack). 

What did you think about this week’s episode of Dark Matter? Are you worried that this deserving show may not get a fourth season? Talk about it in the comments!

Images courtesy of NBC/Universal

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