‘The Umbrella Academy’ Season 2 Episode 8 Recap: A Double Case of ‘Paradox Psychosis’

by Jeremy Spirogis
David Castañeda as Diego Hargreeves in

With Five’s plan down the drain, and the Hargreeves scattered, how will they get well? The day of John F. Kennedy’s assassination has arrived, which means doomsday is sort of right here. And it’s about to get much more sophisticated. (Spoilers for The Umbrella Academy Season 2, Episode 8 “The Seven Stages” forward.)

Does that make me loopy?

Five tells Luther they should discover Old Man Five, who simply arrived in 1963 to do his job for the Commission. They observe him down, and Little Five says that, in trade for his briefcase, he’ll give him the correct equation to get again to 2019 and maintain his older type intact when he jumps to the occasions seen within the pilot.

Confused? So was Luther. While each Fives take care of itchiness and paranoia (unwanted effects of speaking to a different model of your self), Old Man Five convinces Luther they need to kill Little Five and go to 2019 collectively. Obviously, they don’t inform the opposite Five this. Old Man Five seemingly agrees to the plan.

Go, Diego, go!

David Castañeda as Diego Hargreeves in 'The Umbrella Academy'
David Castañeda as Diego Hargreeves in ‘The Umbrella Academy’ | Christos Kalohoridis

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The Handler agrees to let Lila rent Diego, so long as she’s liable for him. As Lila explains the Commission, he sees the infinite switchboard. Diego ditches a coaching session and goes to the switchboard. Herb exhibits up and helps him use it, telling him that he’s a part of a resistance group to overthrow the Handler.

Diego learns that an explosion on the FBI constructing close to the motorcade prompts the president’s automotive to hurry away, saving his life. However, he then launches an assault on Soviet Russia, believing them to be behind all of it. This units off World War three and doomsday. Emerging from the rubble of the federal constructing? Vanya, after all.

Father is aware of greatest

Speaking of No. 7, interrogated by the FBI, who uncover she is aware of Russian. Vanya’s then dosed with a “truth serum,” inflicting her to hallucinate she’s again on the Umbrella Academy, solely all of her siblings are adults. Reginald forces all of them to eat brains, however each time she does, she sees painful reminiscences.

As Vanya is tortured, Carl tells Sissy what the FBI discovered about her. Nearby, Harlan feels what Vanya feels — in different phrases, they’re linked by her powers. At the D.S. Umbrella company, Grace snoops round Reginald’s stuff. She finds his secret plans and confronts him. He gained’t inform her the reality, and he or she says she will’t belief him.

Vanya’s nightmare

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Meanwhile, Ray, Allison, and Klaus take care of the physique of the deceased Swede, whereas his brother realizes the Handler is in charge. With the resistance, Diego and Herb seem in Allison’s lounge, explaining every part. Allison kisses Ray goodbye, they usually go to cease Vanya earlier than it’s too late.

They arrive as Vanya, nonetheless caught in her delusion, eats the brains. Her energy can’t be contained, and he or she kills everyone within the neighborhood. Alison, Klaus, and Diego arrive on the FBI constructing as electrical energy surges. They understand one thing’s improper. Harlan and Vanya open their eyes — each blinding white.

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