As the remaining misfits plan their next move, it emerges that Nathan doesn’t remember Simon’s name. He calls him Barry, further pissing off an already angry Simon. I’d watch it, Nathan, this one can be violent. In one of Nathan’s occasional moments of logic he remembers that wearing headphones will protect them from Sybil, so he says they need to gear up.
They put in ear buds, crank up the music, and put rubber gloves on to protect them from Alisha’s power. They’re going to snatch her to try to figure out what’s been done to her. Isn’t it smarter to go after Curtis, whom you can actually touch?
Kelly follows Alisha into a storage closet and tells the others to check and make sure the exit is clear. Nathan and Simon run into Curtis, and clearly don’t like their odds of trying to take him out, as they make their excuses and flee. They run around the corner to the back door of the room where Kelly is and they try to warn her about Curtis being on to them, but she can’t hear them over her music. This was a well-crafted plan, guys.
Sure enough, it falls apart and the “bad guys” get Kelly. A gang of Sybil’s acolytes chase Nathan and Simon beyond the community center and down the street. The other people they encounter in the street, even if they’re not part of the chasing group, all belong to Sybil. It seems her television broadcast really did work. Let’s hope it was just the local news.
They’re surrounded under the overpass. Nathan remembers Simon’s power and tells him to turn them both invisible so they can escape. But he doesn’t ask nicely, and especially after how he’s been treating Simon this episode, Simon’s not inclined to help him. Simon turns himself and leaves Nathan there, but the latter is saved by a mysterious masked and orange-hooded man. The man offers Nathan a ride on his bicycle out of there.
The dramatic orchestral Misfits closing theme plays as the man takes Nathan to freedom. Is this a bit of, if not quite show mythology, continuing mystery or overarching story? So far we’ve just had Nathan’s power, which is more of a curiosity than anything, but this could be something bigger. I’m distracted from my musings, though, by the almost swooning look Nathan gives the masked man when dropped off somewhere safe. Haha, Nathan, such a damsel in distress.
For some reason Simon fled back to the community center to have a pizza. He can hide safely there, unlike Nathan, but also unlike Nathan, he has somewhere else to go. Ugh, but he went there to have a dinner date with Sally. He’s propped up her corpse in the freezer so it looks like she’s sitting up to dinner with him. That’s seriously disturbing, Simon. I know it seems everyone’s abandoned you, but that is not normal and more than a bit not good.
Nathan’s gone to Kelly’s to look for her, but finds his worst fears confirmed: she’s one of Sybil’s now. He delivers a surprisingly sweet speech to Kelly, saying that he knows how she looked, but actually he liked it: it had attitude, it was her, and she pulled it off. He says he never should have left her behind. He leaves her with a kiss to the cheek, and aw, poor Nathan’s trying to grow up. This is a bit dramatic, or at least serious, for Misfits, but I guess it is the season finale.
At first it looks like Nathan’s on his way out of town; he has two packed bags and is waiting at the train station. The show pulls the whole “the car/bus/train pulls in front of the camera, but when it leaves we see the character is still there” gag on us. Instead, Nathan marches back to the community center to purposeful music: he’s going to be the hero. I’d rag on Misfits for going with such an old trope, but let’s be honest about this: it’s Nathan, we know it’s going to end hilariously. He probably wanted the whole heroic, “I was about to leave town, but I changed my mind at the last minute!” setup for himself. Secret nerd, remember?
In order to move among the brainwashed crowd Nathan disguises himself as one of them. In that suit he looks like Bizarro!Nathan. Also, there’s no way he owned that; it’s fitting that Nathan starts off his day as a hero by stealing.
Fake!Bizarro!Nathan gets past the horde, including Curtis, at the community center, but as soon as no one’s looking he sticks some ear buds in his ears. We’ve got a nice Tarantino-vibe going with Nathan between the ear buds, the suit, the music (“Low Rider” by War,) and the gun Nathan pulls out of his waistband. Where did Nathan get a gun?
He corners Sybil in a back room, but then the perpetual flaw in the plan emerges: he can’t hear a word she’s saying, so it’s a bit difficult for them to communicate. It’s especially problematic as Sybil replies to Nathan’s demand that he change everyone back that she can’t, she doesn’t know how it works. Well, maybe you shouldn’t have gone around trying to convert half the city (and the country and beyond, if the maps that you’ve got in the rec room-turned-command center are any indication), Sybil, if you didn’t know how to undo it. The real Sybil has much better morals than you, Uptight!Fake!Sybil.