Reality Z season 1, episode 8 recap – what happened in “The Future”? Taking control

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Summary

Episode 8 has turned the Netflix series back into a reality show as the characters take control in the Big Brother control room.

This recap of Netflix series Reality Z season 1, episode 8, “The Future” contains spoilers.

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How does Reality Z season 1, episode 8, “The Future” open?

Episode 8 opens up with Léo taking his mother to the roof. She shows him a spot and says it will work. Levi opens the blinds in the control room and the team hold the door. While the zombies are distracted, Ana sneaks down on some ladders into the garden and screams to get them to all follow her outside — Léo aims his weapon, and his mother mouths “I love you” as he shoots her in the head. The others go into the garden and fight the zombies and clear them all out.

Levi wants control

Robson is happy with the battle, hugging everyone — Levi and Cristina are concerned that he’s softening with the others. The studio is cleared of all zombies and everyone tidies and cleans the house. Afterward, they party and drink. Robson is making moves on José’s wife Barbara — Cristina asks him to rein in his wife. Reality Z season 1, episode 8, “The Future” sees a desire for leadership.

Léo tells Teresa that surviving with these psychos will be the hardest part. Barbara tells Robson that she and José isn’t really a doctor and they aren’t a couple and they start snogging. Cristina joins in to make it a threesome; Léo and Teresa are also getting in on the action and start kissing each other — they have sex on the roof. There are a lot of sexually frustrated people in episode 8.

Robson loses control

Levi sits in the control room and checks out the cameras. José confronts Teresa in the kitchen, stating the world is over and that he can do what he wants. He confronts her with a knife. Levi watches on camera as José gets on top of Teresa and suggests that he’s going to rape her. Robson shoots José in the head.

More survivors

With everyone arguing amongst themselves about who is in charge after Robson’s violent heroic killing, Levi alerts them to more survivors in the other building. Christina insists they can’t let anyone else in; Teresa states they invited them with the video and she’s furious — she leaves the control room. Barbara suggests putting them up to a test and give up their guns.

How does Reality Z season 1, episode 8, “The Future” end?

The test begins as Robson puts them in a room in the house where José’s dead body is. They watch the survivors on camera in the control room. Levi videos in and welcomes them to Olympus; they have three hours to expel one of the people in the group to pass the test. Episode 8 has turned the Netflix series back into a reality show as the characters take control in the Big Brother control room.


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Daniel Hart

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