“I Know More Than You’ll Ever Know” was four or five ideas for a finale rather than an actual one, and leaves things dangerously wide open for a third season that presumably nobody wants.
This recap of Pandora season 2, episode 10, “I Know More Than You’ll Ever Know”, contains spoilers. You can check out our thoughts on the previous episode by clicking these words.
Judging by the number of people reading these recaps and discussing the show online, I’m pretty confident that nobody actually cares about Pandora at this point, and I’d imagine that includes the writers, too. I’m not sure how else you’d explain this perplexingly bad second season or indeed “I Know More Than You’ll Ever Know” being four or five ideas for a finale but not, you know, an actual finale. Although given what we’ve been through until this point I suppose that’s only fitting.
The big overarching thread remained Jax’s quest to convince the Ancients that this universe was worth saving, which she accomplished by toting an inter-species delegation along for testimony having thoroughly lucked-out with Captain Roy’s adopted sister Bertha being a Chronin (sp?), the last race Jax needed on her galactic bingo card, and basically just face-painted humans who apparently hatch from eggs. It’s an enormous stretch, but in an episode full of them it’s hardly worth quibbling about.
At some point during “I Know More Than You’ll Ever Know”, I realized I wasn’t entirely sure what was going on. Different timelines were being introduced. Aleka showed up again completely out of nowhere since her entire function in the narrative is to randomly be at Jax’s beck and call, and yet somehow we’re supposed to buy they have some kind of deep-rooted meaningful sisterhood? Okay! By the time Xander, continuing a run of inexplicable life choices, shot Jax in the back, I’d kind of given up trying to keep track.
Xander does some impressively dumb things in Pandora season 2, episode 10. For one thing, I have no idea whatsoever where the show is going with his relationship with Tierney. At one point they run into Bey Turhan and Cordelia – remember her? – who it turns out masterminded the appearance of Parallax arming various militias across the galaxy just to get back at daddy, which is fair enough but a bit disappointing considering this has been a season-long mystery. It even took me a couple of minutes to remember who Cordelia was, this show having a seemingly infinite supply of hot leggy blondes with toff accents.
And then there’s the whole thing with Xander’s clone brother Zion. What on earth was that about? I said at the time that it was absurd this clone would have somehow recalled memories embedded deep in his genetic makeup, but Xander taking him home to their mother and just dropping him off was a bridge too far for me in terms of what I can just blithely accept. Why did any of this storyline exist?
It’s a complete mess, but rather than just nitpick every little detail let’s just take stock of where all of the main characters and narrative arcs are as we leave things since as we know the CW never cancels anything so there’s a good chance we might end up with a third season despite nobody to my knowledge having actually watched this one. So, here we go.
Jax is gone. Not sure where. She could be arbitrarily brought back at virtually any point but since her destiny has been fulfilled it’d make sense not to do that.
Zazie went adventuring with Roy and Bertha. None of the writers remembered her alternate-universe backstory and none of her friends really cared what she did to Jax. Fair enough.
Xander, Tierney, Ralen, and Jett – the latter of whom, by the way, got the most complete and meaningful arc of the season – are on the run from Earth Com and the Zatarians since they’re in cahoots with Admiral Lucas as a middle-(wo)man and Shral might have been a sleeper agent since his time in the war.
With Eve and Bloom knocking around somewhere, there’s still technically a titular Pandora in play, so there’s room for the show to continue. But should it? That’s a firm “no” from me, at least in this state. It has been fun making fun of it every week, but I think we all can live happily ever after with no more Pandora.
Thanks for reading our recap of Pandora season 2, episode 10, “I Know More Than You’ll Ever Know”. For more recaps, reviews, and original features covering the world of entertainment, why not follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page?