Oodles of exposition give some context to the events we’ve seen so far as we race towards the finish line.
This recap of Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness season 1, episode 3 contains spoilers.
Just in case you’d already forgotten everything that happened in the previous episode, this one opens with Claire making the rather grim discovery of another suicide. Jason’s Mad Dog unit just can’t seem to stop offing themselves. Something is definitely afoot, and this episode spends the vast majority of its runtime rather artlessly explaining what.
We start with Leon catching up to Shen May, who has legged it straight to her grandfather and brother, Jun See, who is being kept alive as a horrific monster after a top-secret mission-gone-wrong that you just know flashbacks are going to explain to us. Lo and behold, Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness episode 3 returns once again to Penamstan, where Jun See first met Jason and the Mad Dogs. At that time, Secretary Wilson, then a general, was the commanding officer of the unit, but was working on the side with a pharmaceutical company — aha! — to develop and test bioweapons. Penamstan was simply a trial run for those weapons.
A nifty action sequence makes this clear, with the Mad Dogs coming under attack from zombies, and most of them getting bitten. Jun See directs Jason to the syringes he’s carrying — the same kind that spilled out of the paper bag he dropped in the previous episode — and tells him to inject himself. It’s an inhibitor, and the only way to stop the infection, but there’s only so much to go around, so Jun See ends up turning after letting Jason’s squad use his share. Out of a sense of honor, Jason keeps this quiet and uses Jun See and Shen May’s grandfather’s connections to smuggle the young man out. He has presumably been in this very bed ever since.
But following this mission, Wilson gained absolute power over the Mad Dogs, since they all required a steady dose of the inhibitor to prevent themselves from turning (which is what we saw Jason injecting himself with earlier), and Wilson was their only means of getting the inhibitor. Thus, he used them as his own personal black ops squad in order to further his own career while continuing to do business with the pharmaceutical company. Now, he’s trying to get President Graham to declare war on China since the war economy is good for the bioweapon business. But Wilson didn’t account for Jun See’s survival. All of the prototype bioweapon soldiers had chips inside them to record their vitals and combat data, and Jun See’s was preserved, so that’s the smoking gun Shen May needs to take Wilson down. Out of nowhere, though, the building is leveled, Shen May’s grandfather and Jun See are both buried in the rubble, and Leon is barely able to escape.
Shen May understandably wants to go public with the chip, but Leon is weirdly reluctant, he claims because it’ll make her a target of the U.S. government. He’s more worried about Jason. Despite having seemingly been shot and killed in the previous episode, him being infected means he will have shrugged off that kind of injury, and Leon worries that he’s planning something major — based on a conversation they had earlier, he assumes he wants the world to know what real terror is, the kind he and his unit had to experience. Since they’re stood in a pile of rubble during this conversation, his point is pretty much proved.
Having almost forgotten about Claire for its entirety, Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness season 1, episode 3 briefly returns to her in the White House, pushing to get the real story while Wilson tries to convince Ryan and President Graham to publicly denounce the Chinese at the upcoming conference. Of course, she pushes a little too hard and ends up getting tased by some Secret Service agents. We have our stakes for the finale.