Resident Evil season 1, episode 2 recap – “The Devil You Know”

By Jonathon Wilson
Published: July 14, 2022 (Last updated: February 17, 2024)
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Like the previous episode, the 2022 timeline continues to have the stronger storyline of the show. And while many will be horrified by what Jade encounters in her search for Barry, the central horror comes from 2022 and Billie’s behavior after getting bit.

This recap of the Netflix series Resident Evil season 1, episode 2, “The Devil You Know,” contains major spoilers. 

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Resident Evil season 1, episode 2 recap

Baxter tells his men to keep Jade alive, whilst Jade manages to stop a passing truck and escape from the zeroes and Baxter. In 2022, Jade weeps over Billie, believing that she has died. But Billie isn’t dead but does claim that she is no longer a dog person. When Albert arrives on the scene, he straight away asks if the dog bit Billie, which it did. As Billie starts to go into shock, he instructs Jade to take her home and out of sight of Umbrella. Albert covers himself in the dog’s blood when the two sisters are gone.

Back to 2036, and the truck driver that saved Jade is powerless when zeroes attack him. And to save her own life, Jade drives away in his truck. Evelyn comes to the lab and wants to know what went down. Albert claims that it must have been a hack, which leaves her with more questions than answers. Unable to answer her questions, Albert switches to the conversation about the clear side effects that were evident in the dog. But Evelyn dismisses his concerns. As they go to leave, Evelyn gets greeted by her concerned yet annoyed wife, Diana.

Albert inspects Billie’s deep bite wound before quickly assuming that Jade is why she and Billie were at the lab. He then warns the two sisters that if Umbrella learns they were at the lab, they will all get arrested. In 2036, Jade goes to visit Barry. And whilst his wife, Belinda, is reluctant to allow Jade inside, Jade forces her way through. She makes a call to Arjun and lets him know that she is still alive. Arjun tells Jade to get across the channel somehow.

The ending

In Belinda’s bathroom, Jade finds Barry chained in the bathroom, having been turned into a zero. With Barry clearly unable to help, Belinda suggests that Jade turns to Charon for help. But to track Charon down, Jade must get Barry’s pocketbook from his pocket. And in the attempt to retrieve the pocketbook, Jade has to kill Barry to save Belinda’s life. Although, Belinda isn’t overly thankful.

Baxter visits Belinda, and he learns that Jade has been looking for Barry. Meanwhile, Jade goes to Charon and exchanges. In 2022, Albert warns Evelyn that she is risking billions of lives. But when he claims “he is out”, Evelyn reminds him how he needs her. And Billie’s bite wound appears to become more infected, and she throws up in the toilet. Jade contacts Angel Rubio, a former investigative reporter obsessed with the high number of deaths at Umbrella. Jade learns from him that people have died after being bitten by an animal.

Billie grows more erratic and violent, going as far as punching a guard who tries to take her dog away from her. And afterward, she starts to show symptoms of a “zero”. In 2036, there is a shootout as Baxter tries to capture Jade.

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