Drops of God continues to tell a unique story in an exceptional way. The characters feel genuine and detailed, the imagery is cinematic, and the premise is surprisingly refreshing in today’s crowded market.
We recap the Apple TV+ series Drops of God Season 1 Episode 2, “Sky, Earth, Humans,” which contains spoilers.
In “Sky, Earth, Humans,” our two competitors get to work in their own separate countries. Camille (Fleur Geffrier) trains with an oenology teacher in France, while Issei (Tomohisa Yamashita) attempts to build his own fledgling business in Tokyo.
This installment also explores Camille’s backstory and unusual relationship with her dad.
Drops of God Season 1 Episode 2 Recap
The episode opens with a flashback as a young Camille downs a glass of wine. She instantly collapses and is rushed off to the hospital with a gushing nosebleed. Her mother, Marianne, is distraught and argues with her husband, Alexandre, who has allowed his daughter to drink at such a young age.
In the present, Camille is driven to Philippe’s vineyard, where she will be trained. Philippe greets Camille at his home, yet he’s extremely unwelcoming, annoyed that she is disturbing his business during the harvest.
Philippe informs her that he will not be teaching her, but his son will.
Who is Thomas Chassangre?
Camille meets Philippe’s son Thomas Chassangre, an oenology teacher. He gives her a tour of the vineyard, talking about their shared youth. Camille would visit the vineyard in the holidays, and Thomas would be forced to look after her. Camille is embarrassed by how awful she was in her youth.
Thomas plans to teach Camille everything she needs to know about wine and wine tasting. They have three weeks to make her into an expert. Camille confesses that she cannot drink alcohol without passing out, though. This may be a slight inconvenience!
They regroup and discuss the dilemma with Philippe. He explains that Alexandre phoned him a month ago, asking him to train Camille to improve her knowledge. He is skeptical but decides to help her anyway, to uphold his promise to an old friend.
Meanwhile, in Tokyo, Issei attempts to build his new business. He interviews for a consultant oenologist role, coming highly recommended by Alexandre Leger himself. They ask him to do a blind wine taste test.
Issei aces the test, guessing the specifics of the wine from smell alone.
Issei’s grandfather, a wealthy and powerful man, discovers his grandson’s involvement in this competition and asks his daughter Honoka to end this nonsense before it ruins the family’s reputation.
Issei doesn’t get the consultant job, and his grandfather orders him to pull out of the competition. He also wants him to end his wine business. Issei agrees.
Back in France, Camille is given an MRI scan and is examined by a specialist. They want to understand why Camille reacts badly to food and alcohol.
The doctor states that Camille has excellent taste skills, but her taste memories are linked with disgust and fear.
Why does Camille keep having nosebleeds?
The doctor believes that Camille’s nosebleeds and fainting episodes are due to trauma from her youth. The trauma is linked to taste and causes these adverse reactions. When Camille eats or drinks, this triggers the traumatic memories, causing these bodily reactions.
Camille decides to go home and says her final goodbyes to Philippe. He continues to be rude towards her, dismissing her entirely. Camille argues with Alexandre’s old friend. Philippe says that Alexandre adored Camille and that he was hurt when he was unable to speak to his daughter anymore.
Philippe mentions an awful email Camille sent Alexandre years ago.
The email turns out to be a fake, though, which Marianne wrote herself. Camille confronts her mother and orders her to leave. She’s more determined than ever now to reconnect with her father and win the competition. Camille decides to train using her smell alone.
How does Camille remember the smells?
Thomas trains Camille, re-establishing her excellent sense of smell. Camille is blindfolded again and given 54 aromas to name. She struggles initially, but then she soon remembers her training with Alexandre. He told her to categorize and store the smells in her mind. She unlocks these memories and successfully names all 54 aromas in the present.
Drops of God Season 1 Episode 2 Ending Explained
Camille is trained by Thomas to evaluate wine by sight and smell alone. Unfortunately, Camille struggles to identify the wine’s aromas the first time. She storms off. Philippe takes her camping to reacquaint her with nature. Her second attempt goes much more successfully. She even points out the smell of wine in Tokyo. Fern is one of the aromas.
Camille has made excellent progress two weeks later, but it is still not good enough. Camille has flashbacks to that opening scene, where she first drank wine. It becomes apparent that Alexandre wasn’t allowing her to drink whole glasses of wine but from a pipette instead. Camille realizes that it wasn’t Alexandre’s fault. She chose to drink the wine.
She drinks from the glass of wine in the present and is astounded by how good it tastes. Hopefully, she has made the first step towards addressing and overcoming her trauma now.
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