Goliath’s shocking identity revealed in ‘Resident Alien’

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Great Scott! Last night’s episode of Foreign resident changed the game forever. Everything we learned in the first half of Season 2 was reframed with the major revelation that Doctor Harry Vanderspeigle (Alan Tudyk) and New York street artist Goliath (David Bianchi) aren’t different members. of the same alien species, but actually the exact same person! … Where extraterrestrialinstead.

How is such a thing possible? Well, the answer comes down to one of the oldest sci-fi tricks of the trade: time travel. Sixty years in the future, our home planet is in ruins. Human civilization and nature have both collapsed following a horrific invasion by an advanced race of malevolent alien beings so frightening they make Harry’s people cute and cuddly in comparison.

As his human body begins to age and become useless, the fake Dr. Vanderspeigle reverts to an alien form, roaming the post-apocalypse for hundreds of years, searching for a way to save a planet he has been searching for. once to be destroyed. After six centuries, he comes across a trans-dimensional portal that allows him to go back in time. “Of course they left them behind,” Harry says in voiceover. “I must be on one of the energy lines on the planet. Humans called them ‘ley lines.’ If there is a portal, there will be more. So I can change all that.”

The theory goes that certain man-made landmarks (such as the Great Pyramids of Giza and Stonehenge) are connected by invisible energy currents. This is a major tenet of those who believe that early humans were visited by extraterrestrials and tasked with building these wonders of the world, which serve a greater purpose than just looking cool. Although the series has yet to provide a firm answer as to what it all means, Harry’s internal monologue seems to hint that alien conquerors may have tapped into these ancient ley lines to easily transport their armies and ships. on earth. When the carnage was over, they simply left the doors open. Again, this is all conjecture at this time.

What we do know is that Harry finds a specific portal, passes through it, and enters the Brazilian rainforest 33 years before his crash landing in Colorado. His shocking appearance accidentally leads to the death of a local man (Bianchi), prompting Harry to assume his form, which leads to the creation of a causal loop, which is one of the most famous paradoxes in all of pop-culture.

It’s like Harry and Hermione go back in time to save Sirius and Buck prisoner of azkaban – nothing in the timeline is severely altered as it was always meant to happen. Harry (Vanderspeigle, not Potter) now knows what he must do: go to New York and become the artist known as Goliath. He will fully assimilate into the human world, become a famous street performer, mate with Violinda Darvell (Maxim Roy), and leave a warning for his past via his alien offspring.

Spirit = blown.

New episodes of Resident Alien air on SYFY every Wednesday at 10 p.m. Eastern Time, before hitting the SYFY app and Peacock the next day. There are only four episodes left of Season 2, but don’t worry, the hit show has already been renewed for a third season.

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