I left last week's episode figuring that the fourth hand was probably Junior's. But then the first three-quarters of this week's episode was so full of bang-you-over-the-head foreshadowing that I figured it had to be a bait-and-switch. I would have given the show real credit if, when Junior put his hand to the mini-dome/sphere, he was fried like Dodie was and then died. THAT would have shaken up my expectations.
I did like Big Jim's little sojourn to the outer island. I guess the universe provided an answer again. It'll be interesting to see how Maxine reacts when she discovers her mother went missing.
I was hoping that Barbie would just come clean to Julia, but I kind of liked this execution better. Instead of the expected screaming match followed by buckets of tears, we get the confrontation scene after Julia's had a bit of time to process things. Instead, it's more about these two people whose lives have been changed by a profound act helping each other fill in the pieces. That seemed right to me.
LOVED the astral projector out of the mini-dome. The one thing I think the show is getting right is that the scifi elements sprinkled throughout are REALLY weird. I don't have any idea where any of this is going, and that's just the way I want it.