All these interviews with the creator Eric Kripke contain SPOILERS. We’re posting just the parts regarding Elizabeth/Rachel.
What’s The Deal With Rachel? Elizabeth Mitchell fans who have been complaining about “not enough Rachel” can rest assured that we’ll see much, much more of the actress going forward. “We’re so smitten with what Elizabeth is doing with the character, and we’re just writing more and more for her,” Kripke says excitedly. While he was hesitant to reveal too much about one of the show’s more mysterious players, he did confirm that “Rachel is obviously holding onto certain secrets of why the power went out, and Monday’s episode will reveal more about what she knows.” And as suspected, “everything changes when Danny arrives in Philadelphia. General Monroe has Rachel where he wants her, so he’s able to twist her arm and force her to reveal things…but of course, she’s smart and heroic and desperately searching for a way out.”
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In next week’s episode: a family reunion
In episode 5, titled “Soul Train” and scheduled to air on Monday, Oct. 15, Danny will arrive in Philadelphia, where Monroe is keeping Rachel imprisoned. “Now General Monroe has Rachel where he wants her because he doesn’t care about her own well-being, but of course she cares about the well-being of her son,” Kripke said. Expect at least a few answers about the blackout in that episode: The plan to torture Danny to get his mother to talk works, and Monroe, along with the audience, will learn a bit of what Rachel knows about why the lights went out.
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As for how much Rachel (Elizabeth Mitchell) might know about the origins of the blackout, Kripke says, “She’s obviously holding onto certain secrets about why the power went out.” And Monday’s upcoming episode, which has Danny arriving in Philadelphia and possibly reuniting with his long-lost mother, may answer some of those questions.
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Along those lines, “everything changes” for Rachel when Danny finally arrives in Philadelphia, leading her to reveal some of the secrets that she’s been holding onto.
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Eric Kripke: “Everything changes when Danny finally arrives in Philadelphia which is this Monday. General Monroe now has Rachel exactly where he wants her, because she cares about her son a lot, so she will reveal things that she hasn’t revealed to him yet. But she of course is smart and heroic, and is desperately searching for a way out of the predicament that she is in.”
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