They Grow Up So Quickly picks up with Doc and Addy being captured by Lucy’s wardens. Lucky for Doc and Addy the kid is bored and wants some new people to play with.
While Doc and Addy are captured, Murphy is facing off with 10K, upset with the fact that 10K doesn’t seem quite as into being a blend compared to the others. Murphy wants 10K to be his champion, to stop fighting Murphy’s control. Murphy thinks if he can give 10K a new mission, and a new name, 10K just might come to his side. All this is going down as Murphy has a letter opener in 10K’s hand, and the scene ends with Murphy forcing 10K to bring the letter open down violently-we just don’t know quite where yet.
Back at Lucy’s Addy and Doc are tied up and being questioned.
This leads to Doc and Addy trying to convince the warden’s and Lucy that Murphy sent them to get his little girl. During questioning, we find out that Lucy can control the blends just like Murphy can. When Doc and Addy are challenged for the password that Murphy was supposed to send if he really did send someone to get his daughter things go poorly. Doc is about to have his throat cut when Lucy commands her warden’s to let Doc and Addy live – she wants to play with them. Which leads to Lucy introducing her two new buddies to her other friends.
While Doc and Addy get to play hide and seek with Lucy we find out that so far 10K is still unwounded. At least for a little while. Murphy has renamed 10K to “Thomas” and makes him do the Knife Game. This is where you splay your fingers and touch the knife to the table between them as fast as you dare. Some people call it the Knife Game but my personal favorite name is Five Finger Fillet. Murphy makes 10K play until his hand is cut up a bit before being convinced that 10K/Thomas is ready to be told his new mission.
Back at Lucy’s Doc was forced to kill one of Lucy’s plaything Zombies before it bit him, which leads to Lucy having a fit and running off. She has apparently never seen a dead Zombie before.
While Lucy is out in the wild, away from the relative safety of her homestead she encounters an Ender and Lucy can’t figure out why the Zombie won’t listen to her commands. She doesn’t seem to understand that even though the Ender looks like a Zombie, its just a human who has reverted to savagery. Lucky for Lucy, Addy is there to kick some Ender butt, earning Lucy’s trust in the process.
Back at Murphytown 10K/Thomas has received his new mission and a test. Murphy offers 10K/Thomas a syringe, telling him it will set him free, but 10K/Thomas doesn’t take it, apparently proving to Murphy that he wants to be a blend still?
Back at Lucy’s house, the kid is excited to hear Doc and Addy tell her about her mother and father, which leads to Lucy asking some fun questions.
In the end Doc ends up telling Lucy about the blueberry pie episode in a round about way, which leads Lucy to the conclusion that she’s blue because of those blueberries.
Things look like they are going to turn out for Doc and Addy up until The Man shows up with a new mechanical hand, on a mission to get Lucy. When Doc goes to collect Lucy’s wardens The Man uses the distraction to steel the kid. Wounded, but not down for the count, Lucy’s wardens turn on Doc, which leads to a kill with flare.
Doc is able to take out one, but Addy has to save him from the female warden with a gnome statue.
Meanwhile The Man is dealing with Lucy in the car, which starts with a game of a hundred questions. The Man tries to use his taser to shut her up, but she’s not a normal kid.
When Lucy tells The Man she wants Addy, he freaks and tells her that Addy is Dead, which results in Lucy having a screaming fit, which causes Murphy to wake with a scream. When The Man puts a hood on Lucy’s head, Murphy suffers from the same panicked suffocation she does.
When The Man takes the hood off of Lucy she’s aged by several years – which goes back to a statement her wardens had said earlier. When she’s stressed she ages faster.
Meanwhile Doc and Addy have split up. Addy is taking the motorcycle to chase down The Man while Doc is going to try and reach Warren or Citizen Z.
They Grow Up So Quickly ends with 10K/Thomas walking out of Murphy’s headquarters, his rifle on his back. We don’t know what his mission is yet, but clearly 10K/Thomas is on it.
I’m going to give They Grow Up So Quickly an 85/100. There wasn’t a ton of Zombie violence but Doc is one of my favorite characters and he played a huge part of this episode, including an awesome Zombie Kill.
Things I Loved About This Episode
- The interplay between Doc and Addy when they are trying to fake Murphy’s password.
- Doc telling Lucy the story of her mom meeting Murphy. There were some awesome flashbacks to previous episodes here.
- Doc’s Zombie Flare Kill was just awesome.
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|2||15||All Good Things Must Come to an End||94|
|3||2||A New Mission||77|
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