Resident Evil Parasite open with Albert Wesker talking to one of his clones while we see flashbacks of their origin story. There used to be a lot of clones, each of whom seemed to embody some aspect of a whole persons skills and personality. As the segment ends we see the bad and violent clone escape while his brothers are captured by Evelyn Marcus.
We then cut back to Jade as she realizes that her sister set her up by putting a tracker in her infected specimen.
Evelyn then questions Albert. She knows he killed the reporter, she just doesn’t know why. While Albert’s getting questioned, we see his clone beginning his escape plan. This of course leads him to young Jade and Billie. This clone doesn’t pass well though. Jade and Billie immediately figure out something is wrong. When they challenge him he admits he’s not Albert, he’s Bert. He then reveals they are all clones.
The girls try to leave but get interrupted by an Umbrella tactical team. Bert puts up a good fight, but there are just too many henchmen. We then get to see Evelyn turn the girls against Albert. She shows them how their blood is what keeps Albert alive.
Back in the current timeline Jade and Billie reunite once again. Billie shows that she is really the mastermind behind everything. Evelyn is quite literally under her complete control. Billie thinks she has Jade under her thumb, at least until a horde comes over the hill.
The episode ends with young Jade and Billie holding hands before the screen goes black.
Parasite suffers from the same issues as so many other episodes of Resident Evil. There are too many threads, most of them based on back stabbing plots and not enough on how they are surviving the virus which has destroyed the world.
Instead we get way too much detail on Albert and his clones. We also get bits of the young Jade and Billie as we jump between the back story and the here and now. It is just too much and doesn’t allow the viewer to enjoy a coherent story.
The last eight to nine minutes of Resident Evil Parasite were awesome. If only the full episode could have had that many zombies and that much energy.
Which is why Parasite is earning itself a Just Bad 20/100.
If you need your Resident Evil fix, I’d go back to the classics.
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