The following accommodates spoilers for Resident Alien Season 2, Episode 11, “The Weight,” which debuted Wednesday, Aug. 24 on SyFy.
Harry and Asta have had a turbulent relationship all through Resident Alien. She was shocked to find he was an alien, however Harry helped stave off an alien apocalypse, which proved to Asta that he was warming to her and humanity typically. Unfortunately, Asta was later pressured to kill a person to guard Harry’s secret — and the results have rippled all through Season 2.
Harry took the drastic step of wiping Asta’s thoughts to make her neglect the capturing, however later he restored her recollections, permitting them to briefly patch issues up. However, the homicide continued to gnaw at Asta’s conscience and make her really feel like a hypocrite on account of her nursing career and the medical oath she took. In Season 2, Episode 10, “The Weight,” that led to renewed rigidity between Asta and Harry that pointed towards a long-term downside for each characters.
In “The Weight,” Asta caught Harry mendacity in regards to the dying of his affected person Gerard. Harry had secretly supplied Gerard a mercy killing, however when he tried to faux Gerard handed naturally, Asta picked up on the lies. She did not confront him instantly, although. It was paying homage to earlier within the collection, when she did not know he was an alien masquerading within the pores and skin of the city’s late physician — one other dying that he had an unintentional hand in.
Asta spoke to her dad Dan, who advised her it was attainable that Harry’s doing evil issues for the higher good. Dan had his fair proportion of ethical conflicts due to his service within the Vietnam War. He requested Asta to have compassion and empathy — and extra importantly, he was prepared to assist his daughter. He let her know that she might open up to him, ask him for assist or just cry on his shoulder if she wanted to take action.
This dialog allowed Asta to have a heart-to-heart with Harry. He nonetheless wasn’t absolutely trustworthy about every little thing, however he did confess one secret: an alien invasion’s already occurring. He hadn’t needed to clue her in too quickly in order to not alarm her, and he needed to maintain her protected as a result of he knew each the aliens and army have been on the lookout for him. The admission restored some semblance of belief between Asta and Harry, however she did say that it doesn’t matter what, she considers him to be a “unhealthy individual.” That means Asta hasn’t modified her emotions about her personal actions.
With Harry consistently bending his ethical compass, Asta’s conscience will hold popping up. This will complicate their plans fairly quickly, as a result of General McCallister is in Patience trying to discover no matter aliens are operating free. And since McCallister has no downside killing harmless individuals, Asta could need to put aside her morals once more if she needs to guard Harry, the mistake-prone alien child and by extension, the world. Whether or not she’ll be capable of reside with herself afterward is one other query.
Resident Alien airs Wednesdays at 10:00 p.m. on SyFy.