What I can't tell you where you have no idea, we hope you knew, yeah, we need some ideas. We never out ideas. Okay, yeah. I. You know, it's, funny, I, don't know of the hook I like that I like that way of looking at it. But we just tried to say that Molly's off the hook.
You know that the show is moving in a different direction of only world kind of. But that Molly is sort of like in her warrior mode, and she's got nothing left to lose. And so we get to explore a whole side of her. Yep that the show didn't look. At last year, looked at her more in the mom mode. And so now we're looking her more than like warrior, she's Cassandra, she knows something very bad is happening, and nobody will believe her.
And so just that energy to try to save the world, that's that's, sort of how we looked at it. Yeah, we wanted to we wanted to really hit the ground running and shake things up in the first episode and so cooling meters she's in this recovery center, that's, a little, almost like a, you know, mental hospital. And. She suffered all this sort of traumatic loss, and these different things that happen, sir, and we double back and see how she got to that point. And then washes in this recovery center, she seems she starts to see that they're these strange this mysterious deaths that are happening and that maybe they're tied to what happened her in space.
But because of what happened to her because she's in this questionable mental state, nobody believes her, you know, and so she sets awful I'm trying to dig into. This mystery and a puts her in the path of Jeffrey Dean Morgan. And and and so in terms of where it's going, you know, she's going to get the answers that she's seeking for, and it's going to lead to some big revelations about herself. And and and the son that you slipped off into the night with the Good Samaritan. And so yeah, those Craig who stated as much we're in that warrior mode of like this fight for survival, that's going to push her to some new and provocative places and I also think what. We said, is look there's only 13 episodes.
We have to have big twists I mean, I love that I think viewers love that, so we're good. Furthermore, we have big moves every week as huge revelations it's, not one of these things where it's like, you know, the information is dribbled that we're going to show lots of we're going to turn. Oh, thank you we're going to turn lots of cards every week as we get to the big finish and reveal a what's really going on and be the the the thread that holds it all together is what happened to. John how did he die, and why did he die? And all of that mystery is going to be played out across the season. The interesting thing about JD is there they're completely opposites she's, a scientist she's, an astronaut, somebody with dual PhDs he's, a guy he's, a cop who a little of a copy of the future very much like a guy who works on instinct and works by the gut used to people why into him. We've talked about them, a lot it's like Redford and Dunaway.
You know, three district Andre, two, totally. Opposite people, but who need each other. She requires an ally in this fight.
This thing that she's trying to disses mysteries she's trying to dig into he needs to solve this case. And so that of that mutual need holds them together, and I think eventually, you know, he's going to see some stuff she's going to turn his world upside down, right, and he's going to be forced to face. The fact that that that the world the universe is not as he thought, right? I. Think, also to that distant to that question, One of the things we wanted to do was make Jeffrey Dean make JD us. You know, the one the person who's not going to go.
Oh, okay. There are aliens. Here, I, get you we're going to be skeptical, and we're going to need some seriously hard proof before I'm going to sign up for that.
And that doesn't happen instantly that takes a few episodes for him to get there as he slowly begins to understand that she may not be crazy. There may actually be something to what she's yelling about I. Think part of that part of the. Fun is him coming around to what she is selling its. Something that the show didn't have last season there wasn't like just an every man character you. They were like astronauts and a brilliant roboticist and Japanese billionaire businessman.
And all these fish were like extraordinary figures. But there wasn't somebody in the middle of that saying, what the hell are you talking about aliens, you know, and so he really gives us the opportunity for that yes, show the show is definitely the high speed. Pretty much throughout the season and I would say that the thriller elements started the beginning and drive us all the way to, and you know, the benefit of having 13 episodes, instead of 22 is that you can set up these questions and answer them, fairly quickly and move on to the next big part of the mystery and I feel like we've done that really well this year. And so we've been able to keep up the pace, but do it in a way that you know, that's going to feel a little off the hook at.
The beginning, but hopefully it feels organic and natural these stories we go through. Let me just say we just finished shooting season two last Wednesday, I need to lay down somewhere for like a month. And then begin to think about where season three might go. We have kicked around some ideas. Mainly idea is that we almost used this year.
And then kind of got pushed aside onto another board, kind of the season three board, I don't think we really have a set idea first season. We wanted to tell a self-. Contained story so that at the end of it at the end of the season, you know, you never know when you start like these summer shows, we were meant to be a limited series. We didn't know if we'd come back.
So we wanted to make sure it was satisfying since audiences. You see a way through we kept that same idea this season. So it's its own self-contained story, there's, a big blockbuster finale, and then we're going to leave just a few threads open that you go.
Okay, I could see where this time ago right? Lore. Or I wonder where this is going to go next year because something's you, yeah, like bill threads are opening a little journey of the hybrid style. Those are what yeah, yeah. I mean, they that was really the big question of the first season like one of those two things going to collide. They seem like disparate storylines in a sense of the artificial intelligence and the extra-terrestrial.
And in fact, a lot of like, even the very first days, I went out to pitch the show and sell the show a lot of. People ask, why did you why do you have put these two storylines in and to me, it was always about it wasn't about those two things it was about this family, and it was also about how human beings adapt to survive. And so that within those two Ethan and the offspring, we get a chance to see to ask those questions about what it means to be human.
And you know, do you have to be human to have humanity? And those both of those characters are prisms that we can look at that through it. And ask those. Questions and play them out of dramatic way and safe to say that those two storylines continue to provide and influence each other as we go along that was well said that was good. Yeah, that's good. And then you can sit at the offspring I will say that that line is definitely moving without giving away too much I will say that it, especially in terms of the alien son, where that's going will surprise you. It is surprising, and it's, not where we start in the first few episodes.
It really does turn. Into something that you probably can't predict right now as the relationships evolve and as more and more hybrids are appearing on earth more being born. It changes the whole dynamic and it around the middle of the season things begin to shift rapidly, I think it's hard without giving it away. Yeah, we on the first few episodes this season, we get notes on the scripts and on the edits on the cuts. He was a lot more heavily involved in laying out the foundation of the show in season one in the. Conceptual a lot of the designs, the conceptual work, the stories sorted all the way through with this.
And then he went off to direct two movies back to back, so we're, still, we have his company that via the folks who run his company, and we hear from him through them. And you know, continue to guide and shape our stories and Moe just I would say they also like his history. DNA is always a part of what we do it's that spirit is always a part of what we're destroying, yeah, I think his. Because his grounded classic sci-fi stories are always with us like emotionally, you know, Close Encounters and ET.
And the issues really involved in AI. All these things I think we're talking about these things all the time. And his take on them really is wired.
His DNA is sort of wired into our DNA. Now, it's interesting, how that happens.