Sci Fi Watcher 175: The First S01E03: Cycles

The guys return to look at the third episode of the Hulu original “The First”.

The First: Cycles

Season: 1
Episode: 3
Overall Episode: 3

Air Date: September 14, 2018 (all episodes released at once on Hulu)
Cast: Sean Penn as Tom Hagerty; Natascha McElhone as Laz Ingram; LisaGay Hamilton as Kayla Price; Hannah Ware as Sadie Hewitt; Keiko Agena as Aiko Hakari; Rey Lucas as Matteo Vega
James Ransone as Nick Fletcher, one of five astronauts chosen to be the first people to colonize Mars
Writer: Carla Ching
Director: Daniel Sackheim
Synopsis: Tom, the new commander of the mission to Mars, is arguing with Kayla, the previous commander, as to whether he should replace Nick or Sadie for the mission. Tom is in favor of Nick, while Kayla argues on behalf of Sadie, as she feels personally responsible for Sadie becoming an astronaut. After Sadie fails a training exercise, Tom makes his decision that he should replace her. The Mars Ascent Vehicle, already on Mars, is no longer transmitting, causing concern that it may be inoperative when the crew arrives. Denise goes out with some of her coworkers, including her love interest Finn. After bringing them back to Tom’s house, he confronts her with his concerns that she will relapse into her drug use, and attends a twelve-step meeting with her.

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