Sci Fi Watcher 191: The First S01E07: The Choice

The gang returns again as they look at another episode of “The First”.  Bryan and Corey are happy that the show is back on track, but they still don’t care about the crew.  The guys also give their predictions as to where season will go.

The First: Choice

Season: 1
Episode: 7
Overall Episode: 7

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: Julian Breece
Director: Deniz Gamze Ergüven
Synopsis: Tom drafts a letter for the crew to sign acknowledging the increased risk to their lives should the repairs to the Mars Ascent Vehicle fail. Matteo notices hearing issues, and finds that his eardrum has ruptured. The repairs fail, and the US president informs Laz that she will not be supporting the mission, and the crew considers the increased risk. Matteo chooses to withdraw from mission, and Sadie replaces him, despite her husband’s anger at her decision. Tom meets Denise at Laz’s house, and she informs him that she will be cutting off contact should he elect to go on the mission. Tom asserts that she no longer needs him, but the crew does, and signs the letter.

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