‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’ Episode 6 Review: Faraday hits the jackpot in compelling chapter

The Man Who Fell to Earth‘ came with a perplexing plot. We are now through five episodes of the Showtime series and the story has unraveled quite a few good twists and given us a peek into the different sides of human nature.

Episode 6 of ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth‘ is out, and we now know what it took for Faraday to get to the solution that would save two planets from destruction. The previous episode saw Faraday and Justin starting with the mission only to get stuck, unable to find an alternative to the fuel source that was scarce. So, do they find it in Ep 6?


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Episode 6 starts with Faraday communicating with his wife in planet Anthea about his ‘changes’. The next few minutes fly by as Faraday tries to solve the complex puzzle of human nature, and he finds it cynical. Every Generation produces a small group of people that allow us to explore a different world, and he finds Justin to be among those few bright minds. 

While Faraday, Justin and the team are trying to simplify the algorithm and find a solution to activate the machine they had built, CIA is busy plotting to find out more about their mission and possibly stop them. Meanwhile, Faraday is preaching the research he’s done on humankind to his wife through the communication device Newton built years back – that he too used to communicate with his wife.

The story continues with Justin’s father having a stroke and realizing he’s acquired some skills he did not previously possess. At the lab, the team is working hard at simplifying the equation and finding an alternative fuel source, but they’re still far behind and experiencing extreme agitation out of a fear of failing the mission.

A still from ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’ (Showtime)

The previous episodes showed Faraday curing Justin’s father. Apparently, in the process, Justin’s father was given a little of Faraday’s DNA. As a result, he is experiencing fluctuations and epiphanies that seem entirely new to him.

When Justin’s father starts acting weird and starts signaling to things like bees and guitar, and solves numbers on boards, Justin and Faraday figure out the solution to their problem in the frequencies of the algorithm that Justin’s dad scribbles down.

They bring him to the lab and make him play jazz on the piano. After a few tries, the frequencies match and they are successful in activating the machine they built. The whole lab lights up in pink after the machine activates and this makes everyone sigh with relief: they have figured out the answer to a question in quantum way ahead of time. The episode ends with Faraday concluding his thesis on human conduct and saying “Humanity is quantum, humanity is jazz and life, it’s beautiful.”

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