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DARK MATTER EP & Cast on the Big Finale Twist No One Saw Coming

By on August 29, 2015

Pictured: (l-r) Jodelle Ferland as Five, Roger Cross as Six -- (Photo by: Steve Wilkie/Prodigy Pictures/Syfy)

Who wiped the crew’s memory? It’s been the number one question on the minds of Dark Matter fans from the show’s opening episode.

Tonight’s finale delivered answers … and then some.

Five may have been responsible for erasing the crew’s memories in the first instance, but ultimately it was Six (Roger Cross) who proved to be the rogue element, having come on board the Raza under false pretenses. His real mission? To turn his dangerous crewmates in to the Galactic Authority.

The finale teased an epic game of cat and mouse in which Six took full advantage of his crewmates’ natural distrust of each other, playing one character off against the other with ease. When the initial possibility of a stowaway was firmly quashed, all that was left for Six to do was sit back and watch everyone turn on each other. With most suspicion falling on One, Two and Three, Six picked off Four (the largest threat), Five (a child he felt he needed to protect), and even himself in order to avoid suspicion.

Six’s betrayal (perhaps spurred by the destruction of an entire planet with the loss of thousands of lives ) came with particularly unfortunate timing. While Five’s flashback showed the crew to be heartless mercenaries at first, they had, for the most part, learned to overcome their pasts, make tentative friendships and start to feel like a family. The crew Six had originally set out to bring to justice were not the same people we saw dragged off the Raza in the closing moments.

We sat down with Dark Matter boss Joe Mallozzi, and Roger Cross (Six) earlier this week to discuss the big twist that no one saw coming, and to look ahead at what’s coming down the pipe in season two.

“Interestingly enough, most of us had figured it out,” says Cross of the identity of the mole. “But then, because of all the things that were happening, we all went away, and said, “No, maybe not.” It wasn’t until the last day, when I watched how we shot the last one, I went, “OK, it’s me. See you!” and sure enough, yes, it was me. So, literally, it was the last day that we found out.

“I love it. I think it’s going to be a lot of fun to mess with in the upcoming season if it happens. I think his motivation for doing things has always been there. I think he thinks he is doing the right thing. We’ll see if it’s the right thing or not, if we get that chance to show you people.”

Mallozzi confesses he always knew who the mole was going to be from the very start. ” From Episode 8 onward, we dropped subtle little clues. One clue that I’m curious if the fans will pick up on is the identity of one guy. Basically, in the very last shot, Six is walking down the corridor and he’s flanked by … you know, eagle eyed observers will recognize the familiar face of the guy flanking him. And basically, that’s sort of a clue to exactly what he’s doing, and why he’s turning them in. Hopefully, we’ll get the chance to show you the whys and the hows. We’ve got a lot of great story ideas for Season Two. Hopefully we’ll get the chance to tell them.”

“One of the great things about this show from a creative standpoint is that Jay Firestone, the executive producer who put the deal together and got the show on the air – and Space Channel in Canada – they pretty much let us tell us the story that we wanted to tell, and frankly, as I’ve said over and over, I’ve been sitting on this show with the show idea, these stories, for years now. I just appreciated the fact that I was able to convey my vision.”

“I can’t say enough about you know these amazing cast and crew. I mean you know it’s on the page, and you know you read the script, and you know a script can be really great, but at the end of the day it’s the performances and it’s the delivery that matter. I couldn’t ask for a better cast.”

“Because of the incredible job our cast did in bringing these characters to life and fashioning them into truly deep individuals, it’s just given us so much more material for Season two, and I hope we get the chance to tell those stories.”

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