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[S1E6] Head Rush ##TOP##

Elsewhere, after the traumatic bonding moment from episode five in which Beth (Kelly Reilly) threatened to kill herself while Jamie (Wes Bentley) drove her home from a bar, the siblings head into a meeting together. The atmosphere between the two is only slightly less toxic than usual.

[S1E6] Head Rush

Kayce receives a call about Monica and heads to the school with his dad. In the truck, Kayce refuses to talk about the fact this happened at the school Monica refused to leave when offered a chance to teach a college course.

When a young woman explodes inside a diner, the team works to determine the cause. They learn of a second woman who has been turned into a human weapon by an unscrupulous drug company executive and rush to save her before she can be shipped to "the client". Agent Dunham discloses critical information about her childhood to Peter Bishop.

When Marty asks her what's wrong, she responds that "they" took her, and gave her a red medicine, and then a blue one. Convinced the woman needs psychiatric help, Marty attempts to restrain her, but this only agitates her more. And as Emily tries to break free, everyone in the diner screams and starts bleeding from their eyes. Soon Emily is bleeding too, crying out in pain. She runs to the door of the diner, where her head explodes, splattering blood against the diner window.

When Peter and Olivia arrive at Emily Kramer's house to ask about this mystery treatment, they discover a wake in progress. Olivia heads straight for Emily's room to rifle through her things, searching for anything that might serve as a clue. She is caught in the act by Emily's mother, Paula Kramer who is angry at the intrusion, but, when told that another woman's life is in danger, agrees to cooperate. Paula shows Dunham and Francis a photograph of her daughter with Ken and Claire Williams.

Charlie reports that David Esterbrook heads up INtREPUS's pharmaceutical research division and has worked on a wide range of controversial projects. Olivia decides to confront Esterbrook at a conference in Manhattan. She introduces herself as Amanda Bennett to Esterbrook, who is revealed to be the man in the suit at the experimental facility. Olivia is not yet aware of Esterbrook's activities at the facility. Esterbrook has a pin on his lapel similar to the "Aleph"-shaped symbol on Olivia's uncle's kayak. After gushing his praises and slyly probing him for information, Olivia reveals herself as an FBI agent. Esterbrook menacingly warns her to stay away.

The FBI storms the facility. Olivia finds the observation room. Because Sarnoff has triggered the remote detonation, Olivia cannot enter the room -- so she slips the antidote through the door's safety slot. When Claire starts to seize from pain, Olivia screams at her to inject herself -- which she does just in time to keep her head from exploding.

Olivia: (to Broyles) I understand that you think I acted too emotionally. Putting aside the fact that men always say that about women they work with, I'll get straight to the point. I am emotional. I do bring it into my work. It's what motivates me. It helps me get into the headspace of our victims, see what they've seen,, even if I don't want to, even if it horrifies me. And I think it makes me a better agent. If you have a problem with that, sorry. You can fire me. But I hope you don't.

Hope Mueller: Coming to check it out. I was so intimidated. Anyway, I got to attend one of the classes, and Professor Parkening said, "Why don't you play a piece for us?" I was so intimidated. Anyway, I ended up finding out that there had never been a female here before. They said, "You know what though? We're number one in the nation. You may think you work hard now, but this is basically Division I basketball, but for music. We are DI. You have to work like you're a DI athlete." I said, "I don't even know what that means, but okay, sure." That was the journey. It took a long time. I even auditioned my freshman year to come here, and only got accepted as a minor. It was crushing, so I went to University of Denver, really learned a lot there. There's really some incredible teachers there. Learned a lot, and also was still studying with a Parkening student that lives in Denver. He was also really influential in my studies.I remember specifically, when I was so crushed, two things. I was on the phone with Professor Parkening, I'm asking him, "What do I need to do? Do you pay the money to come in your freshman year?" He said, "You could, but I really suggest you take the year and grow yourself. Grow yourself in college, grow yourself in guitar." He said audition in another year. That's what I did. I worked so hard, I can't even tell you, Sarah. I worked harder than I ever have in my whole life. Just late nights, I was working, doing classes. Going to school was a new thing for me, so getting up and going to school, and not getting to do pajama school was, like, no.

Hope Mueller: No, it was not homeschool anymore. It was definitely not high school anymore. It was just this whirlwind of a freshman year of college. I auditioned again, and just really had established this relationship with the Pepperdine guitar department. Having been back and forth, I knew all the guys there, they knew me. We were family when I came for my audition. Every single one of them, it was like a frontal hug. It wasn't just a side hug, it was just like, "What is up?" I just felt like, "Holy cow, if I can just nail this audition, I want to be here. This is where I belong." It was incredible. I was auditioning actually in a master class, so in front of 200 people. This was my audition. I'll never forget the day. I walk out onstage, and I bow. I learned all this stuff, and I was so nervous. I put my head down, and put my fingers on the strings, and put my head down to start my ... It was a really hard piece, and started it, and just start playing. Parkening stops me midway. It's a master class, so it's a teacher moment. He was showing me something.I remember, we're getting done, he's got this big old grin on his face, and he sticks out his hand, and he said, "You've passed your exam with flying colors." I'll never forget it. Then, the next day, he had said that we accepted you, and he'd given me a scholarship. It was a dream come true. It was literally, I didn't know. I was just so ecstatic to be accepted here and come.

Hope Mueller: Yeah. I would say, well, if there was one piece of advice before I went to college that I got that still sticks with me to this day, is that, when I used to say, "I'm headed to college," and talking to my pastor or people that were spiritually influential in my life growing up, they'd kind of asked me these hard questions like, "How are you going to stay grounded in your faith?" My 18-year-old answer was, "Oh, Pepperdine's a Christian university. Don't even worry about it." One piece of advice that's stuck with me for my whole college time was, it wasn't even my own pastor, it was actually my cousin's pastor. I was just at a random graduation party.

Sara Barton: This is lovely. Well, I really love hearing you. I've enjoyed hearing you share that. I feel like that could be your next head talk because you said it really, really well just off the top of your head.You've exhibited, I think even just in answering that question, your skill level to really talk about difficult things. I'm picturing you back as that little girl practicing these things up until now. So thank you.Now I'd love to just hear a little bit of what Hope has been practicing and can do. Just we're going to try out here, we'll see how it sounds on the recording in this studio with them, you just playing a little something for us. I'd love to just hear yo, Hope, say, this is what you brought for us today and share a little bit about it.

Sara Barton: But the last thing I want to do, we do on our podcast is I am going to read a short scripture. We have emphasized on this podcast that we believe God still works and speaks and is active when God's people are together in community. I'm going to read a short passage and I'm just going to ask you what from this passage intersects with your spiritual journey. Just what stands out to you? What image or line or sentiment or meaningful word connects with you?Here's how it goes from Isaiah 58. "Yet day after day, they seek me and delight to know my ways as if they were a nation that practiced righteousness and did not forsake the ordinance of their God. They ask of me righteous judgments. They delight to draw near to God. Why do we fast but you do not see? Why humble ourselves but you do not notice? Look, you serve your own interest on your fast day and oppress all your workers. Look, you fast only to quarrel and to fight and to strike with a wicked fist. Such fasting as you do today will not make your voice heard on high. Is such the fast that I choose a day to humble oneself? Is it to bow down the head like a bull rush into a lion sackcloth and ashes? Will you call this a fast, a day acceptable to the Lord?"Now here we go. Just taking a passage right out of Isaiah and wondering is there anything that informs our spiritual lives today? So what do you think? Is there anything in there for you?

(Her speech narrates through multiple scenes.) Ulrich goes to the police station and pulls out the files of the rape case, confirming Hannah as the witness. Aleksander returns home and finds the letter from the mammography center in the pocket of Regina's coat. Martha peeks through the stage curtains to see the audience. Tronte and Peter Doppler exit the Doppler hunting cabin and head to the bunker. Regina listens to Katharina on the radio in the hotel.

Aleksander calls Regina, who is at the school parking lot, ready to pick up Bartosz after the play. Before hanging up, he tells her he is there for her and loves her. During the school play, Martha, as Ariadne, begins her monologue about her suicide. While performing well at first, she ultimately becomes overcome with her emotions, collapsing in tears in front of the audience. A sympathetic Katharina rushes onto the stage to comfort her. 041b061a72


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