In the first episode, Captain Eyk and Maura found a young boy in the Prometheus ship.
1988 is a 2022 sci-fi thriller series surrounding a group of passengers aboard the Kerberos ship. The series was created by Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar. Starring Emily Beecham, Andreas Pietschmann, Aneurin Barnard and Miguel Bernardeau.
1899- Episode 2 Summary & Recap
We start the 2nd episode with Eyk’s nightmare or distant memory. He saw his daughters dying inside a house which burned in flames. When he heard Maura’s whisper “Wake up”, the captain then woke up. But Maura was not there. The captain later received orders from the company to “sink ship”. However, he was too disturbed by hearing German folk songs out of no where. It was later revealed that Eyk’s wife did burn herself and their children together in the past. This affected Eyk so much so that he began hallucinating his children and only managed to break out of it after seeing his daughter, Nina burn.
Meanwhile, we are reintroduced to the man who swam from the Prometheus to the Kerberos ship. His name is Daniel Solace and Maura found him awfully familiar, but could not place him. Ángel also tracked down Krester and gave Krester his cigarette case. Nevertheless, Tove did not seem to like that Krester was interacting with Ángel. When she later found out about the cigarette case, she took it from Krester and warned Ángel to stay away from her brother.
After Eyk’s hallucination, he stormed into Maura’s room where the young mysterious boy was kept. At that point, Maura just found a tattoo of a triangle with two lines behind the boy’s ear. But she could not ask further as Eyk started pushing the boy against the wall. Maura protected the little boy and made Eyk leave when Daniel passed by. Maura also found it weird that the triangle with two lines symbol was also present on her letter from her brother.
On the other hand, Jérôme found out Lucien’s room number and broke in. He also later had a brief but intimate moment with Clémence, where Clémence noted that she felt like she knew him from somewhere. After that, Jérôme was captured by the ship crew as he was a stowaway. Soon after, everyone was asked to assemble in the dining room. During that time, Daniel released the shiny beetle again and this time, the beetle found Ada, Tove’s younger sister. It led Ada to the deck where Daniel was waiting and Daniel apologized before a cliffhanger.
Daniel later joined the other passengers at the dining hall where Captian Eyk announced his decision to turn the ship back around so that Prometheus could be hauled back to Europe. The other passengers were dismayed and disagreed with him, but Eyk had already made his decision.
Maura questioned Eyk privately at the ship deck and Eyk told her about the orders from the company. He also showed Maura the letter from an unknown person that is similar to the one Maura had. Eyk revealed that the letter contained his family’s photo, and it made him wonder about the connection between Prometheus and his family. Even after hearing this, Maura was insistent that she did not want to go back.
At night, Franz, the captain’s right hand man thought of sinking the Prometheus himself. As he was about to go into action, he discovered Ada’s body and informed Eyk. Meanwhile, Daniel was seen holding a photo of Maura and everyone was being watched through a wall with screens.
Additional Observations From Episode 2
- Ramiro is a fake priest and not a Spanish man. Instead, he is actually a Portuguese servant. Ramiro is also a homosexual man, and had sex with Ángel. During this scene, it was shown that Ángel’s back is filled with scars.
- Lucien took some interest in Ling Yi, the girl pretending to be Japanese. Mrs Wilson told him that she could help in that matter.