Oh, Five, you chose the wrong pocket to pick. Emily Kolburn's stolen keycard left a trail of bodies across Dark Matter season 1, and season 2 will tell you why.
The seemingly ubiquitous keycard came into play early in the series, discovered alongside the dead body of a teen in a remote room of the Raza. It took Five (Jodelle Ferland) several episodes to remember where she originally procured the device, but once she stumbled upon that particular reminiscence, the youngster realized her prize had a dark history.
July 15's "I've Seen the Other Side of You" will provide the next clue as to the key's true purpose.
"There's a whole question of that interdimensional key card that Five discovered in Episode 3 that her friends ended up getting killed for that, according to the Android (Zoie Palmer), is a key that can allow you to access pockets of space-time," series creator Joseph Mallozzi told The TV Junkies. "At the end day, what does it do? We're going to find out what it does and it's going to impact how Season 2 progresses in a big way."
Last time we heard about pockets of space-time, the Android was explaining the effects of the White Hole Device. We know apocalyptic bomb will play a major role as season 2 progresses, and now we can't help but wonder if Five is somehow unwittingly connected to the disaster that turned Iriden 3 into so much space junk.
Alternatively, the key could play a role in Dark Matter's potential foray into an alternate universe storyline.
"From Hyperion-8 to Balda-9, Regulus-12 to Earth, our crew will visit some distant locales this season - but next episode sees them journey to the one of the most far-out destinations yet," Mallozzi teased in regards to episode 8. "It's out of this universe!"
How do you think the keycard will fold into season 2? Knowing Dark Matter, it's probably a storyline we can't even begin to imagine.
Catch Dark Matter Fridays at 10 p.m. ET on Syfy. Click the video below to see a preview for the series' next episode, "Kill Them All."