Tak’s voiceover: “What we believe shapes who we are. Belief can bring us salvation or destruction. But when you believe a lie for too long, the truth doesn’t set you free. It tears you apart.”
This episode picks up where episode 7 left off. Tak is reeling from the discovery of what his sister has turned into, or possibly always was. He can’t take in the fact that Rei is confessing to killing Quell, the love of his life, and the rest of the Uprising rebels, who had become the family he never had. Even worse, he can’t accept that it was premeditated murder, done in cold blood with no remorse.
Tak: Quell and the Envoys were our family. How could you kill our family?
Rei: They were just soldiers. You and I, we’re family. Our lives will be better now.
Tak: When everyone I ever loved was taken away from me? Do you know what that did to me? What I became?
Rei: I tried to find you.
Tak: How hard did you look?
Rei: And then you got yourself caught by CTAC. They locked you up so tight no one could get to you.