In episode 2, Florian learns more about Sylvain Bernard and the plight of the transfers, as he works the case of two transfers who’ve escaped from the Transfer Center. He and Béatrice search for a missing man who was a young Chinese paraplegic. He had a legal, therapeutic transfer into the body of an able-bodied young white man. Now, he faces prejudice from his family and the community.
Florian also continues his reunion with Sophie and his children, with mixed results. He spends an evening with the family, which goes well. He and Sophie try being intimate, which is a disaster. They both need more time to adjust to Florian’s new situation.
As Sylvain’s coworkers try to figure out the changes in him, we learn that he wasn’t universally liked. We also learn that he had some questionable ethics. We get to know the members of the BATI better, and visit the Transfer Center, where the people they arrest are sent. As part of the investigation, this episode gives us our first look into the world of underground illegal transfers.
As episode 2 begins, Liza, the girl from the end of episode 1, ties a ribbon around her ponytail, then surveys the rest of her hair ornaments, of which there are many. They all disgust her.
She can hear her parents arguing downstairs about the changes they’ve noticed in her. Mom thinks she’s a transfer. Dad thinks their little girl is just growing up.
They aren’t the first parents to wonder if their preteen child is a changeling. In this case, they’re correct.
Liza takes care of “her” parents to ensure their silence, then eats breakfast as their blood drips onto the carpet.