“Resurrection” Season 2 Episode 5, titled “Will,” demonstrated just how powerful Margaret’s (Michelle Fairley) will power is. The Langston matriarch has demonstrated how she can manipulate Lucille’s (Frances Fisher) parenting and how she can pit the family against Barbara (April Billingsley). However, this week on "Resurrection," Margaret revealed herself to be more evil than her family could imagine.
Margaret didn’t seem concerned about the new virus that was affecting the Returned. She was more concerned by Barbara’s presence in Fred’s (Matt Craven) life. Margaret thought Barbara was gone for good until she went to visit Fred. She wanted to soothe his worries about losing Barbara, but she discovered that he was with Barbara.
Fred’s Returned wife had spent a good portion of the night before bonding with Elaine (Samaire Armstrong). Eventually, Elaine called Maggie (Devin Kelley) to come to the bar and the three had a girls' night. Maggie wasn’t really excited to get drunk with her mom, but Elaine pushed her. “She’s a kid. She’s younger than us. Ease up on her,” Elaine said.
Elaine left them alone to bond. Maggie apologized for putting high expectations on her mother. She should know that people can't live up to a fantasy. “The more I get to know you, the more I like you as a person. So maybe we should start with that,” Maggie said.
Barbara went to Fred’s house after seeing her daughter. She came over with a bottle of liquor and they ended up sleeping together. That’s when Margaret found them. A frustrated Margaret quickly left Fred's house, but that didn’t stop her from trying to manipulate Maggie.
Margaret explained to Maggie that her mother had a pattern of breaking her father’s heart and leaving everyone else to pick up the pieces. Maggie decided to check up on her father and found that Barbara was still there. They were cooking chili together, and both seemed very happy. "Resurrection" fans know that Fred is usually angry and upset rather than happy and laughing.
“Things can’t be the way they used to be I know that. But we can be friends. I think we both need that right now,” Fred said. Maggie accepted her parents’ new friendship easily, despite her grandmother’s concerns.
“They’re not getting back together,” Maggie told Margaret. “This is something else … He seems happy. I’m going to stay out of it, Grandma, and I think you should too.”
Margaret said she wouldn’t interfere anymore, but meddling and manipulating seems to be her first instinct. Margaret went to see Barbara. The Langston matriarch claimed that she just wanted to talk to her daughter-in-law. It seemed like she wanted to make amends at first, but she quickly brought up all of Barbara’s fears.
“All the things you have done to your family, your husband your child, of course you feel ashamed…without you, they were better off. You know that too,” Margaret said.
Margaret blamed Barbara for Jacob’s drowning and told her they couldn’t change the past. However, they could change the future. She asked if Barbara understood that they Returned to be punished for their sins.
“I thought it was a second chance. I thought it would work,” a tearful Barbara said.
“They don’t want you Barbara. That is your punishment,” Margaret told her.
Margaret explained that she could “just let go” to make her Return stop. As soon as she gave up the will to be there, she could go back to wherever it was they came from. Margaret encouraged Barbara to give up on life.
Elaine was walking home when she saw Barbara and Margaret sitting on a bench. As she came around a tree, it was just Margaret on the bench. Elaine ran to Maggie’s clinic. Maggie took a second to step away from her sick patients to check her mother’s blood vials. Just like with Caleb and Arthur Holmes, the vials were empty. It was as if her mother never existed.
Barbara wasn’t the only one to disappear. Deputy Carl’s (Chris Berry) brother Mikey (Glenn Fleshler) was sick with the Returned virus. Mikey kept his medication from him and let the disease take over. Eventually, Mikey gave up the will to live.
"Resurrection" fans have to hope that Rachael (Kathleen Munroe) and Bellamy (Omar Epps) won’t take that route as well. Both quickly fell ill as the virus took over. While Rachael was in the clinic, Bellamy decided to leave town to look for some answers. He was last seen coughing up blood in the back seat of a car.
“Resurrection” Season 2 airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on ABC. Who do you think will disappear next? Sound off in the comments section below!