The Whispers Season 1 Episode 12 Recap: Traveler in the Dark

Scott Fishman
(ABC/Eike Schroter) LILY RABE

What child did Drill inhabit? Was it Minx?

These are the central questions surrounding the last episode before the season finale of The Whispers.

(ABC/Eike Schroter) LILY RABE, BARRY SLOANE
(ABC/Eike Schroter)
LILY RABE, BARRY SLOANE

We start with a nice daddy-daughter flashback with Wes and Minx, who wakes up after having a nightmare. Wes consoles her with a lullaby. Back to reality and Minx is the prime suspect as Drill’s human vessel. Claire questions her in the room she is kept. Minx says Claire wants her to be Drill because then she gets everything she wants. You can’t fault Minx for not liking Claire. I mean I’d feel the same way for the lady who my dad cheated on my mom with.

She begins to really believe Minx is Drill. Claire goes to her son, who confirms he saw the girl burn Cassandra. Next up is Silas, who is asked about what he remembers about Dr. Benavidez. He says it was Minx, but that she threatened to kill his mom if he told anyone. The evidence continues to mount. Making things worse, an investigation of fragments from the deceased doctor’s laptop reveals a file had been messed with after the death. The name was Millicent Lawrence, which is Minx’s real name.

Elsewhere journalist Daniel Goetz tells Sean and agent Rollins what he knows about Drill and the situation. He thinks Drill is a secret nuclear testing program and a government cover-up. After refusing to say anything, Sean ends up spilling the beans knowing he would go to the White House to get confirmation. Once they know the secrets are out there the administration would have no choice but to release the children.

 (ABC/Eike Schroter) LILY RABE
(ABC/Eike Schroter)
LILY RABE

Minx is taken and preparations are in place for her demise. Time is running out for Wes to save his daughter. He rushes to the site to stop the secretary from doing the unthinkable. Sean is told the children are getting let go. Goetz smartens him up to what Orion is, which is Cassandra’s secret service code. This leads Sean to believe Cassandra is in fact Drill. Minx was framed. Cassandra burned herself and was really the person to threaten to harm Silas’ mom if he talked.

Claire gets the news and makes a run to stop a press conference the president holds to update the country on everything. She is stopped by the secret service agents. It’s too late. Cassandra lets out a big scream. Drill’s signal is sent.

(ABC/Eike Schroter) LILY RABE
(ABC/Eike Schroter)
LILY RABE

There is some good news. Sean makes it to the room where Minx is kept and pleads with the secretary to stop what they are doing. At the same time a phone call to the secretary is made on an incident at the White House aborts the countdown before Minx is no more.

One thing to count on is Minx needing some intense therapy to help her through what has been a traumatizing ordeal. Speaking of the character, this show really showcased the acting talents of youngster Kylie Rogers. She put in one heck of a performance and has been a star on this show.

  • Watch the season finale of The Whispers 10/9CT Monday, Aug. 31 on ABC.
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