The Boy

The Boy is the second episode of the first season of 1899 and the second episode of the show overall. It is due to air November 17, 2022.

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

The captain experiences unexplainable flashbacks. A strange man follows Maura to her cabin where a boy is hiding. A bug leads to a tragedy on deck.

Plot[edit | edit source]

Eyk experiences a horrific vision. He finds himself standing facing his family home and watches the building as it burns to the ground. His wife and his three daughters are still inside and perish with the fire. This nightmare is short lived, however, and Eyk is awoken by Maura's voice telling him to "wake up".

Things for the Kerberos are becoming increasingly difficult and complex, however, and the compasses are behaving strangely. Moments later, they recieve a transmission that tells them to "sink ship". Presumably, this is a communication telling them to open fire on the Prometheus and sink it.

Discussion of the child has become widespread on the Kerberos, however, and those in the engine room question whether or not he is a werewolf. Eyk arrives momentarily and interrupts, asking Olek about the coal, and how much they have. Eyk doesn't want to worry the other passengers, however, and tells him to keep it quiet. He is still hearing the strange German singing, however, and struggles to compose himself as a result of this.

Daniel Solace, the man who swam aboard the Prometheus previously emerges outside of Maura's cabin. She clocks hin, and notices that he seems rather familiar, but is unable to place his name. He tells her that he is her neighbour, before slipping away and down the hall quietly.

Inside Maura's cabin, the small boy wakes and silently hands the Pyramid to Maura. Simultaneously, Ángel lurks and tracks down Krester, the man from Third Class he spoke to briefly in the previous episode. He hands over some tobacco to him and slips away. Kove questions Krester about the interaction, citing that he promised her something and he must deliver.

Eyk eventually snaps back to reality and confronts the small boy from the Prometheus. He demands to know what happened to the Prometheus and all of its passengers, but Maura manages to intercept Eyk before he can become physically violent about the boy. She tells the Captain to leave her cabin, but Eyk is visibly unheaved and when he enters the corridor he begins shouting about the broken Telegraph and the visions he has been having about his family.

Daniel arrives around the corner momentarily, and this forces both Maura and Eyk to leave the scene. Daniel glances at the boy from the other side of the cabin, and it seems as though he is oddly familiar with the boy or at least knows something about him.

Virginia continues her parade with Ling-Yi, and referrs to her as an "exotic little bird". Jérôme nd Clémence meet on the deck of the Kerberos. They echange an ominous, but familiar greeting, and the two seem to at least be aware of eachother or previously have known eachother. Not everything is as it seems aboard the ship as a result.

The passengers of the Kerberos are encouraged to meet out on thre main deck, as assembeled by Eyk. The small, green bug is seem leading Ada from Third Class up to the deck and when she arrives, Daniel is waiting for her. He remarks that he is sorry.

Eyk announces that he has made a brave but complex deicision to turn the ship around. They will tow the Prometheus back to where they came from, abandoning their maiden voyage to New York as they planned. Most of the passengers are furious with this decision and object, with most of them on the run from their past. The Captain remarks that his decision has already been made, however, and leaves the deck with confidence. Maura is among those who is against the idea, but this is called into doubt when she sees a transmission sent from the company and a letter sent regarding Eyk's family.

Meanwhile, the passenger, Ada from Third Class is found murdered, presumably by Daniel. As Eyk investigates, it is shown that the passengers are being watched on several monitors. This calls into question everything about the voyage of the Kerberos.

Cast[edit | edit source]

Main Cast[edit | edit source]

Co-Starring[edit | edit source]

  • Vida Sjørslev as Ada
  • Cloé Heinrich as Nina Larsen
  • Alexandra Gottschlich as Sara Larsen
  • Niklas Maienschein as Wilhelm
  • Alexander Owen as Landon
  • Ben Ashenden as Darrel
  • Jónas Aldred Birkisson aqs Einar
  • Heidi Toini as Bente
  • Joshua Jaco Seelenbinder as Eugen
  • Robert Cawsey as Porter
  • Richard Hipe as Dr. Reginald Murray

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The green bug makes a further appearance and appears to have some connection to Daniel, given he is seen manipulating it in the previous episode, The Ship, and it also seems to lead the passenger from Third Class right to him.
  • It becomes clear that Maura is looking for her brother, but returning home is not an option for her. She is clearly fleeing demons.

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