WARNING: The following contains spoilers for Eden, now streaming on Netflix
Netflix Eden isn’t quite the dystopian future ruled by evil robots you’d expect. It even ends on a happy note: when Sara leads a robotic revolution against the tyrant, Zero, and his legion Eden Three, the miniseries doesn’t end with them wiping out her rebel machines and returning the rest of the world. humanity extinguished in their cryo-pods. Instead, Zero is able to reconnect with his past as Dr. Weston Fields, a savior who grew bitter after losing his family, and in the process, he helps Sara restore the rest of humanity to restart. the world.
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As definitive as it is, there are subtle cuts in all four of Season 1 episodes that could help set up a possible second season.
The reintegration of humanity in Eden Three
Dr Fields built a system centuries ago to put humans to sleep for hundreds of years and wake up to a healed world, a world in which issues such as war, climate change and pollution were taking their toll. when they were aware. This resulted in him losing his wife, Ashley, and along with his sick daughter, Liz, dying, Fields lost faith, ultimately transferring his mind to Zero. Waking up early, he came to regard humanity as a poison that he needed to purge for a paradise to begin again when the population dwindled.
A second season can now see if it was right now that humanity has returned to a lush, cleaner world. It can also become socio-political, as different sects and different people would once again develop opposing views, so Sara and Fields will have to keep them in check. Governance, religion, sexual orientation, gender and race issues may well become issues again in this brave new world. If that were to happen, it would be interesting to watch Sara wonder if Zero’s vision was the right one.
Dr. Fields’ redemption in his new body
The first season of Eden ends with Fields transferring his mind from Zero into his daughter’s robotic dog, Emily. He is happy in this form because he sees it as a penance. But the real atonement can be explored with what he plans to build next with Zurich and Geneva (the AI duo) in a second season. Season 2 could focus on him uniting robots and humanity, crafting new machines, helping protect this new society, and creating the utopia envisioned by Liz.
Reconciling the past could inform his divine complex, how he is becoming the person his family has always hoped he will be. Sara has full self-confidence as well, which makes this potential development similar to what Darth Vader might have done had he survived his own calculation – bringing order back through peace and science.
Humanity’s return could spark new civil wars
Mankind may well go to war with robots in Season 2 as a statement about real-world issues. A lot of people these days believe that machines are eradicating the human resource aspect of the workforce, so it would be nightmarish to get them to stand up and want to take back their planet. Eden, rather than coexisting. Knowing Zero and the “ bots ” wanted to kill them in their pods could be a catalyst to a breaking point.
Humanity can take a stand, like the folks who returned from “Snap” of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and this can create conflict between returned humans, with many feuds over who belongs in this shared space of. Eden. It might even pave the way for the exploration of other Edens.
Sara finds her family
Zero erased the minds of the A37s and E92s when they were part of the resistance. As such, Sara has lost her robot “ parents ”, but Season 2 can once again explore her connection to them. Or, now that he’s on a redemptive path, Fields may even try to restore their memories. Either way, it’ll be interesting to see Sara do it all over again in hopes of reuniting the family.
There is also the human aspect to consider. All pods are open once more and although it is hinted that no Graces (Sara’s direct family) have survived, there may still be other members of her lineage awake. Seeing her connections to humans would add a new dimension to the series as all she knows so far is metal, not flesh. She can even mentor other orphans, as indicated by the fact that she comes to pick up a baby at the end of the series. In total, a season of maturity for an adult Sara could be reserved for fans of Eden, the Savior now being the ultimate ruler of mankind.
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