Zoo Season 3 Premiere Date

Zoo Recap: Sins of the Fathers

God, I love this wackadoodle show.

This week on CBS’ Zoo, Mitch deduced that their “missing link” in finding the cure would be an extremely hard get, while Jackson came face to face with his mutated mother. When all was said and done, the team was poised for a Jurassic lark, until an unexpected adversary surfaced.

Surveying the bones of the last animal they need to capture in the name of curing the triple-helix mutation, Mitch ultimately realized that their prey was a saber tooth cat — as in the animal that went extinct during the Ice Age. Or did it?

Nudged by former stepmom Allison, Mitch agrees to enlist his cryptozoologist, Loch Ness Monster-chasing father, Max, to ascertain if the bones in their possession in fact date back “only” a century. During Max’s visit, it eventually comes out that Dad years ago seduced away Mitch’s girlfriend — meaning, Allison. Amid that extreme awkwardness, Max confirms that the saber tooth bones are “new” — and, even stranger, from a man-made creature. Max then relates a rumor about a company that was bio-engineering extinct animals back to life, on Isla Nublar a remote island. So, guess where the team is heading next?

But first, they get thrown a major curve ball…

Earlier in the hour, Jackson and Abraham tracked the former’s mother, Elizabeth, to a field outside the camp she slaughtered. When Mom goes to maul Abraham, Jackson at first tries to slow her with tranq darts, but ultimately must put her down with a bullet. Back on the jet, Mitch confirms that Elizabeth has the same three-dot injection site as her son, though as Jackson later realizes, she got her shot after they moved to Africa. As Jackson puzzles over who, if not his dad, injected Mom, Abraham can hold back no longer and confesses that he, for a paltry $200, jabbed the needle into Elizabeth on behalf of Jackson’s dad.

Oh, and by the way, Jackson: Your father is also alive.

Annnnnd on that note, Jackson’s “defiant pupil” flares up and he attacks Abraham relentlessly, to the point that Dariela has no option but to honor their agreement and shoot him. Jackson is barely slowed, though, and instead escapes the jet in one of the SUVs.

On top of all that, there was some soapy goodness, as Jamie finally decides to make a play for Mitch… only to find him rekindling the flame with Allison.

What did you think of the episode “Sins of the Father”? And isn’t this show just bananas in the best way? I’m just bummed we don’t get an alligator-headed bear :-/

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18 Comments
  1. Mar says:

    Actually I think wackadoodle about covers it.

  2. dan says:

    Wackadoodle. Bananas. Cray-cray. This show is everything and a bag of chips! Just when you think Zoo can’t get more ridiculous, it gives us Dariela outrunning horses on a moped, Jackson’s mom chasing tigers in the jungles of Africa, and Jaime watching Mitch getting down with his ex (who happens to be his father’s ex and the owner of the Scooby jet). Can’t wait to see what craziness they have planned for season three (and we still have a few episodes left of season two)!

  3. CGS says:

    Only half paid attention but something about a double helix made me mourn the show Threshold deeply in my soul. That show needs a reboot.

  4. Nik says:

    This show gives me life!!! I love, love, love it!!!

  5. PatriciaLee says:

    The husband says, “Pretty good show.” I find it rather out there. Thanks for the recap because some points completely escaped us. The husband could live with that, of course, not caring to know how all this made sense as long as he got the next wild thing thrown at him. Maybe, this show taps into a four-year-old’s first zoo trip psyche.

  6. Clau says:

    Mitch getting back with Allison is just wrong. On so many levels.
    That woman was his girlfriend. Then she didn’t just go and do it with his father, she actually married him.
    You don’t get back together with someone like that.

  7. Gerald says:

    Okay Who’s sin is greater, his father or Abraham for telling Jackson something that would enrage him knowing full well they were trying to keep his 3rd genom dormant. I liked Abraham this whole show, but him telling Jackson at such a precarious time was the stupidest thing this character has ever done. So mad at him. Hope jackson doesn’t kill anyone. Because that would be on Abraham.
    Yes Mitch should know better. And world ending is not the time to get it on with your ex.
    And I was confused as Allison clearly told the pilot to set a course for Patagonia,but then they were still on the ground long enough for Dariela to get back on board and to let Jackson escape by SUV through the bay doors.
    I do like this show.

  8. Pat says:

    I am actually liking this show,for some reason. So you can call me a wakadoodle for watching it, but hey it is summer and here in the DC area, my brain has been frying from the heat and humidity that we have had and yes we have a/c and watching this show takes my mind off of our heat wave.

  9. Maureen says:

    I thought Father Pete and Daniela had a bit of a spark happening. I wish that had been played out a bit more rather than have her go back to the plane.

  10. Brittany says:

    I miss Chloe….. They should’ve offed Jamie instead of Chloe… Jamie just murders people, and is irrelevant to the team…. Bring back Chloe with the synthetic genes!!!!!!

    • Yola says:

      Jamie is quite relevant to the team. She was the reason that Mitch joined the fight against Reidan Global. Her tenacity and spunk is helpful to the team.

      It is the Stepmother that isn’t necessary.

  11. Sanieserabjit says:

    I am wounded by Abe’s confession…. He gave Jackson’s mom the shot. How do you bend this broken bromance.

    • Vicki says:

      I know it’s crazy, I couldn’t get over Jackson looking very un mutant like in his leather jacket and jeans outside of Davis headquarters. Looks n like he can change at will.

  12. mace says:

    Saber tooth cat in a disclose island somewhere and a rage fueled jackson oz out to get the people that caused him pain. Season 2 just got a little more personal and primeval.

  13. sophia says:

    Please don’t have Allison and mitch together! Let Jaime tell mitch how she feels and let mitch work things out with her! Even though he tired so hard to look for her and get her to have Jaime kind of treat mitch shitty..she was going through her own personal issues being alone. And let Jackson get cured or at least have Jackson and Abraham have peace with each other by the end of the season please!