Jake’s memories have been sucked out and he has to get them back before his brain shuts down.
Jake is attacked in an alley at night and left for dead; he awakens the next morning with loss of memory of the last 10 months. This is the perfect opportunity for a clip show episode, but it’s not.
He goes into Cosmos looking for Sid and Beth, but is told they’re dead (though Beth faked her death – shh, it’s a secret). A doctor looks at him and confirms that his memories were indeed sucked out of his brain, and that if he doesn’t get them back, he’ll go crazy and/or die.
A former stage magician and candy bar aficionado named Artie was also a victim of memory loss. But it appears he’s become a receptacle for all the people whose memories were stolen, including Jake.
After some boring sleuthing scenes, piecing together clues, and dealing with an incorrigible Artie, Jake finds that the person responsible for stealing his memories is Hermano Lobo, one of his “cell”mates while in the freezer.
“Excuse me. I’m looking for an Hermano.”
As we saw in episode 8, when people go in the freezer, their minds are connected in a neural link. Before Lobo was sent to prison, he stole and hid a bunch of rocket fuel; he can’t remember where he put it, so he’s been tracking down all his cellmates to see who has his shared memories.
In the end, Jake goes into his mind and confronts himself and his fears, then stops Lobo, gets his memories back, Artie is restored, etc. etc.
An intriguing concept that reminded me a bit of the film Chrysalis, which also involves memories getting sucked out and transferred to other people. But this was pretty boring and worthless with annoying characters (especially Artie), and the longer it went, the dumber it got.
Need another reason not to watch it? Its premise is identical to episode 9: guy loses something in his brain and has to find out who did it before time runs out.