Severance Season 1, Episode 5:- Driving to the cabin, he listens to Rickon’s worried voicemails that he couldn’t answer because he was cut off. Rickon is still annoying at the bedside. He wants Mark to help him hang Kelp around the cabin, and he wants Mark to tell him secrets to make a “soul void.”
This then leads to two revelations: that the book has been stolen (Rickon thinks that any thief who read it would come forward), and that later, Mark tells Devon that he thinks there is something fishy at Lumen. if he’s right, half of Mark’s life is a lie.
It’s interesting that the other half gets a lot more use out of Rickon’s self-help cliches than the other half. Inner Mark eats the book that was stolen and then returned. It has a lot of fancy words, dull metaphors, and standard-issue life advice in it (Rickon poses the question of what separates man and machine before answering that one thinks, and one is metal).
No, we didn’t even think for a second that Helly would die. The fact that he was the one who found her in the elevator has him on edge. Irv says that “inspirational quotes” should be hidden around the office. Corbel, on the other hand, has a plan that doesn’t seem to follow protocol.
Miss Casey comes back to watch Helly, invading her personal space and writing down everything she does until Mark makes a move to get her to leave. He takes Helly to a private room where they can talk. He shows her a map he’s been making that tries to look like Petey’s and asks her to help. “I’m not your new Petey,” she says, then runs away from the group.
Light follows her as she runs down the long hallways, leaving the rest of the hallway in the dark. When she can’t stand Mark’s pestering any longer, she runs away. As a way to fight back against her outie, she hanged herself last week. “I wanted her to wake up with the life draining out of her, and know that it was me that did it.” Judging by the look on outie Helly’s face when we first see her, it must have worked.
What do they find? A goat room? There are kids (goats) being looked after by a man. He tells them “it isn’t time.” As soon as possible. Seeing that her coworker is lost and adrift down here, Helly agrees to help with the map. People are finally on the same side. It took Mark a while to calm down.
Besides, they’re not the only ones who’ve been looking for new things. This time, Irving and Burt meet again, but this time Dylan is with them. Dylan is reading to “save” his coworker from the Optics man who wants to stab him to death. It turns out that the stranger who told Burt about the coup also told him that his department has its own superstitions about the MCR team (involving larvae and pouches).
The discovery of a doubled painting depicting a violent uprising, each with a different team behind it, makes them think that someone is trying to stop the departments from working together. When Burt finally shows his team Dylan and Irving, they look like they’re facing monsters.