"Öga for Öga" is the seventh episode in the second season of The Umbrella Academy, and the twenty-seventh overall.

Synopsis

After Five travels to 1982 to carry out his new mission, the siblings face a flurry of difficult decisions. Meanwhile, Carl issues a warning to Vanya.

Plot

SPOILERS AHEAD

Five travels to the location the Handler gave him in 1982. He approaches a receptionist and asks her for change, which he then uses to get a candy from a vending machine. To his frustration, the candy gets stuck in the machine, leading Five to destroy it in anger. He sees an axe and grabs it as a weapon. He gatecrashes the meeting of the Temps Commission Board of Directors, killing each one of them. Five is about to kill A.J but gets tackled by the receptionist because of what he did to the vending machine. A.J runs off while Five fights with the receptionist, eventually knocking her out. Five eventually catches up to A.J. and smashes the water tank on his head despite A.J.'s pleas that they can come to some sort of deal; A.J. is not killed, however, as per the Handler's orders.

Klaus tries to force himself to stay awake so that Ben cannot possess his body; an effort that Ben labels futile, citing that he cannot stay awake forever. Klaus asks Ben to cut him some slack given the trauma surrounding Dave he is going through, Ben remarks that the pain Klaus is feeling is routine for Ben. Ben wants to possess Klaus' body to speak to Jill.

Things are tense in the Cooper household between Carl and Sissy. Sissy asks if Vanya will accompany them out for Harlan's checkup , however Carl remarks that she needs to go with him to the ranch. Despite Sissy's remarks that Harlan is calmer with Vanya around, Carl insists that Vanya go with him. Vanya looks at Sissy and says it's fine and she'll go with Carl. Sissy and Harlan leave moments later.

Raymond is in a rush at the Chestnut house when he reveals to Allison that their sit in got the attention of some pretty powerful people who want to sit down for a meeting. He asks if Allison wants to go with, however she remarks that she isn't feeling too well and will see him later. He says he'll bring her some soup when he gets back. As he leaves, Allison tells Ray that she loves him, but he doesn't repeat the statement back to her and just smiles, much to her disappointment.

The Handler then locates Five, where she where she exchanges a briefcase for A.J., who is now kept in a plastic bag. She claims the briefcase will aid him and his family in their efforts to get back to 2019, but there is a catch, they have only have 90 minutes to get home from the exchange of the case. Five then says that a time limit was not part of the agreement. Five rebukes the Handler, citing that 90-minutes isn't enough given his family is scattered across the city, but the Handler remarks that any longer and people will begin asking questions.

Luther and Diego discover that Elliott is dead. They see "öga för öga" drawn on the floor in Elliott's blood, which leads them to believe that it is the work of someone named Olga Foroga. The two remark that Elliott must've been getting too close to the truth. Five arrives and tells them that it is actually Swedish for "an eye for an eye", and they come to the realization that the Swedes killed Elliott.

The Handler gathers the Commission and breaks the news to the supervisors that the Board of Directors has been assassinated. She promises the Commission that a full investigation is underway, and that they will find those responsible. She remarks that it is her duty to assume control of the Commission, and that the briefcase room will be temporarily closed as a precaution.

Five explains to Diego and Luther that he made a deal for everything to go back to normal. When Luther questions about doomsday, he remarks that it won't happen. The three of them split up to find the other members of the Umbrella Academy. Diego is disappointed when he learns that Lila is a member of the Commission, and that she was just using him to get to Five.

Following their conversation earlier, Klaus agrees that Ben can possess him as long as he abides by some ground rules. Ben possesses Klaus and indulge in the simplicities in life, such as eating an orange and walking bare foot on the grass and soil. Ben finds Jill and the two of them lie together in the soil.

Vanya and Carl arrive by a field of cows, where he tells her that he knows about the relationship between her and Sissy. Carl threatens to send Harlan off to a facility "better equipped to handle his type", but remarks that he wouldn't if Vanya left. This is then enough to force her to leave.

Luther finds Allison and tells her that Five has found a way home, but they need to leave in 42 minutes. Allison is conflicted, but questions about doomsday; Luther explains that they can avert doomsday if they go back. Allison is hopeful, however, when she realizes that she could go back and see Claire again, but she also doesn't trust that Five will get it right this time. Luther tells her that they don't belong and must return to their own timeline, but Allison remarks that it isn't fair.

Jill notices that something different about Klaus, but says that she likes it. Possessing Klaus, Ben tells Jill that he has been fixated on her since they met, but when Jill questions if they want to have sex, Ben becomes nervous, but begins to lose control of Klaus' body. Ben tries to explain that he isn't Klaus, but Diego interrupts and says that he has to go.

The Handler puts A.J. in a bowl on her desk, and asks for Lila's opinion on the new security uniforms she has been exploring. Lila is reluctant to cooperate with the Handler's ridiculous notions, but is surprised when the Handler appoints Lila the head of security. She says that she wants to do things her own way, with her own hand-picked team. The Handler agrees, and says that she's earned it.

Ben explains to Diego that he isn't Klaus, but Ben, but Diego has a hard time believing him. In turn, Ben and Diego talk about something only Ben would know. Diego ask a question about something they did to Allison's teddy bear during their childhood that only they two would know. Ben answers correctly and this is enough to convince him. Diego tells Ben to meet him by the alley in thirty minutes, but to keep control of Klaus' body. As Diego leaves, however, Ben begins to lose control of Klaus' body.

Five finds Vanya and tells her that they have to go back to 2019, but she is reluctant to go without Sissy and Harlan. Five tells her that it isn't an option, and that nobody is insignificant in the timeline. The two showdown but Five is able to hold his own and Vanya eventually stands down, agreeing to go with him if she can say goodbye. Five agrees, but tells her to be at the Alley in thirty-minutes.

Lila talks to Diego, but he is not happy to see her, and calls her out for lying. Diego tells Lila that he is going to save the world and forget that they ever met. Lila is saddened when she realizes that Diego is digging a grave for Elliott. The two share a drink for Elliott, but it is quickly revealed that what she has given Diego is a sedative.

Allison tells Raymond that she has to leave in twenty-three minutes, and invites him to come with her. Raymond tells her that he cannot leave Dallas and the movement, and Allison explains that not even in 2019 is the movement done. Raymond explains that his part of the fight is in 1963, and Allison offers to rumor him to forget her to take the pain away. Raymond declines, citing that he doesn't want to forget her, and would do it all over again. They share a kiss before the Swedes arrive and attack Allison. Otto punches Allison in the neck, preventing her from speaking and using her powers. A fight breaks out between Allison, Raymond and the Swedes. Allison gets her voice back and rumors Axel to kill Otto, and he successfully does so by choking him. Axel, out of sadness and frustration runs out of the house.

Vanya goes back to Sissy's house and gives a summary of everything that happened with Carl, citing that they're leaving for a better place. Sissy is confused and reluctant to leave without telling Carl. Vanya tells Sissy that Carl already knows she had an affair. Vanya also told Sissy that Carl had threatened to send Harlen to a facility. Eventually, Sissy agrees and tells Vanya and Harlen to leave first because she had to get the Jar of money she saved up.

The siblings begin to assemble in the alleyway, but not all of them arrive in time. Only Five, Luther and Klaus (possessed by Ben) made it to the alley. Klaus then pukes out Ben along with vomit. On the way to their destination, Vanya learns that Sissy left a note for Carl. When the police corner them, Vanya uses her powers, but is hit and knocked unconscious. Back at the Temps Commission, Lila introduces Diego to the Handler, her mother. Five becomes increasingly annoyed and angry that the Umbrella Academy could not complete one simple task. As the briefcase activates, Five is forced to throw it away from them.

Cast

Starring

Guest Starring

  • Kevin Rankin as Elliott (Corpse/Mention)
  • Kris Holden-Ried as Axel
  • Stephen Bogaert as Carl Cooper
  • Dov Tiefenbach as Keechie
  • Mouna Traore as Protestor

Co-Starring

Appearances

By type 
Characters Creatures Events
Locations Organizations and titles Sentient species
Vehicles and vessels Weapons and technology Miscellanea

Locations

Trivia

  • This episode is named after the message left for the Umbrella Academy on Elliott's floor.
  • The Handler assumes control of the Temps Commission.
  • Lila is made Head of Security.

Soundtrack

  • “Polk Salad Annie” - Tony Joe White
  • “Sister of Pearl” - Baio
  • “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)” - Backstreet Boys

References

See More

The Umbrella Academy Season Two
"Right Back Where We Started" "The Frankel Footage" "The Swedish Job "The Majestic 12 "Valhalla" "A Light Supper" "Öga for Öga" "The Seven Stages" "743" "The End of Something"
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.