The first section of this episode is rather bizarre as Vincent has a series of visions. At first, I was under the impression that he had been taken captive by the conspirators. Between seeing the white light moving back and forth repeatedly and many of the visions centering around portraying Re-l and Pino as more sinister, it seemed like someone was trying to alter his mindset. By the by, general rule of thumb, when a small child is running around elusively and giggling the way she was, you generally want to go in the other direction, just saying. Yeah, it was just a dream, and the scene was still pretty creepy despite the cliche, but it still struck me as odd.
That didn't turn out to be the case, rather, he had fallen severely ill and was being treated by a man named Hoody, who reveals that he is part of a settlement that lives outside the dome. While the community bears some resentment towards Romdo, they are more than happy to live off the scraps. Beyond that, they are generally amicable and welcome Vincent into the community.
We do get a bit of a follow up in regards to Vincent's eyes. As it turns out, he had been keeping them closed this whole time as he finally opens them to reveal that his eyes are just like everyone else's. On the one hand, you have to wonder why he had them shut to begin with, but at least he looks normal now and we can put that bizarre nitpick behind us.
Meanwhile, Re-l attempts to follow Vincent's trail to see what he had been up to. She hits a few stumbling blocks, but manages to find the body of one of the Proxy's. She then goes to the doctor who attempted to treat her before and recruits her in helping figure out more about the creature. I'm surprised Re-l is so quick to trust her. From that scene onward, I became convinced that she's some sort of mole. I mean, come on, she just happened to alter her auto-reivs so that they can talk in secret? She even claims that she was on Re-l's side before they met and later offers to "take care of" the corpse, telling Re-l to leave it to her. Nope, I don't trust her; I don't trust her one bit. I'm calling spy, here and now.
This episode worked rather well. I was worried when it seemed like it was going into mindscrew territory, but the plot justified it well enough. The scope of the story expanded as we met new characters and reached beyond just the limits of the city. It was a bit more character driven, but the plot moved forward well enough that you don't feel robbed of story advancement.