Warning: This story contains spoilers for Resident Evil Season 1 on Netflix. If you’re not caught up yet, check out our spoiler-free Resident Evil Netflix Season 1 review.
Resident Evil is back, and this time it’s in the form of a live-action series from Netflix. While the games influence the plot and universe of Netflix’s first live-action series based on Capcom’s long-running zombie franchise, the show is in fact set in its own original universe.
Although Netflix has yet to announce whether the series will get renewed for a second season, Season 1’s finale sets up plenty of ideas for what could be the focus should we get a Season 2.
Let’s run down everything that happened in the Resident Evil season finale and how certain events could lead to Season 2…
The Four Weskers
After a lot of questions about the topic, we finally learn exactly how Albert Wesker (Lance Reddick) – yes, the same Albert Wesker that died in a volcano in Resident Evil 5 – is alive and well in this show: He’s a clone.
In fact, the original Wesker has three clones: Albert, Alby, and Bert. We have been following Albert for most of the series, while we learn more about his eccentric and breadstick-loving clone brother Bert towards the end of the season. As for Alby, he was killed alongside the original Wesker when Umbrella tried to shut down the project.
While we don’t know much about the circumstances surrounding why the real Wekser created the clones, we do learn from Bert that the clones were part of a research and development team to aid the original Wesker. After the clones were captured by Umbrella, Albert (the clone) struck a deal with Evelyn Marcus to work for the company in exchange for having his own life.
Bert remains the only living Wesker left, or at least so far as the girls know in 2022. Thanks to the storyline in 2036, we know that Albert doesn’t die until much later in the timeline, (regrettably, our beloved Bert will go sometime between 2022 and 2036 as well). While we are unsure how Bert being a clone will fit into the story if a Season 2 happens, it will be interesting to see the dynamic between Billie, Jade and Bert as the three are now on the run from Umbrella.
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How Will Ada Wong Play a Role in Resident Evil Season 2?
The 2022 timeline ends with Albert Wesker seemingly sacrificing himself to allow Bert, Billie, and Jade to escape Umbrella’s compound and gated community. Before Albert blows up the lab, we see him give the girls a note and instructing his daughters to find someone. In a later scene, we learn that the person the Wesker twins and Bert are out to find is Ada Wong.
Ada Wong is a spy who originally appeared in Resident Evil 2, where she had the task of trying to steal a sample of the G-Virus. While we don’t meet Ada Wong in the season finale, she’ll clearly be showing up in some capacity if and when Season 2 happens.
In the games, Ada was employed by an Umbrella company known as “the organization.” The company would eventually merge with Tricell, a pharmaceutical company that was involved in the plaga outbreak that happened in Kijuju, which is a key event in Resident Evil 5. Tricell was not mentioned in the show, but if the lore from the games is anything to go off of, Tricell is likely not around in 2022. In Resident Evil Revelations 2, Claire Redfield mentions that the company was gone for good.
However, Tricell could still be around in some capacity. If Umbrella can come back after going bankrupt in 2004, perhaps Tricell can make a return, too. We know in the games that the Resident Evil timeline’s most recent entry point is 2021 (thanks to Resident Evil Village); with the Netflix series exploring the year 2036, a lot of it is open game in terms of the lore. Exactly how a second season and future titles could tie together has yet to be seen, but there is plenty of legroom here for the show to explore uncharted territory the games have yet to touch.
Is Bea Immune to the T-Virus?
The final scenes from 2036 show Billie shooting Jade before kidnapping her daughter, Bea, and leaving in an Umbrella helicopter. Before that, though, we learn that Bea is for some reason safe from the giant, mutated crocodile that Jade and members of the University had created for their protection.
While Billie’s kidnapping of Bea was more a ploy for her much-needed unpolluted Wesker blood (Billie’s blood is “bad,” just as her cloned father’s was), the murderous auntie has to be wondering what was going on between Bea and the crocodile before her chopper blew the poor creature to smithereens. Is Bea immune to the T-Virus, or is there simply something about her pheromones that stop zeroes and other infected from taking interest in her? It almost seemed like the crocodile had the intent of protecting the child before Umbrella blew it to hell, but we’ll have to wait until Season 2 (should we get one) for those answers!
Will Jade Survive?
Like her father before her, Jade Wesker is not as down and out as she may seem after getting shot in the belly by her traitorous sister. We see Albert get blown up and buried in rubble (with a Tyrant, no less), but conversations in 2036 all but confirm he makes it out of the wreckage alive. Meanwhile, we’ve seen Jade massively concussed by a giant caterpillar and make a 100-foot jump off of a wall into a hoard of zombies without completely shattering her body. We already know the Weskers heal quicker than your average human, so expect Jade to keep kicking around should the series get renewed.
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