Welcome to Eden episode 2 recap: Evaluation
Welcome to Eden episode 2 begins with David on the boat advising they turn back for Zoa and Judith. Turning back isn’t an option. David is informed that everything will be okay.
Back on the island, the five stragglers are invited into the community of Eden as Astrid and Erick roll out the welcome mat and showcase how the entire community is full of people pitching in and working together in harmony. It doesn’t take a genius to suspect something more sinister is afoot. Out of everyone, Aldo is the most skeptical of this whole “Eden” thing.
Astrid and Erick assure the group that they can board the next boat, that no one has to remain in Eden against their will. Until then, they’re invited to check into their assigned modules and enjoy their stay.
Back in Barcelona, Gabi is somewhat alarmed that her sister has yet to return, especially when she gets a message supposedly from Zoa claiming she is staying away for a while. Neither of their parents seem all that concerned.
Aldo isn’t persuaded by all the claims of this place being amazing and loving. He’s intent on getting off the island, even as the others start to settle in. Out of the other four, Zoa is the only other one to become somewhat apprehensive as she is still trying to find Judith. While searching the island, she stumbles upon Orson getting hot and heavy with Eloy (Carlos Soroa), a deaf member of the community. Orson was the last one to be seen with Judith, so it’s understandable while Zoa would seek him out. He claims Zoa has the wrong guy.
Meanwhile, Ibon bonds further with Alma, even demonstrating his piano-playing prowess, and Zoa grows closer to Nico. But Aldo steals a dune buggy and drives off, only for Brenda (Claudia Trujillo) to track him down. It won’t be so easy to escape from Eden.
When everyone reunites again later, Astrid and Nico encourage to open to the group and tell them about her story, her mother’s addiction and what it has been like for her and her sister, Gabi. Speaking of Gabi, she’s not persuaded that things are okay with Zoa even after Mayka orchestrates a shipment to her with the nickname Zoa uses, “Little Squirrel.” It looks Mayka is the one in charge of handling everyone’s texts and connections to the outside world so loved ones don’t grow suspicious.
In the final moments of the episode, Zoa wakes up in the middle of the night after hearing something outside. When she goes to check she sees a young boy standing in an orange jumpsuit. Are there kids on Eden?