Hanna Season 1 & 2 Recap: Explaining UTRAX, Marissa, the Pioneers and the Hit List

Marissa’s loyalty to the CIA at this point was being rightly questioned by her boss John Carmichael (Dermot Mulroney). Hanna sought out Marissa in Paris as part of her search for Clara, and Marissa sheltered and hid Hanna. She dyed her hair blonde, sourced a false passport and arranged for her to go and live in Canada with her former professor and his wife. Hanna though, was determined to find Clara. During their time in the forest, she had extracted a medication implant from Clara’s arm, and followed the name on it to a medical trial. Posing as another girl, she underwent the trial, during which she hallucinated and became violent, but also learned of the existence of The Meadows. Marissa tracked Hanna down and they planned to travel to The Meadows together until Hanna discovered that Marissa was lying to her about being in contact with her boss Carmichael, so Hanna attacked her and went to The Meadows alone.

There, Hanna was given the German identity Mia Wolff, but resisted integration. She was there to break Clara out, and couldn’t understand why Clara had chosen to accept her false reality. Marissa teamed up with Mannion, part of a resistance group aiming to take down UTRAX Regenesis and The Pioneers, and infiltrated The Meadows, where she was taken prisoner. Clara betrayed Hanna and their escape attempts were foiled.

The previous year, a drunk Carmichael had tried to recruit government attorney Robert Gelder to the Pioneer Group, and showed him the hit list of targets. Gelder refused on the basis of the targets’ young ages, but photographed the list and planned to leak it to a journalist in London. When Carmichael learned that his indiscretion was about to be exposed, he sent Hanna and Jules on an undercover mission to London, to find out where the meeting was planned to take place, and assassinate the journalist. He also sent Sandy and Clara undercover to Barcelona, where Robert Gelder’s daughter Kat was studying at university. In London, Hanna met with Mannion’s resistance group and tried to stop the assassination, but Jules was onto her and carried it out alone.

In Barcelona, Hanna tried to talk Clara out of assassinating Gelder by telling her how to find her real mother. In Gelder’s hotel room, Clara refused to carry out the killing, so Sandy – ever loyal to Carmichael – did it and ran away, leaving Hanna, Clara and Gelder’s daughter Kat, who escaped to a house in the Barcelona hills. Hanna returned to the hotel and got the hit list Gelder was planning to leak. There, she met Marissa, who had been kept prisoner by Carmichael until two of his people posed as resistance members to ‘break her out’, which was all just a ruse so Marissa would lead them to Hanna and the list. Hanna recognised Carmichael’s goon and warned Marissa, who shot her way out.

The girls’ hideaway in the hills was discovered by Leo from The Meadows, and he tried to kill Clara but ended up being accidentally shot by Carmichael. Then Marissa turned up, shot the CIA agents, helped Hanna, Clara and Kat escape, and made a deal with Carmichael. She wouldn’t tell his bosses that he was the one who let the target list slip to the whistle-blower if he took her and Hanna back so they can destroy the Pioneers from the inside. Kat flew home, Clara reunited with her real mother, and went off into the sunset on a fake passport. Back at The Meadows, Terri discovered Clara’s plan to meet her mother, but covered it up to allow her to escape.

All of which sets the stage in season three for Hanna and Marissa to attempt to stop the Pioneers from carrying out their world-changing assassinations using UTRAX assassins, perhaps with help from Terri and Carmichael, perhaps with hindrance from Sandy. Might redemption for Marissa, and a normal life for Hanna, be possible?

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