There is an awful lot happening in Wednesday’s finale of National Geographic Channel’s “The Hot Zone.” Julianna Margulies’ Dr. Nancy Jaax thinks Jerry (Noah Emmerich) going down is the biggest problem her team is currently facing.
Might want to check the freezer. Yeah, you’re missing a marsupial — and on this miniseries, that’s a particularly huge problem.
“There could be a monkey out there spreading a mutating virus across the city,” Wade Carter (Liam Cunningham) informs his protege in a sneak preview clip, which is exclusive to TheWrap.
Watch the video above, which comes from the “Hidden” episode.
Below are Nat Geo’s descriptions of the final two episodes from “The Hot Zone.”
Wednesday, May 29, at 9/8c
Inside the primate research facility, unforeseen dangers arise. Nancy Jaax works tirelessly in Biosafety Level 4 to find out why the virus is behaving differently in human victims than expected. With the daunting task of euthanizing monkeys, unforeseen dangers arise, and even the strongest of the team are pushed to the brink. The families of the employees are quietly gathered to protect others from possible exposure, and Jaax is forced to make an impossible choice between her family and her duty to her country.
Wednesday, May 29, at 10/9c
An already volatile situation inside the infected research facility boils to a head. With Nancy Jaax stepping up while those around her fall, exhaustion threatens the precision needed to sterilize the threat. Their efforts to contain panic are threatened when the press arrives and neighbors become aware of the danger next door. Jaax is forced to confront her mentor, Dr. Wade Carter, when a situation spills out of the monkey facility and puts people on the outside in danger. Jaax ultimately must face the ramifications of trying to balance her dangerous career and her loving family. Longtime rivals Dr. Carter and Travis Rhodes reach an impasse that could determine how many more people outside the lab have been exposed.