In this episode, we get to see a lot more of Dr. Eugene Porter. We get to see his dorky gamer side with his talk of undead dinosaurs and shmups. We get to see his excessive verbosity, his use of large words to intimidate and manipulate. Eugene’s cold flat manner dominates his personality, making things he is passionate about come out firmly and flatly. If Eugene is incorrect about something or makes a mistake, he will claim to have known the right answer all along – shifting and denying the blame.
Josh McDermitt, who plays Eugene, shed a little bit of light on his character with his appearance on AMC’s “The Talking Dead.” Josh says that he modeled his character’s dorkiness and cold flat manner after his brother. Josh also boasted that Eugene is both the leader and the smartest man in his group.
The questions remain: Is this unique individual the key to saving the world? Does Eugene truly have the information he claims to or is he pulling an amazing survival scam? I guess we will all have to wait and find out.