Thursday, March 10th, brings a brand new episode of COLONY.  We also meet a new character in episode 1.09, Resistance operative and technical guru, Morgan.
Morgan is played by the lovely Thora Birch.  You will recognize Ms. Birch from several popular films such as American Beauty and Hocus Pocus.
Thora recently answered press questions on a conference call sponsored by NBC Universal.  She gave some interesting insight into her character.  So, if you want to get to know Morgan in advance of her COLONY debut, here’s your chance. And be sure to check out the exclusive clip from her first episode at the end of the post.
Here are some excerpts from the call:
Agatha Kasprzak with, Oh So Gray inquires:

You play Morgan, a laidback software engineer with a conscious. How did you prepare for this role?

Thora responds:

So, I don’t have a lot of experience in the whole tech world, but I responded to my character’s determination to have an impact and to make her presence known in one way or another.
And so she’s got – she’s kind of the complete package. She’s got the know-how and she’s got the balls to pull off some amazing stuff.

Mary Powers with TV Geek inquires:

Good afternoon and thanks for taking the call. You said that your character is a software engineer. Besides that, what more can you tease about your character and how she’s going to fit in into the overall show, starting in Thursday’s episode?

Thora responds:

Okay, so I’m not 100% completely clued in as my character’s trajectory, either. But she is working on the resistance side of things. She is not a collaborator. She’s definitely a resister.
And her journey is only just starting. Like these two episodes that you’re going to see this coming week and next week, it’s only the beginning.

Mary again:

Okay, so it’s more than just a recurring role? Should we possibly expect to see the character more in…

Thora responds:

No, it is recurring. I have no idea how it’s all going to wind up. But it is a recurring role.
But she’s playing a part in a major operation that kind of wraps up the season really nicely and kind of leaves the audience, you know, really wanting more.

Jorge Solis with MStars News inquires:

Hi. I was wondering, what do you find similar to your character Morgan, and what do you feel are you different from your character?

Thora responds:

So Morgan is a little bit more Type A. She is – you know, she’s got this whole knowledge in a world that I personally don’t share. I don’t share here set of skills.
But, she does have a determination. And she’s very passionate, which is something that I can completely relate to.

Those are certainly some great insights into Morgan!
If you would like to get an advance look at her character in action, click HERE for an Exclusive Sneak Peek of #COLONY 1.09 ‘Zero Day’ from USA Network.

COLONY -- "Zero Day" Episode 109 -- Pictured: (l-r) Tory Kittles as Broussard, Sarah Wayne Callies as Katie Bowman -- (Photo by: Isabella Vosmikova/USA Network)
COLONY — “Zero Day” Episode 109 — Pictured: (l-r) Tory Kittles as Broussard, Sarah Wayne Callies as Katie Bowman — (Photo by: Isabella Vosmikova/USA Network)