Final confirmation of the reality of Wayward Pines has come, and it’s through the secret knowledge of Teresa and Nurse Pam that we finally see the truth. Her suspicions about Lot 33 prove worthwhile; there’s a treasure trove of information hidden there, wound up with the final fate of Agent Hassler, Ethan’s former FBI boss. They really are the last surviving pocket of civilization. They’re surrounded by the desolate ruins of cities and towns and wilderness. Hassler was revived several decades before the current population, and he led one of many expeditions to find any trace of surviving culture. None of them found anything, and they had to fight aberrations every step of the way. Other forces continue to pursue their agendas, with Megan Fisher continuing to lead her young charges to fascistic rebellion and the naïve enforcement of ritualized order. She convinces Ben, distraught over Amy’s injuries, to condemn his father, and was probably an inspiration to the three young men who show up at the jail to execute the rebels Burke has so far failed to reckon. This unprotected group includes Kate and Harold Ballinger, and that I guess is why you hire Reed Diamond for a show like this: to see him fear for his life before being shot in the head by a misguided zealot. Not as much fun as being shot in the head while playing a Nazi scientist on Agents of SHIELD perhaps, but here he’s got Matt Dillon and Carla Gugino as final scene partners, so not too shabby. His blood splatters Kate’s face, and it would be her turn but for Ethan showing up with a gun of his own. Gugino plays stunned and resigned to her fate very well, telling Ethan he must kill her to save the town. Weirdly, this brings her together with Theresa, whose arcane knowledge is shared quickly with as many people as possible. While it must be shocking nonsense to some, surely the many who’ve wondered just what it is they’ve stumbled into find some confirmation in the nightmare scenario. So Ethan promises a public reckoning, but it’s really a public condemnation of their prison warden David Pilcher, who has been lying to them all along, and whom Ethan openly defies. And when he seems to be gaining allies for doing so, Megan objects with full party line rhetoric, and receives a dismissive slap in the face from Theresa, her natural enemy thus far in town. Pilcher’s response? Of course he’s watching it all in his hidden sanctum of treasures on his many cameras. He cuts the power to everything. The cameras. The speakers. The phones. The electrified fence keeping out the monsters. That’ll show them. If this batch of revived sleepers want to think for themselves, he’ll just have to start all over again. For what, the third time? Or has he met his match in the Burke family? One more episode to make or break this tale, and my request is only this: whether or not the show is renewed, be creative. Finish this story, whether you get another to tell or not. Don’t be Under the Dome and leave us with a pointless cliffhanger so that I’ll refuse to wait a year for more. I may come back if this arc plays fair to the end. Wayward Pines 1.09 "A Reckoning"Shawn's Rating4.0Overall ScoreReader Rating: (0 Votes)Share this:TweetShare on TumblrLike this:Like Loading... Related Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.