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Wayward Pines Season 2 Episode 1 Review: Enemy Lines

Welcome back to Wayward Pines! Wayward Pines Season 2 Episode 1 picked up three years after the events of Wayward Pines Season 1 . While there are still a lot of familiar faces, plenty has changed, too. One thing that hasn't changed? We are still left with a ton of questions. ....  Read More...   //

Wayward Pines Season 2 Premiere: EP Breaks Down That Bloody Good Exit, the Abbies' Peculiar Behavior

Yowza! Wayward Pines Season 2 premiere certainly cut deep. (See what I did there?) Kicking off three years after the Season 1 finale, Jason Patrics Dr. Theo Yedlin a recently woken member of Group C found himself in the titular town after encountering Terrence Howards Sheriff Pope on a Hawaiian vacation meant to fix his [] //

Wayward Pines Season Premiere Recap: Fear and Loathing

Is this show already running on fumes?   Read More... //

Don't Worry, Newbies: Wayward Pines Season 2 Is Basically a Brand New Show

For better or worse, Wayward Pines begins its second season feeling like a whole new show. Sure, the titular town is still front and center--and those problematic abbies are still ...  Read More... //

Wayward Pines Review: Can Jason Patric Escape Death in Season 2?

Welcome to Wayward Pines, where paradise is home, electric fences enclose the town and rebellion is nigh. As the second season of the M. Night Shyamalan -produced series (based on the novels by Blake Crouch) gears up for a second-season summer run on Fox, its a time of departures and re-imagining. Building on what writer-producer Chad Hodge set out in the first season, incoming showrunner Mark Friedman (Believe) continues the same creepy, Stepford-like tone in which the powerful few have tasked themselves with saving humanity and the rest of the residents had better fall in line. Or else. There are plenty of Easter eggs and Season 1 cast appearances for those who tuned into the show last summer, but thanks to a nifty narrative voiceover by one returning Ben Burke ( Charlie Tahan ), those coming to the series anew will be caught up in no time. ...  Read More.... //

Wayward Pines Season 2 Review: M. Night Shyamalan Series Should Have Quit While It Was Ahead

As this year's upfronts have displayed, it is often hard for broadcasters to resist salvaging past successes, adding a coat of reboot paint, and pushing it out on the schedule in hopes of similar ratings results. It's hard, but, as the second season of the dystopian Wayward Pines reveals, sometimes it is really best to resist that tendency and, in this case, let a limited event remain just that. Debuting on May 25 on Fox and taking over Empire 's slot, the 10-episode ...  Read More... //

Wayward Pines Season Review

Looking back at the full season of Matt Damon's TV mini.   Read More... //

‘Wayward Pines’ Season 1 Finale Recap: ‘Cycle’

"Wayward Pines" Season 1 came to a conclusion in episode ten titled, "Cycle," which aired on Thursday, July 23 on FOX. Did the Abbies penetrate the walls of the town of Idaho? Read on for more details. "Wayward Pines" Season 1 finale kicks off with David Pilcher looking through the town of Idaho from his screen after shutting off the power for the entire city. Ethan calls and Pam tells him about what happened. Pam advises him to take all the residents to the underground bunker. READ MORE...

Wayward Pines Ends With a Bang and a Whimper ... And, Yes, a Twist

The association of producer M. Night Shyamalan made everyone assume that Wayward Pines would end with some kind of mind-blowing twist. And lo, there was a twist ... but it wasnt nearly as huge as the one that came midway through the shows run. Spoilers follow!   Read More...     //

'Wayward Pines' S1E10: Cycle

★ ★ ★ ½ (★ ½ if I counted the ending) Remember the twist ending of M. Night’s The Village ? Yeah. This was just as bad. You know, out of all of the frustrating M. Night twists we’ve had to put up with, this one really takes the cake. It’s insulting that all it took to defeat and ice the adults we’ve grown to love over the past 10 episodes were a ragtag team of hormone-crazed, Pilcher-loving teenagers led by a psychopath introduced to viewers in episode 9 . No, really. After Ben’s comical accident, he wakes up from being in a coma for three years and walks around the new Wayward Pines, where teens rule and adults drool. The entire sequence reached a Planet of the Apes level of ridiculousness, along with their very own version of Ape-braham Lincoln. Annoying ending aside, the rest of the episode was a good conclusion to the series. The battle between the Abbies and the humans was entertaining. My personal favorite moment being Theresa’s Abbie, which was stabbed in the eye with a hypodermic needle before being shot out of frame by Ethan. Lots of extras got killed off in the background while the characters we care about wound up in the bunker, got into the Mountain, and, I guess, were either iced or crushed beneath the iron will of teen spirit. Does anyone know what happened to Ruby? Besides Ethan’s heroic death, the only other major loss in the episode was Ms. Fisher. After the survivors made it into the bunker, she remained a stern supporter of Pilcher’s, until convinced otherwise. She gives the access code necessary to get into the Mountain to Kate and stays behind in case other survivors need to get into the bunker. While her actions were redeeming, her death was shoehorned into the episode, but even Ms. Fisher got more closure than Theresa. After the survivors storm the base, Pilcher is killed (really wish he had been eaten instead of shot) and Pam assumes control. The power vacuum left by Pilcher and Ethan leads Pam and Kate to team up in order to make a better Wayward Pines, one without the surveillance and Reckonings. Honestly, I would have been perfectly happy with that conclusion right there. But, you know, M. Night. Plot Holes: Wouldn't Ms. Fisher know about the bunker in the school? If so, why did she stay behind? Wouldn't she have hopes that the children went to the bunker? I mean, Jason couldn't have been the only person who knew about that bunker. How many of the teenagers were even okay with overthrowing the adults? Why did they keep the surveillance? Or Pilcher's form of government? They do know that Pilcher's security measures were a way to control the adults, right? Why keep it if they don't like it? Pam is Pilcher’s sister , so why didn’t they listen to her? She seemed to have a very high position in the community. Sure, they're brainwashed. But why? How many teens shared Pilcher’s views? See, this is why we needed more time to develop these teenagers we just met Was Kate and Pam’s form of government that against their ideals? Wouldn’t the teens hear about how Pilcher shut off all of the electricity intended to kill all of them? If the Abbies are strong and intelligent enough to attack Wayward Pines once the power was shut off and infiltrate the bunker, why did an electrified fence even stop them? They could have just climbed over (like Ethan did) and they obviously knew about the people inside, so why didn’t they attack before? They’re not stupid. Apparently. Why did Pilcher build such a weak bunker that led to the Mountain? In the middle of town! The Abbies got in with ease, so Pilcher shutting off the fence’s power would have gotten himself killed too. How was Pam defrosted so quickly? Who trained Amy to be a nurse? Who trained any of these kids? When did the teens overthrow the adults? and why? Why is Wayward Pines still not self-sustainable? Why isn’t it bigger? How do the teens know how to run anything ? Why did the sign say "Do Not Leave"? Why would you want to leave ?! The teens know about the Abbies!