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Wayward Pines Season One Finale Recap: Here We Go Again

  Well, that was kinda disappointing.   The final episode of Wayward Pines , aptly titled Cycle, went full monster movie, as the townspeople and the insurgents banded together to kill the abbies and head to safety after Pilcher cut off all the power and left them to fend for themselves. Yeah, Pilcher finally went crazy, talking like a true delusional tyrant and even going to the record player to spin some opera as his own personal Rome was burning. He went so off the deep end, he even tried to put his sister Pam back into hibernation. (Thanks to a sympathetic guard, she got out just in time to put a bullet in him and put an end to this nonsense.) For a while there, it was a watchable hour of damn-near-schlocky horror. (Didnt it seem like most of the acting done in this episode was purposely SyFy Channellevel melodramatic?) There was an acceptable amount of goriness and chaos, while Matt Dillon effectively fulfilled his duties as the just-in-the-nick-of-time hero who made a vow to protect the townspeople, right down to sacrificing his life by blowing himself up in an elevator as the abbies were approaching up an elevator shaft. But just when you thought the show would possibly end on a positive note, hinting at a better tomorrow for the people of Wayward Pines, the show pulled out a time-jump cliff-hanger.   Read More... //

'Wayward Pines' finale recap: 'Cycle'

The saga of Wayward Pines comes to a violent end (and a new one begins?).   Read More... //

Wayward Pines Season 1 Episode 10 Review: Cycle

So much for wrapping it all up in a nice, neat, little bow for us. Instead, Wayward Pines Season 1 Episode 10 left us with a mind blowing ending that I'm guessing most of us did not see coming. So what happened? Who survived? Let's discuss!   Read More...   //

'Wayward Pines' Finale Recap: A Never-Ending Nightmare

So here we are at the highly anticipated Wayward Pines finale. Pilcher has turned off all of power in town. Abbies are running all over the place eating people. People have been murdered, eaten, and frozen. Nurse Pam has evolved into an angel while David Pilcher -- the man with a savior complex bigger than God himself -- has turned into a frighteningly maniacal beast of a man.   When a finale finally hits on one of these short-run series, we all like to weigh in about whether or not the show was a success. It's different than regular serial television where we get 22-24 episodes to watch characters develop and come into their own. With a short run it's a wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am, and a was-it-as-good-for-you (the viewer)-as-it-was-for-me (the creator)? Tonight we determine the verdict. For myself, I'm left slightly unsatisfied because I wanted a glimmer of hope at the end and didn't get it. But let's not get ahead of ourselves. Let's break it all down bit by bit.   Read More... //

Wayward Pines: OMG It's the Finale, Let's Talk About It!!!

Fox's wacky miniseries comes to an end tonight with monsters knocking on the door. Will Wayward Pines let them in?   Read More... //

Wayward Pines Will Continue to Blow Your Mind Until the Very End

Holy crap, there are only two episodes left in this nutty show. This weeks episode A Reckoning contains bullets, betrayals, and yet another jaw-dropping last act bit of insanity. We gotta wonder: Is anyone going to make it out of Wayward Pines alive?   Read More...     //

Wayward Pines Recap: Follow the Leader

  It looked like the gates of hell were about to be opened up on the townspeople of Wayward Pines at the end of last weeks episode. That insurgent busted through the fence with a stolen dump truck and thought he was free. Then a group of hungry abbies came out of the shadows and ensured that his liberation was short-lived. That gave rise to the threat of abbies entering Wayward Pines, but sheriff Ethan Burke wasn't about to let that happen. He got his hero on by running over the first abbie through the fence. (It has parallels to when Ben came outta nowhere and ran over Pope in order to save his dad like father, like son.) Then, like a goddamn boss, he pulled out a shotgun and made sure the other abbies weren't gonna feast on anymore people that night.   Read More... //

'Wayward Pines' S1E9: A Reckoning

★ ★ ★ ½ Geez, Pilcher. Overreact much? With someone like him in charge, it’s no wonder the First Generation is turning into a bunch of sex-crazed spree killers. Ethan was finally able to get the truth out about what lies beyond the walls (hint, it’s a lot of nothing and a lot of teeth) just before Pilcher threw a temper tantrum and sentenced everyone to death. "A Reckoning" started with, get this, a Reckoning. Kate faced an angry mob of townspeople with a knife to throat, but it’s all okay! It’s a fake out. It was a rather disappointing way to kick off the penultimate episode since we all knew that she was going to live through that experience. The Reckoning may not have killed Kate, but it did kill most of the suspense in that shooting scene halfway through the episode. The death of Kate’s co-conspirators was still shocking enough to make up for that. On that note, it’s a terrible shame that we were just introduced to Jason, an overly passionate First Generation kid, so late into the series. A radical counterpart to Ben and Amy, Jason could have served to be a minor antagonist for Ben to deal with. It wasn’t noticeable, until now, that the teenage perspective of life within Wayward Pines was practically nonexistent on the show. The only times that any viewpoint of theirs was used to move the plot forward or to explain the show mythology in more depth. I haven’t been the biggest fan of Ben’s storyline, but a little more exploration would have helped ease Jason’s introduction. Evil Nurse Pam isn’t too evil anymore. After Pilcher decided to ice one of their own, Pam had a welcome change of heart and told Theresa to check out Plot 33. While still aligned with her brother, she probably now sees the logic behind Ethan’s desire to bring the truth to light. It’s nice to see that even someone as cold-hearted as Pam realized just how crazy the town’s situation has gotten. While Pam may be having a hard time on being on her brother’s side, Megan Fisher remains to be a die-hard Pilcher fan. Right up to that slap. Thanks Theresa! Stay awesome. Hope Davis does a tremendous job playing the town hypnotherapist and, if the show weren’t ending next week, it would have been interesting to see how the repercussions of creating someone like Jason would have on her and her reputation in town. Plot 33 turned out to be, for some reason, a video archive of all of Adam’s logs as an explorer of the outside world. San Francisco (and the SideReel headquarters) are long gone. It’s a little odd that Pilcher would keep any of this in the middle of town, but it was a perfect way to inform several townspeople about the truth. With the Abbies able to climb the fence, everyone’s going to find out the truth in the worst way possible. p { text-align: justify; }

Wayward Pines: "A Reckoning" Review

Death comes to Wayward Pines as the truth is finally revealed.   Read More... //

Wayward Pines Season 1 Episode 9 Review: A Reckoning

Have all the questions been answered in Wayward Pines Season 1 Episode 9 ? Theresa figured out what was hiding in Plot 33, and better yet, we FINALLY know how Adam Hassler was involved in this whole mess. The truth is out there, but that doesn't mean the ride is over. With only one more episode left, how will it all end? First of all, I just want to say, thank you Theresa for finally slapping Megan Fisher in the face. I think we all felt a little satisfaction from that. Listening to her going on about David being the savior of all human kind was just too much. Now if only we could just get Ben to shake off her brainwashing and stand up to her. Maybe they're saving that for the finale.   Read More...   //