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'Wayward Pines' S1E5: The Truth

★ ★ ★ ★ ½ It’s great to see what we’ve gotten ourselves into. Finally, all the answers have arrived and they. are. fantastic. If you managed to work your way up to this point… Congratulations. You have passed Orientation and are now probably not going to stop watching anytime soon. Thanks to Ethan, we finally got a glimpse at the "Abbies" and just exactly what Wayward Pines is keeping secret — the apocalypse happened over 2000 years ago. The episode nicely managed to follow Ethan’s, Ben’s, and Theresa’s perspectives, allowing for viewers to gain as much information as possible to three different levels of knowledge regarding the going-ons of Wayward Pines. Theresa, thanks to her new realtor job, learned a little more about how new residents arrive in Wayward Pines; Ethan got a good look at post-apocalyptic Boise; and, most interesting of all, Ben went through "Orientation". Ben’s "orientation" helped us learn the following: 1.) It was the year 4028; 2.) The human race and civilization as we know it was decimated due to evolutionary "abhorrences" (mutations); and 3.) That Ben and all of the students at Wayward Pines Academy belong to the "first generation" of Wayward Pines, an "arc" containing the last remnant of human kind. When watching Ms. Fisher give the presentation, one thought that probably crossed your mind (it certainly did mine) is why not tell everyone? If everyone knew, then maybe they wouldn’t want to escape so badly and it would, in turn, be safer. But a reasonable question is met with a reasonable, albeit cynical, response. One set of parents killed themselves after their child told them about what had happened. It’s still unknown as to what happens to children if they "fail" Orientation, but you can presume that they probably don’t live long enough to try again. "Dr. Jenkins" was revealed to be David Peltier — not only the town founder and savior of the human race, but discoverer of the mutation that caused humans to turn into Abbies. There’s still something a little off about the guy. Even though I can’t put my finger on it, I can’t help but feel that he’s the one who caused the apocalypse to happen. Another reveal is just how good of an agent Theresa could have been. Far different from the stay-at-home housewife we met at the beginning of the series, Theresa has taken charge in a very Elastigirl type fashion. Thankfully, she is far more capable of her high ranking position than most people believe, demonstrated by her smooth interrogation skills. Besides answering any and all theories we could possibly have about why Wayward Pines is, this episode also explained the time jump; the rules; and why killing adults is necessary. Giving three perspectives in order to explain the post-apocalyptic world of Wayward Pines , it was a carefully and well wrapped gift to the conspiracy nuts within all of us. I mean, my Maze Runner theory was close to what actually happened (And I was joking!) Follow-up questions: Where do they get fresh supplies? When will they run out? Why is Ethan still the best candidate for the job? How many people do they have cooped up in hibernation pods? Was anyone taken after the year 2015? Is there a zoo or aquarium? Are there farms? A section with futuristic technology? Why isn’t Wayward Pines bigger? Does Wayward Pines have extensions? What do they expect the first generation to do? Won’t students need to take skill-based classes like engineering or farming? Why is Ethan right for the job? Are there more towns like Wayward Pines? div.post p { text-align: justify; }

Wayward Pines "The Truth" Review: Consider Your Mind Officially Blown

All the secrets came out in this tell-all episode. OR WAS IT ALL LIES!?   Read More... //www.tv.com/shows/wayward-pines/community/post/wayward-pines-the-truth-review-consider-your-mind-officially-blown-143404498088/

Wayward Pines Season 1 Episode 5 Review: The Truth

Mind. Blown. While Wayward Pines Season 1 Episode 5 provided us with several of the answers we were seeking, it also created new questions. There's so much to discuss that it's hard to decide where to start! Ethan made it over the mountain and immediately encountered the creatures we caught a glimpse of at the end of Wayward Pines Season 1 Episode 4 . Now we have a name for them: aberrations, or "abbies." They're basically mutated post-apocalyptic humans and I can't say that's where I thought this story was going. Considering how many post-apocalyptic dystopian books and movies are popping up right now, I feel like I should have considered that.   Read More...   //www.tvfanatic.com/2015/06/wayward-pines-season-1-episode-5-review-the-truth/

'Wayward Pines' Recap: Are the Evils of Wayward Pines Finally Brought to Light?

The Wayward Pines plot has thickened like corn starch in Thanksgiving gravy. In "The Truth," Ethan conducts his own brand of reconnaissance and turns the tables on the monsters outside the perimeter, Theresa takes a job and learns some things she probably wished she hadn't, and Ben's indoctrination into the Wayward cult commences full force. Fellow BuddyTV writer Kartik Chainani nailed it with his theory that Wayward Pines was a futuristic world. But do we buy it? More importantly, are we entertained, are we having fun existing within that very question? If you've made it this far, fellow viewer, then you continue to be as intrigued as I am.   Read More... //www.buddytv.com/articles/wayward-pines/wayward-pines-recap-is-the-tru-56680.aspx

Wayward Pines: "The Truth" Review

As the series hits the halfway point, we begin to get some answers.   Read More... //www.ign.com/articles/2015/06/12/wayward-pines-the-truth-review

Wayward Pines Recap: The Kids Are All Right

  Well, the cats finally out the bag!   Wayward Pines officially reached its apex of WTF-ness in its latest episode, aptly titled The Truth. It not only answered most of the questions baffled viewers and the Burke clan have had about the titular, artificial town, but it also reminded viewers why executive producer M. Night Shyamalan got attached to the project in the first place. Yes, Wayward Pines is a controlled village, virtually barricading itself from the outside world, much like the one in Shyamalans The Village (which, by the way, is not a bad movie if youre watching it in a bar with the sound turned off). Unfortunately, unlike Village s stuck-in-the-19th-century hamlet, there isnt a contemporary world beyond Pines electrified fences. In fact, as we find out, theres not much of anything.   Read More... //www.vulture.com/2015/06/wayward-pines-recap-season-1-episode-5.html

'Wayward Pines': The Abbies aren't CGI and 4 more nuggets of 'The Truth'

As promised, "Wayward Pines" had its first major reveal in Thursday's (June 11) episode, titled "The Truth." Warning: Don't keep reading if you haven't watched the episode. One big mystery has been revealed to the "Wayward Pines" audience and to a few of its characters -- the human race was wiped 2000 years prior to the setting of the show and the residents of Wayward Pines are all that's left. They were kept in suspended animation for thousands of years by Dr. David Pilcher (Toby Jones), who masquerades as the town's psychiatrist Dr. Jenkins. RELATED: 'Wayward Pines' Matt Dillon isn't much of a TV watcherZap2it had the chance to speak with executive producer Chad Hodge about this reveal, so here are five insights into the show so far and what's to come:1. The Abbies aren't CGIHodge agrees with Zap2it that what humans have devolved into -- the Aberrations, or "Abbies" -- from author Blake Crouch's... //feedproxy.google.com/~r/Zap2it/~3/WTHcuyeGS8c/wayward_pines_abbies_arent_cgi_4_more_nuggets_of_the_truth-2015-06