There's a new sheriff in town on Wayward Pines Season 1 Episode 4 and he plans on doing things a little bit differently.
Apparently if you kill someone, you get their job. Does anyone else think that's a little scary for some of these jobs, particularly those in the medical field? What did Nurse Pam do before she came to Wayward Pines?
She was looking pretty comfortable in Ethan's chair. If I were him, I'd watch my back. I'd say she's eyeing the job.
I'm already missing Terrence Howard and his ice-cream-loving Sheriff Pope. I wish we could have kept him around longer, but he's a busy man. At least we still have Melissa Leo, who is easily stealing the show by making Nurse Pam creepy without being cartoon-ish. She's really doing a brilliant job.
At the rate we're losing people, she better stick around until the end! I think I am going to start assuming that someone is going to die in every episode.
Now that Ethan's sheriff, he has access to the town's files. Mrs. Fisher, Ben's teacher, was a hypnotherapist in her past life. What exactly is going on at that school? Brainwashing?
Her own husband even warned Ethan that the school is shaping kids' minds. I found myself wishing Ben would just answer Wayward Pines and get on with it.
I'm not sure what to make of Ben's new friend. Could she be a potential ally or is she part of the whole brainwashing scheme? The jury's still out on that one.
I've decided I like Arlene. She's a funny character and it was great listening to her reminisce over Sheriff Pope at the bar. Apparently he was better one-on-one and gave her great gifts. We didn't get to see much of that side of him sadly. It was funny to listen to them talk about how he "retired" so suddenly.
The scene with Theresa and Kate seemed important, but I'm not sure how or why yet. We did learn that Theresa was once training to be an agent, but quit to raise Ben instead. That explains why she had no qualms about hacking into Ethan's email, but not much else right now.
Peter's story about how he ended up in town was pretty interesting. He met a girl named Denise at a bar, took her to bed in one motel room, and then woke up in a different room with an older version of the same girl. That girl turned out to be Nurse Pam! What does that mean? I'm guessing it's related to how time works in this place, but I still don't get it. We're supposedly going to be getting some answers next week, so hopefully that's one of them.
We got a real glimpse of the creature on the other side of the wall. It was definitely creepy looking. What are your thoughts on that thing? Are they some sort of mutant experiment gone wrong that the government is trying to hide? Are there hundreds of them out there waiting for an opportunity to snatch an escapee? Inquiring minds need to know!
All in all, this was actually the weakest episode of the bunch so far. Not much happened and I found it to be a little boring. I hope Nurse Pam is enough of an adversary on her own without Sheriff Pope to keep the rest of the episodes as entertaining as the first three.
If you have any theories, now is the time to toss them out in the comments! If you missed anything, you can watch Wayward Pines online any time and catch up!
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