Guys, I don't even know where to start.
Wayward Pines Season 2 Episode 10 was not what I expected. I expected a battle, death, destruction, and okay, there was some of that, but that was pretty low key compared to Wayward Pines Season 1 Episode 10.
And you know something? I really liked it.
There was all this buildup watching Margaret rally the abbies, just waiting for the moment when they would overrun the town, a moment that never came.
Where I thought there'd be a battle of those left behind taking up arms to defend the town, instead one single human may have saved the human race.
Without Theo's plan to wipe out a good portion of the abbies, who knows if it would have ever been safe for the humans to wake up again.
I've watched that final shot multiple times, and I'm still not really sure what to make of it. What does it mean? Perhaps Kerry's sacrifice and introducing those pathogens caused more mutations in the abbies, and somehow made them more human again.
Regardless, it was an image of hope for the future.
A future that came very, very close to not happening. CJ had his finger hovering over that tablet like he was about to release the atomic bomb. And, in a way, he was. If this had been a planned series finale, that could have been an epic way to end it.
For every action there's an equal and opposite reaction. You're not only choosing who to bring, but you're choosing who to now leave behind. You will be granting a pardon and a death sentence at the same time.CJ
Theo held the fate of the world in his hands. The same hands that most likely let Jason die. It's possible it was subconscious rather than completely on purpose, but Oscar did point out that Theo doesn't make mistakes.
CJ handed him the list like he was Santa Claus, deciding who'd been naughty and nice. My first thought when I saw Xander get left behind was "how is Theo going to explain that decision to Rebecca in the future?" Of course, immediately after that it dawned on me that Theo had no intention of being in the future.
Though, if he planned to stay behind, it didn't make sense that he would also keep Xander behind out of spite, but in a time like this, I think it's fair to say emotions were running high and clouding judgment. At least he did the noble thing and returned for him. The world will need ice cream after all.
It didn't make sense that Theo would leave Frank off the list, either. I could see maybe he was left off of Jason's original list, and Theo just overlooked him. But Jason did say he would take all of the First Generation, and that includes Frank.
Who would have guessed that Arlene would be the only season one holdover to survive? Good for her!
Watching that father left behind as his wife and children were taken to the pods was brutal. I get it, they couldn't all be saved, and generally the men go down with the ship. They really twisted the knife in by making us watch him hang himself, too.
Xander shooting that guy while he was still holding his molotov cocktail was actually kind of funny. The guy just stood there and watched as Xander pointed his gun at him. He had plenty of time to throw that thing, though he may still have gotten shot. That's probably better than burning alive.
It will be interesting to see where the show goes from here if it gets renewed for a third season. Most of the main characters are still alive, and there are plenty of new people to wake up, but they will need to introduce a new conflict. I'm not saying that will be hard necessarily...good writers should be able to come up with something.
There will be a lot of questions to answer, like how much time has passed, will they be able to expand the town outside the walls now, will they be able to grow enough food and make penicillin, etc.
I'd like to see the show continue, but if it ends here, I'm satisfied. Do you guys agree?
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Stacy Glanzman was a staff writer for TV Fanatic. She retired in March, 2019.