Wayward Pines-Episodes Two and Three
“DO NOT DISCUSS YOUR LIFE BEFORE”
Some notes and dialogue on first watching.
Cheerful Doctor to Ethan Burke:
“It’s just a town..”
Sheriff: (to Ethan)
“You just gotta stay in your hotel room!”
Cheerful Concierge in the hotel: (to Ethan)
“Oh, the Wayward Pine Chronicles?”
“We haven’t had an issue for about two weeks now,”
“I guess there hasn’t been any news”!
Beverley to Ethan:
“Do you wanna dance?”
Ethan meets with Kate Hewson in the Toy shop.
Official notice on the wall:
Don’t try and leave.
Don’t discuss the past
Always answer the phone when it rings.
Then the phone rings.
Eats a lot of Cornettos. Always Rum Raisin by the look of it.
So Ethan is popping down to the morgue..
The sinister Nurse to Ethan Burke:
I forgot. (what happened) Because the nurse is seriously scary.
Cheerful/ not so cheerful doctor to Ethan Burke:
“Mr. Burke Your condition is worsening..”
“Unless you let me treat your brain haemorrhage..”
“Your hallucinations will only get worse..”
Nb. Adam is the name of Ethan Burke’s FBI agent colleague.
Beverley and Ethan.
“So what’s your plan?”
“You’re the Secret Service Agent!”
I’m not quite sure about Beverley. Whether she can be trusted.
Now Ethan and Beverley are getting dinner invitations. From Kate and Harold. Lovely.
Ethan’s wife, Theresa to her sister Darla: (back home)
“Either Ethan has abandoned his family,”
“Or he’s dead.”
“I have to know which!”
Now Ethan is mounting a fightback.
This is creepy.
The Nurse and the sheriff’s receptionist have Gal/girl talk at the bar.
So it’s dinner time.
Ethan to Beverly:
“It’s OK, just pretend..”
“Time flies, doesn’t it?”
“Harold won the Horseshoe Tournament two years in a row!”
“Can I give you a piece of pie for the road?”
Phones ring. Phones ring.
“That’s how it started when they killed Bill!”
“Last seen by the Ballingers!”
This is mad. I’m not hopeful for Beverley now.
Wayward Pines Sanitation is written on the sanitation tank.
OMG. This is terrible.
“She deserved it!”
Lordy Lordy. Lordy.
Wayward Pines just went from fun and quirky to harsh. Well they did say scenes of a very violent nature I guess.
Short Review of Episode Two.
So whether I am going to keep watching Wayward Pines is hanging in the balance right now. That sentence doesn’t really make sense when you look at it.
Say on one side- I was enjoying Wayward Pines so far. For it’s difference as a drama. whilst evoking old series of yore. The Prisoner for example. On the other side was the shocking and horrific ending scene.
It seems a shame, even sad to me when a drama I had been watching for a sort of frolicking fun- with quirks aplenty: has to go all gory on me. Oh well. Is a series upping its game in some way by doing this I wonder? Does it make the drama necessarily more hard-edge or hard-hitting. I’m not sure.
I guess this is going into gory gear might do so for some. I don’t think it does it for me. I start to think that it is a different kind of genre of drama I suppose. I just don’t know what that genre is. I guess there doesn’t have to be a genre at all. Or perhaps everything is the genre. Deep.
I guess it’s just that gore is all the rage. it’s de rigeur if you like. Does a drama require violence and gore to be taken (artistically) seriously? I dunno. I hope not.
Still, of course I will probably continue. Just to see if there is a way out. For Ethan to succeed. Especially as there appears to be some unexpected visitors. To Wayward Pines.
“OUR TOWN OUR LAW”
Some notes and dialogue on first watching.
“The following programme contains scenes of strong violence”
No shit Sherlock.
I am liking the new fashion for growly voiced announcements. Who sound like the trailer announcer man-of old. For movies.
Ethan and Beverley.
“It’s the fear that keeps everybody in line..”
“First of all, we’re going to have to take out your micro-chip..”
“Citizens of Wayward Pines, we are fully blessed,”
“we protect each other, sometimes from each other..”
His voice breaking, he is brandishing a white lily in his hand.
“Do not try to leave!”
“Don’t discuss the past!”
“Always answer the phone.”
“Work hard, be happy!”
Enjoy your life in Wayward Pines!”
The crowd of people all chant in repetition of his words.
Meanwhile Ethan is on a mission. Using his knowledge as an agent.
Kate and Harold return home.
“Let’s make some tea, with milk, that always helps..”
Wayward Pines so far is holding its own for now anyway. with a fairly wild and unusual story. Certainly an unpredictable story so far.
Plus interesting overtures appear to be being offered. To Ethan. From other previously assumed to be evil townsfolk. Odd indeed.