Another episode of Wayward Pines aired tonight and it was slightly on the emotion side.
It was focused on Jason and his childhood and, in a way, we got to see a different side of him because he doesn’t really have anyone that’s close to him (other than his wife), so seeing him really struggle with making a tough decision was nice. Now, that doesn’t change the fact that I still don’t think he’s capable of running WP, because it doesn’t, it just shows that he has other layers.
Also, if you watched (or saw) the sneak peak of tonight’s episode, then you already know that Pam (Melissa Leo) returns. I, for one, thought that they’d killed her after she killed her brother (that would be David Pilcher), but apparently they cut her some slack and let her live. I think that was mainly because of the type of relationship that she has with Jason and also because she was one of the founders of WP.
I felt bad for her in this episode as well because she was really heartbroken about how things had turned out. According to her, WP wasn’t what it was supposed to be and, honestly, I can agree with her on that one. I, personally, don’t think that it’ll ever really be perfect. They’ll never have everyone be 100% obedient. There will always be that one person that’ll rock the boat and rebel because it’s human nature. Some of people just aren’t meant to be followers, especially if he/she didn’t choose to be there. If someone takes you against your will, they’ve taken away your voice and some people aren’t going to stand for that. In my opinion, that’s where they went wrong.
The flashbacks that were shown throughout the episode pretty much gave us an outline of how Jason was raised and how he was destined, from birth, to take over WP. He was always told that he was special because he was “the firstborn son of Wayward Pines,” so he’d always been the odd man out. His childhood started off ok, but when he started to get of age, he started to kind of reject being who he was. He hated being so different from all the other kids. I liked seeing that because it’s nice to know that he wasn’t always the a**hole that he is now.
I still don’t like Megan and I’m still hoping that she dies at some point during this season. I’m also very suspicious of Theo’s wife, Rebecca, as well as C.J. Mitchum. I think she had something to do with she and Theo being taken to WP and I think he has something up his sleeve.
Also, this whole lets “put the pro in procreate” thing is really starting to gross me out. Megan encouraging the teens to start having intercourse as soon as they’re able to reproduce is not something that I’m feeling. Every time they do a scene in the classroom there is at least 5 girls with baby bumps and they can’t be no more than 16. It’s weird! And the fact that they’re praising the pregnant girls and shaming the girls who aren’t pregnant because they aren’t pregnant is throwing me for one heck of a loop.
Overall, tonight’s episode was good and I can’t wait for next week’s. Apparently, there are some people who are alive outside of the wall! Don’t know how that happened, but I’ll anxiously wait to find out.
What did you all think of episode 3 of Wayward Pines? Did you like it or dislike it? Let me know in the comments section.
Wayward Pines airs on Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on FOX.