Wayward Pines took a week off after the 10-ton truth bomb that was episode five. Now that (some of) the characters are in on the town’s massive secret—and all of the audience is up to speed—the show returns to try and keep the momentum going with episode six, “Choices.” And it does!
Last week we learned a couple of key points on Wayward Pines: Ethan Burke will kill for the family he was cheating on just weeks prior (R.I.P. to a certain ice cream-loving throat-slasher); and there’s something terribly sinister screeching behind the town walls. What weirdness will be revealed this week?
We’re up to Wayward Pines’ third episode, and despite its title, “Our Town, Our Law,” it features multiple instances where Sheriff Pope tells one of the Burkes that “this is MY town!” But whoever’s town it is, it’s just keeps getting weirder.
Secret Service Agent Ethan Burke (Matt Dillon) continues to be baffled by the surreal pace of life in Wayward Pines, but he’s no longer completely clueless. That said, he’s still fully capable of putting disastrous events in motion, which he does in episode two: “Do Not Discuss Your Life Before.” Spoilers follow!
It’s not a spoiler to say something wrought by The Sixth Sense’s M. Night Shyamalan has twists. This is useful, because Wayward Pines, his series adapted from the books by Blake Crouch, is chock full o’ twists. We’ve seen the first half of the 10-episode season, and these are our (spoiler-free!) first impressions.
M. Night Shyamalan's Wayward Pines is scheduled for a fall debut, but Fox brought the pilot episode to San Diego Comic-Con to give a select few an early preview. The trouble is, in this case, being one of the select few wasn't cool.