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Wayward Pines | Episodes 1 & 2 Recap


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Mike Bloom (@AMikeBloomType) and AJ Mass (@AJMass) woke up in a strange town after a car accident. They received a mysterious phone call from “Marcy” forcefully asking them to podcast about the recently-premiered show Wayward Pines, produced and directed by M. Night Shyamalan and starring Matt Dillon, Juliette Lewis, Melissa Leo, and Terence Howard. With brows furrowed, they agreed. The following is the resulting product.
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  • susan appleby

    Mike: I forget the exact date of your wedding, but lots of good wishes for a fantastic day. Congratulations! You’ve been a great addition to RHAP.

    I’m going to watch this show thanks to your podcast.

    Lots of love to AJ Mass too!

    • Mike Bloom

      Thank you so much for the kind words, Susan! That means so much to me. My wedding date is June 27, and I’m guaranteed to be podcasting until my fiancé drags me away from the microphone to put my suit on.

  • I’ve read this book series, I couldn’t be more excited! Soooo happy you guys are doing a recap. Just starting the podcast now but thank you for doing a recap!!!!!

  • Spencer Watson

    Haven’t read the books but I have a theory about the Beverly character. I think she’s “in” with whoever is in control in Wayward Pines. Think: The Prisoner, “I will determine who are the prisoners and who are the wardens.” Here is why I think this.

    The things she is telling Ethan about what is going on serve to increase his paranoia as well as inform him. They also don’t really “inform” him very much. She is the only person who mentions the tracker in his leg. What if there were two trackers? Taking one out would make him feel safe enough to make attempts at escape but still allow the powers that be to monitor his movements.

    If there is a group of people in charge of the town it behooves them to get someone close to the newcomer. Telling the new prisoner part of what is really happening would tend to strengthen the bond of trust there. Beverly said openly that she had worked out a plan to escape with the previous Secret Service agent. Perhaps that’s why his plan failed. During Ethan’s escape attempt Beverly seemed to be playing the damsel in distress card.

    On the same theme, a lot of the strange things being shown to Ethan could be a strategy to make sure his story isn’t believed should he ever manage to escape. Telling a story about a walled town with an ice cream eating sheriff who commits murder in the town square would get you committed pretty quickly, I think.

    I must admit that Mike Bloom’s clone theory holds some further investigation. I hadn’t considered anything along those lines. I wasn’t getting a science fiction feel from this series. More of a government conspiracy sort of thing. Several of the people in the town are former (current?) Secret Service agents. This town could be the place they go to “retire” agents who know too much.

  • I find it hard to believe that they book Juliette Lewis for that major of a roll to just kill her off in the second episode. I have a feeling she is a double agent and she does that whole “im on your side” act to everyone when they first get there. and we will see her again sooner or later.

  • It is 100% the nurse lady on the phone.

  • How long has the female agent been missing for? I ask because in her personal photo (witch i have to assume they keep updated) she has really short hair and when we see her in the town she has hair past her shoulders. Granted she could get extensions but do you guys think that is maybe that has some thing to do with the “time travel” aspects of the show? I find it hard to believe they would have that little detail for no reason.

    • Mike Bloom

      For some reason the time frame “five weeks” sticks out, I believe that’s what Ethan tells her how long she’s been gone.

      • im no hair expert but thats alot to grow in a little over a month

  • Charles Bikle

    I found a few of Terrence Howard’s ice-cream eating scenes to be a little distracting.

  • A little bit disappointed with this podcast. There’s certainly things to be critical of in this show, but I found it pretty annoying that Mike (who I usually enjoy) was more just being really sarcastic any time a negative aspect came up. Whereas I think AJ at least tried to talk through it more even if he is already losing interest in the show.