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Wayward Pines | Series Finale Recap

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Before immersing themselves in podcast suspension, Mike Bloom (@AMikeBloomType) and AJ Mass (@AJMass) take a look at the finale of WAYWARD PINES and the series as a whole. The points they address include:

** How did the relationship between Pam and David Pilcher evolve over the course of the series?

** What is their reaction to the twist ending of the “new” Wayward Pines consisting entirely of the First Generation?

** Was Ethan’s sacrifice and subsequent redemption arc well deserved?

Among many others! So put down your toy that you just used to take out a wandering Abbie and give a listen!

  • Eart

    I really enjoyed this show, and while I didn’t agree with Curt, AJ, and Mike all the time, I did like the podcast. The main problem I had with the show was mentioned a few times: It felt like a 13-episode series abridged into 10 episodes with some interesting world- and character-building lost in the abridgment.

    I laughed out loud at Ben getting hit on the head and had to rewind it a few times to even figure out why debris was above him when the elevator was below him. I also expected a Hanna Barbara sound effect because it was so goofy.

    If I was in that elevator, once I took a look at how many rungs were on that ladder, I’d have just volunteered to be the one to blow up the elevator.

  • AndyMcGill

    I think the show reflects a new generation of TV shows in general and especially sci fi. People are no longer going to watch Sci Fi shows where they introduce something strange and then slowly reveal the “why” behind it over many seasons. LOST killed that genre. Shows like FlashForward tried that and people don’t have the patience to believe it will have an interesting payoff.

    Wayward Pines is a new sub-genre where they take a full story and tell it in 10-13 hours without trying to leave important stuff for later seasons. FOX did the murder-mystery “Gracepoint” the same way. They are complete stories, and although you can cobble together a second season, they resolve most of the plot points in season one. I think that is a great development filling a hole between the story telling of a 3 hour movie format and 100 hour series format. A lot of good storytelling can be done in 10-20 hour format.

    I still dislike the disproportional amount of time spent re-writiing the story instead of recapping in the podcast. I would suggest figuring out what you think is an appropriate amount of the podcast doing each of those tasks and then going back and take measurements.