Warning: This article contains spoilers from Season 2 of Wayward Pines. If you've yet to catch up then stop reading, otherwise the abbies might hunt you down.
The mysteries continue to unravel in the town of Wayward Pines and things appear to be heating up more than ever as we approach the season finale. The latest episode provided many spine-tingling moments but there are also several important details that you need to remember going forward. Without further ado, lets take a look back at the things you may have missed from "Time Will Tell."
1. The Abbies Are Smarter Than We Know
Perhaps the most interesting aspect from the reinvented second season of Wayward Pines is the creators' decision to explore the aberrations (or Abbies) in depth. The first season focused more on the people of Wayward Pines defeating David Pilcher whereas the time around it's the people vs. the Abbies. The latest episode explored the background of the Abbies but it was made clear that we've yet to scratch the surface of what they're truly capable of.
Theo proved that Margaret — the female Abbie — is the leader. He also managed to teach her a form of communication, something that Jason was convinced wouldn't work. Theo highlighted that the Abbies appear to be more intelligent than they could've imagined and this was proven later when Margaret memorized the code for her cell and broke free. She also stabbed Megan in the leg — who due to her paralysis was unaware of her injury until she was heavily bleeding — an incredibly intuitive trick for something that was assumed to be nothing more than a wild animal.
2. The Abbies Are Mankind's Replacement
Adam said it several episodes ago and the latest episode proves it — the Abbies are not carnivorous animals, they are mankind's replacement. Not only did we get confirmation that the Abbies are intelligent beings, but we got to witness the evolution of mankind.
During one flashback, CJ encounters a lone human named Griffin — he is dirty and slow from the apocalypse. However, Griffin attacks a fish with his bare hands and stares at the animal with a lust — or hunger — in his eyes. CJ also notes the long fingernails — exactly the same as the modern Abbies have. This was confirmation to the viewers that the Abbies had evolved from human beings over time. Remember, Theo confirmed in last week's episode that Margaret's temporal gyrus was twice the size of humans, insinuating that they are the more advanced species.
3. CJ Deserves As Much Credit As Pilcher
Since the start of Wayward Pines, almost every character praised David Pilcher for his genius, for the fact that he foresaw the apocalypse and invented the town of Wayward Pines. However, what we didn't know was that CJ deserves as much — if not more — credit than Pilcher. Through this week's flashbacks, viewers got the opportunity to see CJ wake up every 20 years over a 2,000 year period and ready the environment for the eventual awakening of the Wayward Pines community.
Over the 2,000 years he would check the soil and the environment before shutting himself back in his pod and waiting for the next 20 years to pass. He got to witness the fall of mankind and the birth of a new world. How he didn't go mad is beyond me.
4. Wayward Pines Was Built On Abbie Territory
Since the series began, we've shuttered at the mere thought of the Abbies and assumed that they were the villain of the piece. However, this episode confirmed that Wayward Pines was built on top of an Abbie settlement. The reason the Abbies have been causing so much hassle for the residents of Wayward Pines is because Pilcher and his crew stole the area from them — and they want it back.
The fact that Margaret ended up inside the town with no forced entry suggests that the Abbies are hatching a plan to take back their territory, and it's more than likely that there will be casualties in the battle for Wayward Pines.
5. Sexual Tension Between Theo And Megan?
I'm definitely not the only who picked up on this, right? It's been obvious since the season began that Megan and Theo have a strong dislike each other, but the latest episode found the pair working together and for a while they even agreed on ideas and suggestions. At one point, Theo even suggested that he'd already found a new mate, and Megan responds with an innocent smile. For the first time in this post-apocalyptic world, Megan seems human.
Unfortunately this budding romance-to-be won't be going any further as the episode ended with Margaret apparently killing Megan. This is rather unfortunate; Megan was a character that we loved to hate and believe it or not, I actually really liked her.
6. Jason Craves Power More Than Victory
We didn't have much opportunity to delve into Jason's mind last season as he only appeared a handful of times. This season, Jason has proven himself to be rather impulsive and chaotic. Despite being the leader of Wayward Pines, he often needs to be led out of danger by his trusted sidekick Kerry. In the latest episode we saw Jason putting his own community and friends at risk to keep the power that he is so evidently losing.
Theo has proven on several occasions to be a more competent leader than Jason and Jason can't stand this. By killing several of the Abbies in front of Margaret, he risked unleashing the whole Abby clan upon the community of Wayward Pines just so that he could prove his role as an authoritarian.
With only three episodes left, Wayward Pines shows no signs of slowing down. I just hope that Jason can see the errors of his ways before it's too late — otherwise the town will have another David Pilcher on their hands and we all know how that ended. Furthermore, how will the community cope now that there's been yet another casualty — Megan — a beloved member of the community and one of the most important characters in maintaining the future of the town — and mankind?
With an Abby loose in the town, let's hope we don't see any other causalities before the season ends. One thing's for sure — it's going to be a tough battle, but who will win the battle for Wayward Pines? The humans or the Abbies? To use the episode title: Only "Time Will Tell."
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