Fox’s new show, Wayward Pines, seemed to be promising and so far it has lived up to the eerie, totally-messing-with-our-brains kind of thing.
Ethan Burke, a Secret Service agent investigating the disappearance of two fellow agents in the mysterious small town of Wayward Pines. He awakens from a car accident unable to reach the outside world, and unable to leave. He finds one of the agents dead and the other—his former mistress Kate Hewson—settled down in the seemingly idyllic town. But the inhabitants of Wayward Pines are trapped there by a set of rules enforced by the sinister Sheriff Arnold Pope.
The series is supposed to be concluded within 10 episodes and four episodes have already passed. Rumours say that the fifth episode will finally reveal the truth behind the sinister town. Before learning the truth about Wayward Pines, here are some of the most Whaaaaaat moments from the show.
(The moments are in no particular order, and SPOILERS, duh.)
1) When Beverly tells Ethan that she has been there for a year, and that she came to Wayward Pines in 1999.
Timelines are super confusing in the Wayward Pines universe and I still have no theories on how that is possible. It’s all wibbly wobbly time winey (DOCTOR WHO REF: HIGH FIVE!)
2) When Ethan discovers Kate has been living in Wayward Pines for 12 years, when she had left him just five weeks ago.
So Ethan is on a mission to find two Secret Service Agents and he does find them, though one is rotting in a creepy abandoned house and the other is living a seemingly perfect household bliss with her husband since the past 12 years. BUT. Kate left Ethan five weeks ago. Mind. Blown. ‘
Also Kate apparently looks older than what she had done five weeks ago. Keeping in mind the aforementioned wobbly wobbly time wimey point in mind, something is terribly wrong with the timelines in Wayward Pines.
3) When Dobby (Dr. Jenkens) visits Ethan’s supervisor and tells him that it’s all done. Whatever that means.
So Dobby seems pretty harmless as he informs Ethan that he has been having hallucinations, a feeble attempt to confuse us whether Ethan is in reality absolutely crazy, but then he goes and meets Adam Hessler on a rainy evening and tells him that it’s all been taken care of. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
4) When Kate tells Ethan that they’re being watched and listened to (?)
So we already know that there is something creepy and messed up about Wayward Pines, especially after Beverly pointed out that there are no crickets in Wayward Pines and Ethan discovers a soundbox making cricket noises in the bushes. When Ethan finally confronts Kate with everything she tells him to be careful as they are totally being spied on by ceiling fan cameras.
5) When Ethan tried to escape Wayward Pines and gets stuck in a weird loop.
Ethan steals a car and all seems good. He even spots the ‘Thank you for visiting’ sign, and for a moment we believe that everything is going to be fine now. BUT. Once again he sees the sign of ‘Welcome to Wayward Pines’ looming over him and he’s back in WP again. Whaaaaaat?
Also, Sheriff Pope informs Ethan, very nicely, that you just can’t leave Wayward Pines (and it’s clearly not because of the town’s amazing tourist attractions)
6) When it is revealed that Sheriff Pope killed Bill Evans.
So Beverly informs Ethan that it was Pope who killed Evans AND in front of the entire town. This just went on to prove that Sheriff Pope is definitely upto no good and WAYWARD PINES IS CRAZY.
7) When the Reckoning happened and it was horrible. RIP Beverly.
Beverly breaks the cardinal rule of Wayward Pines, by talking about her past (mentioning her daughter) while they’re having dinner with Kate and her weird toy making husband, and she also tried to escape. After a terrifying chase, Beverly is captured by the townspeople and dragged onto the platform where Pope slits her throat in front of the entire town, while thanking Kate and her husband for giving her up.
8) When Sheriff Pope declares that it was HIS town and the phone rings to tell him that ‘It would be all’
After that scene it became pretty clear that Sheriff Pope is not the one calling the shots in the town. There were signs before but when the phone call comes, and Nurse Pam informs Pope that ‘it would be all’. It becomes clear that somebody else is calling the shots here and it is not Pope.
9) When Theresa and Ben end up in Wayward Pines.
Theresa and Ben are on a road trip to look for Ethan, who they are assuming is either dead or with Kate (with whom he had an affair with). They encounter the local friendly sheriff, Pope, who ‘assists’ them which leads them to be stranded in Wayward Pines.
10) When Theresa and Ben try to escape and Pope gets real mad.
After declaring that it was ‘his town’, Pope can’t seem to figure out why the Burkes are not getting it. So when he catches Theresa and Ben trying to WALK OUT of Wayward Pines (Slow clap for Theresa) after Ben finds out that Kate is also in town and his father is secretly meeting up with her (good job, Ethan).
So he beats up Ben, of course, and Ethan comes right when Pope is about to shoot him. They proceed to fight and Ethan kills Pope, not before he (Pope) mocks Ethan’s search for truth about Wayward Pines and tells him that the truth is far worse than he can ever imagine, after which Ethan shoots him.
Something, from the other side of the wall, comes and takes Pope’s body, making shrieking, inhuman sounds. Which raises the question. Is the wall there to keep them in or to keep something out.
11) Ethan becomes the new Sheriff, and everybody is cool with it.
The ominous big bosses behind whatever is going on in Wayward Pines have now decided to make Ethan the new Sheriff, despite clearly knowing that he killed Pope.
(By Salva Mubarak)