Thursday, September 10, 2020

What I’m Watching: Raised by Wolves

Raised by Wolves: Season 1, Episode 4 “Nature’s Course” (B)

This show is very much interested in exploring notions of good and evil, with no one person falling decisively in a particular camp. The only one who might is Campion, who wants to honor his mother, respect his father, and provide for his new siblings without taking the life on an animal. The religious notion that animals don’t go somewhere after they die but humans do is an intriguing one that evidently stuck with the children, and one of them even continues to adhere to the prohibition he has as a cleric against killing. Mother’s approach has become increasingly gentle since she is aware of how the children might rebel if she used intimidation and terror instead, but she also took the important step of removing the trackers from each of them so that the survivors of the ark wouldn’t be able to find them. Father wanted to make sure he was useful in providing food for the children, but he also sought to help them provide for themselves, fully aware in a way that Mother doesn’t seem to accept that they will eventually malfunction or expire. Sue made a mistake when she didn’t know a very popular Mithraic song, the last piece of confirmation needed to out both her and Marcus as imposters. Fortunately, Marcus found a way to viscerally and enduringly take care of Ambrose and make himself a more stable commander, and it seems that, even though he too was asked about the song, Lucius is going to trust and follow them.

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