Thursday, September 17, 2020

What I’m Watching: Raised by Wolves

Raised by Wolves: Season 1, Episode 7 “Faces” (C+)

I’m becoming less and less convinced that this show is headed somewhere interesting, which makes the prospect of a second season, which this show was renewed for today, not all that appealing. We knew that both Mother and Father had been reprogrammed so that they would function as parents, and now, after that, attempts are being made to once again change their prime directives. That worked immediately on Father, who Campion was devastated to see wasn’t the same ally he had always been able to rely on, while Mother was able to resist and even shared some damaging information about Marcus that should have completely outed him as an impostor. It’s hard to believe that Lucius, faithful servant that he might be, would be so blind to every clear sign that Marcus isn’t a true believer, and hearing explicitly from Mother that he is an atheist posing as the man he sees before him should have been the last straw that convinced him to take charge. Sue doesn’t even want to pretend anymore, and her love for Paul is likely to going to result in her sharing the truth with him, which I have a feeling won’t go well. Campion is not happy to conform and accept the religion that’s being pushed on him, and given Mother’s resilience even while she no longer had her eyes or anything resembling the upper hand, I think this temporary settlement is very much at risk of collapsing. It would be worthwhile to see Marcus consider using Mother to his advantage and reframing what remains of society on this planet in a way that aligns more closely to his actual worldview, but I don’t think that’s going to happen.

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