Friday, October 2, 2020

What I’m Watching: Raised by Wolves (Season Finale)

Raised by Wolves: Season 1, Episode 10 “The Beginning” (B-)

This episode was a bit of a mess, and the ending was visually jarring and a bit hard to decipher in a way that does not make me more curious about what’s going to happen in the future. What I did find most compelling was that Father realized he was feeling jealous, and he wanted to have his memories wiped because he thought that would be the only way to be okay being around Mother. He’s also been well aware of what his role is in the family unit, and with Mother reproducing and him not being involved, his skill at joke-telling and solving problems doesn’t really hold up. Mother made some surprising discoveries of her own, and I imagine that anyone who’s not too fond of snakes probably wasn’t too happy with what occurred over the course of this episode. I think that Mother and Father were always fated to raise these children, and we saw that, even after Hunter had a chance of heart, it was Paul who proved to be the true believer and turned his weapon on his own mother after he realized – apparently as a result of Saul talking to him – that Sue was not actually who she claimed to be. There’s something very unsettling about the “Saul, guide my hand” cry that the Mithraic like to invoke since it indicates a disconnect between what a person is doing and any responsibility that they bear for its consequences. I’m really not too sure what season two will look like but I feel like I’ve invested a good amount of time in this show, so perhaps I’ll return to see what adventures come next when this show comes back.

Season grade: B-
Season MVP: Abubakar Salim as Father

No comments: