TV Club: Wayward Pines: “Cycle”

You can’t be brought back to life in the town of Wayward Pines, but that doesn’t mean you can’t live on. When Ben Burke comes to in the final moments of the show, he’s shocked to realize he’s been out for more than three years. Unfortunately, it’s far from the worst shock he suffers. If it’s true that some things never change, then the town that David Pilcher built is running exactly according to plan. It’s a place once more ruled by fear, by intimidation—only, if the bodies strapped to poles and hanging from nooses are any indication, the atmosphere is much, much worse. David Pilcher was right; his ideas did live on. Mrs. Fisher taught her students well. It’s a shame she didn’t live long enough to bear witness to their ascension to power.

In this final installment …

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