[Warning: Contains Spoilers for Colony 211]
In a Rashomon-style episode of Colony, we witness a series of events as told through varying viewpoints -- and the reveal of who really shot Ambassador King is a huge twist! Here’s a list of some our other big revelations this week, as well as our burning questions after watching Colony, season 2, episode 11: “Lost Boy.”
Burning Question: Are Goldwyn and Snyder Going to Take Down Alcala?
It didn’t take long for Snyder to get back in the fold with Goldwyn after his stint in the labor camp. Knowing that Alcala is only looking out for Alcala, will the joined forces of Goldwyn and Snyder find the leverage they need to take control of an increasingly chaotic situation? One thing’s for sure -- if anyone knows how to play the game, it’s these three, so it’ll be interesting to watch how it all shakes out.
Revelation: Bram Is a Killer
For most of the episode, we are operating with the knowledge that Patrick of the Red Hand is the one who shot the Ambassador, but in the final moments, we see the truth revealed: it was really Bram! Holy smokes! He has definitely crossed a line, but we’re still not sure to what extent Bram is a cold-blooded killer. In other parts of the episode, including in his scenes with Maddie and Hudson which occur after the attack, he is clearly affected -- not to mention, he definitely needs his mommy!
Burning Question: Who Was That Ambassador Dude?
How important was Ambassador King? By the looks of it, he was a key player in the upper authority of this new world order. Also, who was he talking to on that SAT phone? The IGA has a pretty mint set-up and you have to love an emergency hotline that helps you unlock a safe containing weaponry. It even assists you with how to load a shotgun. Not that King was able to defend himself. So, at least we know he wasn’t a military man in a past life…
Revelation: You Collaborate, You Die
Thanks to Karen Brun’s eerie recruitment videos, we have a deeper look into the Red Hand’s ideology. They’re not so much about resisting as they are about wiping out anyone who collaborates -- even if collaboration is the only option for some people. Side revelation: There are those Kamikaze teacups again. The last time we saw those was when Frankie took advantage of that sick guy and blew up a gate of the Green Zone.
Burning Question: How Safe Are Maddie and Hudson?
Last week, we glimpsed Alcala’s dislike of Maddie, and this week, we witnessed how quickly a peaceful day by the pool can turn into a neighborhood bloodbath. Maddie saved Bram’s behind, but it’s not clear that she wanted to. How long can she continue to be pulled in different directions by her family and Nolan? What about her commitment to her son? If anything, this week we felt Maddie’s tenuous grip on her cushy situation in the Green Zone.
Revelation: The Bowmans Are Good Parents
It’s easy to forget in the midst of exploding labor camps and spaceships that the Bowmans were once a quiet, happy family. This week, we see both Will and Katie trying their best to restore some normalcy to their children’s troubled lives. Most notably, we enjoyed the rare moments of Will and Charlie tossing the ball around and Katie and Gracie playing checkers -- even if it was in the sewers of Los Angeles! We also love how Katie did her best to console Bram when he messed up. That’s what good parents do! (Of course, Will and Katie don’t know the whole truth.)
Burning Question: Seriously, What Is This World Coming To?
Teenagers running around as stone-cold killers? Families living in sewers? People selling each other out faster than you can conjure a drone? This is definitely the most violent episode of Colony yet and the effects are even trickling down to innocent children (seriously, how hardened is Charlie at this point?). How long can this possibly last and what else could be in store? We’re scared to find out!
The penultimate episode of Colony season two airs next Thursday at 10/9c! See Easter eggs from the entire season here.