Purge Night is so intense that, to those experiencing it, it seems to last for an eternity, but the truth is that it is only 12 hours long. While James DeMonaco has used his Purge film franchise to focus on the events of Purge Night, he and his team of writers have used season two of The Purge on USA Network to engage in a bit of world-building and explore the ways in which the Purge is a production put on by the NFFA, how private companies use The Purge for profit, and most importantly, what happens in this crazy universe the other 364.5 days of the year.
1. The NFFA brought in actors to audition to be the voice of the Purge.
At the beginning of each Purge, the NFFA broadcasts an announcement to the public: “Commencing at the siren, all crime, including murder, will be legal for 12 continuous hours. Police, fire, and emergency medical services will be unavailable until tomorrow morning at 7 AM.” Who is the woman behind this cool, authoritative, disembodied voice, you ask? It’s a voice actress named Megan, and she absolutely nailed her audition for the role.
2. Who cleans up the day after Purge? There’s an app for that.
At the end of each Purge, bloodied corpses litter not only the streets, but living rooms, bedrooms, and backyards of private homes. These irritating messes aren’t going to clean themselves; the easiest solution is Zippy Maids, the professional service that neatly disposes of these bodies, leaving them on the curb for the Body Recovery Unit to collect. Zippy Maids leave houses simply spotless—and sanitary! Out of sight, out of mind.
3. People have regular jobs outside of Purge Night.
Life under the NFFA isn’t just the Purge, followed by one long build-up until the next Purge. People must carry on with their lives in the interim, and they’re not all NFFA employees or anti-NFFA renegades. These are everyday folks with regular occupations—farmers, college students (art history majors!), scientists—out to make an honest living.
4. The justice system is punitive. Very punitive.
The NFFA has, uh, reformed the courts by drastically accelerating the process of weighing and meting out justice. Court date, arraignment, trial, and sentencing have been combined into one swift hearing. The judge invariably hands down a sentence on the draconian side, slams his gavel, and then it’s on to the next case. Efficiency!
5. There’s a holiday to memorialize people who died on the Purge.
The next episode of The Purge (204) will shine a light on Remembrance Day, the holiday dedicated to the memory of friends and family who have died on Purge Night. The NFFA wants its flock to know that these people didn’t die in vain. Tune in Tuesday, November 5 9/8c to get the full Remembrance Day experience.
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