‘Wayward Pines’ season 2, episode 7 review: The Margaret debate; CJ’s history


“This is war.” This could be a subtitle for “Wayward Pines” season 2. Unfortunately for some of these characters, they realized over time that one of their biggest problems is that humanity spent much of their time fighting with each other.

Through a good percentage of Wednesday night’s new episode, we saw a contentious debate as to what to do with “Margaret,” the female Abbie who was the subject to various experiments. Through some of them, they did realize more than ever that she was the one in control. However, knowing that does not equal knowing exactly how to resolve things. As a matter of fact, Jason decided that after they determined some results, it was okay to go through and start killing Abbies one after the next … making it all the clearer in the process that it was in fact him who was in charge.

What Jason basically did here was wave around a giant flag proclaiming that he was the leader of the group. He’ll probably be the first one to go.

When it comes to backstory this week, there was some super-beautiful stuff that we had courtesy of the CJ character this week, who may have (somehow) been through more than almost anyone else on the show. When you consider that almost everyone on this show has been through a lot, this makes his struggle all the more emotionally poignant. His story also became important in the present because of what he and Pilcher saw with the Abbies so many years ago. He was a valuable source of information; unfortunately, not everyone listened.

Tonight’s episode ended with Margaret learning how to free her cell — and killing Megan in the process. Had Megan not done some horrible things, maybe we’d feel a little sadder about this. As it is, this was probably emotionally the best episode of the season. We like the show best when it takes on moral dilemmas, and while it doesn’t always delve into right-and-wrong, it shows that there are good and bad ways to go about doing things. Episode Grade: A-.

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