Following tonight’s series premiere, are you hyped up to see The Passage episode 2? We hope so, given the fact that this supernatural / dystopian drama is just getting started. There’s a good bit more drama to come, especially when you think about the virus that is continuing to spread and a sense of desperation that so many characters have.
To call this show ambitious, given the size and the scope of the source material, isn’t really doing it justice. What we are perhaps the most curious about is seeing precisely how fast the writers choose to pace the story and, of course, how many viewers stick around for the ride. A new show often does come with a unique set of hurdles, and our main concern with The Passage is that there are a number of shows out there with similar themes already. What is going to make it stand out from the pack and carve out it’s own feel from a pretty packed field?
Below, CarterMatt has The Passage episode 2 synopsis with some more insight as to what’s coming:
Amy and a wounded Brad continue on the run from Richards and attempt to seek refuge with an elusive, ex-military instructor of Brad’s (guest star Kecia Lewis), while Lila tries to help from afar. Meanwhile, at Project NOAH, Dr. Lear reflects on the decisions that compelled him to involve Fanning in his research, and testing of the virus on Anthony Carter begins, as the epidemic in China spreads and the race for a cure intensifies in the all-new “You Owe Me a Unicorn” episode of THE PASSAGE airing Monday, Jan. 21 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (PSG-102) (TV-14 L, V)
The good news for The Passage
No matter how it performs tonight we envision Fox giving it a good chance to find it’s legs for at least a few weeks. It has an interesting opportunity given that there isn’t much in the way of similar competition airing at the same time at the moment, and with Fox not bringing 911 back until a little later in the year they do have some rather-significant time to fill. The Passage has a decent lead-in via The Resident and could at the very least have some book fans on board from the jump. Their challenge will be adding to that and also presenting a story that is addictive from the start — a pretty big challenge at times in this modern era of instant-gratification TV where so many people want to be satisfied by watching the entire series in one sitting.
Be sure to check back tomorrow, as we’ll have more on the premiere ratings for The Passage with our CarterMatt Ratings Watch and what could lie ahead in its future based on the numbers.
What do you want to see play out when it comes to The Passage episode 2? Be sure to share right now in the attached comments. (Photo: Fox.)