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TV Review: Colony 2.2 “Somewhere Out There”
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Colony
Season 2 Episode 2: “Somewhere Out There”
Directed by Juan José Campanella
Written by Wes Tooke
Starring Josh Holloway, Sarah Wayne Callies, Peter Jacobson, Tory Kittles, Amanda Righetti, Kathleen Rose Perkins, Paul Guilfoyle, Ally Walker, Alex Neustaedter, Isabella Crovetti-Cramp, Jacob Buster
Created by Ryan Condal, Carlton Cuse
USA
Air Date: Thursday, January 19th, 2017, 10:00pm

Last time on Colony, we got a glimpse of life before the occupation… right before the occupation. Will and Katie Bowman (Josh Holloway, Sarah Wayne Callies) had a normal family – cute little kids, angsty teenage son, spouses in it together. Will worked for FBI and Katie owned a bar – the Yonk. On that day, all electronics died, key military were extinguished (except Broussard – Tory Kittles – who were extra savvy), and a wall came crashing down, penning them in. The Bowmans lost their son, Charlie (Jacob Buster), which is where we met them at the beginning of season 1.

Spoilers below.

Colony 2.2 “Somewhere Out There” review: It starts in 1969 with men in suits discussing the weird signals the astronauts are reporting.

Back in the present, Katie tries to get info on Bram (Alex Neustaedter) and finds out he’s been moved. She’s afraid it is the factory. She visits Maddie (Amanda Righetti) in the green zone, who is upset about her nephew, but a bit annoyed at Katie as well for putting her in a bad position with Nolan (Adrian Pasdar).

Devon (Carolyn Michelle Smith) is patching Will up. Her bloc looks like an actual apocalypse. Charlie is with a warlord named Solomon (Johnny Whitworth). Devon grabs a girl as a sacrifice to get in. Will doesn’t like it, but understands. He tries to trade the transit pass, and Solomon acts like a douche, as expected. He does deliver.

Katie is alone and under surveillance… by Jennifer (Kathleen Rose Perkins). Jennifer is called to the carpet about her team. Basically she has to prove herself. They search Jennifer’s house. They are really suspicious of her because of Will and Beau (Carl Weathers) leaving the bloc. She visits the Yonk and tries to get Katie to work for her, but to no avail.

Maddie approached him. He says he’ll do whatever he can, but doesn’t want them to question him.

Bram is able to lie his way into the labor camp, after seeing his teacher (Adam Busch) get dragged away. When Katie oversteps and goes to Nolan, he pretends he got Bram into the camp, when this kid really inherited the survival skills of his parents. He and Snyder (Peter Jacobson) lock eyes. Will he help him?

Maddie is furious that Katie might have messed up her chance.

Maddie is initiated, and it looks like she is overwhelmed with happiness at what she was exposed to (which was swirly and ethereal and alien). Sounds like a cult or the “To Serve Man” Twilight Zone episode.

“The question for humanity is not where we have been, it’s where we are going. Are you prepared to accept that truth? Will you safeguard the secrets of the movement, even from friends and family? And do you accept that the punishment for violating your oaths will fall not just on you, but on everyone you love? Then rise, Maddie Kenner, and receive your welcome into the Greatest Day.”

Will has Charlie, but he tries to go back, a sort of Stockholm Syndrome. Solomon was cruel and abusive, and Charlie is afraid for his friends. Will goes Rambo on Solomon and company, but the children run away from Will. It is a vicious brutal scene, but I don’t know that I would have acted any differently.

I know this was not the intent, but I really enjoyed Holloway looking and acting all Sawyer-ish. He has a lot of work ahead of him. Now that he has Charlie, provided he can keep ahold of him, he will go home and find out he has to save Bram.

Adrian Pasdar plays a perfect politician. I know this is his niche, but that is for good reason.

The show has a nice blend of action and mystery – very Cuse. I’m already enjoying season 2 more than the first one.

Colony airs Thursday nights at 10:00pm ET on USA.

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