Another episode of Fox’s “Wayward Pines” aired Thursday and viewers have another batch of questions for the enigmatic series. After Episode 2’s deadly cliffhanger, fans were eager to see how things would play out in Episode 3, “Our Town, Our Law.” Well, Episode 3 delivered an even more shocking ending than its predecessor.
Here are 4 questions fans are asking after Episode 3 of “Wayward Pines” Season 1:
1. Who is on the Phone?
In one scene from Episode 3, Ethan Burke (Matt Dillon) gives up talking to Sheriff Pope (Terrence Howard) and Nurse Pam (Melissa Leo) -- the de facto enforcers of Wayward Pines -- telling them, “You aren’t the people in charge.” Burke seems to be right, but who is actually running things in the town? The answer seems to lie in whoever is on the other end of the line on the town’s mysterious phones. In fact, in that same scene, the secret caller even seems to give orders to Sheriff Pope to stand down and let Burke go.
Unfortunately, viewers have not gotten to hear the voice (or voices) on the other end of the line; despite the fact that whoever it is has called for Burke several times. Will fans find out the identity of the Wayward Pines’ overseers soon?
2. How Did Everyone Get to Wayward Pines?
Wayward Pines got its newest residents in Episode 3 -- Theresa (Shannyn Sossamon) and Ben (Charlie Tahan) Burke! How did Ethan’s family get to Wayward Pines? We did not get to see for sure, but they certainly got some help on the journey from Sheriff Pope himself, who pulled the mother and son over and appeared to rig their car for an accident.
Then, fans got a big peek behind the curtain when Ethan caught a ride on a vendor’s truck to a secret warehouse where supplies for the town appear to be delivered and processed. There was also a suspicious lot of damaged vehicles, including Theresa’s car! Does every resident of Wayward Pines come to the town after a car “accident?” What else happens in the processing center Ethan found?
3. What Did Burke’s Family See?
After Burke killed Sheriff Pope in the episode’s climactic confrontation near the town’s electric fence, the Secret Service agent got into the cop’s truck with his wife and son and started to leave. However, their departure was interrupted when the fence opened and a monsterlike creature quickly collected Pope’s body. The confused family drove away to the sounds of primal screeching coming from whatever it was they had just seen. What was the creature? Was it real? Is the fence around Wayward Pines meant to keep something out as much as it is meant to keep the residents in? All fans have to go on is Pope's dying words -- "You think you want to know the truth, but you don't. It's worse than anything you could ever imagine."
4. Will the Burkes Stay in Wayward?
Much of Episode 3 centered on people in Wayward Pines making pitches to Burke for him to stay and peacefully assimilate into the town. The town realtor gave the Burkes Beverly’s (Juliette Lewis') old house -- which is beyond creepy -- and even Nurse Pam made a quasi-friendly comment about Burke living a happy life in Wayward. Will Burke listen?
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