If you haven’t seen the latest episode for Wayward Pines yet — Episode 3 Our Town, Our Law — then you’ll want to come back later. Spoiler warning.
We’re going to skip the recap this week, there are plenty out there. This is a good one. Instead, we’ll jump right into the nitty gritty.
What Is Outside the Fence?
At the end of the episode when the Burke family is fighting with the sheriff, they end up right near the exit to Wayward Pines. Apparently, there’s an automatic door or gate that leads outside the gigantic electric fence surrounding the town.
After Ethan shoots the Sheriff, he steals his keys and finds an electronic remote on the chain. He presses the button and the gate to the fence opens. For a brief moment, we see outside the town, but there’s nothing but darkness. We hear strange noises from creatures of some kind, and in a flash Sheriff Pope’s body is dragged off outside the walls.
What the bloody hell did we see? You can barely make out the form of the creature in the scene, it’s blurred quite a bit. It does have a humanoid appearance yet it runs on all fours.
Before Pope dies, he tells Ethan the truth is “worse than anything you could ever imagine.”
For the past three episodes, everyone in the town has been telling Ethan he can’t leave but he never stopped to think if he should leave. It’s clear there’s something going on outside that huge fence and now we know that it probably wasn’t put there to keep people in, but instead to keep something out.
I can’t help but wonder, what the hell is going on in this show?
Before you ask, no I have not read the books and I don’t plan to. I don’t want to spoil the surprise. What do you think it is?