Review: ReMade Season 2 Episodes 1-3 by Andrea Phillips, Matthew Cody & Gwenda Bond
OMG Season 2 of ReMade is here, and has been for a few weeks, but STILL, I am so excited! I am reviewing the first 3 episodes to try and catch up, and then hopefully I will review the rest of the series weekly!
Season 1 ended on such a cliffhanger (Check out Season 1 Reviews here). If you want to recap Season 1 you can check out this podcast or watch the podcast trailer!
Just a reminder since this is serialized fiction, my reviews are more plot based than normal, so beware of spoilers throughout my reviewing process!
Patch Job (ReMade #2.1) by Andrea Phillips
Publication: November 15th, 2017; Serial Box Publishing
Purchase: Serial Box
This is the 1st episode in the second season of ReMade, a 14-episode serial from Serial Box Publishing. This episode was written by Andrea Phillips.
You live. You love. You die. Now RUN.
A figure from the group’s past reappears, bringing up some serious questions about their remade lives. Is anything they thought they knew true? Can caretakers ever be good? And, most important, who can they trust?
One moment proved fateful for a group of teenagers—and not just because it’s the moment they all happened to die. At the moment of their deaths, they were snatched forward into the future and remade in a world they hardly recognize. Now, after facing murderous robots and an unpredictable environment, the teens have begun to find their footing. But can they survive long enough to figure out why they were remade? And will they ever be able to stop running?
Well now I am thoroughly conflicted and I feel so bad for the ReMades! Like can’t one thing go their way?! So just in case you haven’t read/listened to season 1, I am about to drop a huge spoiler…so turn back now.
Like it was devastating enough for the group to have been brutally attacked and the loss of lives. Then pile on the loss of the intellectual genius of Jing-Wei. AND now that she has been remade again, and apparently lost all her knowledge of the group of people she was with before! A real damn shame, that is.
We finally got Jing-Wei’s death story, and how she can patch up robots from random parts and pieces, so once again, bringing Jing-Wei back, again, is definitely in the robots best interests. Maybe she can rewire some of the ones that have completely lost their programming and have turned into monsters. But I am getting ahead of myself.
It seems as though Jing-Wei has found a good bunch of caretakers that have been fighting along side her on the ground. They are on the ground and on the run, since their space station was attacked by other robots, again, and she meets up with the core group of other ReMades. However, she doesn’t remember a one of them. So needless to say, the group is a tad in shock to realize that Jing-Wei must be a newer version of herself, and there is a lot of tension with the group of ReMades…as they only see caretakers as mostly murderous.
Signal to Noise (ReMade #2.2) by Matthew Cody
Publication: November 22nd, 2017; Serial Box Publishing
So again, in case you forgot, in the last episode of season one, the main group of ReMades have split. Holden decided to break off and he was joined by Umta, Nevaeh, Sunita, Cole and Loki. Their mission was to follow Arcadia’s map to Sanctuary. Sanctuary was where the last people on Earth went underground to try and live out the apocalypse.
Again, I am thrilled that Umta gives up some more details about her life before the ReMades showed up, and before she was remade. There was a great line in there about what love is and what that could mean for their futures.
Sanctuary is guarded by by two caretakers and the crew is going to do what they came to do…find out what is in Sanctuary and if it is a safe space for all of the group to live.
I will admit that in this episode I was a little confused, since the flashbacks were recent flashbacks, not before the time they were remade, but back to the beginning of the story.
Fear of Falling (ReMade #2.3) by Gwenda Bond
Publication: November 29th, 2017; Serial Box Publishing
Seyah is our main POV, and we get another aspect of her backstory. Her backstory was haunting and so sad and it definitely made sense to what we know the group is dealing with right now. A lot of PTSD, and trust issues for sure. I understand why Seyah and Inez are on the fritz and how they might just finally rekindle a little bit of the happiness that made them glow.
Other than the backstory, there is not much substance in this episode. Except to discuss the fact that we get Jing-Wei back, but can they ever trust this new version? Also, the saddest moment when Jing-Wei destroys all our hopes that maybe, just maybe some more of the ReMades, might get remade…but the space station was under attack when Jing-Wei and Sparky took off for the ground. *sobs*
We get a larger understanding as to what is at stake in this new future, and maybe why they are all so damn important to what the future may become. I’m ready for something really major to go down in the next episode!
Whenever I think of the group that went with Holden, I’m reminded about just how different they are. I’m looking forward to seeing what the team will put them through to really bond them.
AGREED. They are all very much different and I need more!