TV Thoughts: The Passage – S1E2 – You Owe Me a Unicorn
Welcome to TV Thoughts! We are kicking off this new feature with our thoughts on the newly adapted book to TV show, The Passage. I actually read The Passage by Justin Cronin back when it was released in 2010. I did not however finish the series…you know what they say about big books, well, I am the opposite book nerd. But seriously, I started a YA focused blog, so reading adult books was not at the forefront of my priorities.
The Passage – S1E2 – You Owe Me a Unicorn – 1/21/19
Amy and Brad continue to flee from Richards while they seek refuge with Brad’s mysterious former military instructor; Dr. Lear thinks on the choices that motivated him to include Fanning in his research; virus testing on Anthony Carter starts. (@FOX)
Episode 2 was much more focused which was what I was expecting, since the Pilot had to introduce you to the plot, the characters, and hook you in to watching. In ep 2 it is much more focused on Brad and Amy trying to escape the pursuit of the government shadow team.
As I mentioned last week the acting/casting is really awesome. I love Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Brad, and Saniyya Sidney as Amy, the really held their own this week. Also, even though Brad owes Amy a unicorn, I pretty sure the symbolism here is that Amy is the unicorn. Seriously, I will continue to watch just for Saniyya. Her acting is compelling and beyond her age. She steals the show.
Project NOAH is not giving up and start testing on the newest subject, Anthony. He immediately tells Dr. Lear about his nightmares, and how specific they are, and how Dr. Fanning gave Anthony a message for Dr. Lear. CREEPY. These dream sequences should be darker and scarier in my humble opinion.
Speaking of Dr. Fanning, as far as I can recall this is a huge deviation from the book. He was never in the book, and therefore no emotional connection between the Drs. existed. But I digress.
Anyways this episode was a bridge for sure, it slowed down the pacing and was focused. I expect the plot will escalate now that Brad & Amy are caught, and we get into way more of the good vs. evil, and the morally gray expirmentation to help stop pandemic diseases that are plaguing the world.
Tune in to The Passage on FOX on Mondays at 9PM EST.