TV Thoughts: The Passage – S1E3 – That Should Have Never Happened to You
Welcome to TV Thoughts! We are kicking off this new feature with our thoughts on the newly adapted book to TV show, The Passage. Kelly actually read The Passage by Justin Cronin back when it was released in 2010. She did not however finish the series…you know what they say about big books, well, she is the opposite book nerd. But seriously, she started a YA focused blog, so reading adult books was not at the forefront of her priorities. So here we are!
The Passage – S1E3 – You Owe Me a Unicorn – 1/28/19
Brad makes a deal with Sykes and Richards to stay with Amy at Project NOAH as they begin testing the virus on her, then forms an alliance when he discovers the truth about the state of the inmates in 4B; Babcock sheds light on her past. (@FOX)
The Passage airs on FOX on Mondays at 9pm EST. Or buy Amazon
With Amy in custody, Wolgast makes a deal to keep them together. It’s so endearing to watch him comfort her, and her to show him she’s got this (but also needs him). Ok but seriously – I freaking love Mark-Paul and Saniyya together. Watching them scheme together this episode was a treat.
This episode brings everyone together, showing us a little behind each character. Richards, the tough agent who seems to have no soul, shows us he was once human by showing compassion to Babcock, an inmate. She returns the favor by eating an asshole guard (I don’t think the world will be missing that dude). He later says they euthanize her. Can’t be going soft there, can we? More on this in a bit.
We also learn this round that there is some level of communication going on between the infected…and people connected to them. Nightmares, dreams. It’s all non-verbal. Through this we find out Babcock’s long history of abuse, leading to her murdering her parents. Of course, the courts won’t hear it and she’s sentenced to die anyways. With this knowledge, Richards saves her from execution at the last minute. It’s a nice reminder that the criminal justice system can be flawed and experimenting on inmates is still unethical.
Sykes injects Amy almost immediately, telling her how important she is. Gotta love it when the adults say one thing and do another. Is Sykes really so brainwashed that she believes everything is going to be ok? Behind the scenes, Fanning is entering everyone’s minds and telling them what to do. It’s going to be fun when the scientists realize the infected aren’t braindead.
On the outside, Lila contacts a reporter to investigate 12 missing inmates. Things are heating up quickly and I can’t wait to see where they go.
Tune in to The Passage on FOX on Mondays at 9PM EST.
The Passage (The Passage, #1)by Justin Cronin
Published by: Ballantine Books
on June 8, 2010
An epic and gripping tale of catastrophe and survival, The Passage is the story of Amy—abandoned by her mother at the age of six, pursued and then imprisoned by the shadowy figures behind a government experiment of apocalyptic proportions. But Special Agent Brad Wolgast, the lawman sent to track her down, is disarmed by the curiously quiet girl and risks everything to save her. As the experiment goes nightmarishly wrong, Wolgast secures her escape—but he can’t stop society’s collapse. And as Amy walks alone, across miles and decades, into a future dark with violence and despair, she is filled with the mysterious and terrifying knowledge that only she has the power to save the ruined world.