Season 1 | Episode 2 | Aired June 8, 2015
Episode two and things are getting even crazier on The Whispers!
After receiving the suspect sketch last week, Claire is on the hunt for the man who she believes (and who we know) is Sean. All the while she’s hiding this information from her colleagues which is actually probably a good thing as Sean has now been declared a national security threat.
Sean still doesn’t know who he is, nor does he seem to know what’s happening to him. He breaks into the doctor’s house to have a shower (Side note: I think it’s really strange when people shower with their face directly in the water. How is that comfortable?) and passes out. When he wakes up he draws a strange symbol on the floor that confuses Claire when she sees it just as much as I think it confused everyone watching.
Wes and Lena have their home raided by the FBI after Wes’s computer is accessed. As the couple are arguing it is implied that Wes had an affair. It comes out that it was Minx who had accessed her dad’s computer which we know she did because Drill told her to.
We also saw last week that Drill has given Henry his hearing back, but has apparently instructed the boy to hide it from everyone. At the end of the episode Henry tells Drill he’s sorry, he knows it’s supposed to be a secret. I’m wondering if this means Henry is going to tell his mom, “Hey, guess what? I can hear again! Drill helped me!” and if this does happen, what will the repercussions be?
We already saw what Drill is capable of when he sent Harper’s mother through the floor of the tree house. I feel so bad for Harper (played by Abby Ryder Fortson, a phenomenal little actress). At one point Claire attempts to get Harper to tell her about Drill, but Harper says that telling means she loses the game and that it’s the most important game ever so she has to win.
I have a feeling that if the kids win the game, there’s no real win. But then, if the kids lose the game, I’m really scared to find out what happens then too. So I guess this show is doing a good job since I really don’t want to see either outcome of this game, but at the same time I can’t wait to see what happens next.
At the very end of the episode two key things happen. First we see Minx walking down the street by herself as the street lights gradually go out and she thanks Drill, stating she “did not want to me at home anymore”. Drill kidnapped a child! He is a strange entity that has no physical form and yet he managed to kidnap a child! Where is this going to go next? What’s going to happen to Minx?
The second thing that happens is the doctor who treated Sean in the hospital gets into her car, only to find Sean in the backseat pointing a gun at her and telling her he needs her help. The camera then zooms in on his arm where we see the symbol he had drawn on the floor is now tattooed on his arm.
This show is amazing. It manages to be creepy and confusing without being totally terrifying. Though I guess that could change at any time since Drill is a mysterious being who communicates with children through lights. And since it’s being produced by Steven Spielberg literally anything could happen. We’ll just have to wait and see what the rest of the season brings.
I think this was more of a recap than a review, but it’s surprisingly hard to talk about this show without using the words ‘fantastic’ and ‘confusing’ over and over again.
What did you think of last night’s episode? What do you think is going to happen next?
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