The Whispers Episode Review: “Traveller in the Dark”

The Whispers

Season 1 | Episode 12 | Aired August 24, 2015

Part of me wishes this episode had been boring. Why? Because I woke up this morning feeling like there’s an elephant sitting on me. Fun right? But this episode wasn’t boring. It was the farthest thing from boring and I just have to talk about it.

“Traveller in the Dark” was equal parts heartbreaking and stressful. After last week’s dramatic end, all signs point to Minx being Drill. However, we actually learned that Minx is innocent (in the nick of time) and it’s actually Cassandra, the President’s daughter, who has been possessed by Drill.

Who saw this coming? I was iffy about Minx last week. I thought maybe it was her and there were times in this episode where I thought she was Drill. However, after watching the ‘Previously On…’ part at the start of the show I was doubting it was her because Cassandra grabs her arm.

Turns out that’s exactly what happened. Cassandra framed Minx so that the rest of the children could be let go and Drill could get into the White House.

As all this is going on, Sean and Jessup are still talking to that reporter who thinks he’s knows what’s going on (he doesn’t) and Sean makes a choice. He’ll tell the reporter everything that’s been happening, the truth about Drill and the children, all so the man will contact the White House and they’ll be forced to let the children go.

sean and Jessup

This was a great plan, but with Minx accused the children were already going to be let go and the President was going to hold a press conference to tell the people of America the truth. Needless to say things don’t quite go as planned.

Sean realizes Cassandra is Drill when the reporter mentions all the President’s family members having code names. Cassandra’s code name? Orion.

Claire tries to stop the press conference from happening, but it’s too late. Drill (as Cassandra) stands in front of all the cameras and screams, sending out a signal to his family. Excellent.

Despite all this crazy, awful stuff that happened, one good thing was that all the kids were returned home. Wes managed to rescue Minx (with two seconds to go!) and Henry was reunited with his dad. Just in time for Drill to call home.

Sean and Henry

This episode was non-stop from start to finish and Kylie Rogers definitely stole the show. The actors always do an amazing job, but this episode was definitely focused on Wes and Minx (whose real name is actually Millicent!). Barry Sloane did a phenomenal job at portraying the emotion this episode.

Wes

He’s playing a man whose daughter is being accused of something horrific and he doesn’t seem totally sure what to believe, but it’s his daughter so he has to try anyway and he was amazing. Seriously, every moment he was on screen was fantastic and emotional.

As for Kylie Rogers, I can’t even begin to describe how amazing she was. There were moments where I was convinced she was Minx, but then there were other moments where I thought otherwise. By the end of the episode I was crying along with her and all I could think is, “wow, this kid is beyond fantastic at what she does.”

Minx

She and Barry Sloane both did outstanding jobs in last night’s episode. They had me crying and laughing and eventually, thankfully, feeling relieved. Minx is fine, Wes is fine, everybody is fine. At least they are until Drill’s family arrives.

This show cast some seriously amazing kids. Some kids who can pull out the creepy perfectly for this show. Cassandra’s line at the end, “Don’t worry Claire, I’m not going anywhere”. Shivers. Seriously.

Cassandra

These little one liners are so perfect and terrifying. Like, I was genuinely concerned we were going to see Minx die (what on earth was that machine?), but thankfully it’s not that kind of show. Instead they just mentally scar and terrify you by giving these adorable and talented child actors some heart stopping lines and plots.

There’s only one episode left this season! What? It feels so sudden, I desperately hope they get renewed.

I have no idea what’ll happen next week, but I think we can all assume it won’t be good.

Check out the preview for the season finale below!

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The Whispers Episode Review: “Homesick”

The Whispers

Season 1 | Episode 11 | Aired August 17, 2015

After the emotional mess The Whispers left me in last week I didn’t think it could get any worse. Boy was I wrong. More people died, plenty of people almost died, and there was just a lot going on.

“Homesick” wastes no time in delving right in to the insanity. While at the wake for Lena, Wes and Minx are talking when Minx suddenly passes out. Taking her to the hospital, Wes discovers many children are sick, some of whom he recognizes as being friends of Drill.

It turns out then when Drill contacts a child, something in their brain changes that keeps them connected to Drill. Wes decides the best way to weaken Drill is to cut him off from all the children, namely, quarantine.

With the President’s permission, they start rounding up all the children and taking them to an unknown location, Henry included. However, things don’t go exactly as planned when Dr. Benavidez, who had been there at Wes’s request to help, ends up dead.

They discover Drill has possessed one of the children and is inside the facility so Wes calls in Claire to talk to each of the children and try to figure out which one was Drill. She discovers that one of the children, Silas, knows who Drill is, but as Claire is showing him pictures of the children, alarms start going off.

They evacuate everyone outside and that’s when it’s revealed that Minx is Drill.

This episode just had me all over the place. It was insane! First of all, I felt really bad for Wes and suspect that his grief is probably the reason he made so many bad decisions this episode.

He just lost his wife and while mourning her death at the wake, Minx passes out. Yeah, I can understand him being terrified and freaking out. However, I don’t think rounding up all the kids and taking them away from their parents was really the solution.

Last week I thought Henry might’ve been right and that maybe Drill was punishing him for not talking to him anymore. Now I have no clue what’s going on. Why are all the kids sick? What is Drill doing to their brains?

Especially since all the kids starting feeling better at the same time, I’m assuming this happened when Drill possessed one of them. So does he mark them to keep track of them? Does he use this to decide which child is best? I need answers!

There are six children I know by name who seem to sort of be the main kids they’re focusing on: Henry, Minx, Harper, Silas, Cassandra, and Nicholas. Obviously there are others (hundreds as we saw last night), and a few of them I recognized from the last time they had a bunch of them together (cause it worked so well then). But these six seem to be key figures so I think it’s probably safe to assume one of them is being possessed by Drill.

Now by the end of the episode it does appear to be Minx who is possessed, but the preview for next week makes me question that.

There’s no way it was Silas, he was too terrified. And I pretty much ruled out Henry (I was so happy about this, I really didn’t want it to be Henry). I think Harper can be ruled out too since she wasn’t acting all weird and creepy during her interview, but like a kid who was sick and tired of being questioned over and over again.

That leaves Minx, Cassandra, and Nicholas. I don’t think it’s Nicholas just because Drill already tried to possess him so I think we’d probably know if it was him. Also, the handprints from the possessed child looked too small to be Nicholas’s.

It would make sense if it were Minx. She was definitely the creepiest kid during the interview and she very easily could have been possessed when Drill killed Lena last week.

But then from the looks of the preview next week it seems like Drill is in the White House. How would he get there if he’s possessing Minx? Can he go from child to child cause I didn’t think he could. So right now it seems like it’s Minx, but then Cassandra also seems pretty likely.

Which child do you think he’s possessing?

I really hope it’s not Minx. I mean, I don’t want it to be any of them, but how awful would that be that Wes loses his wife in one episode and then a couple episodes later, his daughter is possessed by this terrifying alien creature.

A terrifying alien creature looking for ‘Orion’ or ‘O’Ryan’ or something like that. I have no idea what it is because the characters don’t actually know what it is, but Sean, Jessup, and the strange man who has been following everyone (who is apparently a reporter Dr. Benavidez knew) are looking into it and trying to figure out what it is Drill wants.

Strange man

I read a fan theory online that said Orion is some sort of spaceship or something that contained a lot of a radiation. If this is the case then that would make sense since Drill needs radiation to survive, like at the power plant.

There’s only one episode left until the season finale and it looks like things are only going to get crazier!

I have so many questions and so many theories and there’s only two episodes left to get answers. What is going to happen? Who is Drill possessing? What is Orion?

And the big one: Is The Whispers going to be renewed for a second season? Please ABC? Please? Can this happen?

Apparently the weekly ratings haven’t been great, but it’s still one of the top rated shows of the summer. However, with some of the cast members (Lily Rabe and Milo Ventimiglia) on the fence about returning for season two, they haven’t confirmed anything yet.

I really hope it gets renewed. I absolutely love this show and watch every episode more than once. Keeping my fingers crossed that it gets renewed!

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