World Beyond S2: 2 Episode early review. (EXCLUSIVE)
World Beyond S2: Konsekans (1) & Foothold (2) episodic review starts now.
While a small handful of press received all of the same information and screeners, Lorette continues to provide the most exclusive and observant information than anything in print or on the internet. Recently, it became the first source to use specific names and information that has traveled as far as other popular print magazines (The newest TV Guide Walking Dead magazine issue), to even the Emmys.
What we know so far
THE CRM ARE DICKS.
The Campus Colony was destroyed. Plain and simple. Julia Ormond’s Elizabeth Kublek saw a threat after Aliyah Royale’s Iris Bennett instilled doubt into the teachers, adults, and fellow kids with her passionate speech on why she could not trust the Civic Republic.
THERE’S A POSSIBLE CURE.
Leo Bennett is working on a cure, though he is being deceived by both his girlfriend, scientist Lyla Belshaw (Natalie Gold), and Elizabeth Kublek. As we saw in season 1, both women decided that Leo was safe to stay alive, for now. But he does confide his suspicions to Lyla. And may or may not confide in Elizabeth in the new season too.
FEAR AND THE WALKING DEAD HAVE BEEN CONNECTED
Jadis (real name, Anne) saved Rick Grimes earlier in the years and is back for a reunion. This also means that pilot Isabelle also works with them all as well (as previously asked in Annet’s earlier May interview with Lorette. We were right on the money, girl!)
UMBRELLA CORPORATION 2.0
They are experimenting on their own staff. Samuel Abbott (S.J. Ovaska) was pictured with both Lyla, Leo and some theories point to the other unknown man as Jennifer Mallick’s father. Which probably wouldn’t make sense as she has not seen him in years. Why have his watch if he’s around?
As for poor Sammy, Lyla purposely lied to Leo and said that his disappearance was because he was visiting his sister. As you can see in one of the many promotional trailers, he is seen running in the woods with the others. Along with Lyla in some instances. Could she not be so bad after all?
JENNIFER MALLICK IS SICK OF YOUR SANDWICHES AND LIES.
Elizabeth has purposely been keeping information from her daughter, former Lance Corporal Mallick (Annet Mahendru), now Staff Sergeant Mallick. And it does not bode well with Elizabeth’s second in command either. However, knowing her daughter–she sees there is a tenderness in her. Which in the CRM’s eyes, makes them see weakness and have great suspicions.
Jennifer is always two steps ahead of everyone else. She has to be. After being a non-stop hero, she constantly has to work around a ticking timeline to save innocents. Her past is repeating itself. And in the process, getting her into trouble.
EPISODES 1 AND 2 (MINOR SPOILERS)
We’re back in the helicopter where we last left off. Hope Bennett, though she understands the mission–is still bitter as to how it will all work. Elizabeth sees this doubt, and despite Jennifer trying her best to convince her otherwise, releases her into Elizabeth’s former hometown of Albany, New York.
This is pretty much the Kublek’s neck of the woods, as Jennifer grew up in Queens with her uncle over her estranged mother and absent father. This is not a friendly relationship. This is strained. This is Elizabeth using her daughter as a weapon for hire and Mallick’s final last straw to put her foot down.
LIKE MOTHER, NOT LIKE DAUGHTER
The two argue, which makes Elizabeth’s daughter head right back to the helicopter in anger. Eventually, Hope sees that she cannot survive outside alone, and reluctantly calls Elizabeth on the radio. Now, we get to see the CRM compound for the first time. There are other children like Hope. Brilliant minds. And there are happy reunions and not-so-happy meetings.
LITTLE SISTER FIGURES ARE A PAIN
With a small heart-to-heart, Jennifer tells Hope that she purposely sent their friends (including Will) to the hunting group that Will spoke of in the sneak peek, as well as a scene in the first episode. But she also warns her, should Hope want to speak to her mother (who cruelly mentions to Jennifer that because of the expendables’ unknown whereabouts, her mission is incomplete), they would both be expendable.
JENNIFER IS A POSSIBLE EXPENDABLE HERSELF. AND ALWAYS HAS BEEN.
Also mentioning, that she didn’t know what would happen to her herself. It’s clear, as we’ve known since the very beginning, that Jennifer has a pure heart and is clearly ready to be the martyr if necessary and that they are all just moving pieces in a big chess game. Whether or not she will bring it all crashing down or lead it the right way with Hope, is up in the air. Those are the only two choices she has.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HOPE.
We also learn, Hope just turned seventeen. “Happy birthday, Kid.”
WHO? JENNY DOESN’T KNOW WHERE THEY ARE. NOPE. NEVER.
Elizabeth mentions that they found one of the expendables (Silas), and Jennifer says she has an idea on where to send him instead of the jail cells in the CRM. You’ll learn about that after you watch the episodes either September 26th/Oct 3rd depending on your AMC+.
THE BEST FRIEND, THE LOVER, AND THE SISTER.
Meanwhile, Felix Carlucci (Nico Tortorella) and Will Campbell (Jelani Alladin) reunited, and start to form a plan with Iris at the hideout. You might find out where this is and who is involved. Are they staying because it’s a favor to Will? Are they staying against the leader’s better judgment?
Something big happens with Iris as well, something life-altering for her and slightly sad.
And finally, we are greeted to someone having someone back in her life again. And it’s about time! Happiness is a rare thing in the apocalypse and requires you to be on your A-Game 24/7. Let’s hope a certain someone doesn’t screw it up or have the certain someone screw the happy person over.