News: We have moved to a new domain, Please update your bookmark

Wayward Pines - (S02E07)

Sci-Fi . Sci-Fi & Fantasy . Mystery . Drama

Theo and Megan disagree over the Abbies' intelligence, as the doctor attempts to communicate with their leader. Then, an underestimation has deadly consequences. Also, CJ reflects on his life and the great responsibilities he's had over the centuries.

Episode Title: Time Will Tell
Airs: 2016-07-06 at 21:00
  • Joshua Alston

    Pines is certainly weird, but it’s never predictable.

    The A.V. Club Full Review
  • Hank Stuever

    It’s the ideal summertime distraction.

    Washington Post Full Review
  • Jason Hughes

    It’s moody, strange and a bit surreal, while still pulling you into its world and making you believe in it.

    The Wrap Full Review
  • Rob Owen

    The question becomes will more screen time allow the Big Secret to make sense? That will determine if the whole of Wayward Pines is ultimately worth watching. If nothing else, the first five hours are at turns intriguing, mysterious, engrossing and spooky.

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Full Review
  • Sonia Saraiya

    Wayward Pines is a splashy, melodramatic thriller: smart enough to stay ahead of itself, well-made enough to keep the audience engaged; creepy enough to be delightful.

    Salon Full Review
  • Kristi Turnquist

    The good news is that Wayward Pines is a creepy mystery that gets more compelling--and shocking--as it goes along.

    The Oregonian Full Review
  • Tom Long

    It’s not going anywhere you’d likely suspect, and the big reveal episodes have a lot of explaining to do, but this hyper-paranoid, time-twisting and addictive show is actually laying a foundation for something. How that something eventually plays out remains a question, but the ride there is an undeniable kick.

    The Detroit News Full Review
  • Mark A. Perigard

    Come for the mystery, stay for the performances.

    Boston Herald Full Review
  • Gail Pennington

    Wayward Pines doesn’t require note-taking or study groups. The story simply unfolds, letting us follow along until we’re so firmly hooked, we couldn’t stop watching if we tried.

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch Full Review
  • Jeff Korbelik

    The pilot ends with a big reveal (and more mystery), kicking off what is shaping up to be some great summer escapism.

    The Lincoln Journal Star Full Review
  • Elisabeth Vincentelli

    [A] stylish, well-acted thrill ride.

    New York Post Full Review
  • Ed Bark

    Wayward Pines looks as though it has the potential to rise above its false starts while grippingly spooling out truths that are “worse than anything you could even imagine.”

    Uncle Barky Full Review
  • Matt Zoller Seitz

    It's TV designed for people who watch a lot of TV and know a lot of TV, and aren't necessarily coming into Wayward Pines to be stunned by its novelty but to see if a group of talented actors, writers, and filmmakers can stitch a crazy quilt of influences into something coherent and pleasurable. They do. But it takes a while.

    New York Magazine (Vulture) Full Review
  • Mary McNamara

    Equally happy to consider the joys of rum raisin and the need for ritualized violence, Wayward Pines veers, at times, toward a self-consciousness one might call Fever Dream Camp. But mostly it's good, creepy fun, a round-the-fire story of a series that may turn out to be about something bigger than it seems.

    Los Angeles Times Full Review
  • Cody Ray Shafer

    Matt Dillon is perfectly cast in the lead, and though some themes and visual cues are a little hokey at first, Wayward Pines soon enough turns into thrilling network television.

    Under The Radar Full Review
  • Ken Tucker

    I’m not sure if Wayward Pines can sustain its mood and outlandish occurrences for the full length of its 10-episode season, but I guess I’m intrigued enough to keep track of what’s going on in that damp, puzzling little town.

    Yahoo TV Full Review
  • Maysa Hattab

    Though it’s unclear in three episodes where such ideas might go in Wayward Pines, the show does provide plenty of unanswered questions to pique our interest.

    PopMatters Full Review
  • Brian Tallerico

    At first, Wayward Pines doesn’t quite have the visual personality to match its narrative oddity.... Be patient. The repetition fades away as writer Chad Hodge (who adapted his books) starts working more with answers than questions, and even the already-strong cast improves. Full Review
  • Tim Goodman

    If you’re up for something completely different that may end up imploding just as easily as it could be riveting, then make the commitment. Wayward Pines is filled with enough guest stars and gear shifts to never stay in the same place and thus remain interesting, though not always logical or satisfying.

    The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
  • Joanne Ostrow

    Wayward Pines is eerie, atmospheric and compelling. The new series on Fox is addictive--until it takes a turn toward the metaphysical.

    Denver Post Full Review
  • Brian Lowry

    Everything about Wayward Pines is tense and spooky from the get-go (Chad Hodge adapted the project for TV), down to the old-fashioned rotary phones, which certainly plays into Shyamalan’s strengths as a filmmaker.... That said, the cat-and-mouse game begins to become a bit tiresome in the later episodes (five were previewed), before the fifth offers a fairly concrete explanation regarding what’s going on.

    Variety Full Review
  • Verne Gay

    Enjoy the atmospherics. They're good. Just don't expect them to lead to a satisfying payoff. It might never come.

    Newsday Full Review
  • Jeff Jensen

    Melissa Leo, Howard, and Gugino--who has the most alluring mystery--know how to work well in the murk. They pull you through everything that’s tired, tedious, and trippy and nurture hope that Wayward Pines will add up to something novel. Or, at least, just add up.

    Entertainment Weekly Full Review
  • Liz Shannon Miller

    It's a great premise; unfortunately, Wayward Pines makes a massive misstep almost immediately. Instead of keeping the action trapped inside the town, embedding the audience into Burke's paranoia and terror, the show moves between the town and Seattle.... Across the board, the casting is stellar, though it's Melissa Leo as the quasi-deranged Nurse Pam who's the stand-out, as her mercurial shifts represent the very best elements of the premise's potential.

    Indiewire Full Review
  • Robert Bianco

    The tone is ominous throughout in a show that provides its share of good jolts, including one built around the public punishment of a rule infraction that may stay with you for awhile. Unfortunately, subtlety appears to be among the many things banned in Wayward Pines--a series that comes at you weird and gets weirder as it goes along.

    USA Today Full Review
  • David Hinckley

    Suspense-building requires walking a line, though. If you spend too long getting to the point, the bubble you’ve inflated starts to lose air. That’s close to happening a couple of times, which is too bad, because when we get to the reveals, we’d like to still really care.

    New York Daily News Full Review
  • James Poniewozik

    The series doesn’t waste much time, plunging ahead with unremarkable dialogue but effective plotting, and establishing quickly that no one is safe and you should take little for granted.

    Time Full Review
  • Josh Bell

    All the creepy set pieces and engaging performances are no match for the increasingly absurd exposition.

    Las Vegas Weekly Full Review
  • Alan Sepinwall

    It's not fun enough while waiting for the explanation in the fifth and final episode I saw (there are 10 episodes altogether), and the explanation doesn't do a good enough job of justifying everything that's happened before.

    Hitfix Full Review
  • David Wiegand

    The main characters are not that interesting as people, but acceptably valid because of their situation of being stuck in a small town. Some of the secondary characters may not be drawn in too much detail but are more interesting.

    San Francisco Chronicle Full Review
  • Alessandra Stanley

    It’s a 10-episode thriller based on a series of novels by Blake Crouch that feels plodding. A small town can be sleepy, but the mystery that binds its residents shouldn’t also be soporific.

    The New York Times Full Review
  • Sara Smith

    Wayward Pines has moments where it’s a happy hot mess, but it’s mostly a muddy puddle of confusion, and it has executive producer M. Night Shyamalan’s fantastical fingerprints all over it.

    Kansas City Star Full Review
  • Matt Roush

    When answers are provided--at length--the preposterous illogic is stupefying, not stimulating. [4-17 May 2015, p.12]

    TV Guide Magazine Full Review
  • Maureen Ryan

    The characters are thinner than cardboard cutouts, and I could see every “twist” coming from a mile away.

    The Huffington Post Full Review

  • small town

  • based on novel

  • idaho

  • secret service agent

  • missing person

  • trapped

  • time travel

  • lynchian

  • sheriff

  • place name in title

  • suspended animation

  • cryogenics

  • repopulation