The Whispers 1×03 ‘Collision’: The aliens want to nuke us!

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Well that’s one hell of a plan. Use children and possibly Sean to melt down a nuclear reactor. But is that really what is going on, or are there a billion twists to the story? I’m hoping for the second because this show just got a thousand times more interesting, and a couple more twists thrown in will just continue to up the ante.

Finally, I think the show is hitting its stride and I’m so happy. This show plays the game of giving you just a little bit of what you need to know, but it will never be enough. That’s great though because we shouldn’t be overly satisfied after each episode.

Source: ABC

Source: ABC

Just like with Harper getting her Mom back while Henry cries for his missing dad. Yeah we’re happy for Harper (even though she’s the lynch pin in the nuclear) so we’re satisfied, but it doesn’t last for long before we see Drill go after not only a kid who is tied into the whole mystery because of his FBI mother, but one who is hurting.

It’s the same for Minx. Even though that therapist was way way off on Drill not being real he still pieced together what I think is a major plot point. The main kids that Drill is going after aren’t happy. Minx especially is miserable because of everything that happened between her parents because of the affair. I wasn’t actually upset for once that that plot point, yet again, was in the forefront of the episode. That’s mostly because it’s proving itself as an integral part of the story. Minx wouldn’t be so emotionally messed up and looking for someone for guidance if she didn’t have to watch her mom cry constantly because of the affair, and still try to love her father who had the affair.

She’s looking for someone to trust and give her comfort, and Drill is preying on that in the extreme. And he proved that even more with using Harper’s Mom as collateral if Harper didn’t do what he said. It’s terrifying to see kids being used that way, but that’s the crux with Drill. He needs kids to be wholeheartedly willing to do whatever he says, especially if it’ll help their family.

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Source: ABC

You can look at Sean in the same way too. I’m not entirely convinced that he is working under Drill’s direct orders, but that’s mostly because I don’t want him to be a bad guy. It’s sort of how I feel for the kids to, but I digress.

With Sean, he lost his memory, so he basically lost everything that made him Sean including the anger over his wife’s infidelity. His only drive is to solve the mystery of the tattoos and the visions because he has nothing else. If he was a normal adult male with a wife and child, he probably wouldn’t believe those visions, let alone drop his family to go investigate. But like a child he believes because that’s all he has left, and if that doesn’t make you sad along with the manipulated children then you need help from a professional.

Just don’t tell said professional that Drill isn’t real.

All in all, I’m so glad that I’m finally getting really into this show, and I actually can’t wait to see what’s going to happen next week.

Marnie Azzarelli

Marnie Azzarelli

is your average everyday horror writer and TV watcher, who finds herself connecting on a deep level with mythical monsters, and serial killers. She lives in a fantasy world that Joss Whedon created where she goes through a minimum of four character arcs per season, and Spike and Leo Fitz fight for her hand in marriage. When not glued to her TV or laptop, she talks to her cats about life, and writes characters that (she hopes) are crazier than herself. Check out her writing blog in the hopes that she’ll post more than once a week.


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