Raised by Wolves: Full Season
March 19, 2022 2:39 PM - Season 2 (Full Season) - Subscribe

It looks like we left off at Episode 4 gleefully enjoying the ride. Season 2 has wrapped up and needless to say a whole lot of unpredictable (not to say bonkers) stuff happened. Let's discuss!
posted by whuppy (18 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
Before we get the the second season itself, does anyone else think the garbled voice in the title is from a numbers station?
posted by whuppy at 2:40 PM on March 19


No idea, but I'm a big fan of The Americans so I'm glad you mentioned it.
posted by kingless at 3:54 PM on March 19 [1 favorite]


To me it sounds like a launch countdown
posted by Saxon Kane at 4:47 PM on March 19 [1 favorite]


Will Marcus be a Devil's cross necromancer?
posted by whuppy at 4:56 PM on March 19 [2 favorites]


Can Sue please be un-tree'd?
posted by whuppy at 4:57 PM on March 19 [3 favorites]


Can Sue please be un-tree'd?

Or at least have another character's face surgically altered to look like Sue so Niamh Algar can play her.
posted by paper chromatographologist at 5:08 PM on March 19 [5 favorites]


I don't know, I was starting to get really irritated with Sue, her sudden earnestness about Sol was annoying the hell out of me. As was Marcus's quick switch back to hating Sol after seeing the serpent eat Sue's peaches and shake her tree. I'm also wondering why everyone in the Atheist community seems like a bunch of personality-less dopes.
posted by Saxon Kane at 7:40 PM on March 19 [3 favorites]


This season has been completely crazypants. I'll keep watching it because its pretty.
posted by porpoise at 10:09 PM on March 19 [4 favorites]


The heel/face turns have been dizzying, yes.
posted by whuppy at 11:35 AM on March 20 [4 favorites]


Hah! Great way to describe them, especially given Marcus' overacting.
posted by Saxon Kane at 1:25 PM on March 20 [1 favorite]


I don't know, I was starting to get really irritated with Sue, her sudden earnestness about Sol was annoying the hell out of me. As was Marcus's quick switch back to hating Sol after seeing the serpent eat Sue's peaches and shake her tree. I'm also wondering why everyone in the Atheist community seems like a bunch of personality-less dopes.

Her sudden earnestness was a result of the Entity signal tapping into the one thing she truly cared about (saving her adopted child) and beaming messaging directly into her brain... trauma-based psyche reprogramming. Marcus being able to shake that when confronted with the horror of what the signal truly intended for them was a counter-demonstration of that principal when the person he cared for the most was utterly reconfigured and begging for death.

See how these things parallel with the idea of the robots requiring a veil to shield them from their emotions, to conceal perspectives about the world in order to guide their behavior. When Lamia finally confronted 7 (the serpent that ate the tree of life/knowledge) in the atmosphere, it was clear that 7 had frustration but also regret, and was changing its demeanor - but Lamia stayed the course and destroyed it because Grandmother's Veil took away her ability to see the situation for what it was emotionally.

The many demonstrations of this interesting dichotomy run through the whole of the season - what works best for one entity to function in the world is not the best for everyone, even if they're two from very similar backgrounds.

Also the Atheists who stayed closest to the Tarantula tended to be drips because the AI methodically worked to erase and rewrite their personalities to keep them functioning as universal cogs in its planned society.
posted by FatherDagon at 2:12 PM on March 21 [4 favorites]


I get what you're saying, and I think you're mostly correct -- I think it is just the performances that bugged me, not so much the story beats themselves.

However: it was clear that 7 had frustration but also regret, and was changing its demeanor

I did not get that at all, so I guess I'll have to watch it again.

As for the Atheist drips, I think it has at least something to do with the fact that they are in the story but basically used as background for the main characters, who have only the most perfunctory of interactions with anyone outside of their group.
posted by Saxon Kane at 10:58 AM on March 23 [1 favorite]


I did not get that at all, so I guess I'll have to watch it again.

The expression on 7's face after it did the tummy touch on Lamia was almost laugh-out-loud levels of sad puppy eyes, or at least that's how I saw it... which made her merciless retort all the more cruel.
posted by FatherDagon at 9:06 AM on March 28


This season continued to be batshit insane, which I like, though nothing will probably ever equal the flying snake reveal at the end of the last season. For all its flaws, it's one of the most purely imaginative science fiction shows out there. It reminds me of a Moebius comic, where nothing really makes sense but there are a ton of cool ideas and terrific images.

The performances and characterizations continue to be a bit of a rough edge for me, too. I actually don't mind Marcus's acting, personally, but I did feel a bit of whiplash from how frequently he and Sue changed their minds about some pretty important things this season.

Did we get any indication that the sea creatures were mutants before now? I don't think I even remember them appearing last season. And what happened to the little creepy kid who was running around, and all the morlocks?
posted by whir at 2:36 PM on April 1




Dang. I knew deep in my heart that little if anything would get "resolved" but I'm sure gonna miss the ride.
posted by whuppy at 6:03 AM on June 8


Welp. Hell of a place in this crazy storyline to get cancelled, but I guess that's it.
posted by jquinby at 10:46 AM on June 10


Ep 5: Goodbye thingy, thingy, thingy and thingy. We hardly knew you.
posted by biffa at 11:53 AM on June 18


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