Today we are covering episodes 4 and 5 of Raised by Wolves on HBO Max. This is a spoiler filled analysis of the series, please stop and watch the episodes before proceeding.
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Episode 4 Nature’s Course
Directed by Luke Scott, Written by Aaron Guzikowski
Determined to prove his utility to their family unit, Father tries to teach the children how to hunt some of Kepler-22b’s creatures for food; a prophecy appears to come true for the Mithraic, triggering a conflict between Marcus and Ambrose.
- Mother saves Paul when he falls into one of the holes trying to save Mouse, revealing her penchant for sleep hypnotism.
- The Mithraics discover a gyroelongated pentagonal pyramid in the desert which emits heat, their assumption is that it is fulfilling the prophecy of Sol.
- Their encounter is similar to the encounter with the Black Monolith in 2001 a Space Odyssey.
- The earwig emits a deafening sound similar to that of the Black Monolith found on the Moon.
- Nude look Themoptic suit from Ghost in the Shell
- Do androids dream? Shaw’s dream in hypersleep and Mother steps into the sim
- Holloway is set alight by Vickers in Prometheus (2012) and in Raised by Wolves Abrose is set alight by Marcus/Pyramid
Episode 5 Infected Memory
Under Marcus’ command, the Mithraic set out to rescue the children; Campion and Paul bond during a hunting expedition with Father; Mother attempts to learn more about her origins; Tempest’s trauma continues to haunt her.
- The Mithraics forgo the line of succession to follow Marcus as their new leader.
- Mother meets her maker Campion in the Sim
- Mother’s internals are very similar to that of Walter in Alien: Covenant’s Meet Walter Commercial.
- Stained glass shows some interesting symbolism, one of the symbols seems to be a serpent wrapped around an egg. And another symbol graffiti looks like an @
- The kiss of death and kiss of life
- There is something in the desert
- Following a signal
- Cards found in the citadel
- Star Map etched into the skull of the serpent, in Prometheus (2012) Shaw and Holloway discover star maps across the world, David 8 also discovers a star map(Orrery)
- Marcus hallucinates stabbing Sue and being imprisoned in the helmet which Ottho wears
- Father teaches the children to hunt
Ridley Scott weirdly made a point to talk about how much he loved the Raised By Wolves advertising campaign and how it “deftly positioned” his series as a “must watch” show. He also, thankfully, added that Raised By Wolves writer/creator Aaron Guzikowski has already “begun to shape” the second season, so he did at least have something interesting to offer.HBO Max renews Ridley Scott’s Raised By Wolves for a second season
On September 18th Season 2 of Raised by Wolves is greenlit
Father’s ‘Dad’ jokes
You can stream the first episode of Raised by Wolves, unfortunately for Aussies we can’t access it. But Foxtel is doing a 10 day free trial, which I think is worth getting to watch the episodes released so far which is up to 7!