Raised by Wolves Analysis – Season 1 Episode 6 and 7


Today we are covering episodes 6 and 7 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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Season 1

Episode 6 Lost Paradise

Director Sergio Mimica-Gezzan

Writer Don Joh

Episode Summary

After reconnectiing with her creator, Mother finds herself distracted by intense feelings she didn’t know she was capable of, leaving the settlement vulnerable to Marcus, Sue and the other Minthraic’s swift approach.

  • Mother re-visits the cryobed and plugs into the sim, replaying her time with Campion.

She steps into herself in the sim to kiss Campion

  • Twinkle twinkle little star, in Alien Covenant (2019) Walter in the Greenhouse cut scene he whistles to the plants to help them grow.
Tempest attempts to play Twinkle Twinkle little Star

Mother is built to serve, like Walter in Alien Covenant (2017)

Mother states she was built to serve
Meet Walter Commercial. The all-new Walter. Created to serve.

David, however states he was not built to serve. But in Prometheus he states to Shaw he wants his Father dead, even though ‘want’ isn’t a concept he is familiar with.

Tally’s drawings, are they a prediction of the future? Here’s Campion Sturges and Mother about to embrace.
Campion bites Mother looks visually similar to William-Adolphe Bouguereau‘s Dante and Virgil
Eyes are the window to the soul
The explosion of the cryobed looks like Sol symbolism.

Episode 7 Faces

Director Alex Gabassi

Writer Karen Campbell

Episode Summary

Marcus’ decisions stress his relationship to his family as he struggles to maintain his clout as leader of the Mirthraic. Mother is able to see Marcus for who he truly is, which threatens his power.

Symbolism of human

Mother is tied up in the silo, looks like the Vitruvian Man by Leonardo da Vinci

Two sides of a coin fight

Marcus fights himself as Caleb is similar to Walter fighting David in Alien: Covenant

A prediction of the future?

Is Tally’s drawing a prediction of the future? Mother and Father on the edge of the pit.
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