TV Review: Colony 2.13 “Ronin” (Finale)
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Season 2 Episode 13: “Ronin”
Directed by Juan José Campanella
Written by Ryan Condal
Starring Josh Holloway, Sarah Wayne Callies, Peter Jacobson, Tory Kittles, Amanda Righetti, Paul Guilfoyle, Ally Walker, Alex Neustaedter, Isabella Crovetti-Cramp, Jacob Buster, Adrian Pasdar
Created by Ryan Condal, Carlton Cuse
Air Date: Thursday, April 6th, 10:00pm

Last time on Colony, Nolan (Adrian Pasdar) finally betrayed Maddie (Amanda Righetti), first by sending her son away (supposedly for safety), and then allowing the authority to take her away (right after sex). Katie and Broussard (Sarah Wayne Callies, Tory Kittles) meet with Karen (Laura Innes) who refused to give up the gauntlet, so they attacked the Red Hand and stole it themselves. Snyder (Peter Jacobson) got dirt on Nolan about the downloaded file and he is dragged away next. Helena (Ally Walker) received a disturbing call – total rendition.

Spoilers below.

Colony 2.13 “Ronin” (Finale) review: The Host is online and gives the instructions to “begin the procedure.” We finally get a glimpse of what the host on earth looks like. Whether that is the true form is unknown, but at least it’s something.

Will and Katie go to Hennessey’s place and radio the den mother about the gauntlet, but the response is a bunch of numbers, which Will writes down. They pick up a tail. Blackjacks invade the lair, and kill Morgan (Bethany Joy Lenz). Bram (Alex Neustaedter) takes the kids and a gun. Broussard and the Bowmans prevail this time. Broussard is cut up about Morgan.

Snyder wants to know where the blackjacks are going. He goes to Bennett (Christian Clemenson) to find out the story. The LA bloc is being evacuated. Total rendition begins in 6 hours.

We see Burke (Toby Huss) in the hospital, happy with his family – the only time he doesn’t look like a monster.

Maddie is sleeping on a corner by the Yonk, looking regretfully at the ribbon around the pole, before reporting to an evacuation site. Righetti is perfect in her scenes during this episode. You can actually see her thoughts fleeting across her silent face. I would not have reported, but her downfall needed to be complete. At almost the end, she freaks and a redhat smacks her down. The spaceships come.

The Bowmans and Broussard go to Carl’s (Casey Sander) house and discuss strategy. Will wants to contact Snyder, desperate for any real way out of the bloc. He calls him ready for a trade. Snyder, always looking for a deal, agrees and then goes elsewhere to see what he can get for it. The answer? Everything.

When they meet up, Snyder says he wants to come with them. He “doesn’t want to be a rat anymore.” So choose not to be!

Broussard decides to stay. Katie is upset, but he wants to face the Occupation. Broussard has turned into a member of this family, as indicated by Will’s nod. I really hope he doesn’t die when he inevitably faces more enemies than he could possible survive in reality. They ambush some redhats. Bram doesn’t want to get in the car with Snyder, but he does. They make it through one checkpoint, and sit through a nail biter if a second one. The jig is soon up. But Will and then Katie reveal themselves, and both give speeches to the officers, telling them the truth and appealing to their humanity. They let them through.

It ends with the ominous ships coming, and the family (and Snyder) headed towards hope. What was that red button thing in Snyder’s pocket? He’s double-crossing them for the bigger bounty, isn’t he?

So exciting! I had my mouth open when they were at the gate.

Some notes:

– I could not help but feel really bad for Maddie, even though a lot of it was her own doing, and I hope she gets out of it somehow, as well as reunited with her son.

– Bram was good this episode, although he usually responds to his mother best. He showed he could be trusted to take care of his siblings in dangerous situations.

– It’s predictable that Snyder looked out for #1, but I think he will keep the Bowmans out of the trap.

Happy renewal! See you in season 3!


Season 2 FINALE: ‘Our Host is Online’ | Colony

A doctor gets his instructions directly from the Hosts to remove a core from the recovered RAP and place it into a new RAP “body.”

Season 2 FINALE: ‘Blackjacks Attack Broussard’s Bunker’ | Colony

Will (Josh Holloway) and Katie Bowman (Sarah Wayne Callies) accidentally lead a team of Blackjacks back to Broussard’s (Tory Kittles) bunker and Morgan (Bethany Joy Lenz) pays the price.

Season 2 FINALE: ‘Snyder Doesn’t Want to Be a Rat’ | Colony

Snyder (Peter Jacobson) comes to meet with Will (Josh Holloway) and is full of surprising information.

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