Last season on Colony, we met the Beaumans. Will (Josh Holloway) was former FBI recruited by the new government for his skills, and agreeed to get his missing son back. Katie (Sarah Wayne Callies) was recruited by Broussard (Tory Kittles) to join the Resistance and spy on her husband. As you can imagine, that did not work out too well, or stay secret for more than 2 seconds. Both sides did questionable things – betrayal, murder, theft, chaos – just a perfect little family. Everything was out in the open at the end as Will and Katie took a stand on opposite sides, and Katie ended up alone.
When we last saw the Beauman family, Katie and Will (Sarah Wayne Callies, Josh Holloway) were on different sides of the law, but Will’s heart was not really in his cause. He just wanted his son back, and his family together. They both got caught up in this bloody, violent war, but what’s great about Colony (and probably the reason for its renewal) is these complex relationships, not only between wife and husband, and father and son, but the partnerships, which are deep too.
Last week on Colony, we saw Will and Katie Bowman (Josh Holloway and Sarah Wayne Callies) working on opposite sides – Will as a Collaborator, and Katie as part of the Resistance. Will gained a new partner in the form of Beau (Carl Weathers). They have to find the man responsible for the blast. Meanwhile, his friend was grabbed and brought to the factory, where a weird shining light washed over him and the other detainees. I’m still not sure what happened. Will and Katie managed to whisk his wife and son to safety. Katie starts readying her old bar to open.
Last week USA’s Colony premiered. Set in a dystopian aftermath of an occupation by aliens (We think?), Will Sullivan (Josh Holloway) and his family are trying to get by sans one member. Their middle boy, Charlie was taken to the other side of the wall during the occupation, and Will is sneaking in freezers to get him back. He got caught and surprisingly offered a job, his real name discovered (Bowman). They want him to collaborate, or his entire family will be taken. In a world of rations and barbed wire, is this the only way to survive? Unbeknownst to him, his wife Katie (Sarah Wayne Callies) is part of the Resistance he has to help take down.