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.
It begins with a seemingly happy family scene, complete with husband, wife, son, daughter, dog… but you soon sense the trepidation behind it. A glance at a photo shows someone is missing. Then you see the barbed wire. Will Bowman (Josh Holloway) is driving the only vehicle besides the authority. Everyone else is riding bikes. He gets inspected, but is let through.
Then it gets really weird. He gets in a freezer with someone, is covered in ice, then watches something on a monitor. It’s soon clear it blocks out infrared. Then… an explosion. At this point I’m very confused, and not a little excited. I miss not knowing what the hell is going on.