Season 1 Episode 1: “Pilot”
Directed by Juan JosÃ© Campanella
Written by Ryan J. Condal
Starring Josh Holloway, Sarah Wayne Callies, Peter Jacobson, Alex Neustaedter, Isabella Crovetti-Cramp, Gonzalo Menendez, Kim Rhodes
Created by Ryan Condal, Carlton Cuse
Air Date: Thurday, January 14th, 2016, 10:00pm
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.
And that is how Colony begins. Spoilers below.
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