Tonight on FOX, Wayward Pines airs with an all new Thursday, June 11 season 1 episode 5 called “The Truth.” and we have your weekly recap and spoilers below. On tonight’s episode, Ethan [Matt Dillon] ventures outside of Wayward Pines and his shocked by what he discovers.
On the last episode, after the Burkes’ run-in with Sheriff Pope, they headed back into town to discover that Ethan had been named in a new leadership role in Wayward Pines. With his new role, Nurse Pam told Ethan he had to call a reckoning for Peter McCall (guest star Justin Kirk), a “traitor” who painted graffiti on Main Street. Meanwhile, Ben went to his first day of school at Wayward Pines Academy, where he got private tutoring from teacher Megan Fisher (guest star Hope Davis) and Theresa was offered a job as a realtor. Did you watch the last episode? If you missed it, we have a full and detailed recap right here for you.
On tonight’s episode per the FOX synopsis, “Ethan ventures outside of Wayward Pines and is shocked by what he discovers. Meanwhile, Theresa reports to her new realty job and meets her first client who is as confused as Theresa about the eerie town and Ben goes through orientation and learns the truth about Wayward Pines from his teacher Megan Fisher.”
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#WaywardPines begins with Ethan going over the wall. He hears growling and then he’s into the woods. He hears a rustling sound and fires into the trees. He’s cut by something that speeds by. He fires again and then seems to hit it as there’s a cry. Amy invites Ben to walk to school with her, Sam and Katie. He says sure. She says she’ll see him at 7 and tells him where to meet them. He says tonight was cool and then she gives him a little kiss. He goes inside and finds Theresa at the sink in a daze.
He asks if she’s okay and she says she’s fine. She says Ethan is working late. She says he’s trying to finish up a case and says they’re going to get out of their son and go back to Seattle. Ethan rinses the wound on his arm in a creek he finds. Ben says that sounds great. Theresa goes aback to staring out the window then falls into bed later. Ethan tries to get some rest but wildlife noises are keeping him awake. Theresa wakes the next morning startled and looks around. Ethan wakes in the woods.
She finds Ben eating breakfast and he says he’s walking to school with friends but she says she wants to do it. Ben says he’s got friends but Theresa says they don’t what this town is about and they need to be careful because they don’t know who their real friends are. He asks who would want to be friends with a loser like him. He says they told him to fit in so he is. He says she’s just sitting around the house hoping things will get better but they never do. He leaves.
Theresa looks at the letter about her new realty job. She sighs. Ethan checks his map and compass. He’s looking for the route to Boise. He packs his gear and heads out. Ben shows up to school – looks like cameras are monitoring all the kids. All the kids say hi to Ben. He asks Amy why these kids are all being nice to him and asks if they were told to be his friend. Amy asks what he’s talking about. He says he was treated differently at his old school – like he was invisible.
Amy asks isn’t it a good thing but he says he just doesn’t get it. Amy says this school is like no other school and says they’re all in this together. He asks in what then he’s called to a room for orientation. He asks what that is but all Amy says is – good luck. He heads off. Theresa goes to the realty office and knocks then goes inside. Bill says she must be his new number two then whistles at her. He says everyone calls him Big Bill and says she’s easier on the eyes than Petey.
He says but with that graffiti on Main Street you just never know. He says it’s just the two of them now. He says Henrietta files and she wanted Petey’s job himself. Theresa says Henrietta was likely more experienced but he says “they” said she was perfect. He hands her a file and says that’s her first client. He says Wayne lost his phone in the accident so she can’t call him. He tells her that he was hit by a police car and then hit head first into concrete. He says Nurse Pam fixed him up good.
He says Wayne lost everything in the accident and doesn’t even have a place to stay. She asks if he wants her to sell Wayne a house but he says to give him a house. Says it’s a welcome gift. He then tells her to thank Ethan for killing Petey. Ben heads to the room he was called to – it’s down a bunch of stairs. It’s a totally white sparse room and Carrie and Reed are already there seated. They’re new too. He sits beside them. They hear a squeaking sound.
Megan wheels in a cart then turns off all the lights. She wheels the cart to a spot behind them then turns on the projector. A screen lowers from the wall in front of them. She goes to stand beside it. Megan says welcome to orientation. Ethan is in the woods still and creeping along. He comes upon some ruins of what looks like a chapel and he stops to consult is map and finds that on the map but with the indication that it was a still active church.
Megan shows them students one through three and says they were the first to go through orientation and were like them and had only just arrived. She says they showed great aptitude during individual sessions like they did too. She says if they make it through they will be part of the first generation of Wayward Pines. She says it’s a great honor and privilege. She says they only allow those that are truly exceptional to join the First Generation.
Ben asks what she means by truly ready and she says – for the truth. Theresa goes to the hospital looking for Wayne Johnson. She goes into his room and knocks on the door. She introduces herself. She says she heard he needed some assistance to find a place to live. She says she has a place she thinks he’ll love that just came on the market. He says to just stop. She says she’s just there to help but he says he just wants to be alone. She offers to call the nurse but he says – not her.
Theresa asks if he’s feeling confused he can talk to her. He asks if she saw it and she asks what. He says after the accident, he saw something. He says it was awful. He says they did something to him and all of them. He says that nurse was there. Theresa sees the call light is on and thinks Pam might be listening. She sits down and whispers asking who he’s told this too. He says no one and she says this place is not safe. Nurse Pam lurks outside. She asks him to quickly tell her what he saw.
But then Nurse Pam steps in and asks if he knows Mr Johnson. She says she was just showing him some properties. Pam says she knew Petey would never make it and says he was far too much of a free thinker then give a knowing look to Wayne. Theresa tells him to come look at the house with her and says it’s very private. Megan shows them a photo and asks what it is. It’s a photo of the town from 14 years ago. She shows them another and asks what’s off.
Ben spots something in the outer left corner. Megan says it was their first evidence of “their” existence. Reed asks if it’s bigfoot but she says bigfoot is alone. She shows them a blurry photo of a pale creature and says it cost them two lives to get. She says they call them abbies and says it’s short for genetic aberration. She says they are efficient carnivores – the worst on the planet. Ethan is out among them and hears a growling.
Megan says an abbie can kill and devour an armed soldier in minutes. She says they travel in herds and survival is not possible if you encounter one. She shows them bird-like talons that can kill prey in a single stroke. She says their oversized ears can hear anything and their sense of smell is far superior to their own. She says they became this and says their DNA is very close to another creature’s. Ethan watches them feed on a buck. Ben says it looks like us and she says it once was.
At lunch, Ben sits picking at his food. Amy says she didn’t eat for two days after orientation. She asks if things are making more sense now and he says no. Amy says it takes some time to take it all in. Ben says it’s just the basic logic or illogic. He says if what Mrs Fisher says is true, how has he never heard of them before. He says they’re running around in broad daylight in Idaho then asks if that’s where they are. She asys it’s true and they are in Idaho.
Amy tells Ben it’s just lunch and says it will make sense soon. Ethan is making his way through the woods. Back in orientation, Megan says this next lesson should clear things up. She hands them each a coin and says they don’t hold value anymore but hold answers. Theresa takes Wayne to the house to look around. She says there’s lots of light and space and was built about 12 years ago and is like new. She looks at the cameras in the kitchen.
Theresa says they can start in the back and work their way through. Ethan takes a break to get his bearings and spots something up ahead. He sees a sign. Ben asks if the coin is from Roman times and asks if he can scrape the coin off. Ethan has found an old freeway sign for Boise. Ben scrapes and says it’s a quarter and then asks how old it is. She says to tell him. He reads the year as 2095. He says it’s not possible but Megan says to think about facts and not possibility.
Megan asks the last thing Ben remembers and he says the accident. Carrie says it was a hit and run and Reed says it was a car crash. Ethan works his way through the woods. Megan asks what’s next in their memory. Ben says he woke up in the Wayward Pines Hospital. She asks how long they were unconscious. She says they probably thought it was a day or so. She says their accidents were not accidents at all – she says they were all chosen to be there.
She says it’s a special community not part of the world they once knew but a very different world. She says abbies thrive and rule. She says this took a long time. Ethan works his way through some strange looking sights. She says those coins are the last known relics of human civilization that died out almost 2,000 years ago. She says it’s not 2014 – it’s 4028. Ethan makes it out of the woods and sees Boise in the distance and it’s a relic that’s obviously been long decimated. He’s shocked.
Theresa turns on the washer then whispers to Wayne that there are cameras and microphones and says he has to keep his voice down. She asks what he saw and Wayne says he woke up after the accident and doesn’t remember much. Megan asks the kids how can it be 4028? She shows them a lab mouse and says this mouse can hibernate all winter long without eating or drinking and it lives longer as a result. Wayne says he remembers looking out of glass like a window.
Theresa asks if it was a car and he says he was standing and the window was small like the washer’s glass. Megan says they were all place in hibernation chambers after their accidents. Wayne says people were looking in at him like the nurse then he passed out. Megan says when you awoke, you became part of – Ben says, the First Generation. Wayne says there were more of these chambers and they were all filled with people. Theresa is stunned.
Ben asks why were they chosen. Megan says that’s the most important question. She says they were chosen to ensure the survival of humanity. Wayne asks Theresa if she believes him and she says she does. She says she’s going to figure this out but says he needs to take this house and do it with a smile on his face. She hands over the keys and says the place is his and he can move in and start living his life. She offers him the keys and he thanks her with a smile. She leaves.
Ethan sees a helicopter and waves. It lands in front of him. Megan says over 2,000 years ago, a scientist saw the abbies coming and knew mother nature would change them. The scientist wanted to save a select samples of humans to preserve their kind and created an ark – Wayward Pines. Ethan stares at the chopper and holds his gun firm. Ben asks what scientists and she says David Pilcher. She says he is always watching over them and will never allow anything to happen to them because they are the future.
She says Pilcher is their protector. A man gets out of the helicopter. It’s Dr Jenkins. He tells Ethan he never ceases to amaze him and says no one has ever gotten this far. He tells Ethan his name is David Pilcher. Ethan thinks back to just before his accident and talking about Pilcher. He says they need to go back to Wayward Pines and Ethan holds his gun out and says that’s not Boise then asks if this is some sort of experiment. David says to trust his own eyes. He says there’s nothing for him out there.
He says all that’s left of their civilization is Wayward Pines. He tells Ethan to come with him and how they can change things for the better. They hear the cries of the abbies and Pilcher asks if he wants to stay and discover for himself what’s out there. Megan tells the kids not to tell anyone else, not even their parents, what they learned. She says don’t tell any adults because the future of this town lies not with the adults but with them.
She says you may think your parents deserve to know but says so did Chris. She says he was like them and says he saw what they saw and then went home and told his parents. She says they decided to go on a trip and says the mom put the garden hose on their exhaust pipe, they cranked their car and killed them all. Megan says adults can’t handle the truth and would put all of Wayward Pines at risk. Theresa heads back to the office and looks through the client files.
She flips to a page on their family and reads about them. Megan says Pilcher built an ark for the survival of mankind. Megan says the ark will only survive if they all follow the rules. She says one crack will let in water to let them all drown. She says it’s up to them to steer the ark safely to shore. She says it’s up to them because they are – the kids reply with – The First Generation. She asks them to repeat it and they do, this time more passionately.
Bill comes in and says she deserves a gold star and then he puts one on her collar. He says he doesn’t think it will be the last star of the week and hands her another file. She asks how often people move there. He says a couple every month or so like clockwork. He says they need someone and they just show up. She asks about the accidents and says it’s strange. Bill says don’t think too hard and says he’d hate for something to happen to her pretty face.
Megan takes a photo of the three and asks them to follow her. She lines them up in front of a wall and it slides back. They walk into a room where a group is assembled. Megan hands them each a candle. Amy comes up and lights their candles with hers. She smiles at Ben then says – welcome to the First Generation. They all rap their hands on their tables in rhythm. Ben takes it all in and seems pleased. Pilcher tells Ethan he knows what he’s thinking.
He says you think about the family and friends you won’t see again and the boss you hated. He says then you mind starts to think about all the lost culture, languages, art and knowledge lost in an instant. He asks if this is really the last of mankind and do you really want to be there. He says you then start to realize what you do have. Ben walks home from school and looks around. Pilcher says you have a family and a future in Wayward Pines.
Ethan asks what is Wayward Pines and Pilcher says to come with him and he’ll show him. The abbies cry out and Pilcher says they have to go now. Nurse Pam is there and helps him into the chopper. Pulcher tells the pilot to go as the abbies swarm out of the forest. Ethan is shocked as they fly away.