Silo : Holstons Pick - Episode 2 - Personal Thoughts
Silo is getting a lot of acceptance online, with a 8.4/10 that's a very high score on IMDB although it worry me a bit that when I open the review section there was no negative review, all reviews are positive and the lowest score was 7, I never fully trust this sites so I prefer to balance between IMDB and RTT then met half way and make conclusion of really how high or low can the score be but in this case might be irrelevant because the series is very good specially now that Rebecca Ferguson has come out playing the character of Julliet Nichols, an engineer who lost her boyfriend George Wilkins, everyone says he commit suicide but she knows he didnt, there was no reason to, George for over two years have been analyzing the data form an old hard drive Kathleen Billings help him to recover data from, once George told Julliet that what he is about to discover might get them killed just to have that knowledge.
The episodes starts with Sheriff Holston asking to go out, the only reason we know he wants to go out now is because he wants to be with his wife and now has the same doubts as her after he confiscate a hard drive from Julliet, same hard drive that George and Kathleen were looking at, the episode works on a reverse timeline where it shoes first Holston going out of the Silo to clean up the camera lenses and see the world form himself, on this scene we have a large group of people cheering for Holston to clean up the camera lenses as he goes out.
After he goes out this is suppose to be how the outside looks but I have my doubts, Kathleen before going out told Holston that what appears on the screens an illusion to keep them inside so how created that illusion? is the Mayor aware? could the Silo been a big gigantic battery as in the Matrix or is it a source of food for those living on the surface? there are many theories I can come up with but there is a conspiracy, the outside was everything his wife told him it would be, but after he cleans the camera then he suffocates, those inside the Silo assume its a venom from the outside but Holston different than his wife and any other human that went outside takes off his helmet, I assume because he was running out of oxygen or there was something inside his suit, this suits they are giving to go out are very rudimentary and doesn't look like it would protect them properly, I think that there is no venom outside, I think they are poison before they go out, the Mayor or someone in charge puts something on their oxygen tank they have on their backs, one of the workers when hanging out at the cafeteria mention all those who go out die about three minutes latter, so how does the poison gets inside his helmet? is it because it was already on his oxygen tank or the suit is not hermetic?
Inside the Silo doesn't seem to be too many guards or lets say police men, when Holston die they are one sheriff less and I cant believe this creates chaos but it seems it does, Deputy Brooks is send out to assist the citizens causing problems until they are interrupt by Sims, played by Common, that's the only time we see him on the episode and I have no clue who he is, does he works with the Mayor? are they some kind of civil guards? mafia? got no idea, the fact is that when he arrives everyone makes silence and he ask his two body guards to get the names of the ones causing problems then they left.
When Holston died Juliette scream "HE LIED" , Juliette goes to what looks a local repair shop to "work" on things that need repair but she doesn't, she just want to vent out, this is Martha Walker's shop, she knows Juliette since she was very little so told her to start talking.
The episode rewind and go back to the last time Juliette and George talk, he told her that something big happen but cant tell her because there was too many people, they were at the cafeteria, decided to meet latter at her place but he never appear, he just left a note saying "I found what I was looking for", the next day at the cafeteria one of her co workers Cooper tell her the news, George jump out the corridor falling into the stairs instantly died, George suicide. Juliette knew that was not true, she suspects someone kill him so ask for the help of Deputy Hank who then ask Sheriff Holston to review the case, that's when Juliette meet Holston on episode one, after talking about how she was related to George and the note he left she tells Holston she may now why he was killed and there is something she wants to show him, Holston.
Juliette takes Holston to this hidden area that has a huge excavator, they suspect was use to dig to build the Silo, she believes the Mayor knows about it but never talk, this cave is hidden from the Silo, they access it through a hole in a wall on the most deep side of the Silo, they go straight down to the bottom of the cave, part of it is full of water and George had a bed with lots of things he have found, most are what they call relics, basically vintage stuff that most are illegal but the reason they are illegal is because it might reveal the true story before the Silo was created, the Silo its a big conspiracy that the government inside is trying to keep as a secret keeping people ignorant about the subject.
Hidden under water they found a bag with probably George's most precious findings, inside there was a hard drive and its here where Juliette finds out Holston knew George because Alison his wife was working with him and Holston knew everything about it but he is a man of the law, this time he decided to bend the law and keeps the hard drive, telling Juliette he would help her find out how George died for real, she scream HE LIED! because he tool the hard drive and never really help her investigate George murder, he took the information for himself and then goes out that's why I think she said he lied.
What Juliette didn't know is that Holston nominate Juliette as her successor, probably he left all the information he found hidden on this apartment for her to have it but that was stupid, the Mayor would never make Juliette sheriff, although the Mayor wants to meet her and a sheriff will clean up Holston place, question is if who that sheriff is and will he find Holston treasure bag?
The episode jumps back in time again to a moment Juliette and George were together on their hideout at the bottom of the cave where he had all the relics, George told her there is a door at the bottom at the end of a tunnel, question is where does this door takes them? out side? problem is its under water and Juliette is scare of water, George says he will go down and be careful but we don't know if he really did, probably that was the thing he wanted to talk about with her before he died, Juliette now in the present decides to go down but she is so scared, the episode ends with her hanging from a rope close to fall in the water.So far the only thing I don't like is how episodes end with literally people hanging, episodes end with a void for continuation, as I mention this series has so so many details involve on the history of the Silo, George murder, why Holston and Alison decided to go out, there is a huge conspiracy but its too soon to tell even if the Mayor is part of it, just because they are the law doesn't mean they are part of the conspiracy, they could be used by others too, I cant find anything wrong about this series so far, its great in every aspect, actors, drama, thrill, music, the production looks very sharp with the scenarios, top quality, until now its an 8/10 for me.