'Raised by Wolves' Episode 5 Preview: Mother is about to learn the secrets of her creation
As much as she would like to believe it, Mother's life did not begin the day she came to Keppler-22b and started a family. Before she was a nurturing mother, she was a Necromancery, a nearly godlike being who murdered thousands in the holy Mithraic-atheist wars that ended all life on Earth. We know very little about Mother's life before she was repurposed into a caregiving robot, and Mother herself remains in the dark.
On the next episode of 'Raised by Wolves', however, answers might be in store as Mother attempts to shed some light on how she came to be the being she is today.
Last episode, Father's (Abubakar Salim) disastrous attempts at teaching the children self-reliance through hunting put Tempest (Jordan Loughran) through the traumatic experience of having murdered a mother and torn it apart with her bare hands. However, though the children have gotten off to a traumatic start, Father continues to attempt his lessons in hunting — the children need to eat, after all, and the only crops they've found so far have all been toxic.
The most vocal opponent of the need to hunt and kill has been Campion (Winta McGrath), and while out on this expedition he bonds with Paul (Felix Jamieson) the son of Marcus (Travis Fimmel) and Sue (Niamh Algar). The two likely share a reluctance to kill, especially as Paul is one of the few humans left in existence who has formed a bond with a living animal.
The Mithraic have not given up on their search for their missing children, however, and with Ambrose (Steve Wall) no longer a concern, Marcus is going to find it a lot easier to convince the ark's survivors to prioritize the rescue of the children. Of course, that depends on first finding where the children are in the first place — but they must do so carefully, or face the wrath of Mother.
The official synopsis for the episode, entitled 'Infected Memory,' reads as follows: "Marcus (Travis Fimmel) moves forward with a plan to rescue the Mithraic children, but first he has to find them. Back at the settlement, Camption (Winta McGrath) and Paul (Felix Jamieson) bond while on a hunting expedition with Father (Abubakar Salim) and Mother (Amanda Collin) attempts to learn more about her origins."
The next episode of Raised by Wolves airs on September 17 on HBO Max.