'The Outpost' Season 3 Episode 1 Review: Humans plan a long battle with Blckbloods as Talon finds a way out

Oppression of human life continues as unrest, even among the Blackbloods, begins to take over the outpost


                            'The Outpost' Season 3 Episode 1 Review: Humans plan a long battle with Blckbloods as Talon finds a way out
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Spoilers for 'The Outpost' Season 3 Episode 1 'For the Sins of Your Ancestors' 

Life at the Outpost is just like how you remember it. Or is it? Most of the Outpost still very much blames Talon (Jessica Green) for her decision to join hands with Zed (Reece Ritchie) last season, deeming her a traitor. What was supposed to be a deal for saving the Outpost turned out to be a nightmare. By the end of it, all of the Outpost had been taken hostage by the Blackbloods. We see a glimpse of all the humans mining to find a mysterious substance. They toil all day every day until dusk when their hands freeze and threaten to fall apart. 

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This oppression of human life continues as unrest, even among the Blackbloods, begins to take over the outpost. 

Elsewhere, Queen Gwynn (Imogen Waterhouse) is eager to break her house arrest and begin a mutiny against the Blackbloods. She is even undeterred during a house visit by Talon, who tells her that they must work together without arousing suspicion from the Blackbloods and try to rebel. Garret Spears (Jake Stormoen), who is now stripped off of his Captainship, and Tobin (Aaron Fontaine) set on to help the Queen escape. Their attempt is foiled and Zed is ready to execute Garret and Tobin in exchange for the life of the Queen. That is until Talon says she will get Yavalla through the portal. 

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The season premiere also saw Talon and Garret kiss as they aired their grievances. Just after saving Garret's life from the hostile Blackbloods, she brings him along to clean his wounds. Two seasons ago, Garret and Talon were the hot cake in town, but now, their undulating romance is just a by-product of the developments in the series that is molded to simply fit the premise of the show. 

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The premiere episode of 'The Outpost' titled 'For the Sins of Your Ancestors' picks up pretty much where it left off last season. The episode also remains consistent with its previous seasons in terms of its direction and cinematography. Although it begins strong, it's easy to lose attention through the run of the episode (plus it doesn't help that ads pop up every few minutes). 

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At the same time, it sets the stage for a long Season 3. Shortly ahead of the Season 3 premiere, it was announced the 'The Outpost' had been picked up for an additional 13 episodes, not a Season 4 but 13 additional episodes for this season alone. As the premiere episode sets the stage for a treacherous season, the battle will take time. 

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'The Outpost' airs on The CW on Thursdays at 9/8c.