'The Outpost' Season 3 Episode 6 Review: Talon finally has a Lu-Qiri, can she succeed in dethroning Yavalla?

Yavalla's infected people reached the Capital and managed to successfully infect the guards on watch


                            'The Outpost' Season 3 Episode 6 Review: Talon finally has a Lu-Qiri, can she succeed in dethroning Yavalla?
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Spoilers for 'The Outpost' Season 3 Episode 6 'Kill the Rat, Kill the Kinj'

In the latest episode of The CW's 'The Outpost', Talon (Jessica Green) has taken over looking after the outpost. After Yavalla (Jaye Griffiths) left with Gwynn (Imogen Waterhouse) and Tobin (Aaron Fontaine) and the rest of the army he had brought from Aegisford, the outpost was at threat from those affected by Yavalla's kinj. With Talon in charge, she works towards setting a camp for the infected villagers and keeping the outpost safe. 

But all is really not. 'The Outpost' Season 3 Episode 6 brings yet another plague to the Gallwood Outpost. First, it was the Plaguelings, and now it is these rats. At the same time, there are more threats lurking just around the corner. As the outpost gears to protect themselves from Yavalla, there is a human sacrificing cult that is also attacking its people. This cult functions practically inside the outpost and has little qualms about leaving behind evidence. Garett (Jake Stormoen), being Marshal Cedric Wythers' (Andrew Howard) son, inherently takes over the investigations. With his clumsiness and surplus guilt over killing his own father, Garret is lacklustre as a detective and we'd have very much preferred watching the Marshal look into that random bloody hand they found on the ground. 

While this situation was under control by the end of the episode, there is more trouble on the way. Yavalla's infected people reached the Capital and managed to successfully infect the guards on watch. This means that by the next episode, we should expect the high priestess of the Blackbloods to take over the Prime Order as well. Not even surprising - for some reason, Yavalla's kinj seems to be stronger than everyone else on the show with the power. So we don't expect that the Prime Order will stand any chance. 

That said, however, Talon finally got herself a Lu-Qiri. Three seasons in, our lead gets her own Lu-Qiri after she commands Yobahn's (Predrag Bjelac). This connection happens just as Yavalla takes her final steps for taking over Prime Order. Viewers should expect Talon and her new Lu-Qiri to play some role in it. 

Like most of its episodes this season, episode 6 of 'The Outpost' also feels like a drag. The makers are really trying out their luck by rehashing old plotlines and staying too true to character. There is hardly a sense of surprise anymore. 'The Outpost' should probably look into developing a fresh idea. 

'The Outpost' airs Thursdays at 9 pm ET on The CW.

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