'The Outpost' Season 3 Episode 8 Review: Love triangles at Outpost might steer The CW show into losing viewers
'The Outpost' is on a decent run with its fantasy adventure storyline with Yavalla. But these lingering love triangles only take away from the former angle, pulling down the show
Spoilers for 'The Outpost' Season 3 Episode 8 'Dying is Painful'
There are many developments happening on 'The Outpost' Season 3. Yavalla (Jaye Griffiths) has taken over the Prime Order and just as easily, all the people in the Capital. Queen Gwynn (Imogen Waterhouse), who was dying a painful death so far after getting infected, was cured with the help of Talon (Jessica Green) and the Green Kinj. The brute Jarris (Sam Callis) who had the Outpost under his siege was also killed by Talon. And the latest update is that Falista (Georgia May Foote) holds the power to the Red Kinj. But what's of interest to us are the two possible love triangles.
You've guessed that one of them is between Talon, Garret (Jake Stormoen) and Zed (Reece Ritchie). In Episode 6 'Go Ahead and Run', a conversation between Zed and Talon suggests that their incomplete relationship could go on to play a role later in the season. Zed, a Blackblood, cannot understand what Talon sees in Garret. Zed and Talon had once been intimate, but that was before Zed told her about the kinj and she lost all faith in him. Not to forget the fact that she might still blame him for getting Yavalla out of the Plane of Ashes. And while Talon lists the numerous characteristics of Garret that she admires, it is not enough for Zed. Especially since he clearly still has feelings for Talon. Even when the trio was at the Capital hunting down Yavalla, he had her back at all times. Given that Ritchie was promoted to main cast in Season 3 from recurring in the previous season, it could be possible that this incomplete romance might see the light of the day. Also of note is the fact that he has the kinj and Garret doesn't, which could mean that he might have more chances of surviving a deadly situation than Garret.
The other tangled relationship we speak of is that of Gwynn, Tobin (Aaron Fontaine) and Falista. Gwynn doesn't know that Tobin and Falista are married. When she does discover it, it might lead to problems for the Outpost as a whole. And now with Falista holding the Red Kinj, it is a do-or-die situation and the lives of many depend on this love triangle. How will Gwynn and Falista battle it out?
'The Outpost' is on a decent run with its fantasy adventure storyline with Yavalla. But these lingering love triangles only take away from the former angle, pulling down the show. It might add a few humane, high drama scenarios in the midst of chaos, but it really leaves characters in limbo. The CW show is still going strong among its fans, but could it lose viewers' interest in the long run?
The next episode 'The Outpost' Season 3 Episode 9 titled 'She Is Not a God' will air on December 6, 2020, at 9 pm ET/ PT on The CW.