'The Outpost' Season 3 Episode 9 Review: Imogen Waterhouse shines as director, adds magic to average segment

'The Outpost' is at an attractive place right now with regards to its storyline. Characters remain the same as ever with some over-utilised and others still grossly underutilised


                            'The Outpost' Season 3 Episode 9 Review: Imogen Waterhouse shines as director, adds magic to average segment
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Spoilers for 'The Outpost' Season 3 Episode 9 titled 'She is Not God'

In the latest episode of 'The Outpost', actress Imogen Waterhouse, who plays the role of Queen Gwynn, sits on the director's seat as she takes the reigns of 'She is Not a God' in her hands. Going behind the camera and in front, Gwynn directs an instalment that puts a whole lot of focus on her and the chaos she finds herself in after escaping Yavalla's (Jaye Griffiths) kinj. Not just that, there is also ongoing romantic tension in her life as well, as the truth about Tobin (Aaron Fontaine) is also out. In an episode that is equal parts action and equal parts drama, Waterhouse surprises with her agility as a director and sufficiently impresses with a high stakes product.

The hunt for Yavalla is currently still ongoing. Zed (Reece Ritchie) wasn't able to locate her in the previous episode and not like the rest are any more successful. Yavalla continues to remain elusive as she uses topnotch surveillance to keep a check on her enemies at the Gallwood Outpost. While one faction is out there to kill her, there is another group that is looking for the antidote for the kinj. Wren (Izuka Hoyle) shows up at Yavalla's doorstep with what she thinks is the antidote, but will her mother welcome her with open arms or will she be ready to spring into action?

'The Outpost' is at an attractive place right now with regards to its storyline. Characters remain the same as ever - some over-utilised and others still grossly underutilised - as the show still relies on its fan favourites to take the story forward. Its fantasy adventure content doesn't entirely turn off but shows ample scope for improvement. There is also a particular scene with Talon that we particularly like where the two sit down to reminisce. At the same time, even with Imogen's good direction this week, it continues to be the one show that runs the risk of festering in its own flaws.

We have to wait until next week's episode to find out more. 'The Outpost' Season 3 Episode 10 'From Paradise to Hell and Back' airs on Sunday, December 13, 2020, at 9 pm ET on The CW.

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