'The Society' season 2: The evil Campbell might have a trick up his sleeve which can be dangerous for the future of New Ham
See, the teenagers, much like the audience, have little knowledge about what has gone down in New Ham but seems like there is someone who knows more than he is letting on.
We absolutely cannot wait for the second season of Netflix's adult thriller to air in 2020. A story about a bunch of teenagers being transported to a facsimile of their posh New England hometown of West Ham, 'The Society' deals with the teens trying to figure out how they can survive without adult supervision while simultaneously trying to find a way back home.
How the teenagers got into this town, which they then name New Ham, is a mystery in itself. Throughout the ten hour-long episodes, the interspersed clues further complicate the mystery for us.
See, the teenagers, much like the audience, have little knowledge about what has gone down. As they try to survive in the new society – which is genuinely difficult considering these are a bunch of hormonal kids without parental supervision under the impression that they now have the opportunity to go as berserk as they possibly can – they are also trying to find a way back home.
After Allie (played by Kathryn Newton) takes over the reins of the new society from her sister Cassandra (played by Rachel Keller), she continues the quest her sister started – of figuring out a way home. Gordie (played by Jose Julian) and Bean (played by Salena Qureshi) are put in charge of the investigations.
That is how they find that wherever they are now; it is not the same earth that were living on when they left for the trip.
While this mystery is at the heart of the show, it is nothing more than vague clues and red herrings left by the creator Marc Webb.
We have considered the possibility that it must have been the parents who sent the kids away to New Ham. We have also thought about the possibility that they must have gotten into an accident and are now in purgatory – hanging in between life and death.
But our favorite theory is that Campbell (Eliot, played by Toby Wallace) might be the one to know a way to get back home and has actually decided to keep the information to himself.
Humor us for a minute – New Ham's resident psychopath is as dangerous as they come. The first season of 'the Society' showed a chilling backstory for Campbell.
Towards the end of the first season, Campbell has finally taken over New Ham; even gotten Allie and Will (played by Jacques Colimon) arrested for allegedly rigging the democratic elections. With Harry (Bingham, played by Alex Fitzalan) and Lexie (played by Grace Victoria Cox) doing his bidding, he now enjoys absolute power in the new civilization.
And this only cements our theory that he might know a way out but is keeping the information to himself because back home, he didn't enjoy the same authority that he now does.