'The Terror: Infamy' episode 3 may see Chester wallowing in false guilt after being blamed for Wilson's death
What we have to see is whether he allows his pragmatic self to look beyond the superstitious nature of his community and if he is ready to dig deeper to find out the real reason plaguing his family.
This article contains spoilers for episode 2.
The second episode of 'The Terror: Infamy', titled 'All the Demons are in Hell', focused a lot on the Japanese ghosts and the horrors of the Japanese relocation and internment camps during the Second World War which was a clear reminder of the more widely known Jewish concentration camps. But while the Japanese-American community of Terminal Island in the States were being mistreated with such bias, we saw the show's main character Chester Nakayama (Derek Mio) coming face to face with being demonized and held accountable for one of the revered characters on the show, something that is expected to pan out further in the upcoming third episode.
Meandering through the first two episodes, we saw Chester come across the ethereal beauty, Yuko, who is also a 'yurei - or a vengeful Japanese spirit who comes back from the dead to seek revenge. But while Chester found that out in the second episode, those around him still don't know of Yuko's sinister intentions. Some can see her, while others can't, and unfortunately, Chester's close family friend - Wilson Yoshida - was one of the people to see her and spot her insidious nature from the get-go.
Towards the end of the episode, we see Yuko following the Yoshidas and Nakayamas to the cattle sheds where the Japanese are lodged in the wake of their family members being deported to internment camps, and this is where Yuko's spirit possesses Wilson making him march at the American guards stationed at the relocation center with a gun. The guards warned him to stop, but the possessed Wilson proceeds and ends up being shot by the guards. As he lay dying on the floor, in the arms of his son, and Chester looming over his frame, trying to save the older man, Wilson asks Chester to run away from there. But while it sounds like an alarm to viewers, Wilson's family assumes something totally different.
We find out later in the episode that Wilson's wife and children associate Chester with the evil, when he tries comforting the family's daughter, Amy. Wilson's wife asks him to leave them alone, saying she has felt something off about him and things always tend to go horribly wrong with Chester is associated with it, thus labeling him the root cause of all of their woes. Chester being Chester is deeply connected to his family and allows the irrational accusation and mistrust to fester - something that stays with him in the upcoming third episode too. What we have to see is whether he allows his pragmatic self to look beyond the superstitious nature of his community and dig deeper to find out why Yuko is plaguing their families, or not.
'The Terror: Infamy' airs on Mondays at 9pm only on AMC.