Creators: Jim Mickle and Beth Schwartz
Director: Toa Fraser
Starring: Christian Convery, Nonso Anozie, Adeel Akhtar, Aliza Vellani, Dania Ramirez, Stefania LaVie Owen and Naledi Murray
Sweet Tooth Season 1 Episode 4 is about finding where you belong and discovering who your family is.
We see our characters facing some pretty big choices which will affect them for the rest of the season.
We get a better insight into the Animal Army, while we also revisit Aimee and her life as a mother.
STEFANIA LAVIE OWEN IS A PERFECT ADDITION TO THE CAST AS BEAR, LEADER OF THE ANIMAL ARMY
We see an alternative perspective of the events at the end of the previous episode with the Animal Army saving Gus (Christian Convery) and Tommy (Nonso Anozie).
The Animal Army are in awe as they have never encountered a talking hybrid before and offer Gus his freedom while Tommy isn’t as welcome among the army due to his past.
Our leader of the Animal Army, known as Bear (Stefania LaVie Owen), created the group who vows to make the planet a better place.
Bear explains how the Last Men as they are known believe it is their duty to rid the world of hybrids because they believe that hybrids caused the virus.
While the Animal Army believe the hybrids are here to save the world, they are the next step of evolution.
This moment worked well as it gave us more context of what happened in the past to cause this chaos which eerily has many similarities to our own world.
Bear has a lot of responsibilities as the leader of the Army but it is clear from the very first moment of this episode that not everyone agrees with her actions, especially Tiger.
Bear changes her mind about Tommy which causes a clash in loyalties.
In the end, Bear must leave her home because the thing she had created had become the thing she wanted to destroy.
I really like Bear, as she gives off big sister vibes to Gus, which is nice to see.
Stefania LaVie Owen as Bear is a great addition to the cast, she is tough and strong like Tommy but there is a sensitive and caring side. Owen has some great moments in this episode, her delivery is just spot on every time, her words have real meaning and weight to them.
TOMMY WAS ONCE A LAST MAN!
We learn in this episode that Tommy was a former member of the Lat Men but fires back that it was a choice of either killing or being killed, he had no choice!
However, it was nice seeing how Gus responded to this bit of news.
Gus is such a kind soul who has real faith in Tommy and seeing him defend him is such a huge turning point in their relationship, especially at the end with the Tiger.
Tommy and Gus’s relationship is growing from strength to strength and with each episode, I’m enjoying watching them together more and more.
I hope we get to learn why Tommy stopped being a Last Man and what caused this change in this very tough character.
I feel like he is still hiding so much which is making me want to know even more about him.
AIMEE IS BACK WITH HER DAUGHTER AND THEY HAVE A GUEST
Aimee (Dania Ramirez) returns in this episode with her young hybrid daughter, Wendy (Naledi Murray), that was left on her doorstep.
Still living at the zoo, this pair work really well together, there is a strong bond between these two characters.
Aimee and Wendy go shopping but at night Aimee fears there is an intruder which turns out to be Bobby, an animal that can speak.
This raises the question of where did Bobby come from and could he be linked to the hybrids?
Could the hybrids become talking animals down the line or were there talking animals first which then turned into hybrids.
However, it is important to note that the many characters we have encountered are surprised to find out that Gus can speak but now we are aware of two others that can speak, Wendy and Bobby.
THE TENSION IS RISING ON THE SINGH’S TO KEEP RANI’S SECRET AND TO FIND A CURE!
Things are being to get tense for the Singh’s, trying to keep Rani’s illness a secret from very nosey and judgemental neighbours isn’t easy.
Aditya (Adeel Akhtar) believes he can find a way to cure the illness but Rani (Aliza Vellani) feels guilty that her husband must always sacrifice himself to take care of her.
Is Aditya prepared to test and use hybrids to find a cure for his wife?
Not only does Aditya have his conscience playing on him but his annoying and nosey neighbour Nancie (Bronwyn Bradley) is lurking about.
Aditya does his best to move Nancie on but she finds a way inside his house to speak to Rani.
Fear in this community is rising as three people in the past six months have become infected with the virus.
As the episode ends, Nancie knows Aditya and Rani are lying to her but the horse kicks her – she’s dead!
How are the Singh’s going to get through this?
Nancie’s death doesn’t really make sense and just came out of nowhere, it definitely surprised me and looked very stylised.
Her death didn’t look natural but I understand why it was gone as it adds pressure to this couple and they need to be even more careful.
I’m now curious to what lengths is Aditya prepared to go to save his wife and can she actually be saved.
EPISODE 4 IS OUR HALFWAY POINT AND OUR CHARACTERS ARE STARTING TO COME TOGETHER
Episode 4 is the halfway point in the season and tension is rising among all the characters.
The threat and fear of the Last Men is looming over them.
I did find it interesting that we didn’t see General Abbot in this episode, considering in the previous episode he ordered his team to move out to find her, who we think is Bear.
The relationship between Gus and Tommy is developing quite nice and I think Tommy is actually starting to warm towards Gus.
The ending of this episode is quite emotional thanks to the brilliant music chosen but we see the idea that Gus and Tommy are forming a family, Aimee has her own family with Wendy and now Bobby, while Bear now needs to search for a family and the Singh’s are shown to do anything to protect their family.
Aditya’s storyline feels a bit more interesting at the moment compared to Gus’s simple journey to Colorado; Aditya is facing many dangers and decisions but I’m hoping Gus’s journey becomes more interesting to watch.
All the stories are now starting to connect and weave together so I’m eager to find out what happens next as we are left with Aimee on the radio declaring everyone is welcome into the preserve.
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