“Because She’s Worth It” keeps this second season ever-improving, with more intriguing character developments and another last-minute twist.
This recap of The Outpost Season 2, Episode 6, “Because She’s Worth It”, contains spoilers. You can check out our thoughts on the previous episode by clicking these words.
One of two things has happened. Either The Outpost is genuinely consistently improving, or I’m losing it. Perhaps I’m just more numb to its silliness and contrivance now, neither of which “Because She’s Worth It” was immune to. Whatever the case, The Outpost Season 2, Episode 6 proved to be another perfectly reasonable episode, with its fair share of intriguing character drama and a last-minute cliffhanger ending that leaves a rather important character’s fate in some jeopardy. But more on that later.
Since being banished in the previous episode, Zed (Reece Ritchie) has done nothing but mope in Talon’s lounge, which haunts the pair of them in “Because She’s Worth It” when some butchered livestock leads Gwynn (Imogen Waterhouse) right to the door. She’s still a bit xenophobic about the Blackbloods and wants him and his demon gone, but Talon (Jessica Green), being the ostensible hero here, is able to arrange a compromise. The demon goes, but Zed stays.
Gwynn’s strained relationship with Talon isn’t the only thing on her plate. Even with Tobin (Aaron Fontaine) pledging his allegiance, she still doesn’t have enough men or money to stave off the Prime Order, which means marriage is still in her future. A likely candidate is Tobin’s cousin, whom he despises, so we’ll have to see where that leads, but there are more pressing concerns in the Outpost — first and foremost, Naya (Amita Suman).
Naya is a traitor. But she’s also a victim; forced into betraying her queen’s secrets with threats against her family. She’s currently in a kind-of relationship with hapless Janzo (Anand Desai-Barochia) which is something for both characters to do — there’s only so long Janzo can research the plagueling epidemic with Munt (Adam Johnson) while idly daydreaming about women before he becomes surplus to the show’s requirements. But Tobin, who, upon learning of a traitor in “Because She’s Worth It”, immediately becomes suspicious of Naya, probably won’t see things that way. And Gwynn, who has a realm to rule and is already burning bridges with her closest allies, probably won’t either.
Then again, will she get the chance to properly fall out with Talon? At the end of “Because She’s Worth It”, Garret (Jake Stormoen) encounters his Blackblood fling alone in the woods. He’s pleased to see her, greeting her with a smile and a big hug. And then he stabs her. Oops. While it’s unlikely that The Outpost has killed off its protagonist halfway through its second season, I’ll still be interested to see what emerges as a result of this. Are we going to get a tedious multi-episode plot in which Garret poses as his old self to influence the queen? Or will the show continue to surprise us? I guess we’ll find out.
Jonathon is the Co-Founder of Ready Steady Cut and has been Senior Editor and Chief Critic of the outlet since 2017.