The Wilds season 2, episode 3 recap – “Day 36/14”

May 6, 2022
Daniel Hart 1
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2.5

Summary

Episode 3 has a lot of ideas, but the story is executed poorly. The teen drama tries to fit too much in rather than focusing on what’s important.

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2.5

Summary

Episode 3 has a lot of ideas, but the story is executed poorly. The teen drama tries to fit too much in rather than focusing on what’s important.

This recap of Amazon original series The Wilds season 2, episode 3, “Day 36/14,” contains spoilers.

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One of the main problems in season 2 is that the story struggles to hold weight when it doesn’t focus solely on a single character. But another issue in episode 3 is that the writers try to give the audience an abundance of dialogue to build the togetherness between the characters. However, dialogue must be good for effectiveness, and it feels poor in episode 3.

The Wilds season 2, episode 3 recap

Episode 3 begins with the boys’ island. Bo Leonard hears something, and the rest of the group hears a predator in the distance. But it’s dark, so they are unsure what it is. The boys feel that the predator is nearby and run into the sea to get away from it. In the daytime, they investigate but cannot figure out what the creature is.

In the present, Gretchen tells her colleagues that she will get Scotty Simms to talk, feeling that they are not getting anywhere. Gretchen offers him water, and Scotty tells her she is poor at interrogation techniques. Eventually, Scotty speaks and raises how the island is a “battle f*****g royale.” He explains that sometimes you have to cheat to survive in the world.

On the island with the girls, Toni is nearly hit by a tree and killed, which scares the rest of the girls. Another near-death experience. Shelby spends the rest of the episode worrying about Toni — she fears losing her. Toni assures her that she is not going anyway. These two are quickly becoming a fan-favorite relationship in the teen drama world.

Scotty and Bo find a suitcase in a tree and check it out. They argue about what to do with the food supplies inside. Scotty thinks they should keep it to themselves because he wants a “safety net.” A flashback shows that Scotty and Bo were friends in the past — while in Bo’s bedroom, Bo appears scared of his father when he returns home. But when his father leaves, Bo relaxes. They take a family car and hit the road to buy some t-shirts as part of a business opening up. The friends head to a mall and buy loads of t-shirts. However, Bo panics when he sees a stain from a Monster energy drink on the coffee table when he returns home, thinking his family will figure out that he has spent time with a friend. Scotty uses a blowdryer to remove the stain.

On the island with the boys, Taylor finds Kirin routing through the supplies for medication. Kirin opens up that he has an STI. After more back and forth, Kirin tells Taylor that he still hates him. Despite the tense conversation, Taylor passes Kirin some antibiotics. Tensions also rise between Seth and Henry, who also have a history. Seth loses his cool and tries to drown Henry, but he lets go. Seth wanted to prove to Henry how badly he wanted to live. He apologizes and states he wants Henry to behave like he needs to survive. Henry also apologizes for what he said, and the two make up, and Seth says they are “family.”

After feeling teased about her sex life, Martha reveals to Fatin that the whole idea of sex terrifies her. Fatin holds the space for her to talk about it and gives her advice to help overcome the fear of pleasure.

On the island with the boys, Henry feels they need to relocate to help outwit the predator, so they group together on a cliff edge to have the high ground. Bo freaks out and walks off. He tells Scotty that it cannot be an “us versus them” mentality on the island. Scotty tells Bo he’s going to end up being betrayed by them. In the present, Scotty tells Gretchen and her colleague about this argument with Bo — he reveals they have been friends for nine years. It then flits to a flashback between the friends, and Scotty is excited because they have sold all their t-shirts. They head to the shed in the garden, but the t-shirts have been ruined by dirty water due to the heavy rain. And then, the father finds Bo outside. The next scene shows Bo with a bruised eye. Presumably, his father punched him. Bo lives in a broken home as the episode demonstrates how the friends find it difficult to trust due to their past.

While the boys hide from the predator on the island, Taylor reveals to the group that Kirin has an STI and stole some antibiotics earlier. Meanwhile, Scotty follows Bo through the jungle late into the night. Suddenly, they hear the predator and run. They head back to the group, screaming that the predator is behind them. Scotty and Bo return to the hiding place, but not before the creature’s claws hurt Bo. He has a nasty gash on his leg. With the others doing all they can to help Bo, Scotty tells him they can trust the others. Scotty also blames himself that they are both on the island, but Bo shrugs it off, claiming it is his fault. Scotty is confused about why the predator attacked when they didn’t have food on them.

The ending

The ending of episode 3 provides more context surrounding Bo and Scotty’s strong friendship.

In a flashback, Scotty returns to his childhood home and looks around it — he expresses how “they took this place from us.” He then finds a large hammer and starts smashing the place up. He tells Bo, “it’s just you and me” — Bo joins in on smashing the place up.

On the island with the boys, Scotty and Bo have a plan to take on the creature together as a team.

Episode 3 has a lot of ideas, but the story is executed poorly. The teen drama tries to fit too much in rather than focusing on what’s important.

Additional points

  • After feeling teased about her sex life, Martha reveals to Fatin that the whole idea of sex terrifies her. Fatin holds the space for her to talk about it and gives her advice to help overcome the fear of pleasure.

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1 thought on “The Wilds season 2, episode 3 recap – “Day 36/14”

  • May 9, 2022 at 2:47 pm
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    I want to take these reviews seriously but I can tell you watched it on fast forward.

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