Season 1 Episode 2
Sorry About All the Dead People
Gus follows a reluctant Big Man into the unknown. Dr. Singh discovers what it will cost to save Rani. Aimee finds a new beginning after the world ends.
The story expands in this episode with the introduction of Aimee. Aimee is already riddled with anxiety and the events of the plague push her over the edge. Her experience gives us a first hand view of the events of the Great Crumbling and its aftermath. As society crumbles, Aimee changes in ways that connect her differently to the world. It’s a great intro that showcases how the series and its characters connect to each other.
Gus finds himself following Big Man out of the woods and into the wilderness. The two talk and after Big Man falls asleep, Gus decides to help himself to the man’s food. An act that will force them to have to get new supplies. Gus finds himself trapped and the pair meet a family that’s been in hiding since the plague. There is a tense exchange over dinner as they marvel at Gus’ ability to talk and the questions he asks. Gus decides to spend time with the couple’s son Rusty and the interaction seems to be something they both need. We also find out the Big Man is a former football player named Jepperd.
Gus isn’t out of the woods yet as people go on the hunt for him through the woods. As Gus discovers more things about the world, the wife notices something about Jepperd’s that makes her suspicious. The story turns to Dr. Singh and we are witness to the fact that his wife is still alive, but still infected. After giving her something to stop the tremors, we see how the world has changed as Singh has to venture out into the world and the devastation that follows including guard towers and more. After getting some devastating news, Singh is put in the position where he will have to make some hard decisions. The scene adds more layers to the mystery and includes more tension.
Jepperd is confronted with his secret as Gus is confronted with some bitter truths about his father’s upbringing. The couple decide to talk to the boys in the morning and there is a cute scene involving Gus’ eyes that is very funny in its subtlety. As Jepperd’s prepares to leave Gus behind, danger comes calling. The people demand Gus be turned over but Jepperd’s has other ideas. There is a sense of real danger and tension in the scene. The danger only increases when something unexpected occurs.
The second episode of Sweet Tooth gives a great glimpse at the world Gus has not been part of. All of the characters get some great development and even the introduction of new characters is handled beautifully in the cast of Aimee. There was great tension and discovery in the episode as well as a great story. I can’t wait to see what happens next.