Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Beyond - Into the Light

Beyond closes out its First Season with Holden (Burkely Duffield) and Willa (Dilan Gwyn) blackmailed into leading Frost (Martin Donovan) into the Realm and to the bridge he has spent his entire life searching for. Not surprisingly, the reality doesn't quite match up to the man's dreams, forcing Holden and Willa to flee the Realm and leave Frost trapped inside with the bizarre creatures. It appears the method of their escape, teased earlier on this season, will have ramifications for both Holden and the Realm next season.

For a show centered on characters obsessed with touching the afterlife and connecting with people long dead, Beyond finds a way to skirt the reveal of heaven which is consistent to what we have been shown about the Realm so far. With his ability to create, and the destroy, the bridge, Holden continues to grow in the use of his powers (something we see more of when, after returning to the real world, he uses his same abilities to help his friends escape Frost's compound). There's obviously something dark lurking in the Realm which shouldn't be let out, but it appears that won't stop either faction from trying. The finale does give us a cameo from Charlie (Eden Brolin), who I'm happy to see will be returning in some role next year. But will she be friend or foe?

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