If I could describe the latest episode of Aftermath in one word it would be “pandemonium”. There was so much going on it was hard to keep up at times. In the span of an hour they packed as much chaos into the episode as possible. It left me wanting more.
Not only are there skin-walkers, feverheads, and crazy religious cultists to contend with, but a new threat has been thrown into the mix. Parasites. And these aren’t your friendly neighbourhood type of parasites, these ones want to rip the host apart from the inside out. It is very apparent that the Copeland’s cannot catch a break, but I suppose this is the apocalypse, everything is supposed to go to hell in a hand basket.
Things are looking pretty grim for the family. And the characters are finally starting to accept the fact that the end of days is upon them, and there is nothing they can do about it. There was a defining scene that involved Dana and a soldier in the plague zone they had stopped by. As Dana tries to cling onto what remains of her world, he reassures her that even though she will not get her life back, she must do what she can to just get through one day to the next. He was a bit of light in the darkness.
Even with all this evil in the Copeland’s world, there are still times of reprieve and good people who go above and beyond the call of duty. Human decency still exists. Brianna found that in her new companion from the cult, he sacrificed everything he believed in to help her escape.
After four long episodes, there is finally a light at the end of the tunnel, when the long awaited reunion becomes reality. And in Aftermath fashion it was almost thwarted by the demonic reverend (skin-walker). But as we keep learning, you cannot mess with this family, they always get even.
And as they ride into the sunset, there is a moment where it feels right again. It doesn’t last for long though. Back into the fire of the apocalypse they go. The cliffhanger the episode left on was cruel and unusual punishment. A week is far too long to wait to see the fate of the Copeland’s. This is what keeps me coming back for more.