Talk Colony Podcast #18: Discussion of Colony episode 206 ‘Fallout’

Talk Colony Podcast is ready for you! Tracey and Jay discuss Colony episode 206 ‘Fallout’.

Tune in to get scoop from producer Cory Bird on how fans can best support the show.

Find out our opinions on:

  • Biggest reveal of the episode
  • Who “owned” the episode
  • # of Josh Holloway Hair Flips the episode earned

We also discover there is more than one B.B. on Colony – who would that other one be?

Finally, Jay calls it a hiccup, but there is some mysterious alien-like interference on the podcast this week. Are the Hosts trying to contact us? Tells us what you think!

Be sure to check out our outgoing music from Moon on iTunes.  We treat you to a sample of their song “I Got A Fever” which was featured in Season 1 Episode 5 of Colony. You can find them on iTunes at:  I Got a Fever – Single by MOON https://itun.es/us/YgQzab

Talk Colony Podcast #17: Talking Colony 205 “Company Man”

Tracey and Jay discuss Colony episode 205 on the Talk Colony Podcast.

Enjoy some very insightful Buzz From The Bloc with Sarah Wayne Callies!

Find out how Jay and Tracey voted for:

  • Who “owned” the episode
  • Biggest reveal of the episode
  • How many Josh Holloway Hair Flips the episode earned

And be sure to check out Moon on iTunes.  We treat you to a sample of their song “I Got A Fever” which was featured in Season 1 Episode 5 of Colony. You can find them on iTunes at:

I Got a Fever – Single by MOON
Enjoy the podcast!

Talk Colony Podcast #15: Talking COLONY 2.04 “Panopticon”

Tune in for the most recent episode of the Talk Colony Podcast.  Tracey, Jay, and Carter break down the events of Colony episode 2.04 “Panopticon” and discuss:

  • Who “owned” the episode
  • What was the biggest reveal in the episode
  • If we think Jennifer survives
  • and much more . . .

Be on the lookout for our special edition of Buzz From The Bloc™ coming early next week when we interview a special Colony cast member.

 

Talk Colony Podcast #14: Talking COLONY 2.03 “Sublimation”

Talk Colony Podcast #14 covers Colony episode 2.03 “Sublimation”.

In this week’s podcast we coin a new phrase over the loss of an amazing character and get some awesome Buzz From The Bloc™ from Kathleen Rose Perkins who plays Jennifer McMahon.

Listen in to learn how Tracey, Jay, and Carter voted for:

  • Biggest Reveal
  • Who “Owned” the Episode

Find out who gets honored in this week’s Hair Flip rankings!

Thanks for listening!

 

COLONY: Memorable scenes leading up to the finale

The season one finale of COLONY certainly gave us a multitude of new favorite scenes and nail biter moments.  However, earlier this week, we took a little journey down COLONY memory lane to find out what were fans’ favorite scenes for different pairs of characters leading up to the grand finale. This is what we learned.

We collected favorite moments between characters and voted on the top 4 for each pair.

Colony - Season 1

COLONY — “Zero Day” Episode 109 — Pictured: (l-r) Tory Kittles as Broussard, Sarah Wayne Callies as Katie Bowman — (Photo by: Isabella Vosmikova/USA Network)

  • Here are the results for #Bratie, which stands for Broussard and Katie.  Their partnership certainly solidified dramatically over the season.  Here is what viewers liked:
  • We also polled fans for their favorite scenes between Will and Beau, or #Willeau for short.  Despite their dire circumstances, it was so much fun watching these guys become friends, not just investigative partners.  I am saddened to think that Beau really did leave the Bloc (even though that was probably a good move for him personally).  I just want to see more #Willeau – I did not get enough!  Check out the poll results for these two cool dudes:
  •  Finally, we took a look at the most infamous of #Snowman moments, those between Snyder and a Bowman family member.  The ones we ended up polling were between Snyder and Will. These guys had a tumultuous start but actually ended up working fairly well together in some respects.  And, remember, this poll took place before the finale.  We will look at those moments at a separate time.  Here is how things shook out for #Snowman!

    Colony - Season 1

    COLONY — “Zero Day” Episode 109 — Pictured: (l-r) Tory Kittles as Broussard, Sarah Wayne Callies as Katie Bowman — (Photo by: Isabella Vosmikova/USA Network)

Thanks to all who voted!  COLONY certainly lends itself to a lot of speculation and theorizing.  And our polls are just one way to see what some viewers have in common.

It is going to be a long wait for COLONY season 2, but you can count on Talk Colony™ to be there with you through the wait.  We will commiserate together and pass the time with trivia, blog posts, and more!

 

 

Colony ‘Zero Day’: a CON-frontational episode

While there were several showdowns between certain characters in the latest installment of COLONY, there were some cons at work as well, thus the emphasis on “con” in confrontational.  Let us take a look at some of the key interactions in episode 1.09 ‘Zero Day’.

Will and Beau vs. Proxy Snyder

Will and Beau are set on finding a way out of the Los Angeles Bloc.  They begin using the chaotic events that occur on the anniversary of the Arrival to weave a tale of insurgency going on beyond the Wall.  They plant the seed that some insurgents are operating both inside and outside of the bloc boundary.  And thus begins a long con to convince Snyder into giving them safe passage out of the Colony.

COLONY -- "Geronimo" Episode 105 -- Pictured: Peter Jacobson as Proxy Alan Snyder -- (Photo by: Isabella Vosmikova/USA Network)

COLONY — “Geronimo” Episode 105 — Pictured: Peter Jacobson as Proxy Alan Snyder — (Photo by: Isabella Vosmikova/USA Network)

Snyder gives them permission to investigate outside the Wall to look for an active cell there.  They plan to scope out a skyscraper that just happens to provide an excellent view of the outlying area.  But they have to take Lagarza’s team with them.

Will cleverly suggests that he and Beau take the even floors while Lagarza’s group takes the odd ones. Having found a way to separate themselves from Lagarza, Will and Beau fake a shootout on the top floor and plant an insurgency map beneath a napkin on the ground. They call for backup and “explain” that they lost the suspects who “escaped” down the back stairwell.  Lagarza finds the map and is convinced there is indeed a cell operating there, one that has found a way in and out of the bloc.

Will, Beau, and Lagarza return to Homeland and report the “shooting” to Snyder.  In a fortuitous turn of events, Snyder reports that his engineers have found an open tunnel beneath the DWP.  This would explain the cell’s access in and out of the bloc. Snyder wants to shut the tunnel down, but Will quickly suggests that use it as a trap instead.  Lagarza agrees.

COLONY -- "Broussard" Episode 107 -- Pictured: (l-r) Kathryn Morris as Charlotte, Amanda Righetti as Maddie -- (Photo by: Isabella Vosmikova/USA Network)

COLONY — “Broussard” Episode 107 — Pictured: (l-r) Kathryn Morris as Charlotte, Amanda Righetti as Maddie — (Photo by: Isabella Vosmikova/USA Network)

Maddie vs. Charlotte

Maddie refuses to let anything stand in the way of her son Hudson getting his medication.  She is also not keen on the idea of living a life without means.  Charlotte’s manipulations, however, are getting in the way of both.

After a long day of cleaning Charlotte’s kitchen, Maddie confronts her boss about the lack of trust Charlotte now has in her.  She “apologizes” and makes a peace-offering by sharing the location of some very distinguished pieces of art that no one else knows.  In actuality, Maddie is plotting a con of her own.

Charlotte uses the tip to track down the valuable items and Maddie agrees not to log the Gauguin piece.  Charlotte thinks she has the upper hand now.  Little does she know that Maddie plans to blow the whistle on Charlotte’s art embezzling.

Snyder vs. Nolan

Meanwhile, we learn that Charlotte’s husband, Nolan Burgess, reports to Proxy Snyder.  Snyder tries to find out from Nolan what the Authority’s plans are for undermining the Proxy’s regime and replacing him.  Nolan denies knowing anything about such a proposal. Is Nolan lying? Can Snyder trust him?

Upon learning of Charlotte’s thievery, Snyder uses the information to test Nolan’s loyalty to him. Snyder and the Redhats ascend upon the Burgess property and find the stolen artwork in Charlotte’s office.  Charlotte is carted away and Snyder gives Nolan a pass on the crime in exchange for his loyalty.  I believe some call that blackmail. But in one fell swoop, Maddie gets rid of Charlotte and Snyder gets the upper hand on Nolan.

COLONY -- "Zero Day" Episode 109 -- Pictured: (l-r) Tory Kittles as Broussard, Sarah Wayne Callies as Katie Bowman -- (Photo by: Isabella Vosmikova/USA Network)

COLONY — “Zero Day” Episode 109 — Pictured: (l-r) Tory Kittles as Broussard, Sarah Wayne Callies as Katie Bowman — (Photo by: Isabella Vosmikova/USA Network)

Broussard and Katie vs. Eckhart’s cell

Broussard and Katie plan to join forces with a new cell consisting of Eckhart, Morgan, and BB.  But first they must be approved by members of the new cell.  The new cell questions Katie’s experience, but Broussard stands by her.  Then the new cell resists giving full disclosure about their intel.  Katie confronts them saying there will be full disclosure or she and Broussard are out.  The two groups merge and embark on their mission to kidnap VIP Hyperion who is traveling on the Metro.

Katie vs. Gracie (and Lindsey)

Katie discovers Gracie reading “The Greatest Day” book that Lindsey had secretly given her.  Katie confronts Gracie about the book when Gracie says things to the effect of kids being the Hosts’ favorites.  Katie is livid when she looks through the book and learns that Lindsey has been trying to indoctrinate Gracie with the agenda of the Hosts. Gracie storms off and Will arrives home.

Will vs. Katie

Finally, we have the confrontation we have all been waiting for!  Will has a plan for Katie and the kids to escape the Colony with Beau via the tunnel while he finds Charlie.  They can all meet up in Black Bear to live a life off the grid and get out from under the Hosts’ thumb.  Brilliant, right? No, Katie does not accept the offer and insists on completing her mission with Broussard for what she considers to be the greater good.

COLONY -- Season:1 -- Pictured: (l-r) Alex Neustaedter as Bram Bowman, Isabella Crovetti-Cramp as Grace Sullivan, Sarah Wayne Callies as Katie Bowman, Josh Holloway as Will Bowman -- (Photo by: Justin Stephens/USA Network)

COLONY — Season:1 — Pictured: (l-r) Alex Neustaedter as Bram Bowman, Isabella Crovetti-Cramp as Grace Sullivan, Sarah Wayne Callies as Katie Bowman, Josh Holloway as Will Bowman — (Photo by: Justin Stephens/USA Network)

 The couple comes to blows over Katie’s duplicity and wrestle with the state of their marriage.  Katie leaves and Will goes to tell Beau they will not be joining him. It appears that Beau will make the escape on his own and exchanges goodbyes with Will.

The Resistance vs. Hyperion

In the final scenes of ‘Zero Day’, we see the new Resistance team mistakenly blow up the Metro train instead of just nudging it off the tracks.  When they investigate the carnage, they find who or what they believe to be Hyperion.  They are awestruck when they find a robotic, perhaps alien-like masked figure.

Some characters seem to have come out victorious in this episode.  Others lost one or more battles.  And our beloved Bowmans are clearly at a standstill with conflicting points of view.

Next week’s season finale is sure to be as “explosive” as USA Network has been suggesting. Do we really have to wait a whole week?  Until then . . .

Photo Credit: NBC Universal/USA Network/COLONY

COLONY: What is inside the book Lindsey shares with Gracie?

In an effort to be an eagle-eyed viewer, I was able to track down the content we see as tutor Lindsey opens the book she shares with Gracie in COLONY episode 7 ‘Broussard’. I first took a screen shot of the scene where Lindsey opens the book and magnified my photo. I was able to make out the text “Welcome to Generations of Grace”. Upon searching the web, I found these sample pages for a children’s Sunday School curriculum called Generations of Grace (GOG) that match the screenshot.

These pages come from a curriculum created and used by a Christian church in California about the Bible. So, I don’t think we are going to get any intel here on the fictional “church” group we saw in COLONY this week. I suspect that these pages with cartoon drawings were simply enclosed in a faux cover for production purposes in an effort to indicate that Lindsey was showing Gracie a children’s version of her own fictional book.

But with Carlton Cuse at the helm, I will continue to look for hidden messages on screen as we so frequently became accustomed to in LOST. And sure enough, there are plenty of coincidences in many of the books, names, etc. that we see in COLONY.

For instance, Katie refers to herself as “Amelia Gould” when leaving a message for Broussard using the pay phone. This happens to be the name of a female character in Joseph Conrad’s novel, Nostromo, the book being used for deciphering Resistance messages. Do a little research on the characters in the book and I think you’ll find this coincidence interesting.

Meanwhile, I suspect many fans noticed that the cover of the book Lindsey shows to Gracie shows an image strikingly similar to the “light show” we see from the balcony of Proxy Snyder’s home in the Pilot episode. Superimposed on top of this image is the logo from the pin that Lindsey wears. What do you think these images represent? I suspect more will be revealed soon!

Keep your eyes peeled!