Critic Consensus: Wayward Pines delivered on its promise to tell a complete story in 10 episodes, ultimately building to a better final twist than the one provided by "Cycle."

Episode Info

Season 1 ends with the electricity in Wayward Pines being turned off with deadly repercussions. As Ethan and Kate take the necessary steps to move everyone out of harm's way, Nurse Pam confronts Pilcher on his decision and tries to convince him to reconsider.


Matt Dillon
as Ethan Burke
Carla Gugino
as Kate Hewson
Melissa Leo
as Nurse Pam
Terrence Howard
as Sheriff Pope
Toby Jones
as Dr. Jenkins/David Pilcher
Reed Diamond
as Harold Ballinger
Shannyn Sossamon
as Theresa Burke
Tim Griffin
as Adam Hassler
Donny Lucas
as Victor/Tech
Barclay Hope
as Brad Fisher
Hope Davis
as Megan Fisher
Roger Haskett
as Doctor Carol
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Critic Reviews for Cycle

The abberations have two subtle weaknesses: 1) shooting them with guns and 2) blowing them up. Who would've thought?

Jul 24, 2015 | Full Review…

What a world! What a ride! What a delightfully unsettling ending to Wayward Pines, the downright coziest vision of a dystopian post-apocalypse we've ever seen.

Jul 24, 2015 | Full Review…

I pulled for it until past the big twist, which I thought was well executed. Sadly, the momentary gain in momentum was slowly squandered by absurd and overblown plotting, laughable dialogue, and a penchant for lazy characterizations.

Jul 24, 2015 | Rating: 2.2/10 | Full Review…

Without a doubt, the last episode of Wayward Pines is one that delivers a clear sense of finality with its closing moments.

Jul 24, 2015 | Full Review…

By allowing viewers to rely on their imaginations and not killing it with exposition the tone remained even and interesting, while also opening up the door for a potential second season. Not that we'd necessarily want one; the ending was that good.

Jul 24, 2015 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

The series ended in properly ironic Twilight Zone fashion, a fitting epilogue for a story so indebted to Rod Serling's narrative trickery.

Jul 24, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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What a world, what a summer, WHAT A TOWN.

Jul 24, 2015 | Full Review…

Well, that was kinda disappointing.

Jul 24, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Wayward Pines Season 1 Episode 10 left us with a mind blowing ending that I'm guessing most of us did not see coming.

Jul 24, 2015 | Rating: 4.3/5 | Full Review…

When an hour of television is most memorable for its fleeting "The X-Files" tease, something has been lost in translation.

Jul 24, 2015 | Full Review…
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