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Raised by Wolves Season 2 Episode 5 ending explained and recap

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Last Updated on February 24, 2022 by Amrit Chatterjee

Raised by Wolves Season 2 Episode 5 was a perfect blend of horror and reality, as we get to see a lot unfolding. 

Few areas were powerful enough to make us contemplate the concept of ‘belief.’ As discussed in our previous post on Raised by Wolves Season 2 Episode 4, episode 5 kicks off from the cliffhanger ending.

Episode 4 ended with Father looking at the humanoid creature glowing and levitating outside, which serves as a pivotal subject for this week.

With episode 4, the bar is set high for ‘Raised by Wolves Season 2 Episode 6,’ and we have covered a separate post on the possible spoilers. Be sure to check that out.

Raised by Wolves Season 2 Episode 5  Ending Explained and Recap:

Raised by Wolves Season 2 Episode 5 recap
Raised by Wolves Season 2 Episode 5 Still (via HBO)

The official synopsis of Raised by Wolves Season 2 Episode 5 read, “Mother struggles to keep the collective from falling apart as she struggles to lead while Sue resorts to prayer in her desperation to cure Paul.

Meanwhile, Marcus and his followers are given new hope to discover an ancient temple. But as Marcus investigates the temple’s secrets, Decima and the rest of his followers are made to answer for their sins.”

Titled “King,” Raised by Wolves Season 2 Episode 5 follows the Father as she tries to understand the creature he just saved. We even see him getting a little attached to it in the process.

It again points to the evolution of both Father and Mother as we saw how Mother reacted after knowing Paul’s current condition. 

This week’s episode didn’t lose intensity as Mother was fierce as ever to find a cure for Paul, who has now turned into a cacoon.

Mother’s Torture Scene:

Amanda Collin is killing it with every week, and episode 5 is no less. Mother is on a quest to find the cure, and she means business. She will go to any extent to get it, which is evident from how she tortured one of the colony leaders.

The highlight of the entire episode was the torture scene. It was bolstered with exciting visuals, especially with how varied lens techniques switched back and forth, giving it a more menacing touch.

Vrillie’s killing an android was yet another gruesome scene; not too good for innocent eyes. The motive behind such action was pure torture, and it seems she has become more assertive in her interactions with Decima.

Sue changed from non-believer to believer:

On the other hand, Sue is as desperate as Mother to save Paul, and she has completely transformed into a believer. 

This statement is accurate as we see her completely involved in her prayers, a cry of despair in needy times. 

Being the only doctor, she is desperate to cure Paul, as Paul’s condition doesn’t look good. But her lack of clarity shifts her initial beliefs towards God.

There were numerous exchanges in the episode that foreshadowed the identity of the core. From what it seems, the core seems to be none other than Sol, but it’s still speculation.

Marcus in an all-time low:

Marcus had a tough week, which is understandable after Mother wrecked him in episode 4. He lost his source of power and is at an all-time low. 

He seems to be highly disappointed and with low confidence, now struggling to keep his ground. Even, Danjal is now taking it up against him.

It’s a significant twist in Danjal’s character, as being Marcus’ ardent follower, her questioning him just in a span of the episode, that too because of him losing his power, is quite shocking, to say the least.

Marcus and the whole scene in the hole with the tooth relic were pretty strange as well. Although they tried to resurrect the corpse, it devolved rapidly. 

According to the ‘Inside the tropical zone extra,’ the corpse is partially devolved, and the nanobots made it fully devolved; again, weird.

With that, we are excited to see what awaits in the Raised by Wolves Season 2 Episode 6.

Raised by Wolves Season 2 Episode 6 is currently available for streaming on HBO and HBO Max.

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