The Whispers Season 1 episode 4 recap: “Meltdown”

Scott Fishman
THE WHISPERS - "Meltdown" - While Minx tries to persuade a disillusioned Henry to play one more game for Drill, the race is on for Claire and Wes to thwart John Doe from causing a major incident that could potentially kill millions of people, on "The Whispers," MONDAY, JUNE 22 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Eike Schroter) BARRY SLOANE, LILY RABE, DEREK WEBSTER, STEVE BACIC, PAUL MCGILLION

Kylie Rogers continues to shine in the role of Minx Lawrence, one of the key children controlled by an imaginary friend named Drill. She is the right amount of cute and creepy.

Minx at one point says, ‘I don’t think grownups really know what’s going on, even though they say they do.’

This proved exactly true as all key parties converged to the power plant (I kept thinking Homer Simpson would be found in one of the rooms there.).

THE WHISPERS - "Meltdown" - While Minx tries to persuade a disillusioned Henry to play one more game for Drill, the race is on for Claire and Wes to thwart John Doe from causing a major incident that could potentially kill millions of people, on "The Whispers," MONDAY, JUNE 22 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Eike Schroter) BARRY SLOANE, LILY RABE, DEREK WEBSTER, STEVE BACIC, PAUL MCGILLION
(ABC/Eike Schroter)
BARRY SLOANE, LILY RABE, DEREK WEBSTER, STEVE BACIC, PAUL MCGILLION

Anyway, Minx meets Henry in his house and tells him Drill has one more game for him to play. A scavenger hunt begins with the youngster riding his bicycle to the Black-Eyed Sue, which ends up being a ferry. From there, he reaches the yellow dancer, a wacky waving inflatable tube man similar to the ones you see at car dealerships. Henry makes his way down along the creek and into the proverbial rabbit hole, inside one of the plant’s tunnels.

The problem with this is the staff is planning on flooding the reactor to prevent a meltdown and contamination. Sean and Dr. Benavidez are also the vicinity. He arms the doctor with a gun and tells her he is supposed to be here, but he doesn’t know why. If he does something bad, he wants her to shoot him. Sean then goes into some sort of seizure and is taken into custody. Wes questions him, but a power outage allows Sean to escape.

THE WHISPERS - "Meltdown" - While Minx tries to persuade a disillusioned Henry to play one more game for Drill, the race is on for Claire and Wes to thwart John Doe from causing a major incident that could potentially kill millions of people, on "The Whispers," MONDAY, JUNE 22 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Eike Schroter) STEVE BACIC, PAUL MCGILLION, BARRY SLOANE
(ABC/Eike Schroter)
STEVE BACIC, PAUL MCGILLION, BARRY SLOANE

Sean is taken down by authorities. The way he is treated causes Henry to yell for them to stop hurting him. This reveals the boy can actually hear. He told mom the Drill told him to keep this a secret. Elsewhere, Minx tells her mother the game is over when everyone gets what they want. The show ends with a light flickering. Perhaps, this was a sign that the game may have just begun.

This suspenseful episode was one where I really got hooked on this series and got me excited for what is next. If previews are any indication, we are a step closer from finding out whom or what Drill actually is.

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1 Comment

  1. For once I wish the writers would take into account the logic of the story line. Mom is supposed to be a trained FBI agent but flies off the handle to find her son, when she has no idea where he is or how to get to him. The bit about her ex-lover giving her instruction on how to find him is equally absurd. Now he know not only how to read blue-prints but he goes from pile to pile knowing just which ones to pick up. Oh, by the way, would a nuclear plant have an unlocked, unsecure access into the heart of the facility????

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