It was an exhilarating experience to watch the finale of Wayward Pines. The season ended on an exciting note, as all the secrets and mysteries came to head in the two-hour finale episode.
The last episode of Wayward Pines was aptly titled Cycle, which saw the townspeople and the insurgents fighting together to kill the Abbies, after David Pilcher cut-off all the power in the town and left the people to fend for themselves.
As the Abbies invaded the town, Ethan and Kate were seen taking all the remaining survivors to a secret bunker -- that led to Pilcher's office -- in the hope of restoring electricity for wired fence. Unfortunately for Ethan, the Abbies had made their way into the bunker and were close to eliminating the remaining survivors.
Ethan then sacrificed his life to stop the Abbies by manually detonating bombs in an elevator shaft. Though he managed to stop the Abbies, he did knock Ben down.
Meanwhile, in Pilcher's office, Pam confronted her brother, and ended his life with a bullet as he had clearly lost his way.
At the end of the season finale, Ben was seen waking up three years later and finds a restored version of Wayward Pines, where he sees a statue of the villainous founder Pilcher, and learns that the first generation leaders have restrained all the adults in the cryogenic chamber.
Ben left the hospital and found new citizens in Wayward Pines, as well as bodies of those who had tried to escape hanging around on the streets. The scene was similar to when Ethan wakes up in the premiere episode of Wayward Pines, thereby staging a set-up for Ben's future to protect the town's people just like his father did.
So, does the show now set-up a new journey for Ben? How did the first generation manage to seize control from Kate, Pam and other adults? Will Ben lead a resistance much like his father, or will he fall in line with the rest of his classmates? These are just some of the questions fans have been pondering upon... that could lead to season 2.
When asked how the first generation took over the town, showrunner Chad Hodge told The Hollywood reporter, "That is for you to imagine. It's sort of a choose-your-own-adventure. There are many ways for it to have happened. I have my own ideas. The important thing is that the First Generation somehow put all of the adults back into stasis and took over the town."
"And now Ben wakes up, just as his father did, in this town with a nurse standing above him and, in this case, it's his girlfriend who is now a nurse at the hospital. He encounters Wayward Pines the way his father did, implying that things change but they stay the same. The violence obviously endured, and is this the way this town should be run? Probably not," he added.
Does this confirm that fans can expect a season 2? Executive producer M. Night Shyamalan has teased that there is an "idea" for season 2.
Deadline questioned him on whether season 2 was on the cards, to which Shyamalan explained, "I'm actually not being diplomatic, I mean, I'm being somewhat diplomatic, but I'm genuinely being as open as I can...I knew where I wanted to go. I knew I wanted the fences to come down. I knew where we were heading for the finale and so we could architecture the 10-episodes in that manner."
"So, I am happy to walk away, especially with such a wonderful reaction and all that stuff. But honestly, Blake [Blake Crouch]and I do have an idea," he teased hinting at the possibility of season 2, and added, "We have an idea we've discussed. That's all I'll say," the executive producer added.