As the United States anticipates the return of the Robert Kirkman Cinemax series Outcast's second season, Dave goes back to take a look at the pilot episode that aired originally during the summer of 2016. This review originally appeared in print on Den of Geek US, and Dave covered all of season one and will be reviewing the show's current season once it airs in the United States.

Dave's Episode Grade: A+

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Having carried out their mission and taken some time to decompress, the team members wonder what their next move will be, all the while coming to terms with the fact that they may simply live out their lives in the 21st century in the bodies of strangers. However, it's the appearance of the latest traveler whose desire to circumvent the program that places everything in jeopardy. Do we believe Donner when he tells us the Director didn't give him enough time to learn how to defuse the bomb?

Episode Grade: A-

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Team members must now cope with the very real possibility that they've done what they came to do, and must follow the protocols and live out the lives of their hosts. Carly grows closer to her baby while Maclaren's encounter with his wife appears to have driven a new wedge between the couple.

Episode Grade: Dave  A  Wayne  A-

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Maclaren's team's mission finally comes into focus as they coordinate with a number of other traveler teams to take a step toward preventing the asteroid Helios 685 from colliding with Earth.We also learn that the future may be as radically different as we'd feared. 

Episode Grade: Dave A-  Wayne A

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Marcie, Trevor, Carly, and Philip are kidnapped by unknown forces and interrogated with questions that imply their captor knows their true identities. Left with few clues, MacLaren enlists the aid of fellow traveler Officer Boyd to find and release the members of his team. Was The Director responsible for this hostile, covert action? That remains to be seen. The Protocols: The Rules of Being a Time Traveler

Episode Grade: A

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Stargate Universe alum Louis Ferreira guest stars as a traveler in need of McLaren's team's help on a mission gone awry. Rick Hall forces McLaren and the rest of the team to examine the protocols they've been tasked to uphold during their mission to change the past to save the future. In the end, McLaren's decision could have far reaching effects.

Episode Grade: A

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Still dealing with the guilt related to Steven's overdose death, Philip deviates from the mission and sets out to save individuals slated to die during their stay in 2016. Carly's boyfriend's suspicions increase, but it's unclear whether or not he's made a solid connection between Carly and Marcie. Travelers asks the fundamental questions all good time travel tales must grapple with: how much do we try to change?

Episode Grade: A

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The travelers first mission involves an antimatter device that might be the genesis of the most destructive LMD the Earth has known. Marcie teases David with her knowledge of a future event, but their identities could be compromised as the nuclear physicist in charge of the program suspects something may not be right.

Episode Grade: B+

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Five individuals arrive from the future intent on executing a large scale plan to alter the events that led to the apocalyptic world from which they've come. Starring Eric McCormack as FBI agent Grant MacLaren, MacKenzie Porter (Marcy Warton), Nesta Cooper (Carly Shannon), Jared Abrahamson (Trevor Holden), and Reilly Dolman (Philip Pearson), the travelers acclimate themselves to their new bodies and their new surroundings in this 12 episode series that first aired on Showcase in Canada.

Episode Grade: B+

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After making some final comments about the season three finale of The Librarians, Dave and Wayne set out to draft an all-star crew for a ship that will venture out among the stars. Listeners also check in with their choices as eternal arguments are set into motion. The guys each choose a ship, a captain, a pilot or first mate, an engineer or tech genius, a medical officer, an artificial intelligence or android, and a utility crew member. James T. Kirk vs Malcolm Reynolds; The Tardis vs Klingon Bird of Prey; who put together the best crew?

 

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