Mist, The. Religion and Structure Obsolete in Show and Tell
Mist, The Series Details
Creator Christian Torpe
Release Year: 2017
Episode: S1.E3 Show and Tell
Airdate: June 29, 2017
Genre: Drama, Horror
Things at the mall get tense when people want to establish rules. At the church, Natalie’s faith is tested in terrifying ways.
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The Mist S1.E3 Show and Tell targets faith and compassion as its story narrative. Religion is one of the binding roots of society. Once these institutions fail there is no telling what may come to pass with humanity. The third episode uses the hallmark of a fading belief structure. This segment also delves into facets of sacrilege and manipulation to achieve end outcomes.
Audiences that tuned into the first two episodes know the critical situation the characters are facing. The storyline evolved over two episodes. The situation finds an ominous cloud bank enveloping a town in Maine. There is something lurking within the fog. What can these entities be? In a spur of the moment, shelters evaded the unknown menace. The local mall and parish provide the backdrop for the separate assemblage of survivors.
Both sites pose hidden threats with specific social structure waiting for destruction at the opportune time. The intensity and Thriller aspects so far have concentrated on humanity. Humanity will rely on any strategy to survive and this is a scary thought.This is the core theme to Stephen King’s storyline. With The Mist audiences are seeing the introductory steps of a crumbling infrastructure.
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Nathalie (Frances Conroy) in her determination to commit suicide by cloud causes the death of a not so innocent citizen. She has had a coil of depression and suicidal thoughts after losing her husband, Howard (Bill Carr). During her traumatic episode, Nathalie has found consolation in alcohol and distorted thoughts. Astute audiences will notice the subliminal imagery presented with the moth. Perhaps for its nocturnal nature but this insect is a metaphorical reference to death.
Nathalie’s vision but it is not in line with the realm of her structured belief. After watching her would be savior transmogrify into a moth she has other plans to establish. Nathalie claims to have seen god, or a god. Whatever her plans are it does not seem to be good for Father Romanov (Dan Butler) and his congregation. This story arc can speculate on how faith will lose its grip on the populace. Nathalie is a character with a close affinity to religious principles. An ardent believer now deviates from her path. Although The Mist is a work of fiction these story components have true to life designs.
Another story element that targets religion is with Adrian Garff (Russell Posner). Adrian used deception to ensure he and his trusted group can escape. This is a helpful yet desperate move for the departing party. Chances are better off taken against the mist than the events what will unfold in the parish.
The Mist does not waste its running time developing filler substance. So far the series has dedicated itself to establishing conflict and characters.
Based on the circumstances encompassing the assemblage of residents/survivors suspicion appears to be the strengthening problem. Eve Copeland (Alyssa Sutherland), her daughter Alex (Gus Birney) and a splinter group of the residents sought to establish their own community. This is the start of what will be a psychological and perhaps dynamic conflict.
Mall manager Gus Redman (Isiah Whitlock Jr.) heads the opposite group. Since Gus is a self-appointed governor, his diplomatic strategy seems limited. A set of guidelines was in the works after two buffoons toyed with the dead corpses of military personnel. One surviving member of that file may have knowledge on the occurrence. This character will present an integral part in enhancing mistrust amongst the group.
Eve Copeland played her authoritative card with her use of her firearm. This not only opened her position against her daughter’s alleged rapist but also to the opposing camp. Eve, along with her assembly are now outcasts in the perceptions of many. There is only one course this narrative will play out.
With Eve’s husband, Kevin Cunningham (Morgan Spector) and his entourage en route the strength in numbers application will come into play.