I think if I was one of the many in quarantine, it would not just be the sun I was angry with, but a long list of people. Of course, in a situation such as this, it would really do no good to be angry at anyone. I would be feeling a ton of emotion during the whole Containment process. Be Angry at the Sun, the third episode in this limited series, just keeps building upon itself, and I love it. I am a tad bit of a germaphobic, and this show makes me want break out the masks, gloves, sanitizer, and bleach!
I can honestly say that I have no idea what I would do if I were in the same situation as the one the characters find themselves in, but I would like to think that I would follow the rules. I take care of my mother, and when I am sick, I won’t hug or kiss her, and I am constantly washing my hands. It is for that reason that I believe I would follow the rules. I know it can be hard, but to think that I could infect myself, or others by not sticking to the “4 to 6 feet please” rule, would break my heart. I would simply have to think of my loved ones, and the rules would be easy to follow. The only problem with that is that there will always be someone who will be willing to risk the safety of themselves,and others.
I don’t think I would be making a situation like this worse, for example, Teresa’s mother, and her brilliant plan of price gouging! You are only going to make a an already stressful situation worse, and make people turn violent. I am sure, by now, that the inhabitants of zone 6 know that there are not many cops around. Teresa was right to think that her mom will have a special place in hell. It did bite her in the ass when the angry customer went and got her equally angry boyfriend! There are only 11 cops in the whole of zone 6, and they could get away with anything right now. It’s a good thing that Jake is quick on his feet with the surveillance camera comment, or the whole thing could have ended very badly.
Speaking of Jake, he is wearing many hats in this episode, and I agree with him that they have been crap jobs. Who would have thought that becoming a cop would also mean that you become an undertaker as well? I loved the fact that he took the time to remove personal items from the victims of the virus, and put their ashes in jars. I am not sure that many people in this situation would have had the forethought to do so, let alone take the time to make sure family members received something from their fallen loved ones. Jake is easily one of my favorite characters.
I am waiting for Lex and Lommers to get into a heated battle, because it is clear that she is keeping secrets, and I really don’t think she can be trusted. Lex is doing his job by following orders, and I think it is only a matter of time before he stops doing what he is told, and soon take matters into his own hands. He might be a by the book kind of guy, but even those guys have limits, and lines that can’t be crossed.
Leo Green knows how to push some buttons, and I really wanted to reach through my TV and slap him.I don’t mind journalism, or reporters doing their job, but they can take things too far. I get that Green feels like something seems a little fishy, but what he was reporting was only going to add fuel to the fire. Lex was right when he said “The difference between you and me Mr.Green is that you will never have to ask yourself that question”. I hope that Green will eventually become a major help during this outbreak, rather than a colossal hindrance.
It’s time for me to put my conspiracy theory hat on, because the timing of when the deaths occurred are not adding up to me at all. At first, I thought it was an easy thing to blame it on the guy who flew over here from Syria in an airplane cargo hold, but it was just too easy. Katie was on to something to when she noted the difference in the time of death of the others compared to patient zero. It was after that comment that I went back and watched from the very beginning, and it had to be more than how a person’s body reacts to viruses differently. I thought to myself, what if Dr.Sanders was patient zero? Of course, that only leads to more questions than I have answers for, but I could be on the right track. Again, it just seemed too easy (and convenient) to blame it on the Syrian who flew over here to join his family, especially in light of what is currently going on in our world.
Questions that my conspiracy theory led me to was 1. Is this a government test to see how such an outbreak would be handled? 2. Are they testing a bio-weapon on their fellow Americans, and if so, for what purpose? 3. If there is a conspiracy, how did they happen to know or pick that Syrian man to be known as patient zero? 4. Why Dr.Sanders or her boyfriend, did they know? Does Dr.Cannerts know? There is another reason for all my questions, as well as my conspiracy theory. and it is quite simple.
We have seen these types of shows before, and I wondered how Containment would be any different. It would be pretty boring in that this was another form of a terrorist attack that we had to deal with, simply contain it to keep it from spreading, and save people’s lives. Can you imagine the fallout if those inside and outside the cordon found out this was done on purpose by those who are supposed to protect us? Honestly, I shudder to think that it could be possible, and perhaps I only came up with the thought because I read too damn much!
What did you think of this episode? Do you think I read too much in regards to my conspiracy theory? Sound off in the comments below! Containment airs on Tuesday nights on the CW at 9/8 Central!
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