So, here it is, the final episode of season one of Wreck. With the revelation of the last episode we now all know what is going on so what’s left? Well, Jamie, Oscar Kennedy (“School’s Out Forever”, “Ladhood (TV)”), needs to find a way to save Vivian, Thaddea Graham (“Doctor Who (TV)”, “Curfew (TV)”), from Lily, Ramanique Ahluwalia (“Catch a Butcher (Short)”, “Heart’s Ease (Short)”).
Then there’s the small matter of the stand off between the crew, some of them at least, and the officers, who appear to have found some riot gear. It looks hopeless until Olly, Anthony Rickman (“Enola Holmes”), calls in the reinforcements.
Lily and Vivian meanwhile are left to fight in the secret area of the ship whilst the rest of the first class passengers, who are in on the game, watch on, including Lily’s parents. Things don’t look good for Vivian, what with Lily having a chainsaw and all.
However, thanks to a timely intervention by Jamie, Vivian does manage to get away. The pair then find themselves in the room with a bunch of angry, scared, very rich people with weapons, who have just watched what happened.
They too appear to have the upper hand until the elevator pings and outsteps the crew, bruised and battered from their battle-royale stand-off, but suddenly they have the upper hand against the rich people.
Whilst all seems ended, big boss Henry Allan, Donald Sage Mackay (“The Pentaverate (TV)”, “Deep State (TV)”), says all they’ve done is sunk one ship, did they really think that was the only one it was happening on?
This, together with the scene just prior to the credits, shows that they are pinning their hopes on a second series of Wreck.
Overall the six-episode series hasn’t been so bad. It’s not Squid Game, not by a long shot, and not just in terms of the obvious budget differences between the two. Wreck is billed as a comedy, horror but it lacks laughs and it’s only towards the final couple of episodes that we get some nice, gory kills.
Prior to this it all feels a bit ‘seen it all before’ and a bit flat. Things do get better as the episodes progress but you need to stick with the series and see it through, whether everyone will or not remains to be seen.
9th October 2022
Ryan J. Brown
THE QUICK SELL
Jamie finds himself in a lethal dead end with seemingly no way out. But after a surpriseintervention brings some momentary respite, he learns that others are in peril, and it will be arace against the clock to save them.
CAST & CREW
Ali Hardiman, Alice Nokes, Amber Grappy, Anthony Rickman, Chris Baugh, Donald Sage Mackay, Harriet Webb, Jack Rowan, James Phoon, Jodie Tyack, Louis Boyer, Oscar Kennedy, Peter Claffey, Ramanique Ahluwalia, Ryan J. Brown, Thaddea Graham, Warren James Dunning
TV / STREAMING PLATFORM