The Outpost season 4, episode 1: Will Talon become the queen?

The Outpost -- “Someone Has To Rule” -- Image Number: OUT3B01_0035 -- Pictured (L - R): Jessica Green as Talon -- Photo: Aleksandar Letic/NBCU International -- 2020 Outpost TV LLC. Courtesy of Electric Entertainment.
The Outpost -- “Someone Has To Rule” -- Image Number: OUT3B01_0035 -- Pictured (L - R): Jessica Green as Talon -- Photo: Aleksandar Letic/NBCU International -- 2020 Outpost TV LLC. Courtesy of Electric Entertainment. /

The Outpost is back for a new season on The CW! We have 13 new episodes full of drama to look forward to and the premiere definitely kicked off the new season with a bang.

Considering where the show left off in season 3, it was obvious that our heroes weren’t going to have an easy time this season but the show certainly wasted no time in proving that. Each character was struggling and I don’t think that’s going to stop any time soon.

With Gwynn and Tobin having sacrificed their lives, Talon having lost her father, and old gods having awoken there is a lot of drama in store. And not all of our characters are handling the losses well.

Will Talon become Queen of The Outpost?

The new season of The Outpost picks up with our heroes trying to put back together the pieces of their lives and The Outpost after last season’s devastating events. The most pressing issue being who will be the queen of The Outpost? Since it can’t remain leaderless.

Garret, and the people of The Outpost, want Talon to be their leader and queen (As do I. Team Talon). Unfortunately, after losing both her father and Gwynn Talon is having a rough go of it and refuses to take up the position. She pushes Garret away, gets drunk, and insists she isn’t queen material. Which is honestly ridiculous because Talon would make an amazing queen.

Talon isn’t in a good place at all, and while I do feel for her I hope she will come out the other side soon and stop being so cold to Garret and those around her. I wanted to shake her and knock some sense into her throughout half the episode.

Let’s face it, Talon is the only one who could carry Gwynn’s legacy and she will need the support of Garret as well as their other friends and allies to unite the people of The Outpost and Blackbloods.

Talon may not want the role of queen, but someone else does. It turns out Falista has even more royal blood than previously thought. After Janzo did some careful research into her claim to the throne they determine that Falista is the rightful heir. The only catch is that Falista herself isn’t the most stable person and with the Red Kinj inside her there’s no telling what kind of queen she would be.

Garret is strongly opposed to Falista becoming queen. Not only because he believes Talon to be better suited for the role, but also because they witness Falista use her Kinj on soldiers who were brawling in the streets and she nearly kills them. Falista is dangerous, and as much as I believed she was turning a new leaf last season the Falista we saw in this episode would not make a good queen.

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The Outpost — “Someone Has To Rule” — Image Number: OUT3B01_0034 — Pictured (L – R): Jake Stormoen as Captain Garret Spears — Photo: Aleksandar Letic/NBCU International — 2020 Outpost TV LLC. Courtesy of Electric Entertainment. /

Falista herself doesn’t know how she will rule without Tobin. So she does the unthinkable. Two convinces her to lead 20 soldiers to their death in order to gain the power to resurrect Tobin, even though Tobin would never want that. Not only that, but Falista must now join the council of The Three. Considering they are all having visions of the old gods that have awoken, this can’t be good.

After Talon has a memorial for her father, and a heart to heart with an assassin who turns out to be the sister of The Dragman, it seems she has a clearer perspective. She decides she will take up the role of queen until they can find someone better, in order to prevent Falista from taking control. But it’s too late, just as Talon is about to step forward as leader Falista makes her grand entrance to claim the throne with a newly resurrected Tobin by her side, much to the shock of everyone.

Tobin crowns Falista as Queen of The Outpost and it is one of those moments where you want to scream and throw things at the television. You hate it but it’s such good drama. However I couldn’t help but admit that at least Falista looks amazing as queen! She definitely has style and gives Queen Elizabeth vibes. Kudos to the show’s costume department.

Talon won’t be able to compete with both Falista and Tobin’s claims to the throne so it’ll be interesting to see where they go from here. Clearly Falista is not making good choices right now and therefore not the best suited to be queen of all The Outpost. Especially with a dangerous Kinj inside her.

You can’t help but almost feel bad for Falista because so many of the bad choices she made were made out of grief and the manipulation of Two. The same goes for Talon. All of the bad choices made this episode were made out of grief, so you almost can’t blame the characters because grief makes you irrational.

Tobin now entering the mix again will also make it very interesting. How will he feel about the fact that Falista sacrificed 20 of his soldiers to bring him back? How will he feel about Falista taking over Queen Rosmund’s throne? The woman he loved and swore loyalty to. Whether he will stay loyal to Falista or become the wildcard they need to take her down will be a big question this season.

I am a little disappointed that they went this route as I think Falista had some great character development last season and I would have liked to see her become a supportive friend of Talon and the gang. But I also think she makes a great and intriguing antagonist so I can’t wait to see where this goes. Between Falista and the gods that are now awake the power struggles in The Outpost have only just begun.

And while all this pain and turmoil is happening, we also have to give a mention to a happy twist from this episode. It turns out Wren may be pregnant with Janzo’s baby! Not only is this a huge deal because it proves that humans and Blackbloods can have children together, but just imagine a tiny Janzo running around! How cute would that be?

Also, I can’t help but wonder if this twist was included because a character we already know will be revealed as being half human and half Blackblood. Would be an interesting twist, especially given the difficulty they’re having in uniting humans and Blackbloods.

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What did you think of the season premiere of The Outpost? Do you think Talon should be queen or do you think Falista deserves a chance? Let us know!

The Outpost airs Thursdays at 9/8c on The CW