AVClub: In Wayward Pines, every compliment is also a warning. In fact, just about everything can be interpreted as a warning. Ethan is cautioned multiple times this week by people overly concerned with making sure he knows there are consequences for breaking the rules. Pam, Mrs. Fisher, even Dr. Jenkins—they all remind Agent Burke (sorry, Sheriff Burke) of his responsibilities to the town. They may not all actually want Burke to succeed, or have the same motives, but they all have an interest in making sure he carries out his duties. As long as those duties don’t involve asking questions.