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Father: "You shouldn't tamper with the natural process. It's like that old saying on Earth, Mother. Let nature run its course."
Mother: "Nature has no course."
Mother and Father

Nature's Course[1] is the fourth episode of the first season of HBO Max's science fiction drama television series, Raised by Wolves. It premiered on September 10, 2020.

Synopsis Edit

Father tries to teach the children how to hunt some of Kepler-22b’s mysterious creatures for food. Meanwhile, the Mithraic make a stunning discovery that potentially fulfills a Mithraic prophecy, and a debate about how to proceed ignites a conflict between Marcus and the Mithraic leader, Ambrose.[2]

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  • Susan Danford as Justina
  • Litha Bam as Bartok
  • Clayton Evertson as Dorian
  • Loulou Taylor as Cassia
  • Garth Breytenbach as Ben
  • Steve Wall as Ambrose
  • Anlia Van Rensburg as Kroni
  • Chris Fisher as Halphas
  • Tristan De Beer as Grigorgi
  • Tanya Van Graan as Lempo
  • Tarryn Wyngaard as Vanth
  • Kabelo Chalatsane as Eligos
  • Grace Li as Tally, 4 Years Old

Quotes Edit

Ambrose: "I thought this was a virgin planet, no prior civilization. This has intelligent design... Symmetry. It has five points, like in the prophecy. You'll know them by their shape and their number. The temples in the holy land, where Sol hid the answers to the Mithraic Mysteries."


Mother: "Keep your eyes closed, children. I'm weaponized."


Father: "What is your opinion, Mother?"
Mother: "I will leave that for you to decide."
Father: "An unusual answer for you."
Mother: "Father, I am sorry for my... My critical words. I was in error when I told you that your kindness makes us less safe."
Father: "But you were not in error, Mother. My behavior endangered the children, almost cost Campion his life. And I fear, despite your kind words, I am losing your respect. As well as my own."


Paul: "I lost Mouse down the pit. And... and then I fell and fell, and I thought I was gonna burn up. And she saved me... The necromancer, she saved me."


Campion: "Death is forever when you're an animal."


Mother: "Do you know how fortunate you are? I've always wanted a child that came from me. You are a creator, whereas all I'll ever be... is a creation."
Tempest: "Well, I'd gladly switch places with you. I'd love to be able to do the things you can."
Mother: "Children often ask for things they do not really want."


Ambrose: "[to Sue] To think you left Earth knowing nothing about medicine, now you're its last remaining practitioner."


Father: "I've decided to slaughter the creature we captured. {...} There's not much meat on it, but it should be enough to keep them from starving for a few days, until we capture another."
Mother: "Should I kill it now, then?"
Father: "No. I said I would do it."
Mother: "But I can do it more quickly, without any mess."
Father: "No, Mother. I need to be... more useful."
Mother: "I don't want Campion seeing. It'll pain him. You know as well as I that his sense of empathy is highly pronounced."


Father: "You can do this, Campion. It's part of growing up."
Campion: "Then I want to remain a child."


Father: "[to the dying creature] At least you're not intelligent. I died once. Death can be very unpleasant when you're intelligent."


Mother: "I told you children never to play with this equipment. I told you, and I told you and..."
Campion: "I can fix them. I can fix them."
Mother: "No, you cannot fix this, Campion! 'Cause these are not broken. These are dead. All six of them dead! And dead is forever! Get out. Get out!"


Ambrose: "I know you're not Marcus Drusus."

Trivia Edit

  • Episodes four and five of the series were released on the same date.[1]

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