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The Beginning is the tenth episode and season finale of the first season of HBO Max's science fiction drama television series, Raised by Wolves. It premiered on October 1, 2020.

Synopsis

Paul begins displaying troubling behavior not unlike that of Marcus, leading to a shocking discovery. Father struggles with human-like emotions. Mother and Father discover a startling secret about the planet they’re on, just as a new threat arrives on Kepler-22b.[1]

Plot

The season 1 finale of Raised by Wolves ambiguously answers a couple of big theories but leaves many unanswered for season 2.

Lying on the ground, the episode itself begins with Marcus praying to Sol. Just then, a lander flies overhead and he scrambles up and follows in hot pursuit.

Mother is now very pregnant, with a bulging belly and needing somewhere to rest and deliver the baby. The place chosen happens to be the same one from Mother’s visions.

Resting up in a cave, Sue starts to run tests on the baby and realizes that the cellular growth is off the charts. While she marvels in this, Hunter stands outside and tells the other children that Mother’s child is divine.

Paul becomes distracted though and chases after his mouse. This leads him to a strange wall full of drawings that depict the journey Mother and Father have taken thus far. It is here he starts to hear the voice of Sol.

Elsewhere, Mother speaks to Father and reveals the truth about what she has been up to. She mentions the hibernation pod and how Campion downloaded information into her to allow the baby to be born.

Unable to listen to this uncomfortable story, Father’s conundrum worsens when Mother mentions the human children were just a “test” before her real pregnancy.

While contemplating what to do, Campion catches up to Paul and takes the mouse back to camp. Paul follows and tells Sue that Sol has been talking to him. Sol wants them to stay on this side of the planet and not go near the tropical zone.

That evening, Mother heads out to the pit to try and find answers. Only, when she is there a strange humanoid appears and tries to kill her. Moher manages to stop him, but Father is not so sure they should stay given what has just happened.

Believing they are being ignorant to the planet’s history; Father buries the body. While he does, he reveals that Hunter is going to cut all his memories thanks to Mother causing anger for him.

Back at camp, things deteriorate as Paul suddenly awakens and holds a gun up at Sue. Sol has revealed the truth about his parents, and he calls her Mary. As she apologizes, Paul shoots Mary in the stomach and watches as she falls to the ground.

Mother meanwhile heads deep underground and finds remnants of the visions she has been experiencing. A severed head seems to point toward this alien creature being real while Mother’s bulging belly suddenly disappears.

Instead, a strange flying parasitic snake leaves her mouth. This is her “child” but also raises an alarming question to whether a parasite attacked her while in the hibernation pod.

As Mother tries to walk away, Father approaches and tells her he wants to help. Mother is going to sacrifice herself and kill this parasite. To do so, they fly deep into the heart of the planet and into the core.

As the androids fly down, they kill themselves to destroy this creature. Only, that does not happen, and they instead fly straight through to the other side and into space then back onto the surface.

Back at a campsite, Marcus arrives and guns down a group of humans. As he grabs the earpiece, he hears more humans will be making a landing and they know the Mithraic ark has crashed. We see the Atheist ark flying overhead.

Where the lander crashed, the parasite frees itself and is noticeably big now. It slithers/flies away.

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