In Review: Colony – Maquis

Six months after escaping Los Angeles, the Bowmans and Snyder enjoy a simple life in the mountains until a sudden arrival changes everything.

Synopsis: Six months after escaping Los Angeles, the Bowmans and Snyder enjoy a simple life in the mountains until a sudden arrival changes everything.

Review: Colony gets its third season underway with the Bowmans and Snyder living an idyllic existence in the woods and having a bit of success living off the land. But when they spot a drone closing in on their position things change very quickly as the Bowmans go from feeling relatively safe to once again being hunted.

Peter Jacobson continues to shine as the self-serving former Proxy Snyder who appears to be kept on a pretty short leash. Will is not completely trusting of him, which is apparent by the mere fact that he is being made to pull his weight and of course he is constantly complaining about it to boot. 

Bram is bored by the simple life and has been apparently using a directional receiver to try and intercept resistance messages in hopes of connecting with them so that they can hand over the gauntlet. It is when Bram reveals this to his mother and father that all hell starts to break loose when one of the alien ships crash lands near to their position.

Will takes Snyder to a nearby observation outpost to get a better look and it soon becomes apparent that they’ve been found, but not because of the Alien ship crashing.

Given his history, it should not surprise any of fans of this show that Snyder is working undercover and has orders to inform his alien overlords once he and the Bowman’s have connected with the resistance. But it would appear that his actions might well have compromised his position with the Bowman’s.

Overall. This was a strong opening episode. It was nice to see the Bowman family getting a little family time and the scene where Will is teaching his young daughter to fish illustrates exactly what the Bowman family are trying to protect.

This episode ends with Bram having made contact with the resistance and a meeting is set for 48 hours. Is this the resistance or are they walking into a trap? On the one hand. Snyder is right to tell Bram that their real names are now widely known, but on the other, the resistance asking for their real names seems a tad suspicious.

I enjoyed the diversionary tactics that the Bowman family used in order to fake their attackers out and buy them a little time to escape.

I’m looking forward to seeing how this will play out in the weeks to come.

Colony - Maquis
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Ian Cullen is the founder of and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: When he is not writing for Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of You can contact ian at: [email protected]
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