The Stephen King Universe simply received a complete lot larger in Fort Rock Episode 6, with a reveal that hints to a potential Darkish Tower connection.
For these uninitiated within the Kingverse mythology, the Darkish Tower (additionally the title of an 8-part e book sequence) is the middle of the Stephen King multiverse and serves because the metanarrative that ties collectively and separates the person realities of the Stephen King universe. Inside that multiverse are doorways, each magical and mechanical that may transport an individual to “different heres [and] different nows,” as mentioned by the prolific Odin Department (CJ Jones) through his interpreter, Willie (Rory Culkin).
Whereas this thrilling new plotline introduces a myriad of potential narrative pathways for Fort Rock to enterprise down, the sequence correctly stays grounded in Henry’s story as he continues his quest to be taught extra about his previous. As fascinating as phrases and phrases like “schisma” and “the Voice of God” are, Fort Rock would undergo if it wasn’t rooted in one thing relatable, like a son attempting to be taught extra about his absent father.
That age-old story is executed neatly this week, particularly with the inclusion of Henry’s son, Wendell (Chosen Jacobs). Every Deaver is on the lookout for a deeper connection to their father, however sadly, Henry is just too caught up prior to now to see that his son wants him now. Positive, it isn’t an entirely unique story, but it surely’s nonetheless impactful due to Holland’s efficiency and the compelling scripts the writers proceed to crank out week after week.
The Child’s (Invoice Skarsgard) plotline proves to be equally participating the deeper we get into the sequence. He is essentially the most unpredictable character in Fort Rock, which makes each scene he is in tension-filled. By the point the credit roll, the worry and uncertainty are palpable, as Alan Pangborn (Scott Glenn) makes his approach by way of Ruth’s (Sissy Spacek) ransacked home. With out having seen Episode 7, I am guessing that Ruth and Wendell are nonetheless alive. The Child may not be the nicest man on the planet, however he does appear to own some stage of morality, and it will be a disgrace to lose an actress like Spacek after we barely appear to have scratched the floor of Ruth as a personality.
Household issues apart, let’s get back to the Darkish Tower implications. Ever because the premiere, there seems to be one thing supernatural or other-worldly at work close to Fort Lake. Henry was found there by Pangborn after his disappearance when he was a boy, Warden Lacey (Terry O’Quinn) killed himself there, and even when Molly (Melanie Lynskey) was displaying off Lacey’s residence, the potential patrons have been within the art work, which depicted Fort Lake. Might the lake be a type of doorways into one other universe Odin Department was alluding to?
The chance is tantalizing, and it is an excellent option to introduce this prospect simply previous the midway level of the season. And now that we all know Fort Rock is an anthology sequence that can inform totally different, self-contained tales every season, the solutions ought to come ahead of later. Hopefully, we’ll know what Henry heard within the Filter Chamber by the top of subsequent week’s episode. Solely time will inform.