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Warning: The following article contains spoilers for Season 2 of The Savagesnow streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
Back to square one!
Just when the surviving boys and girls of Gretchen Klein’s dangerous social experiment thought they were saved and free, they find themselves stranded again at the end of The Savages season 2. This time, however, it is a mixed crop of subjects left behind by the adults.
“The cliffhangers are so good,” Sarah Pidgeon, who plays Leah, told PEOPLE, adding that creator Sarah Streicher and the writing team are often “pretty tight-lipped” about future story directions. “It was a thrill ride every time we received these scripts in our inbox. There are so many unexpected twists and new challenges.”
Actress Fatin Sophia Ali, for her part, was “shocked” to find out the conclusion of the second season – “I still don’t know what this means!”
And while mingling with boys might seem like her character’s boy-obsessed dream come true, Ali says Fatin has evolved since Season 1: “I don’t think so now. She likes women now, likes being a babysitter. for them. I think she’s totally adjusted her priorities, so it’ll be very interesting now when guys learn how she’s adjusting to it again.”
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“I want to see everyone progress further than they already have, and I feel like coming together and making things more normal for society is going to almost knock everyone over for a second and they’re all going to going back to who they used to be and not really knowing how to act with survival front and center in this environment with men around now,” Ali adds. “Then there’s going to have to be an adjustment period for say to yourself: ‘Okay, now we have to survive like before and then we have to escape.’ It’s like more barriers.”
Pidgeon wants to see a “schism between everyone in the bunker” next season – “especially among the boys; clearly there are factions that kind of split and then they get back together and then they fracture so much.”
“I think that definitely happens with the girls to some degree in Season 1 but less so in Season 2,” she says. “I’d love to see how those ties can break again and how new alliances can form, how suspicion can arise. I mean, I just can’t imagine what it’s like. You know, they were, these people were trapped in the like open space of an island and I wonder what it will be like if they are trapped together in a bunker.”
Rookie Charles Alexander, who plays Kirin, jokes that he has no idea where the show might go – “I’m nowhere near as good a writer as Sarah” – but shares his wild idea for what is to come.
“I want them to go into vacation island mode, where they walk in and out of this facility like it’s an underground concrete rave cave. And they hijack the speakers, and they have different rooms and each room has a different vibe,” he laughs.
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“So,” Alexander continues, “Seth [played by Alex Fitzalan] between and just boom, just knocks them out, sends them into blackout mode. They are locked out. Half the group is on the island, the rest of the group is still there. …So they’re cut off, and it’s like a powerless band inside an urban lock, they’re all in the dark, and then everyone makes their island s— outside. That’s what I’d like to see!”
Rafael actor Zack Calderon echoes this The SavagesThe writers are “locked in” with story trajectories, but he’s confident whatever lies ahead for the cast and crew will be thrilling.
“I think we’ve done something really, really beautiful,” Calderon told PEOPLE, “and as far as what to do for Season 3, only time will tell. But whether it’s is something like season 2, we’re in for a big old surprise.”