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  • - Hi, I'm Maya.

  • - And I'm Joyce.

  • - And we're hosting a watch party for Amazon Prime Video's

  • new series, "The Wilds".

  • - And today we'll be watching the pilot episode with you.

  • - The show is about a group of teenage girls

  • who get stranded on an island.

  • - Oh my gosh, I'm so happy that that's not us.

  • - I know, same.

  • ♪ I am a fading light

  • - Joyce, I heard that we have a special guest.

  • - Yes, it's Fatin whose played by Sophia Ali.

  • Oh my God.

  • - Welcome to the party.

  • - Hey guys, excited to be here.

  • - Sophia, tell us about this show.

  • - So in this episode that you're about to watch

  • it's a bunch of girls

  • who don't know each other getting on a plane,

  • and then we crash land on an island.

  • - Sophia, could you tell us where this show was filmed

  • so we can go there?

  • - We filmed this show in New Zealand.

  • We filmed part of it in Piha Beach

  • and it was so beautiful,

  • my first time in New Zealand.

  • I would live there forever.

  • - Okay, girl, please tell us

  • about your most favorite moment filming.

  • - As a cast, we got really close,

  • just like having these like really smart, empowered women

  • around you all of the time.

  • But there was this small island called Waiheke

  • right off of like the shore of Auckland

  • and it was a wine island

  • and there was just all of these wineries all over the place.

  • And we would take a ferry,

  • it was just like a 40 minute ferry from Auckland

  • and just spend the day there and get wine drunk together.

  • - So we're gonna check in with you

  • at the end of the episode, but we gotta go.

  • We gotta go get this party started.

  • - All right, bye, enjoy.

  • We'll check in with you after you watched the episode.

  • - These girls must be stuck on a deserted island,

  • but we are not.

  • - So we'll be sharing our reactions on screen,

  • but you can share your reactions in the comments below.

  • - So let's finally watch the episode.

  • - Early this morning, we made contact with your parents.

  • We'll travel them here as quickly as possible.

  • And the quarantine order will be lifted soon,

  • not just for you, but for all the victims,

  • at which point, you'll be free to see each other.

  • Just to be clear,

  • our primary goal is to conduct an investigation.

  • There's a lot of haze surrounding your circumstances

  • that we just want to clarify.

  • And I cannot stress this enough,

  • but this is just a conversation.

  • That's all.

  • - She looks like she's been through some stuff.

  • - This is my colleague, Agent Young.

  • He's gonna be running point on this.

  • He's the investigator in charge, brass tax guy, if you will,

  • but me, I'm here for you, Leah,

  • to make sure you feel safe.

  • As a trauma specialist that is my sole and sacred duty.

  • You thirsty?

  • Would you like something to drink?

  • Let's see, I didn't know what you liked

  • so we got a grab bag here.

  • Is anything calling your name?

  • (dark music)

  • - Oh, oh, oh. - I used to drink these

  • all the time. - What was that?

  • Who was that? - Good, great, that's great.

  • Don't hesitate to ask for seconds, thirds

  • or anything at all really.

  • After all you've been through,

  • we want you to feel as comfortable as possible.

  • - What have the others told you?

  • - Nothing as of yet.

  • You're the first that's when we brought in.

  • - So then you don't know what I've been through, do you?

  • You're just assuming trauma.

  • You're just assuming it was a living hell.

  • - Okay Leah, no one is assuming anything.

  • - Sorry, look, I don't,

  • I don't mean to say that what happened wasn't traumatic.

  • Obviously it was traumatic

  • to end up where we did in the middle of nowhere,

  • completely cut off from the lives we left behind.

  • That brings us to the real question, doesn't it?

  • What was so (bleep) great about the lives we left behind?

  • Because here's what I remember of all that.

  • I remember not being enough.

  • I remember wanting to be more.

  • I remember the dark moods,

  • the violent moods,

  • moods that nobody had any patience for.

  • And then there was the brutal social scene,

  • which some girls could just glide through

  • like they belonged everywhere.

  • And there you were just trying to belong somewhere.

  • I remember the ridiculous expectations they had for us,

  • like we were supposed to be these golden gods 24/7.

  • (upbeat music)

  • You have declared your consent

  • May the Lord fill you both with blessings

  • - Locked, locked, fuck.

  • - [Leah] I remember the responsibilities.

  • Heavy burdens meant for adults forced on us before our time.

  • Responsibilities that made you think,

  • yeah, this is definitely (bleep)

  • with my healthy development right now.

  • - Poor baby. - Oy.

  • - [Leah] And don't get me started

  • on the impossible problem of sex.

  • If you were terrified of it,

  • which you had every reason to be,

  • you'd be deemed a frigid chastity bitch.

  • But if you were somehow unafraid,

  • like if it was just naturally your thing,

  • - Ooh, there's our girl, Joyce.

  • - Yeah, that's our boo.

  • - Then God help you,

  • the world is a dangerous place for a sexually evolved girl.

  • And on top of all that, there was this new feeling,

  • this sick, ugly feeling

  • of wanting to love and to be loved back,

  • which never ends well.

  • (crying) (upbeat music)

  • So if we're talking about what happened out there,

  • then yeah, there was trauma,

  • but being a teenage girl in normal ass America,

  • that was the real living hell.

  • - Okay, that's a fire scene.

  • To be a teenage girl in normal ass America,

  • that was a real living hell.

  • Period, put that in a book and send it.

  • - Hello? - A statement.

  • - Anybody?

  • (crying)

  • ("Raise Your Glass" by Pink in distance)

  • Wrong in all the right ways

  • All my underdogs

  • We will never be, never be, anything but loud

  • In all the right ways

  • All my underdogs

  • We will never be, never be

  • Wrong in all the right ways

  • All my under

  • (ominous music)

  • - Tell us what you know about the Dawn of Eve.

  • - [Leah] The retreat was my mother's idea.

  • She thought it would be like therapeutic.

  • - Did you have a chance to look through the activities?

  • You know, they-

  • - But maybe they were just scared of me.

  • My dad had started looking at me

  • like I was radioactive.

  • - Private plane, honey, direct to the big island.

  • If that doesn't boost you out of your funk,

  • I don't know what will.

  • - Please don't refer to my emotional devastation

  • as a funk.

  • - Leah, I know you're recovering from some kind of breakup

  • and I know you're not wild about this trip,

  • but your father and I,

  • we're kind of a loss for how we can help.

  • - [Father] We're really trying to here, Leah.

  • (mysterious music)

  • - Hey, hey.

  • Are you all right?

  • Hey, what are you saying?

  • (Jeanette mumbling)

  • - Pink, is that your ringtone?

  • - Pink.

  • - Hey, hey, hey, stay with me.

  • - Jeanette, that was her name I found out later.

  • And she was the only one who'd come alone.

  • The rest of us came in pairs.

  • There was Toni and Martha,

  • best friends from Minnesota,

  • the Texans, Dot and Shelby.

  • There was Rachel from New York and her sister Nora,

  • and Fatin, of all people, from my school.

  • But like I said,

  • none of this sunk in until later,

  • not faces, not names, not the ridiculous welcome video.

  • - Right now, hundreds of girls just like yourselves

  • are aboard charters just like this one

  • are on route to our retreat in Kona, Hawaii

  • for a long weekend of female-centric learning and growth.

  • The Dawn of Eve literally waits for no man.

  • - [Leah] I was somewhere else

  • trying to disappear into those pages

  • where it all began.

  • - Do you know there is a vegan drum circle

  • on the south lawn?

  • I mean seriously?

  • Be a vegan or be someone who does drum circles, not both.

  • Everyone is just too (bleep) interesting around here.

  • I've got like interesting fatigue.

  • - Is that what you hang out with me?

  • I'm so bland, it gives you a chance to recharge?

  • I get it.

  • My hair is all one color.

  • I'm a virgin that still drinks dairy milk.

  • Shit, I really am boring.

  • Actually by being the most norm core person here

  • you've low key turned the tables.

  • You've become the freakiest freak of all.

  • Well, either you or Fatin, the truly basic bitch.

  • - [Leah] Why does she even go here?

  • - You seriously don't know?

  • Fatin is a cello virtuoso.

  • She's like a shoo-in at Julliard.

  • You don't have to read that book, you know?

  • Mrs. Wolf only assigned it

  • 'cause Galanis used to go here.

  • It's shameless alumni promotion.

  • God, have you read chapter six yet?

  • A 12 page description of the wallpaper in a waiting room.

  • - Yeah, but I,

  • I think the waiting room was like a metaphor though

  • for how stuck she felt.

  • - You can tell him yourself,

  • he's coming next week,

  • some kind of school-wide literary event

  • (dark music)

  • - So in the interest of bringing us all together,

  • I'd like to propose a little icebreaker.

  • - Oh, like never have I ever?

  • - That game's a little much.

  • - I know.

  • So here's how it works.

  • One person says something they've never done

  • and if you have done it, you have to drink alcohol.

  • - That game's a little intense,

  • like for people who don't know each other real well.

  • So how about we just pair off,

  • pow wow with your partner for a sec,

  • and then afterwards you can introduce her to the rest of us.

  • - This white girl said pow wow.

  • - So?

  • - So it's not her word.

  • You should be triggered.

  • - Okay, I'm not though.

  • - Why am I always fighting your battles for you?

  • - I don't know because you like fighting.

  • - Okay, guess I'll have to play matchmaker.

  • You can come with me.

  • (groans)

  • Right about here.