Into the Badlands Preview: “Black Wind Howls”

Aidan Monaghan/AMC
Aidan Monaghan/AMC

One of the most interesting aspects to learn about the characters on Into the Badlands is the way their histories and pasts intertwine with each other. On last week’s episode of the AMC drama, viewers learned that the Widow (Emily Beecham) and Baron Chau’s brother Gaius (Lewis Tan) actually knew each other as children. Could their past connection lead to a new one now in the present day?

Elsewhere, Sunny (Daniel Wu) discovered, thanks to Bajie’s (Nick Frost) former Master, that he is a Catalyst, a channel through which the dark gift flows. That wasn’t the only secret they learned, as Bajie found out that the signal he was sending actually was answered, by Pilgrim (Babou Ceesay). Speaking of Pilgrim, M.K. (Aramis Knight) officially joined his team, as Cressida’s (Lorraine Toussaint) vision led them to Sunny.

On this week’s episode, “Black Wind Howls,” written by Evan Endicott and Josh Stoddard and directed by James Marshall, airing Sunday at 10 p.m. ET, Sunny and Bajie call in a favor from Bajie’s past. The Widow will also be interrogating an important captive who threatens her tentative peace with Pilgrim. After screening the episode early, The TV Junkies are dropping a few hints about what else to expect below.

Way worse than college

Are you still haunted by some of the drunken nights you experienced in college? Or do you look back fondly on those days and long for them? One thing is for certain, any drinking game you played in college is so much better than the ones they play on Into the Badlands. There’s not enough cheap beer and vodka to get us participating in the game that goes down this week!

What? Not happy to see me?

Sunny and Bajie, and all their new knowledge, continue on their journey this week and part of that involves asking a favor from an old friend of Bajie’s. Now maybe “friend” is used too loosely here because they may not exactly be happy to see their old pal. Will differences or past indiscretions be set aside long enough for Bajie and Sunny to get the help they need?

Aidan Monaghan/AMC
Aidan Monaghan/AMC

Use what you have

Not only do we love all the masterfully choreographed fight scenes on Into the Badlands, but we love the way the show keeps coming up with new and inventive ways to make the fights unique. One particular fight this week takes the meaning of resourcefulness to a whole new level.

It’s all about choices

Every week it seems like characters on Into the Badlands are faced with difficult choices and new alliances are created all the time. One thing seems clear, if the Badlands are going to get better no one person can do it on their own. Tilda, Odessa and Lydia had been working really hard to save all the refugees, but choices this week may need to be made that affect their plans.

Aidan Monaghan/AMC
Aidan Monaghan/AMC

Followers not prisoners

Would you join Pilgrim and his cause? That’s the question facing many of the refugees this week. Though they seemed to be forcefully taken, Pilgrim wants to make it clear that he does not consider them prisoners and they are free to go if they wish. He wants no slavery here and if they want to choose to follow him then that’s going to be completely up to him. What will they decide?

Trouble in paradise?

While Pilgrim and Cressida have always seemed united on what they want and their beliefs, that may change a bit this week. The pair have a disagreement over Cressida’s decision to send Castor to fight alongside Chau’s clippers last week. As we know, Castor’s health has been failing lately and Pilgrim isn’t too happy she sent the boy to fight. Will this fight lead to more trouble between the previously united front?


What do you think will happen on Into the Badlands? Add your predictions below!

Into the Badlands airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET on AMC.