The Ravenous Readers Read ReMade: Memories of Arcadia - S01E013 (Review)

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I began this episode with a lot of feelings. Worry. Hope. Anxiety. Curiosity. I think author Andrea Phillips may have shared some of those.
I'm going to try my best not to spoil too much in this review but no promises as there wasn't a second wasted in this episode, so there isn't much an opportunity to talk around stuff.

Arcadia. An unspoiled, harmonious wilderness. Certainly our ReMades think so at this point. Arcadia is so much more than a refuge. Arcadia is an artificial intelligence.

Record search: null. Data corrupt. This memory has been reconstructed from recovered fragments, but may be inaccurate or incomplete.

Alone for a significant amount of time (as witnessed by Cole in the previous episode), Arcadia is thrilled to have the city alive with people (?) again. Unbeknownst to our ReMades, Arcadia is assisting in keeping the ReMades fed, warm, and safe. That's right, it's keeping the caregivers at bay - and we learn why some are helpful and others are just...well, hell.

Memories of Arcadia is one of those episodes that makes you want to go back through all of the others and look for clues. The audience now has information that the characters do not - dramatic irony - and I was biting my nails with worry the whole time.

History is interpretable when the facts are questionable. We know Arcadia is missing pieces of itself (is this why we get coffee that tastes like hot orange juice and ass?) so is it only a matter of time before things get ugly? Two episodes in this season and it's never felt more dangerous.


by Andrea Phillips
Published: December 7th 2016
Publisher: Serial Box
Source: Publisher

You live. You love. You Die. Now RUN. ReMade is a thrilling sci-fi adventure that will take readers past the boundaries of time, space, and even death.

This is the 13th episode of ReMade, a 15-episode serial from Serial Box Publishing. This episode was written by Andrea Phillips.

Arcadia knows what it means to be lonely; she’s had no visitors for an awfully long time. So when a group of haggard teens tumble unto her streets, she welcomes then with open arms and plays host the best she can remember. Of course, they have no idea she’s there watching, listening, helping. But she doesn’t mind – after all, hers is half lost anyway. 

ReMade Season One: In one moment the lives of twenty-three teenagers are forever changed, and it’s not just because they all happen to die. “ReMade” in a world they barely recognize – one with robots, space elevators, and unchecked jungle – they must work together to survive. They came from different places, backgrounds, and families, and now they might be the last people on earth. Lost meets The Maze Runner in this exciting serial adventure.


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