There’s not a lot to “The Tower
.” It serves mainly to introduce Juanita Sanchez
), aka Princess — whose spotlight here indicates she’ll be sticking around for the near future — and set up the (hopefully) final fight between the communities and the Whisperers, now led by an increasingly erratic Beta. Both of these storylines are perfectly serviceable in the moment, but it’s hard to judge their full merit before seeing how they’ll play out. “The Tower” ultimately finds its merit in smaller, more intimate moments, as several characters with unresolved tension finally get to talk it out. These conversations are necessary and largely successful, but there’s not enough meat on the bone to make the episode a complete success.
Let’s start with Princess, who is… a lot. Granted, that’s by design — she’s been living on her own for ages and was apparently