It is only natural for us to pay close attention to the story when we watch a show, whether it is to better understand the world or to guess what will happen next. This is especially noticeable in mystery-based shows. It’s not surprising that viewers were eagerly awaiting the season finale of ‘Silo’ to find out what the mystery was all about. We got what we wished for when the final episode of Season 1 aired, but not everyone was pleased with the outcome, and some people complained about plot holes.
Season 1’s final episode left viewers with more questions than answers.
It’s not surprising that show producers want to keep their cards as close to their chest as possible for as long as possible, but that doesn’t mean that people don’t notice plot holes. There are even dedicated YouTube channels dedicated to finding plot holes in TV shows and movies. While there is nothing wrong with becoming invested in your favourite show and doing everything you can to learn more about it, it can sometimes detract from the enjoyment of the show. As we all know, it is sometimes necessary for audiences to turn off their brains and simply enjoy what they are watching, and Hugh Howey, the executive producer of ‘Silo,’ appears to agree with that sentiment.
You have been warned that there will be spoilers for the Season 1 finale beginning now.
Many people appeared to be dissatisfied with how the season finale twist was handled, and they had many questions. Hugh, the producer and writer of the original books, responded to one of these Reddit questions, and he apparently had a lot to say about supposed plot holes in general. The following was the question.
This question has come up a lot. Did the writers have an in-universe technical reason for why the cleaning video would come up on the wall screen during the blackout? Or was it just intended to be something fun for viewers to speculate about?
I think the latter. There is no good reason I can think of for that scene to appear.
When it was pitched to me, what I imagined is that the screen would flash green in a phosphorescence kinda way, they way a monitor could change colors if you pressed your hand against it too hard, or there was a power spike. Not that they’d show the Carmody cleaning footage. I also would’ve made it 2-3 frames, rather than linger that long.
Having said that, if you want to come up with a creative reason, it isn’t difficult. A former hacker from IT who was sent out to clean (perhaps Carmody herself) tried very hard to get that footage put on the big screen years ago (similar to what Jules did in ep 10). She was unsuccessful, but the video was still loaded up. When the power spiked, her old hack went through temporarily but then the power went off. The dying gasp of a long-dead cleaner who wanted people to see the truth.
(This is an example of how EASY it is to explain plot holes, which any viewer could do, but people seem to enjoy being angry more than they like using their imaginations. Not sure why that is.)Hugh Howey
At the end of the day, everyone is free to have their own opinion on the concept of plot holes, and who knows, maybe we’ll get an explanation for this one in season 2, which has already begun filming.