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The Cast and Creators on Breaking the Cycle of Violence in the Badlands — Inside Episode 4

In the latest episode, M.K. resolves to kill Sunny to avenge the murder of his mother — but Tilda urges him to forge a better path.

Tilda tries to stop him by articulating one of the big themes of the season, which is, if we want a better world, we have to break this cycle of violence,” explains series Co-Creator and Executive Produdcer Al Gough.

Go Inside Episode 4 With the Cast and Creators

While M.K. doubles down on his path towards violence, Sunny is facing the consequences of his bloody past when he is captured by a group of cannibals that he blinded and threw out of the Badlands. “This episode for Sunny almost becomes a metaphor for this idea of what he has to deal with — the regret, the pain and all that suffering that he’s caused on people,” says Daniel Wu.

When Sunny later refuses to fight Nathaniel Moon and continue the cycle, it marks a new hope for them both. “You start to see in this episode both cycles of forgiveness and people getting more entrenched in their revenge,” says Gough.

Click here to go behind-the-scenes of Episode 4 with the cast and creators.

Into the Badlands airs Sundays at 10/9c. Click here to add a reminder to your calendar.

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