The fear sometimes with a great show like Cloak & Dagger is an eventual decline. When you have a season as good as Cloak & Dagger freshman season, you almost wonder how they could possibly top that the second go-around.
Well, I’m here to reassure you that not only does Cloak & Dagger not fall victim to a sophomore slump, but that it has the potential to be even better than the first season. And I’m confident in that after just the first two hours of the new season.
Cloak & Dagger was a show that I easily fell for. It had all of the makings of a superhero show, but even more importantly it didn’t let those superhero aspects define the show. It let its characters do that. And when you allow your characters to drive your story and take it to new and exciting places, you get some phenomenal storytelling and great character development.
While the first season dealt with Tyrone and Tandy growing to understand exactly who they were becoming — and dealing with the bombshell that comes with being a Divine Pairing that is destined for heartbreak — they also both made strides in addressing personal vendettas of their past. And in handling their past, they’re able to move forward with the present. At least, so they believe.
In Cloak & Dagger’s season 2 premiere, Tyrone and Tandy are still dealing with the emotional implications of the season finale. They’ve also almost taken on a role reversal. With Tandy’s family exonerated from Roxxon and justice served, she’s helping her mom on the straight and narrow. She’s even taking ballet again. Meanwhile, Tyrone finds himself accused of a murder he didn’t commit — the murder of Officer Fuchs, who was killed by Connors, who is still at large. Ty finds himself confined to the same abandoned prison Tandy had called home, and he’s cut off from everyone he cares about. Except Tandy, who’s around for company and the occasional movie night.
There’s been a significant time jump as we pick back up with season 2, and you can certainly tell that Tyrone and Tandy miss teaming up to save their city. But old habits don’t die fast, as they say. And it’s a good thing, too, because there’s a new threat that’s arrived to New Orleans. And you might be familiar with a little thing called Mayhem…
While you wait for the premiere, here are some things you can expect when Cloak & Dagger returns for its season 2 premiere:
- There’s a significant time jump to start the season — several months.
- There’s a role reversal between Tyrone and Tandy.
- Tyrone has gotten good at using his abilities.
- Both Tyrone and Tandy are still grappling with the emotional repercussions that come with the events of the season 1 finale.
- For those that have come to love those heart-to-hearts with Tyrone and Tandy, you’re going to love the premiere.
- I don’t know about you, but I’m always up for a movie night.
- “Take off your shirt.”
- Tandy puts the fear of God into someone and you’ll be proud as hell.
- I have one important question for you: Are you a waffles or pancakes kind of person?
- You know that expression “my own worst enemy.” Well, someone gets a heavy of dose of that.
- Tyrone finds himself messing with some more voodoo.
- With all of the teases for Mayhem in season 2, the premiere certainly doesn’t disappoint.
- Who’s up for a hospital make-out session?
- Tandy’s powers are evolving, and you’ll see just how.
- Doing what you believe is right isn’t necessarily the best thing for someone else.
- “Help! I need somebody. Help! Not just anybody. Help! You know I need someone. Help!”
Cloak & Dagger returns Thursday, April 4 at 8/7c on Freeform.