Season 2 of Outer Banks is here and I have a lot of feelings. Most of those feelings revolve around Sarah’s Dad being a piece of shit and her brother being a sociopath, but they are feelings and strong ones.
They say that everyone has a price and I guess the price for the Cameron’s to turn their back on Sarah is a shitload of gold. Like millions of dollars worth. I get the want to be rich, but I don’t get the want to throw people under the bus and possibly send them to jail for the rest of their life. I mean, does anyone have morals.
The good thing about Outer Banks is we pick up where we left off (kinda) and John B and Sarah are out at sea. They survived, which I am impressed over. Also impressed that they didn’t get sea sick and barf all over themselves.
But they are rescued by a cargo ship. Now, you can think that these are nice people, but this is a drama and nothing is ever that easy.
There’s a $50,000 reward for John B, and somehow they manage to get the notice out at sea. Now, I am curious as to how this happened, but this is like when I watched Away and cell phones worked all the way to the journey on Mars. Some people have strong signals, I guess. Some don’t (and i can attest to this, cause mine sucks most of the time).
Funerals are going on back in the Outer Banks, and of course the Cameron’s are right there for the officers funeral. I do not understand Papa Cameron, but I guess if you show your face then people think you’re less of a shitty person? Nah bruh, life ain’t that easy.
The only people that are truly grieving are the Pogues. They miss their best friend and Sarah, and the thought that they perished at sea is a lot to take in. JJ, Kiara and Pope are all dealing with it in different ways, but i’d be a mix of JJ and Kiara – fighting people and spray painting murderers on the true murderers house. That an Kiara is smoking a lot of weed and I have to say, again, I’d be more like her.
Pope is the one behaving, which someone has to, but I wouldn’t mind him acting out. Like holding shit in ain’t healthy. JJ’s letting a little too much out and getting fired from his job. Yet wouldn’t we all take anyone to town that wanted to tarnish the memory of our best friend?
Meanwhile, the ship has arrived in the Bahama’s and it doesn’t take long for Sarah and John B to realize that they are going to be turned in. But don’t count them out just yet, because they two manage to escape. That’s what John B and Sarah do, they survive. And it is kinda inspiring.
Now if they just managed to listen to each other, they would save themselves a lot of trouble. What John B and Sarah do is compliment each other. They both have different strengths and weaknesses and manage to balance each other out. That’s part of what makes them good together.
And she only wants one thing from him – for him to promise to not do anything stupid. I am gonna need to give you all a lesson in life, when you make someone promise to not do something stupid, they are going to do something stupid. John B does love Sarah (I mean he did propose) but he also is motivated by the want to clear his name. Protecting who you are is more motivating than anything.
The two manage to get word to JJ, Kiara and Pope who are all in school. But there has to be something said for the fact that they were able to get a phone and sneak messages to them. And I can’t even imagine how it would feel to know that your friend didn’t die, that they are laying low in another country and they need you to clear their name.
Things I am not good at – anything that involves detective work. But these friends have a plan because there is one thing that they know, they are going to save their friends. They plant a phone in the car of Cameron’s pilot and then call him scaring him. They trail him as he calls Cameron and asks for more money. But of course even that doesn’t go as planned.
JJ, Kiara and Pope are John B. and Sarah’s only hope. I love their dedication to each other. I mean, I have best friends, but I am going to have to make them watch this show and show them how we can all do better.
While Sarah is sleeping, John B sneaks off to her families vacation house. He wants to know if the gold is there. And he finds that it is there. But he can’t open the safe. So he returns to the hotel where Sarah and him are hiding out, only to find out that she’s been taken by the people from the ship that tried to turn them in the first time.
So like a good boyfriend, he goes with the girl that threatened to cut him. And like a good girlfriend Sarah gets pissed when she sees him. The big dude is ready to cart him off to be turned in when they say that they can pay them more.
I’m not sure I would hand over $143,000 worth of gold without some assurances, but they do. And dude isn’t dumb, he is like I still want my bounty. And I get that Sarah and John B want to stay out of jail and away from her Dad, but handing over millions would be ummm… rash.
Yet, they go to the house and they trip the alarm. Sarah’s Dad gets a notice that someone is on the grounds and security comes. The bad dudes from the boat run, locking John B and Sarah in.
Like usual, these two have bad plans, but I do admire that John B wants to protect her. He puts the security guard on his trail. Sarah runs to get the boat so they can get away, but of course the bad dudes that kidnapped them in the first place are there and strike, just when she’s got the keys.
Though what is happening is somewhat predictable, I am into it. I am into it because I know that the drama and the high stakes are coming.
Sarah runs up to get John B when she sees him on his knees being held at gunpoint. She looks like she’s trying to figure out what to do, but the truth is there isn’t much she can do. Because on the other end of the security guards phone is her Dad.
And he’s about to see that John B is still alive.
The game is about to change.