At the end of the last episode, we saw John B. turn himself in and take a beating from the cops for a murder he didn’t commit. He is taking the fall for a sociopath, because he wants to protect his friends when the cops find them, but he didn’t do it. Rafe did and no one will listen. John B wants to protect Sarah.
Sarah’s experience enough pain in her life. She’s just realized that her father won’t stand up for her and is willing to let her boyfriend suffer because he can’t admit that his son has a problem. And LORD, he has problems. Rafe needs help. But so does Wade.
Wade is a parent that doesn’t want to admit that he’s a piece of shit and that his life isn’t perfect. But the more we find out about him the more we find that he’s just into so much shit that he definitely would easily win a Razzie for worst Dad of the year!
Ultimately there is one thing that I do know – a lot of the drama in the Outer Banks has happened because Ward doesn’t know how to be a parent. He doesn’t know how to be anything but deranged and that has led him to consistently letting down Sarah and raising a loose cannon like Rafe. I don’t even wanna know what Wheezie is up to.
Rafe know that his father will crumble and take Sarah’s side if she presses hard enough. And that’s going to set him off.
But let’s get down to it because so happened in this episode I don’t even know where to begin.
CALLING THE CAMERON’S OUT
John B is at rock bottom – hell he’s like ten feet below rock bottom. Things don’t see like they could get any worse, but then again, when we have that type of thinking we always realize that things can get worse.
Especially when Ward Cameron has it out for you. He doesn’t care what happens to John B, and when Kiera calls him out, the sheriff interceded and she throws a big blow. She tells him that it says something when his daughter is standing with them and to be honest, we applaud this.
Because it’s true.
Ward has a lot of demons that he is facing and part of me wants to believe that he really, above all else wants to be a good man. But that is always short lived because he quickly reminds us all that he’s a piece of shit.
Sarah and Wheezie may be the only redeeming Camerons and Rafe knows it. Rafe wants nothing more than for his father to look at him and love him the way that he loves Sarah. But everything has changed. EVERYTHING. I mean after all he has shown his true colors. Rafe is crazy.
And his father has consistently said that he loves his kids the same, but we all know he doesn’t. And Rafe believes that Sarah stands in his way.
So Wheezie and Sarah have been texting and evidently Sarah doesn’t understand the rule of “write it regret it, say it forget it,” because she texts A LOT. Rafe intercepts the phone and sees the texts and tells her to meet.
Lord, I feel for Sarah. She keeps loosing everything and all she wants is some connection to her family. And she wants to be able to love John B and him be free. Rafe knows this and feels his only recourse is to kill his sister.
At a certain point, I wondered if they were going to let Sarah die. I felt like this is what we were coming up against, but Topper entered the chat and saved her life. I screamed when he punched Rafe and threatened him – in a good way. But I also trust no one in this show, so…
He tells Sarah he can take her somewhere where she is safe. I’ve seen enough horror movies to know that never works out.
JJ IS NOT THE SMARTEST
I get the want to save your friend, especially when they are in jail for a crime they didn’t commit. But here’s the thing – find a good lawyer. Don’t devise an escape plan.
Things are dire for John B. Ward has hired someone to kill him – but make it look like a suicide, that way Sarah feels like he deserted her. The deputy who takes the money gets an inmate to do it.
But before the attempt on John B’s life is made, JJ steals his cousins ambulance. He tells John B to have an attack of appendicitis and the guards will need to get him to the hospital. I am a little surprised that John B decides to go along with this. But before he can commit fully to the plan, the random inmate gets into the cell and starts to strangle him.
John B manages to get free, after a struggle. It’s a struggle where you think that he’s going to die. And it was edited and shot so good, because they are showing Sarah at the same time and you’re thinking both of them are gone.
Meanwhile, JJ’s ambulance was called to pick up a patient, but since it’s not John B and he’s a dumb ass, he gives away that he’s faking it. He’s so bad at everything in this moment, it’s sad. But the thing is that I am always rooting for JJ, so I don’t want it to go this way. But it’s not long before the cops are on JJ’s ass. Even with a cop driving the ambulance.
But he’s smart enough to know that he needs help and texts Kiera. She comes with Pope to save the day.
JJ manages to run, but all we’re hoping is that he’s learned his lesson.
However, that is doubtful .
KIERA’S LIFE AIN’T EASY
Parents always want a better life for their children and I can respect that. When Kiera makes it home her Mom is freaking out. She wants to know where her daughter has been. And Kiera tells her, they got stranded in Charleston and there was no plug for her phone.
Her Mom flips out on her and Kiera just wants her to understand. She tries to explain, but her Mom doesn’t want to hear about any of the Pogues. She wants her daughter to do better. To be better.
But what is better for them may not be what is best for her. And I feel for her that she doesn’t think that they hear her.
She’s completely loyal to her friends, but wants to have that same loyalty from her family. But I think that she’s not as open as she could be with her parents. She pushes her Mom too far and her Mom tells her to leave the house.
It breaks my heart to see her Mom hurting, but also to see her hurting. This road isn’t going to be easy.
POPE AND THE KEY
I love Pope and his Dad. His Dad is a real father and knows that his son isn’t perfect, but he also knows that his son has the best of intentions. His father may get mad at him for things, but he doesn’t turn his back on his son.
That’s what a father should be.
Pope asks him about the key that the lady asked him for. He’d truly never heard of it, but he remembers his grandma used to wear a key like that around her neck. This sends Pope off to go to her house and see if he can find the key.
And he does. In the ceiling.
I’m loving the fact that they are giving Pope a storyline that is engaging and makes us more invested in him. He’s such a dynamic character and one that you are always rooting for.
When Pope heads to John B’s place and see’s Kiera, hearing what she’s going through, he wants nothing more than help her. Sometimes I think that Kiera is his safe space. She’s a center for him and that’s a beautiful thing.
These friends will be there for each other through thick and thin. The beautiful thing about this show is that you are so emotionally invested in the story, but more important is this group of friends, their lives, and their futures.
THE BIGGEST SURPRISE
There is shock when we see Sheriff Shoupe has believed the Pogues. He had the gun tested and it’s come back positive for the gun that killed his colleague and it has Rafe’s finger prints all over it.
As the sun rises, we see the Cameron’s house being stormed by the police. We may get justice after all
Outer Banks, Season 2 is streaming right now on Netflix.
Catch up on our reviews of Season 2 –
- Episode 1 – ‘Outer Banks’ 2×01 Review: “The Gold”
- Episode 2 – ‘Outer Banks’ 2×02 Review: “The Heist”
- Episode 3 – ‘Outer Banks’ 2×03 Review: “Prayers”
- Episode 4 – ‘Outer Banks’ 2×04 Review: “Homecoming”