“My Druthers” was a pivotal episode for season 2 of Outer Banks in my opinion. I feel like we got to explore these characters a little deeper and what makes them tick. We are used to seeing them interact with each other, but we got to see some new faces pop up that revealed new facets of our beloved characters personalities.
The plot was also pushed forward in a significant way. We went from potentially exploring a new avenue of the Royal Merchant treasure – to going down the road and discovering answers. So, let’s start discussing some things from this episode.
“My Druthers” starts off with John B being set free from jail. He shouldn’t have even been there in the first place. He was innocent, but he was set to fall for just being in a different social class from those on figure eight. To them John B, and the rest of the Pogues honestly, are just an easy target.
John B and his dad might have been going after the Royal Merchant and the treasure, but you can’t tell me that had they not, Ward still wouldn’t have somehow pinned it on them. Since he is a despicable human being with no morals.
The homecoming between the Pogues is so heartfelt and of course JJ’s first question is if John B broke out. What I love about JJ is that he just throws out these statements and ludicrous ideas. He doesn’t care what anyone thinks of him. He just wants his family to be okay. What he does need to work on is his temper and need to react to every. single. thing.
The relationship I really love on Outer Banks is between Pope and Kiara. They just seem to mesh together so well. Their strong foundation is based firmly on friendship. Best friends. Kiara is obviously a little scared to get into a relationship with Pope, but she will get there.
Sarah, John B, and Topper
Sarah and Topper. Those two names shouldn’t be together and I dislike him so much. Why hasn’t he gone away yet? Sarah, do you not remember what a shitty person and boyfriend he is? It wasn’t that long ago you were with him.
I know she had a whirlwind romance with John B and she got sucked into his universe, but she grew up with Topper. There is no way she forgot how he treated her and how he treats others. I understand that Topper was there to save Sarah from Rafe, but she didn’t have to stay with him after that.
The type of people you associate with reflects back on you Sarah. Remember that.
While I don’t blame John B for not liking Topper, he and Sarah need to really talk. This is the moment for me that I don’t see this relationship lasting very long. When Sarah wouldn’t say she was John B’s “wife” to Topper, it seemed like she was ashamed of their relationship. You can see that she is having doubts at this point even if she isn’t voicing them.
Pope and Me-Maw
Pope and Me-Maw’s relationship is so precious. I remember my great grandparents and I treasure every moment I had with them. They are something that you can’t replace and you can really tell that Pope loves his great-grandmother and they have a special relationship.
Shit just got really personal for Pope. It’s not just John B who has a hand in the treasure from the Royal Merchant anymore. It rightfully belongs to Pope and his family. He is also going to get the Cross of Santo Domingo before Limbrey does. You can see that conviction in his eyes – the more personal you have a connection with something the harder you will fight for it.
Ward and His Disappearing Act
Watching Ward throw a fit about his house being searched made me cackle. Yes, you aren’t above the law anymore Ward. You and Rafe are going down. You can’t make all these things disappear. Money isn’t going to buy you out of prison forever.
When the cops go to arrest Ward, no one wants to miss that moment. The Pogues go rogue like they always do and insert themselves into the situation. Are crime and arrest scenes not secure in Outer Banks like the rest of the world? Because in the real world that would not have been possible.
Also do the Pogues ever think things through? What good is going to come of them being there to watch Ward being arrested other than gaining some satisfaction? From all the shit Rafe and he has pulled, do they really think it will be a simple arrest?
As it turns out it wasn’t. Sarah had to watch as her father “killed” himself. But is Ward really dead? I don’t believe so, but only time will tell. You can see how painful this is for Sarah. After all, Ward is still her father even if he deserved what was coming to him.
She gets upset when John B was happy her father was killed. I don’t blame him, I would have been happy in his shoes. Ward killed John B’s father and set him up to take the fall for first degree murder. Is he supposed to be happy he believed he got justice? I do get why she is upset though – Ward is still her dad.
Then Sarah has a complicated relationship with her family. She is stuck in an unhealthy relationship with them. Rafe and her father have tried to kill her. They set her friends up and act like they are doing it for the “family”. Girl is confused and caught in the middle. She was right to break things off with John B when she did.
What did you think of “My Druthers”? Do you believe Ward is really dead? Share your thoughts with us in the comments!
Outer Banks season 2 is now streaming on Netflix.