No relationship is perfect and when it comes to Sarah and John B, they have definitely been through some shit. But Wards death may be the one thing that is the end for them.
Sarah has always had a constant in John B that he’s there for her no matter what. He comforts her, he loves her, he wants to protect her. But when Ward’s boat explodes and Sarah watches her father die, he doesn’t offer her comfort.
Sure, Ward has been evil and he has ruined their lives. But that doesn’t mean that it’s not going to hurt Sarah that he’s gone. But Sarah, your Dad admitted to killing his Dad. Like how’s he supposed to react? Not well Sarah. I also get that his love for you is supposed to be stronger than that.
But Sarah isn’t going to see it like that because she’s hurt and this is her dad.
The reality is that there was no situation that this would end well for them. There is no situation that these two are going to both win when it comes to Ward. There is no advice, no comfort that anyone can give them, because they’ve got a situation that is unlike any other.
Returning to the Outer Banks has changed everything.
The Pogues are worried about John B, he’s obviously depressed and upset. Sarah is no where to be found. She’s turned to Topper for comfort, which makes sense because he was the one on the pier to catch her when her Dad’s ship exploded. He saved her life.
Sarah tells John B that things are too complicated, that sometimes things just aren’t meant to be. She wants a break, she wants to have some space.
But space is a complicated thing.
CAN I STAY HERE?
When Sarah left the Cameron’s, Rafe ran after her. She flips out when he touches her, which I completely get. I mean after all, he did try and kill her. Rafe claims that he wants to be better, to do better, because he wants to do everything that his Dad wanted.
They’d watched their father on video, confessing to everything and saying that he was sorry for the man that he’d become. Rafe see’s this as an opportunity to step into his fathers role, to guide and lead the family. He wants to make his father proud, which we all know was the only thing he ever wanted in his life.
And it’s kinda driven Rafe to the point of insanity. Well not kinda, but I am trying to be kind.
Rafe and Rose are equally as sketchy to me, but that’s a different story.
When leaving her house Sarah goes to talk to John B and then heads over to Topper’s. She asks him if she can stay.
Now, we know that Topper loves Sarah, but dude is going to get his heart broken. Saying that though, I love that Topper is there for Sarah, because she needs someone.
He wants her to return to a normal life, whatever that is. So he invites her to the bonfire – which is an Outer Banks thing.
We know that no good can come of alcohol and a person in pain, but that doesn’t mean that as a teenager you aren’t going to do just that.
POPE’S FAMILY LEGACY
I am loving the fact that Pope has such a great storyline this season. He’s such a great character.
We know that Limbrey is after the cross, got the key, and that the cross is something that technically belongs to Pope, cause it’s from his ancestors. Limbrey is dying, and I still have yet to figure out what delusional shit she is taking. Cause girl is STRANGE.
But Pope is on a quest to learn everything that he can about his ancestors, which I admire. He manages to get some help from a teacher and gets his hands on a diary that happens to be from his distant relative – Denmark Tanney’s. Now we know that Limbrey’s family has stolen from Denmark and the diary brings a lot to light.
In the diary, Pope finds the recount of how the Limbrey’s robbed Tanney’s ship of the gold and the cross. After robbing the ship, the Limbrey’s left the men on the ship to die.
I’ve read enough books in my life to know that nothing good ever happens at a bonfire. I’ve seen enough TV shows and movies to know nothing good ever happens at a bonfire. But I also know they are fun.
John B, Kie, Pope, and JJ decide to go to the bonfire to let off some steam. Of course Topper and Sarah are there too – so can we say inevitable love spat and jealousy.
We know that in life people from different sides of the tracks are going to fight. It’s always a perfect storm of many things that converge at the right or wrong time. Depending on how you look at it.
Sarah’s jealous over John B talking to someone. John B is jealous of Sarah being with Topper. Both thinking that the other has moved on.
And when alcohol comes into play, things get worse. Sarah confronts John B, and then of course Topper stands up for her and punches are thrown. All I can say is that JJ and Pope need to learn to haul ass and always keep your eyes on your friend in case of a fight.
What I loved in this whole sequence though was that when Kie see’s Sarah in trouble, she stands up for her friends. It doesn’t matter what has happened, Sarah is still one of them and she has their back.
And that is a beautiful thing.
“The path to the tomb begins in the Island Room.”
We learned that in a previous episode, but we didn’t know exactly what it meant. We do now.
When Rafe looses his temper, because Rose has no idea where to gold is, be puts a hole in the wall. We see that there is some sort of writing on the wall.
Go figure that the Cameron house is what they meant about the Island Room.
And go figure that Rafe is the one that finds it.
- I don’t trust Rose. I feel like we haven’t learned enough about her to trust her, but also she’s married to Ward. So she has bad taste.
- The person I feel the most sorry for is Wheezie. Like this kid is stuck in a fucked up family.
- I am still pissed that John B. did not go after Sarah. Like show up and make your apologies.
- I am not sold on Ward’s death.
- Rafe is in desperate need of rehab and help.
Outer Banks is streaming now on Netflix.