“The Cross” on Outer Banks gives us a lot to chew on along the road to the Cross of Santo Domingo. You get relationship drama, heartfelt feelings, more dumb ass moments that could be solved with using your head, and most importantly – the feeling of family. We are coming to the end of season 2 and it’s been a wild ride so far.
Sarah and John B
I have very strong opinions about these two – which is different from what Erin(who is also reviewing Outer Banks) believes and that is perfectly okay. People can watch the same show and come to different conclusions.
I think Sarah latched on to John B in the beginning to escape her boring mundane life on figure eight. John B provided an unknown world to her – the Pogues lifestyle, a treasure hunt, and adventure. She didn’t have that on Figure Eight.
They got sucked into a whirlwind romance, but it’s not built to last. They are way too immature to be married just by the way they handle things. Their relationship is way too complicated.
Fast forward all these weeks later, and while I do believe they have genuine feelings for each other, they have a lot to work out in order to make it work. Only time will tell if they survive or not. I’m leaning on the not in case I wasn’t clear enough.
The Race to the Cross of Santo Domingo
For all that this Cross is worth, I don’t know if I would be chasing after it. Death and destruction has followed the Royal Merchant and all the treasure from it. You would think that would be enough to clue all these people in that maybe this Cross/treasure just aren’t worth it.
If Denmark Tanny was back do you think he would say that all the pain and suffering from the Royal Merchant treasure was worth it? I don’t think that he would to be honest – money isn’t the end all be all which I think the Pogues understand to an extent.
I also need to teach the Pogues to think with their heads and two steps ahead. Not to react to events, but to be proactive in finding this treasure if they are dead set on finding it. That would also solve a lot of their problems – along with talking to helpful law enforcement. But these are teens who like to act like they are in their 30’s. Again, in true Outer Banks fashion.
Sarah’s statement about them acting like they wouldn’t go through the road at high tide is so spot on. She knows them well. But they are thinking! Which I have been bitching about in all these reviews. Baby steps people!
Kiara’s bright idea to steal her dad’s truck to get them unstuck is horrible. Her parents are already unhappy with her to begin with. Stealing the truck is going to make it so much worse. I get why she is upset with her parents, she has valid reasons, but not asking them doesn’t help either.
I think if she had a honest conversation with them about how she has different beliefs to those on Figure Eight, that her parents would listen to her. They might not agree with what she says or be happy that they sacrifice so much for things she doesn’t want, but open communication could solve some problems.
Watching JJ giving a lecture to his friends is such a nice change for once. He poured his heart out to his friends to get their shit together and stop blaming each other. They are family. They are Pogues. They don’t do that to each other.
The ending to “The Cross” has Pope climbing the rafters of the church to uncover the golden cross and he almost dies for it. Again, another sign my friends to forget about the fucking Cross. Your life is more valuable than gold.
What was touching about this near death scene was the way they all rallied around Pope though. They questioned him a little, but in the end they helped their brother. They didn’t abandon him when they disagreed. That is what makes the Pogues different. The way they fight for each other.
One thing that does drive me crazy about this show, is how at times, it can feel like a daytime soap. They get these crazy storylines, cliche moments, and thrown in A LOT of drama. Things either work out really great or really horrible. Which, again, also reminds me of Riverdale and Pretty Little Liars. Don’t get me wrong those shows can be great, its just the over dramatic storylines I’m not a huge fan of.
What did you think of “The Cross”? Share your thoughts with us in the comments!