I love a penultimate episode of any television show, and episode 9 is definitely that of Outer Banks. There is so much happening and that’s part of what we love about this show. You think that you know what is going to happen, but you don’t. You just know that you should expect the unexpected.
The only thing that you can really truly count on when it comes to Outer Banks is that the Pogues will be there for each other. They stand to loose something? It doesn’t matter. They will sacrifice everything for each other.
Buckle in biotches, I have a lot to say about this episode.
I think that one thing we all should know by now is that nothing ever goes the Pogues way. Pope had fallen but luckily he’s looking up because he sees the cross coming down and about to kill them all.
Pope is having an allergic reaction and as they all try and move the cross he gets worst. Pope can’t hold the cross, he can’t breathe. Sarah and JJ are fighting, but Pope can barely breathe. They know they need to get him help and J is worried about hiding the cross.
They get Pope into the car and JJ knows where to go. Remember his cousin? They take Pope there an get him inside. The cousin asks stupid questions – cause it’s obvious that Pope is allergic to wasps.
Now here’s my thing, why is this paramedic so disorganized? Remind me that I don’t want him anywhere near me. Shit is insane. He gives him epinephrin and they think for a second that he’s dead. But Pope wakes up and he is like filled with energy and out of control.
Why do they let him drive? Cause he’s driving like a drunk man out of control. He thinks he’s invincible, but that is quickly dispelled when he crashed the truck. Pope is only focused on the cross, but he knows that is probably a lost cause too because he sees Rafe and the creepy guy drive by with the cross.
Of course Rafe and Limbrey’s evil brother were there at the church, waiting to pounce when they left. They smell gold or like anything having to do with money and power, their dicks get hard and they go running straight to it.
I actually wished I loved anything as much as they love money and power.
I really do want the Pogues to get a break, but that just doesn’t seem in the cards for them. It feels like they have more mountains to climb than anyone ever should. But the way that they always overcome everything together is part of what makes them inspiring. A lot of us have given up on our friends for less.
When they see them drive by, it doesn’t matter that the car is wrecked. What matter is that they get to the church.
And sure, they want the cross. They want revenge. So do you think that the cross being taken from them is going to stop them? Nope. It means they are going to go for it. The Cameron’s have never stopped them and the Limbrey’s won’t either.
ROSE AND RAFE
Can we all agree that Rose is just as shady as anyone in this show? Cause she is. Rafe and Rose are up to way too much that none of us understand, but it’s all coming clear. She’s secured a ship and guards and I mean, we’re thinking that she does know where the gold is.
And for a second, I would think that Rose planned on leaving the Cameron kids behind, but it’s become apparent she is not thinking that way. She tells Rafe to head home, that she’ll meet him there.
Now here’s the thing, when the Pogues are wronged, you know they are coming for what is theirs. So they’ve got John B’s car and are stopped by the sheriff. Kie is taken home – she leaves them in order so they don’t get in trouble.
The rest of the Pogues head to the Cameron’s and Sarah has the bright idea to go close to look at the truck and try and get the keys.
But here’s the thing about bright ideas. They don’t work unless you listen to what other people say. And Sarah has a hard time listening. Because when you are told to not to go in the house, you should probably not go in the house.
But as we’ve established, these kids will stop at nothing.
The issue is that even when she goes in and gets the keys, Sarah always hesitates over something. That is her downfall.
She hesitates because she wants to see what’s in the back. But that gives Rafe time to grab her and take her inside. The rest of the Pogues are being distracted by a man with a gun wondering why they are there.
Rafe locks Sarah in the wine cellar. He says he’ll let her out when she calms down. Rose appears and she sends him away.
Rafe wants the reward of saving his family. He wants to honor his father. He knows something that we don’t. Rose tells him to go on with what he needs to do and then she lets Sarah out.
Sarah obviously hasn’t watched enough TV, because when someone offers you a drink they will be drugging you. And Rose does just that.
It would be the only way that they can get Sarah in the car and on that ship.
YOU THINK IT WOULD BE THAT EASY
Rafe leaves to go get rid of the body. If you think that Pope was just going to let that cross go easily? He wasn’t. He hopped on the back and headed out with Rafe. When Rafe dumps the body and a fight ensues, he leaves Pope with the gators. He has places to be.
But here’s the thing about Pope, he’s resilient. And even though he’s faced with possibility of dying, loosing everything, he’s more determined than ever.
And Kie, she’s been told if she fucks up one more time, she’s going away to some camp for troubled youth. But when Pope calls and needs her, there is nothing that will ever hold her back.
They find John B and JJ – who saw Sarah being dragged off. They aren’t going to let her go without a fight.
The four of them cause a distraction. Well, the blow shit up. God, I love their ingenuity.
Sarah is on the boat. The gold is on the boat. The cross is on the boat. The Pogues are not leaving the boat to head out without them. They will get everything back no matter what it takes.
Get yourself locked in a shipping container and board a tanker no problem.
HE IS ALIVE
Sarah wakes up on the ship and she’s scared. But she’s not gonna let that get to her. She’s gonna find an escape.
But that quickly changes when she goes to open the door to get out.
Death is never death on this show. Ward is alive. I repeat Satan Dad is alive.
I get it – parents love their kids. But Ward – well, he’s pretty disturbed. He doesn’t love his kids, he loves himself. He loves money. He’s obsessed with it. Can we like all see where Rafe gets his psycho nature from? I don’t even think it is all the drugs that Rafe is on. I straight up think he’s just his fathers child.
This shit is about to get more intense.