The end of Outer Banks season 2 is officially here with “The Costal Venture”. I have a lot of feelings about season 2, some of them good and bad. There were moments that made me roll my eyes, some that utterly shocked me, and others that I could see coming from a mile away.
What Outer Banks does really well though, for the most part, is character development and relationships – whether they be good or bad ones. So, let’s start discussing “The Costal Venture”.
The Cameron Family
Ward and his control freak psychopathic tendencies stayed alive like the cockroach that he is. This is one of those moments that I saw coming.
Watching Ward try to convince Sarah that John B just wanted the money and didn’t care about her was a definite failure. That is one positive about Sarah and John B’s relationship – she knows that he wouldn’t just take the money and forget her.
She knows, from first hand experience in season one, that he would fight to find her. If there is one thing that John B is, it is dedicated to getting to Sarah when she is in trouble.
Who I don’t understand in the Cameron family is Wheezie. The Cameron family can be very confusing and very fucked up. They have only had glimpses of Wheezie’s character here and there.
She is obviously very loyal to Sarah, but on the other hand she seems to have no problems with Rafe and Ward on the ship. In fact, she is happy about their family disappearing into the void. I wish we got to see more of her story and what makes Wheezie tick because she intrigues me so much. Hopefully we get to see that in season three if it gets renewed.
I also think that Ward has finally been pushed to the breaking point in all of this drama. I wouldn’t have guessed that he would actually try to kill Sarah, Rafe absolutely, but not Ward. But, I shouldn’t have been surprised – he is a narcissist and when things don’t go his way he acts.
I think this will finally be what officially breaks Sarah’s ties with her family. She has always seemed to be holding on, but after her father and brother tried to murder her, I don’t see how she can go back.
Pogues for life. You really feel that sentiment with this group of friends. John B, Sarah, Kiara, Pope, and JJ are found family. They fight, they love hard, and most importantly they don’t give up. Pogues is a lifestyle for them, but it means so much more. To them it means that wealth doesn’t make you better than anyone else or your social class. You are just as worthy as anyone.
They don’t give up on each other. They keep fighting even when it seems bleak and they aren’t going to win. They are determined – literally how many times have they almost died? – to keep fighting. And in the end I think it will pay off.
These four literally got into a shipping container to help break Sarah out of her fathers clutches. They pretty much planned to go full pirate on this ship if it meant they could get Sarah, the cross, and the Cameron’s.
Watching the Pogues escape the cargo ship was dramatic and balsy as hell. They almost died a thousand times and they almost had the treasure. This part didn’t feel daytime soap to me, it felt like it fit with the vibe of the show without being overly dramatic.
The part that I did find overly dramatic was them getting stranded on an island. They seemed happy to get away from the cargo ship, which I get, but perfectly happy to end up on a deserted island.
They all look care free like they have no worries in the world. And this is the part that really felt like a daytime soap to me during “The Coastal Venture”. It is just not realistic in any way. They don’t seem to be worried about finding help, water, food, or shelter. Pope and Kiara don’t seem to worry about their families who know they are missing by now.
To them, it’s just another bonfire on the beach.
He is Alive!
Seeing Big John alive was the biggest shock of the season for me. I didn’t expect it at all, he was dead in my mind. It will be interesting to see how his relationship will play out with Limbrey in the future – considering his son and the Pogues don’t really like her.
If I was in John B’s shoes, I don’t know if I could forgive him. Big John let his son believe he was dead for months and John B mourned him. That isn’t going to go down well. Big John should have found a way to let John B know he was alive.
I have a lot of thoughts overall on season 2 of Outer Banks. First let’s start off with these fucking teenagers. Do they realize that 99% of their problems would have been solved if they had just gone to the Feds or thought things through before they acted? This infuriated me to no end on both seasons of Outer Banks. I can’t count how many times I rolled my eyes.
While there are a lot of good things about Outer Banks, these storylines are starting to get to complicated with all the drama. I feel like I’m watching the craziness that took over Pretty Little Liars and Riverdale. That is never good. I’m not here for all that mess. I’m here for the adventure of a treasure hunt, good character development, and a satisfying story.
What did you think of season 2 of Outer Banks? How do you feel about John B and Sarah’s relationship? Do you like where the story is headed? What is going to happen in a third season? Share your thoughts with us below!
Outer Banks season 2 is now streaming on Netflix.