Locke & Key‘s “Small World” was full of heart, feels, and magical spiders. And honestly, it was really fun and a perfect example of what makes this show so great and worth watching. A huge part of that love has to do with Bode Locke. We usually don’t care for child actors like that. They rarely hit the mark and lack the years of experience. But Jackson Robert Scott is perfect for the role of Bode and makes us love his character even more with every episode that passes, dispelling the dreaded stereotype of kids being annoying and getting in the way of things.
Bode Locke is inquisitive, kind, sweet, and we’re so happy that he’s making new friends in the form of Jamie, played by Leishe Meyboom. He honestly needed someone to talk to about everything that’s been going on in his life. That’s not to say he doesn’t love his siblings and can’t talk to them. He can talk to them. But sometimes it’s easier to talk to someone who isn’t in the situation with you. It helps give you perspective and a new outlook on things. Plus it’s good for your mental health.
We’re really hoping that Jamie continues being the helpful, understanding, and kind soul that she seems to be. Because she has access to the Locke household, something no one besides the Locke’s should have. And it’s a heavy burden or responsibility to carry. But we worry because her father can’t be trusted. Josh had a model of Nina’s house and he knew it when he spoke with her. That’s all sorts of creepy and we think he’s going to take advantage of the responsibility bestowed upon Jamie to cause trouble.
That’s not the only trouble brewing in Locke & Key. Gabe aka Dodge is going forward with any and all plans to stop Kinsey and Scot from getting closer to each other. Which, we understand Gabe’s jealousy if he were just Gabe. And we do understand, and not like, that Kinsey is stringing both of these young men along because she’s realizing that the one she wants most is leaving soon. It’s basically a complicated as hell situation that is only made worse by our suspicion that Dodge is falling for the con that she set up.
And Faux Eden, oh she knows that she’s right. You can tell it by the look on her face when she teases Gabe and calls him out on how hard he’s fighting for someone they should just kill, at least in Faux Eden’s opinion. On a sidenote when it comes to this character, we were certain that she was going to turn on Gabe. He’s been so controlling, a party pooper, and doesn’t let her have the fun she wants. We were sure she was going to break soon but seeing Gabe/Dodge let their true form rise, absolutely freaked her out and set her back.
The last thing that we really need to talk about is Duncan and Erin Voss, the latter being played by Joy Tanner. They are both suffering through the pain of time lost. Erin lost decades of time, trapped in her own body after what we assume is a confrontation with Dodge. And Duncan because he’s now living in a house he barely remembers with a person who knew him as a kid standing right in front of him. It’s confusing for both of them and so tragic that the time they spent together as friends is gone.
Whatever comes next for Duncan, we hope he remembers. With those memories could be the location of the key needed to keep their memories of magic and who they became because of them. And yes, that’s good news for Dodge because she wants to figure out how to make keys. But it’s good for us as viewers because it takes away this upcoming deadline where Locke & Key ends and we’re the only ones who remember everything they went through.
That’s not the kind of ending we want for such a great show like Locke & Key and we hope that Netflix and its creators realize that.
P.S. Locke & Key really has amped the magic this season in subtle but fun ways that terrify the characters and make us go, “Well that was extremely cool!” Kudos to the art department and set design for transforming the Locke household into something spooky and cool looking. And thanks to the special effects department for creating such a terrifying huge spider that will join the ranks of Shelob and Aragog.
Locke & Key season two is available on Netflix.