Locke & Key 2×10 “Cliffhanger” delivered exactly what it promised…A CLIFFHANGER! But before we get to all of that with the murderer and rapist who will never be named in our reviews because that’s all he is, let’s talk about the things that set this episode apart, what we loved, and what we’re most excited about when Locke & Key returns for season 3.
First up, taking down Dodge. Bwahahahaha. It’s exactly what she deserved and then some. We’re a little surprised how it all went down and that they didn’t save it for the end of “Cliffhanger” but we loved it nonetheless. The team came together and took Dodge down as one with Kinsey and Tyler having part in the final showdown, as it should’ve always been.
For Kinsey, this is peace of mind. She faced her demon, literally. And she did it all while still remaining true to herself and the badass young woman that she is. That scene on the ledge was utterly terrifying but we knew that she had something up her sleeve and it was the perfect distraction. In the end, she took her power and cemented herself as the badass lead we always knew her to be on Locke & Key.
Then there’s Tyler. Our hearts hurt for him. We’re proud of him and how he stood by his family and friends side to battle Dodge’s minions and then Dodge herself But we’re really sad that he’s decided to forget magic. We know he’s hurting…but it’s the worst decision ever. There will always be people coming after the keys in one way or another. And we understand that self-care is important, but you can do that without giving the bad guys a one-up.
Personally, we wish we would’ve seen more of Bode but we understand that he’s a kid. Plus he had a lot to deal with aka welcoming Ellie back and helping her find her way to Rufus and herself. He also had to deal with the fact in “Cliffhanger” of feeling his mother’s pain and loneliness in a way that made him make the ultimate decision: to show Nina the power of the keys and make it so she never forgets.
Now, this…it’s going to bring all the drama in season 3 of Locke & Key. Kinsey, Tyler, and Bode are kids who have been dealing with the fate of the world. And there’s definitely going to be a power struggle where the Locke children will want to go out and save the world and Nina puts her foot down and says no. But ultimately, they will come together and they will defeat that murderer who no one cares about except for the fact that the actor looks hella familiar.
Duncan is going to be part of all of this when Locke & Key returns as well. Nina is not going to be able to look him in the face knowing that he was an adult who decided to help the children and keep this away from her. She’ll probably kick him out of the house and cut him off or be really angry at him and have an adult to talk to about all this crazy stuff. Hopefully she doesn’t use her new knowledge to bring basic AF Josh into the mix of things because we still don’t like him.
We like Josh even less because he walked into that cave. He agreed to that bullshit. Sure, it’s nice that he realized he was following the ramblings of a murderer and madman. But little too late, Josh. You made your bed and now you gotta lay in it. And now that Eden is down a well and trapped, his problems might have been reduced momentarily until his creepy murderer relative tries to pull him to his side. Ughhhh. It’s going to be a mess.
Since we don’t want to end this review with Josh and his creepy murderer relative, we’d like to thank you for reading these Locke & Key reviews and for going on this journey with us. We’ve truly enjoyed season 2 of this Netflix series so much and hope that the third season is just as epic and that the actors keep kicking ass like they did in this season. We also hope to see Kinsey flying more (because that was badass), Bode and his mother bonding, and what kind of man Tyler will be without remembering magic.
Until next season.