What are we learning? We’re learning that we need to up our friend game, because our friends can’t be like Jess in National Treasure: Edge of History. The people in our lives can barely figure their way out of their apartments, so the chances that they can solve puzzles? Comical.
And yes, we’re in a mood, so we’re positive that our friends will be coming for us later. But like we’re here to talk about episode two and the things we do for friends. We’re here to talk about the things that we do to survive. Jess and Tasha are really just doing that.
Trying to survive. They are trying to survive because their lives were upended by Peter Saudsky. Granted, they didn’t have to try and crack his clues, but don’t we all do the things that we’re not supposed to do? Especially when on the other side of it could be redemption and answers.
Owen’s still kidnapped, but we do have to give it to him that he’s seemed to be able to figure out that this isn’t what he thinks it is. He’s finally like hey, heading into a shipping container full of kicks is probably not the smartest thing in the world. Actually qualifies as some really dumb shit.
Jess though, she’s not dumb. She’s smart AF, and when Billie tells her she wants to meet at a dock, well, Jess ain’t having that. She’s probably seen enough movies to know that’s some shady crap and meeting on a dock is probably gonna result in death, so like lets not do that.
Instead they meet at a gift shop at the USS Kidd Museum. Jess thinks that this is a good plan, because there is an MP there at all times, so getting Owen back shouldn’t be too hard. Billie can’t pull anything because she’ll get caught.
And that’s part of the plan. Tasha and Jess think that they can get her arrested and this will all be over.
Only Jess also has another idea – to tell the real FBI. Tasha isn’t down with this and doesn’t think it’s a good idea. That’s not going to stop Jess though and she decides she’s going to talk to them. She wants to believe that the people in her dream job are going to be good and help them.
And this is where we are introduced to Agent Ross. She’s new to the Baton Rogue area and wants to make an impression. Only her boss is telling her to take it slow (not that she understands what that means). She’s given the task of taking on the walk ins – Jess and Tasha.
The way that Jess and Tasha are telling the story, it makes it very suspicious and Agent Ross doesn’t want to hear about it.
Jess and Tasha leave, believing that they’ll be able to handle it – and telling themselves that doesn’t make it so.
The fake FBI clowns are telling Owen something different and that it won’t be okay. They’re letting him know that if anyone pulls anything all three of them will be killed. He’s terrified and taking this seriously. Granted, I think if someone was threatening to murder me and my friends, I would too.
Jess and Tasha are heading to the museum and Jess realizes she wants to know what the relic means. In only the way that Jess can, she figures out that it’s a puzzle box and the ways to start crack it open. We don’t get it. We would be like you cute and onto the shelf you go and not think that it’s a clue to a treasure.
When people started coming up with maps to clues, pretty sure that no one thought of camera phones. But Tasha did. She takes pictures of the pieces so that they can try to figure it out.
One thing we’re loving in this show is Jess and Tasha’s friendship. They are both so different, but yet so grounded and find a peace with each other. They challenge each other, but they are ride or die. That’s the best kind of friendship that you can find.
They are committed to getting Owen back but when they get there, the MP heads to the bathroom and Tasha makes sure to rush him back to the gift shop. The way she does it is hilarious and I don’t think many could have pulled it off. But she does.
Tasha is this character that we all need to recognize her greatness. She’s not just a YouTuber, she’s a good friend and super smart. Her knowing that Owen was kidnapped doesn’t sit well, because he’s her ex and well, emotions do bubble up to the top.
They get Owen back and when they think that they are gonna get Billie arrested, Owen won’t vouch for the fact he was kidnapped. Everyone is confused, but he tells them that he did it because if he would have told the truth, they’d all be dead.
What I do love is at this moment, they are all finding their way back to being besties, but like, they are leaving Ethan out. Ethan is quite judgemental though, so we can understand that. There is something that Ethan is hiding and I am not sure that I trust him.
So remember Liam? He’s inherited Sadusky’s house and he’s not sure about it. Jess walks in to try and look for clues in the study and her and Liam come face to face. He’s still cynical. He doesn’t want to hear what she has to say and is really down on his Grandfather.
Liam seems complex. He seems like there is this part of him that really loves and admire his Grandfather, but he holds his fathers death against his Grandfather. He’s just really not happy with him. So when Jess asks if she can borrow a book, he doesn’t object. He just is like burn it.
There is an electricity with Liam and Jess. It’s subtle, but it’s there. And maybe the connection is that they both have gone through the same things and that treasure hunting is in both their blood. Liam thinks that she’s a stan, but she explains to him who she is and what she wants.
It’s crazy how they were brought together by coincidence, but they are really going to be two that make a difference in each others lives. Hell, Jess even ends up having to get a job where Liam works. It just happens to be the same night that Liam is fired from doing live music.
All he’s wanted to do is make it in music. But now, he’s wondering what to do. You can see the defeat in his eyes. But when he looks around and sees Jess there, he knows what to do. He knows that he’s got more to tell her and so he asks when she’s off work.
When they both return to Sadusky’s house, we find something out – something that we never would have known without Liam.
There’s another combination that opens a secret room. In that room are a bunch of Sadusky’s secret treasures, but more important than anything, there’s a report there. And that report, the report that started it all, was written by Jess’s Mom.
- Tasha learned you never tell someone you’re going to trace them before you trace them. We’re shocked this was a thing you had to learn.
- Why Jess and Ethan are keeping secrets I don’t know
- Owen is bad at keeping secrets.
- What the hell does Ethan do that he’s so damn rich.
- Why is it that I don’t like Ethan? I don’t trust.
National Treasure: Edge of History streams on Disney+.