Netflix Original Series ‘Outer Banks’ S2E1: The Gold Review

It took me a few months to get into Outer Banks. It wasn’t one of those shows that I thought I would like and after watching the first two episodes, I was sure it wasn’t a show for me. But I powered through the season, and honestly, I loved it and I feel like often we give up to fast on TV shows because of a lackluster episode or two.

The show left off with mass chaos. Did the storm consume John and Sarah? Will Ward pay for what he did? How will the three amigos (Pope, Kiara, JJ) move on without their friends? And what will happen to the gold?

Season Two drops tomorrow on the streaming platform

S2E1: The Gold

The show picks up where we left off, with everyone trying to figure out how they will handle the events that ended season one.

We enter into a restaurant where we see JJ working and he overhears chatter about how John was the one who killed the sheriff, which sends him off the deep end.

Shocking to none of the viewers, John and Sarah are alive and on the run. But, unfortunately, the group that rescued them found out about the bounty on their head, and John and Sarah find themselves in danger and have to figure out a way out.

Once they can escape, the pressure to clear his name is starting to get to them. John wanted for the murder of the sheriff knows he is innocent, but if he doesn’t come back with some money in his pocket, he knows he will face an uphill battle to clear his name. This causes him to do some things that Sarah does not approve of, leading them even further into trouble than they already were.

Season two did not start the same way season one did, we have the highest of stakes for all of our characters, and each of them is risking their lives for one reason or another. The first episode is an absolute BANGER and picked right up where they left off with the intensity that held together the second half of season one. I am all in on these characters.

The Verdict: B+

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