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
S2E2: The Heist
We pick up right where we left off in episode one, and I will admit that John and Sarah’s ability to evade the cops is impeccable. I understand it is a TV show, but the writers find unique ways to get them out of all these scenarios that are different from the previous ones.
The three amigos (Pope, Kiara, JJ) are on the hunt to clear John’s name of the murder. they are tracking down Ward, who is about to make a deal to close the final piece to clear his name for good. I will say I had a few issues with this sequence because it is pouring down rain, and Pope has this old fashion camcorder recording what was happening, and nothing happened (until it did) with it.
There is one scene where Kiara is stuck in the sewage looking for something (not spoiling), and it was one of the most intense claustrophobic scenes I’ve seen on TV. My heart was RACING and they did a magnificent job of shooting this in a way that was high stakes.
I can’t express enough how much I love Ward (played by Charles Esten), and I give both credit to the writers and Charles’s portrayal of the character. On the one hand, I love that he has become this unhinged man to protect his family, but, yes BUT, how he goes about it is why we hate him so much. He is a fantastic protagonist who, within each decision he makes he becomes more and more unlikable.
Episode two provides more high stakes, sprinkles in the three amigos getting involved more and some significant plot development within Ward’s character.