Netflix Original Series ‘Outer Banks’ S2E3: Prayers

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?

S2E3: Prayers

Oh my, this episode was hot and heavy from the moment it began. We knew what was at stake with the upcoming heist in place and the writing team/direction delivered on all levels.

John and Sarah were under a lot of pressure, from being on the run to satisfying big man Terrance with making sure he gets paid. The setup of the heist and Sarah recruiting Terrance and his crew to help was great, but the execution of the heist was BRILLIANT.

Ward, Rafe, and the security set off to move the gold and of course, the crew had other plans. The distraction from the kids to how they stole the gold was perfect. But my favorite part of how they shot this was the big reveal to Ward and Rafe that Sarah was, in fact, still alive. We see Ward’s head turn and BOOM goes the dynamite.

What happens next blows you away because it is so unexpected and brings another layer of challenges for Sarah and John.

I was not surprised that once all the action happened in the first half of the episode, it finally slows down a little. We’ve had two and a half episodes of non-stop action, it was bound to let up a little, and they did it hugely.

We have three separate stories happening simultaneously, and each one of them had significant plot development in this episode. So it’s intricate of the writers to make sure they are still developing these characters outside of the scope of the craziness to showcase the authentic side of each of them.

We get another banger of an episode that highlights that the writing team knows exactly what they are doing to keep the viewer interested.

The Verdict: B+

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