NOS4A2 Season 2 Episode 6
The last episode was Chris’s redemption and this episode gives Linda her’s. But we will get to that a little later.We also see Maggie take on the hourglass man but let’s first catch up on Wayne and Vic.
After trying hard not to give in, Wayne is slowly giving in to the wraith especially after trying to call his mom and she didn’t pick up.
We even see him lose some teeth and kill a butterfly but all hope isn’t lost.
Craig’s ghost appears in the wraith and tells Wayne to try calling his mom again while Charlie is gone.
Wayne does and reaches her and tells her he’s scared and that he killed a butterfly and doesn’t know what’s wrong with himself.
Vic tells him that they’re coming for him and that she will find him.
I can’t wait to find out how Craig’s ghost is in the wraith and if it’s somehow connected to the ghost of Millies mother near ChristmasLand.
Vic is finally released from the hospital with a ruptured spleen and Lou with a stint in his heart.
They find out that the bike is in a million pieces and I think it’s way to much for Vic to handle.
Between losing Wayne and seeing her prized bike in shambles Vic was overwhelmed.
But in comes Lou to make her feel better. The relationship between these two has become stronger and stronger.
I think Lou has finally come to terms with Vic’s gift and is seeing her in a new light while she is seeing him as someone who will be there for her when she falls.
I love when Lou reminds Vic that they are Han and Leia and they will get Wayne back and fix her knife.
As he joked that he is a great mechanic and even dares to say he’s a bit better than Han, Vic playfully disagrees.
I love the geeky side of both of them.
We learn that Linda has remarried and now is a McNully.
I really wonder if we will ever see him or if he’s some entity that we can’t actually see.
Linda goes all super mom on the FBI agent at the hospital after one of the doctors, who was being controlled by the hourglass
Man, tried to kill vic even saying that FBI must stand for failed, bad, and incompetent.
Linda and Vic
Vic breaks down and tells her mom about her gift while trying to get dressed which Linda doesn’t believe at all.
She tells Vic that she has a ruptured spleen and if it ruptured again she would die.
Linda also says if she doesn’t lay back down, she will force her to have a psych evaluation.
Which stings Vic after she went through all that in the first season.
Linda and Chris
Linda goes and sees Chris who is getting ready to leave himself.
Chris tells her she’s special and can find Wayne backing up Vic’s story.
When she asks how a mother could miss her daughter being magic we get a gut punching answer from Chris who says
“The kind that’s too busy hiding her bruises and paying the bills to look up.
The kind with a philandering drunk for a husband”.
This basically leaves Linda speechless.
I think she was starting to see Chris in a more decent light and that he really understood what he put her through and he was sorry for it.
If she wasn’t married to her postman, I would really want them back together.
Linda then goes home and looks through all of Vic’s drawings and when Vic comes in and asks if they can use the kitchen to work on the bike,
she tells Vic that she never truly understood her and the two share a moment of reconciliation.
Now that we’ve seen where the McQueens are, let’s see about
Maggie and The Hourglass Man
Maggie is having troubles of her own.
Tabitha doesn’t want her to use her gift but she decides to anyway.
Maggie finds the hourglass man Whom we now know is really Johnathan Beckett, at a hotel bar where both feel each other’s presence right away.
They have a drink and she tells him about her tiles.
He then shows her what his hourglass can do by making the bartender give him a free bottle of expensive scotch.
He also tells Maggie that normal people will never accept her gift and that having a relationship with one will only hurt her.
He’s another sweet talker like Charlie.
They go upstairs where he tells Maggie that she can counter the effects of her power by either hurting herself or killing others.
Of course chooses the first, knowing exactly the one he chose.
Now we know why both the agent at the lake house and the doctor who tried to kill Vic at the beginning of the episode killed themselves.
After burning her wrist with a cigar and having her channel the pain, Jonathan has her ask if he will become immortal and the tiles say no.
Pissed he storms off and while he is gone Maggie tries to leave with the hourglass but is caught.
A fight ensues and Maggie sticks him with a piece of glass and steps on and breaks the hourglass.
While Jahkara gives one of her best performances,
I feel the whole “Hourglass Man” being a real strong creative was over played.
He was easily taken down, though we never did find out if he actually died or not.
Maggie and Tabitha
Tabitha was taken off the case and had to turn her gun and badge in.
Tabitha sees the burn on Maggie’s wrist,
Maggie proceeds to tell her she can now use the tiles without the seizures.
Tabitha once again argues with her about the tiles,
Maggie tells her that she has backed her as an FBI agent for years even though she’s always in danger.
Yet, she can’t back who she is.
I really think this not only has to do with Tabitha not accepting her for her,
but it also is a reverberating memory of her parents not accepting her sexuality as well.
Her telling Tabitha that she can’t be with someone who doesn’t love all of who she is,
This was her way of finally being able to face the rejection from her own parents for being a lesbian.
Maggie has decided that she will be honest with herself about herself and wants to be with someone who will do the same.
This episode allowed many people to deal with multiple issues from season.
The big lesson of the episode was to always be who you are.
Vic finally knew she had to be honest about her powers with her parents and her mom had to learn to accept that.
Maggie learned to accept herself and is no longer going to allow others to tell her who she should be.
I can’t wait to see where the rest of the season takes us.
NOS4A2 airs Sunday’s at 10/9c on AMC.