Cloak and Dagger Season 2 Finale Review

We’ve finally made it to the finish line, everyone! With the last episode of this season’s Cloak & Dagger story, “Level Up,” we are left on a semi-satisfying cliffhanger that promises burgeoning romance for our two leads as they head elsewhere, away from New Orleans. It’s a fresh start for these two as they take their vigilantism on the road after defeating Andre and setting New Orleans free from his jazzy grasp.

We’re also led to assume that Mayhem and Father Delgado successfully cleared Tyrone’s name by hanging up Connors’ corpse in the police office and providing the police with the necessary documents to arrest Connors’ uncle. I would have personally liked to have seen how all of that played out instead of having it rushed past us as part of the denouement, but I have bigger fish to fry since we knew Tyrone was going to get cleared at some point anyway.

While this finale was great in that Tandy and Tyrone finally had to face themselves in order to kill Andre, it also made me wonder about some things regarding the overall story this season tried to tell. Here’s what made me squint my eyes and stroke my chin as I watched the episode.

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Cloak and Dagger Blue Note Review

Okay, so after all of my complaining over last week’s episode, I am happy to say that this week’s Cloak & Dagger episode, “Blue Note” was actually very good. I still have some issues, which maybe just more of a personal thing, and my personal qualms will be the basis for this week’s review. With that said, let’s dive into what worked and what still made me uneasy this week.

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Cloak and Dagger Two Player Review

Okay, Cloak & Dagger fans—we need to talk.

This week’s episode, “Two Player,” is the episode that finally rubbed me the wrong way. Let’s quote what I said last week:

“I have a lot of questions that I hope will be answered next week. But there is one thing I hope Auntie Chantelle’s death doesn’t lead to—Tyrone and Evita’s breakup…Yes, I know Tyrone and Tandy are supposed to end up together anyways, but I don’t want Tandy pushed into Tyrone’s arms because of Auntie Chantelle’s death. I want her death to mean more than just being a mere plotpoint for teen romance.”

And guess what? The episode did exactly what I didn’t want it to do. It did use Auntie Chantelle’s death as the catalyst for Tyrone and Tandy to come together by taking Evita out of the equation. This is just one of the many things I found annoying about this episode, so let’s discuss.

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the simpsons reruns on freeform

Now that Disney owns The Simpsons, along with everything else, they’re giving the animated family a new home. Reruns of the long-running series will be jumping to Freeform. The series is also set to debut on Disney’s streaming service Disney+ in November, but will set-up residence at Freeform in September.

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Cloak and Dagger Vikingtown Sound

It’s becoming clear: Cloak & Dagger is spinning its wheels this season.

I’ve kept my overall reticence about this season quiet because 1) I love Cloak & Dagger’s unique, grounded way of telling a comic book story, and 2) because the collective voice of TV critics could sway Freeform’s decision on renewing or canceling the show. I know networks can cancel shows regardless of critical perception, but sometimes, networks listen, and I don’t want to sound like I want the show to go away and the only reason I’m always scared for Cloak & Dagger is because I know how Marvel has treated its other comic book show that catered towards young women, Agent Carter.  

But I can’t keep my feelings inside any longer. This week’s episode has made me realize that the last few episodes were, in fact, pieces of evidence that pointed towards the writers seemingly checking out as they pushed the narrative forward towards next week’s exciting-looking episode involving Baron Samedi. In fact, the action finally picked up again towards the end of this episode before it left us again on a cliffhanger, in which Tyrone has fallen ill from something going on in the Darkforce Dimension. But could the narrative involving Tandy and the traffickers had been sped up while still showcasing the gravity of the situation? Was there a better way to introduce Andre’s powers to us in a much more efficient, but still creepy manner? These questions are what we’ll analyze I break down this week’s offering.

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Cloak and Dagger B Sides Review

This week’s Cloak & Dagger episode, “B Sides,” was a slow-burn, but once it picked up steam, it revealed itself to be one of the most depressing episodes this season. I’d go as far as to say that it was one of the most depressing episodes of the entire series so far.

In the episode, we find Tandy get systematically beaten down emotionally by doggone Andre, the guy we thought was on our side! But what’s really going down is that Andre steals women’s hopes. What’s still unclear is how Andre roped Lia into this thing. Are they in a relationship? Did he steal her hope, too? I’m sure these questions will be answered later on. What’s most pressing now is the ordeal Tandy goes through as she becomes another girl trapped by a system that devours women whole.

Let’s get into what Tandy endures.

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Cloak and Dagger Alignment Chart Review

This week, Cloak & Dagger is back on track and, as I expected, the drama was tenfold. The episode, “Alignment Chart,” brought us a tale of two vipers. One was hiding in plain sight and the other, seemingly more dangerous one, was actually defanged. Let’s get into which is which.

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Cloak and Dagger Rabbit Hold Review

Maybe it’s just me, but I feel like this week’s Cloak & Dagger episode, “Rabbit Hold,” was missing something. The problem is I that I don’t know what it could be missing, since it hit all of the same beats a usual Cloak & Dagger episode. But somehow, the heart of the episode was lost. It was as if the episode was going through the motions. Maybe this is what a Cloak & Dagger filler episode feels like.

“Rabbit Hold” did have a purpose, though—it set up a future plotpoint as well as give us a tour of the Darkforce Dimension. But the action, or lack thereof, was boring. Let’s get into why this episode felt a little lackluster.

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Cloak and Dagger Shadow Selves Review

This week’s Cloak and Dagger episode, “Shadow Selves,” was the origin story for Mayhem we needed. But it was also more than that—it was a study of how the emotion of mayhem can actually be used for good when it’s channeled in the right way. The episode also gave us our first internal look at the Darkforce Dimension.  

Let’s dive into what we learned about Mayhem this week.

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Season 2 of Cloak and Dagger has us back in moody New Orleans with Tandy and Tyrone, and I’m excited for the ride we’ll be on. Last season was such a revelation, and I’m hoping this season won’t be any different. So far, what I’ve seen from the first two episodes, “Restless Energy” and “White Lines,” prove that we will get even more of what made last season so good, plus some surprises.

Here’s how Season 2 is shaping up to be just as good as its predecessor.

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