Runaways: Season Two
December 26, 2018 1:45 PM - Season 2 (Full Season) - Subscribe

PRIDE and the Runaways each in their own way try to Jonah's underground secret from droppping California into the ocean and each in their own way achieved mixed results. The Runaways continue to struggle with the consequences of parents' actions, the decision to forgive or to punish, and homesickness.

Gimmie Shelter
The kids struggle with their new lives as Runaways, but find a hideout. Alex goes to work for Darius while PRIDE plots to kill Jonah. Jonah initiates a plan to build a new box.

Radio On
Karolina, Nico and Molly try to retrieve the Staff of One, but Tina puts up a fight. Karolina grows closer to Jonah while Alex and Livvie share a kiss.

Double Zeros
Alex, comfortable in Compton and falling hard for Livvie, is betrayed. Jonah gives Leslie a mission to retrieve his DNA from the Yorkeses while Catherine exacts vengeance against Darius. Janet decodes the Abstract and Molly sneaks out to fight crime.

Old School
Topher helps the kids break into Atlas Academy, but the plan is blown when Dale and Stacey trigger an earthquake and the parents rush to the scene. Jonah's body continues to break down as he leads Karolina into the hole.

Rock Bottom
When the kids discover that Topher may be more dangerous than they could have imagined, will they help him or will they turn their backs on their new friend?

Bury Another
PRIDE grapples with the moral implications of Jonah's latest offer: freedom. Jonah, weakening, begins to eye his next target. After learning that Jonah is after another sacrifice, the Runaways realize they have to stop him before he kills another kid.

Last Rites
It's time for the Runaways to stop Jonah, once and for all. But while the kids scramble to stall out Jonah's plan, the parents unexpectedly arrive. Will PRIDE fight against their own kids or join their ranks against the powerful, and vengeful, Jonah?

Past Life
In the aftermath of the battle against Jonah, Karolina searches for answers about Jonah and the others help Alex and Livvie try to prove Darius's innocence in Destiny's murder. But Livvie's curiosity might just catch up with her.

Hostile Takeover
The Runaways face off with PRIDE'S dirty cops, Flores and AWOL.

Big Shot
Leslie starts dismantling the cult she helped create, but Frank has other plans. AWOL uses Livvie as bait to confront the Runaways. The teens must protect Gert and Old Lace, who are sick, and AWOL's team storms the hostel. Victor doesn't feel like himself.

Last Waltz
The Runaways are falling apart. Needing a break, they throw Molly a quinceaƱera. PRIDE ramps up their new arsenal. Frank puts Leslie in a facility to bring her back to the faith. Meanwhile, the mysterious voice Karolina has been hearing becomes real.

Earth Angel
Victor recruits Chase to intern at PRIDE to prove that they are nothing more than concerned parents, Chase is skeptical. Karolina discovers Frank is holding Leslie at a detention facility and tries to rescue her mom with Nico, Molly, and Vaughn.

Split Up
Angry at his betrayal, the Runways meet with Chase. He offers them a choice: surrender to PRIDE or face the consequences. As the kids attempt their escape, they're separated and forced to survive against an enemy far more pernicious than they expected.
posted by Karmakaze (9 comments total)
So, does the effect on Nico's eyes look a lot like the one in the Dr. Strange movie? The movie with a Tina Minoru cameo?
posted by Karmakaze at 2:20 PM on December 26, 2018

I'm actually starting episode 1 now. I can't binge it like usual so does anyone mind if I make individual episode posts?
posted by numaner at 10:35 AM on December 27, 2018

I don't mind. I just figured that if nobody had posted by now, we'd be doing a full season.
posted by Karmakaze at 11:18 AM on December 27, 2018

there's suddenly a lot of things to watch, like new seasons of Travelers, Voltron, etc, and the holiday stuff, so it's been a busy time
posted by numaner at 12:08 PM on December 27, 2018

I would also appreciate individual episode posts.
posted by Parasite Unseen at 3:10 PM on December 27, 2018

I've got no problem with individual ep posts, but as a person who just binged the whole thing over the last few days, I got thoughts about it, and since this is a full-season post. . . .

IOW, those of you just starting out might want to remove this thread from "recent activity" for a while.
posted by soundguy99 at 5:34 PM on December 27, 2018 [1 favorite]

Yeah, Nico's enraged/possessed makeup is very reminiscent of the Mads Mikkelsen evil wizards from Dr. Strange. I'm not sure if it's actually supposed to be related or if it's just an easy visual effect to do, though.

General thoughts on the season - Alex still seems like the most sane of the Runaways, Chase wobbles between dumb as a brick and skilled mechanic/engineer in a way I find odd, and the alien who unilaterally decides she's marrying Karolina is possibly the weirdest touch of all. That felt like pure plot device to give them a chance of countering the Gibborim, except then that alien barely accomplished anything. I did like that Nico and Karolina stayed together; I was cynically expecting the show to break them up and was pleased to be proven wrong on that front.
posted by tautological at 1:47 PM on December 31, 2018

Xavin (the shapeshifting alien) is a major plot from the comics. We haven't voted on book spoilers so I'll try to vague things up. I guess I can note that they were originally Skrull (the villains from the upcoming Captain Marvel film) but it looks like they're filing off the serial numbers, the same way Molly isn't a mutant. What struck me is that comics-Xavin is, as a shapeshifter, is pretty genderfluid, but the show is almost always presenting them as female. Given their comfort with Nico's bisexuality, it's a little odd that the show is balking there.

I agree about Chase. They keep giving him dialog that he's tinkered with something, but we never actually see him tinkering. If we're going to believe him as mad scientist jr. then he should have a room full of scrap the way Alex has the computer nook.
posted by Karmakaze at 5:55 AM on January 2, 2019

Yeah, Chase's characterization has been all over the place this season - he made the fistigons! but he's dumb as a post! ech.

I'm still working my way through, so I'm sure some of it will be resolved in the last 3 episodes, but some of the second half of the season sorta felt like it went sideways with the absence of the prior season-and-a-half's Big Bad. "Shit, we got airtime to fill, uhh. Here, let's do this! and this! and something else! and the other things!"

And I'm not gonna go back and look but I swear Karolina gained a foot on Nico this season.

Still, it's probably the highlight of the current extended Marvel Cinematic/TV Universe for me.
posted by Kyol at 8:15 AM on January 2, 2019

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