‘Cloak and Dagger’ Recap and Review: “Call/Response”
Episode four opened with Tyrone and Tandy sharing their confusion over their connection. When Tyrone explained what he saw during his bath, Tandy couldn’t deny that something weird was going on. To break up the conversation, the episode moved back and forth between that night and the next day.
While Tandy went home and asked her mom about her case against Roxxon and tried to size up Greg (her mother’s married boyfriend), Tyrone showed a different side of himself. He gave some attitude when he skipped out on family breakfast and was forward about how he felt about Evita at school. He had her skip class and kissed her. She was pleasantly surprised by his confidence.
Later, Tandy went to Greg’s office to get more details on Roxxon while Tyrone used Tandy’s idea of playing the role of a victim to get into the police department. He got as far as waiting for an officer to write up a report on his “stolen” bike before being surrounded by cops became too much for him. At home, his father caught him in a lie and feared that he was getting into crime like Billy. While his father drove him somewhere, Tyrone thought back to the night before when he and Tandy tested out their abilities and how they reacted to one another. When they got too close they were thrown across the room.
When they arrived at their destination, Tyrone was confused and surprised to meet his father’s old friends. They were a tribe of Mardi Gras Indians; men who dress in Native American inspired Mardi Gras costumes and march in the parades. Amongst the Madri Gras regalia, Tyrone found a black costume that ended up being his brother’s undone cape. After that news, he became determined to finish it and march in his brother’s place. While he bonded with his father over the project, Tandy’s day went downhill. Not only did her mother break up with Greg, who she was actually starting to like, but Tandy also witnessed his murder when she went to go see him. He was shot in the head before his office and all of his Roxxon research was set on fire.
Tandy and Tyrone’s church bonding ended in ruin as tempers flared and they threw each other’s struggles and fears at each other on top of their views on privilege, both financial and racial. As the sun rose the next day, Tandy attempted suicide by jumping into the bay but rose out of the water with a dagger.
Inspired by the moment, she went to Greg’s burnt out office and used a dagger to cut through the wall to get to Greg’s safe. Across town, Tyrone went to the police department to speak to detective O’Reilly.
Review of last night’s Cloak and Dagger
Just when you thought Tandy and Tyrone were starting to bond, things took quite a turn at the end of the episode. Things got more intense than I was expecting when their discussion turned from suicide to racial privilege. Overall, we got a lot of information from this episode and saw that our duo still has a lot to learn about each other. While I liked that they broke up the conversation, it was difficult at times to figure out where each moment fit into the timeline.
I’m giving this week’s episode of Cloak and Dagger an 8 out of 10.
Cloak and Dagger airs Thursdays at 8 PM on Freeform.
Kira McCall covers entertainment for MFST. She’s a freelance writer and alum of Towson University where she studied advertising, public relations, and creative writing. Follow her on Twitter at cocovanilla45 (GirlsofManyFandoms) and kiramira_.
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