‘Cloak and Dagger’ Recap and Review: “Ghost Stories”
Episode eight began with a quick flashback to remind of us of the relationships impacted by the accident. In the present, O’Reilly was treated to breakfast by her beau, Officer Fuchs, after passing her psych evaluations to get back to work. When she mentioned that something didn’t feel right about her encounter with Duane, Fuchs agreed to help her take down Connors if something really is up.
At the hospital, Tandy ran into and quickly away from Peter Scarborough on her way to drop off flowers to Ivan Hess. Hess was happy to see her and mentioned that Peter bought him paperwork to fill out. He also shared that he didn’t mention that her father wrote a report about Roxxon cutting corners. She headed home and found her mother in a good mood. Tandy, for once, decided to participate in a small memorial for her father later in the day, before heading out.
At the Johnson household, things were tense as nobody wanted to mention the anniversary of Billy’s death. While his mother said she’ll be busy, his father had plans to have his friends from the Red Hawks over. In the midst of their breakfast, Tandy stopped by. She was introduced as Ty’s friend who just wanted to check on him since she lost her father as well. She didn’t stay for long, sneaking out with a Roxxon security badge that belonged to Ty’s mom.
When the Red Hawks arrived, they bought Billy’s cloak. While his father tried to hide his sadness, Ty was more distracted by O’Reilly showing up outside his house. He went out and chatted with her, getting an idea to bring down Connors. Using an old t-shirt, fake blood, smashed bullets, and Billy’s cloak, his plan was to haunt Connors into giving a confession. Fuchs and O’Reilly were unsure about his plan until he revealed his abilities.
The plan worked and Fuchs was able to record Connors confessing to killing Billy. At Roxxon, Tandy snuck into the building and was able to get Scarborough alone. She tied him up and revealed her identity and her father’s rig memo that warned about the potential for an accident. When she threatened to reveal the truth to the press, he offered her money. She refused and left him tied to the chair. After Connors’ arrest, Ty joined Tandy and her mother at the beach for their memorial.
When they both held her hands, they were transported into one of her memories. In the memory, she accidentally knocked a cup of coffee onto Nathan’s work and he smacked her, shattering Tandy’s rose-colored memory of her dad. The teen also remembered her mother telling her not to rely on anyone. Tandy and Ty silently went their separate ways and Tandy called Peter to accept his offer. Elsewhere, O’Reilly returned to Fuchs’ apartment in a good mood, only to discover his dead body in the refrigerator.
Review of last night’s Cloak and Dagger
Thursday’s episode was pretty heavy as the characters dealt with the emotions that came with remembering their loved ones. Great performances all around, from Miles Mussenden who plays Otis Johnson to Olivia, who’s done an amazing job portraying all of Tandy’s emotions regarding her father and now the harsh truth that he wasn’t the man she thought he was. I can’t wait to see the repercussions of both Tyrone and Tandy’s actions and how the writers will continue to weave themes into the series.
In case you missed it, it was announced at San Diego Comic-Con that Cloak and Dagger will return for season two in Spring 2019.
I’m giving Thursday’s episode of Cloak and Dagger a 10 out of 10.
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