‘Cloak and Dagger’ Recap and Review: “Lotus Eaters”
The episode kicked off with a flashback of Ivan and Mina Hess the day of the rig explosion. With missing supplies, Hess called for Nathan Bowen. It wasn’t long until sirens started going off and rig workers scrambled.
It’s turned out that all of this was going on inside of Ivan’s mind while he sat catatonic in his hospital room. Despite Ty still reeling over Duane’s murder, Tandy asked him to help her go into Ivan’s mind so she can get closer to finding her idea of justice for her dad. He was hesitant but went with her.
The pair went to the hospital and used their powers to go into Ivan’s mind together. Inside, they’re surprised to realize that others can see them and harm them. Tandy was forced to kill one of the violent rig workers and the pair ran away and found Ivan. The man didn’t remember who he was or recognize that he’s trapped in his mind.
Throughout the episode, the trio is thrown into the same scenario as the rig explosion happens over and over again. While Tyrone tried to stop the explosion from happening, Tandy got sucked into the chance to talk to her father when he calls Ivan’s office like he did on the night of the explosion. Lost for a way to stop it, Tyrone and Tandy agree to leave, only for Tandy to stay behind.
Ty rushed back into Ivan’s mind but time has passed differently. Tandy forgot who he was and that the world around them is fake. When Ty hung up the phone to convince her to let her father go, she resorted to trying to use her daggers against him. Tired of arguing with her, Ty told her that he would leave her if she asked her dad a question that would let her know if he was real or not and how he wouldn’t remember the sound of Billy’s voice if he heard it.
When Nathan told her that there was nobody in the backseat of his car, the spell over her snapped and she realized that they needed to help Ivan and escape. She used Mina’s cookie to jog Ivan’s memory and she and Ty helped him get down to the core in order to stop the explosion and get out of his mind.
Once in the outside word, Tandy and Ty watched from afar as Mina rushed into the hospital to see her dad. Later that night, Ty called Tandy and they bonded over a tape recording of Billy and a six-year-old Ty.
Final thoughts on this week’s Cloak and Dagger
Last night’s episode was the most action-packed episode of the series so far and I loved it. It was nice to see the duo in action. The repeating element of the episode reminded me of season two, episode four of Legion where David had to see Syd’s memories over and over again to help her get out of her head. Looks like writers on Marvel shows are thinking alike.
One thing I really enjoyed about this episode was the emotions that each character went through and portrayed so well. From Ty and his frustration with Tandy and his own memories of Billy to Tandy interacting with her father’s voice and Ivan realizing that he had a daughter, each one of them went through a joined but unique experience. It was hard not to be upset with Tandy while she left Ty to try and save Ivan on his own, but it was understandable that she was clinging to her father.
I’m giving last night’s Cloak and Dagger a 9 out of 10.
Cloak and Dagger airs Thursdays at 8 PM EST on Freeform.
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