Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger “Two Player” Review

“Vikingtown Sound” I must say was one of the best episodes of this second season so far. You couldn’t have asked for a better result to Ty and Tandy rising to the occasion and realizing what they can accomplish when they are fighting on the same page. This may have been at the cost of Ty’s health at the very last second, but it was one hell of an attempt to show us the kind of heroes these two could be. Emphasis on could be of course since they aren’t your traditional image of heroes.

I’m not going to lie, our trips to the Darkforce Dimension this season were nothing like what I had in mind as someone who read the books. As I’ve said before, when most readers think of that dimension, what comes to mind is a vast baron landscape shrouded in nothing but shadow. However, in this show they have given this dimension form, and structure, and metaphorical meaning to the person who passes through. Credit where it is due that they have not failed to at least make each journey unique. This time around was no different when both Tandy and Brigid take a trip which open them up to new experiences. One of those experiences being the first encounter with an entity the likes of Baron Simedi.

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MARVEL’S CLOAK & DAGGER – “Two Player” – This episode of “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” airs May 16 (8:00-9:01 p.m. EDT) on Freeform. (Freeform/Alfonso Bresciani) AUBREY JOSEPH

I was impressed obviously with the fact that something like Baron Simedi could exist in this world, but more so with what he offered these characters in their moment of need. This episode lived up to the name if not only for the task that required both of them to work as a team. This created one of the most exciting scenes shared between the two because they were using their powers more freely and for once the showrunners indulged us with the closest visual of their comic counterparts in the show.

My only disappointment in this episode was the thought they gave us that Tyrone may have finally been going through the transition that would turn him into the caped crusader we know him to be, but one more time they have sidestepped that transformation. I’ll still be patient for us to get to that point, but I do hope they have plans to not just give us this version of Ty who can only really do the basic stuff.

The focus on Brigid this week was well worth the wait for everything that was seemingly directionless the past couple weeks. It was awesome to at last see her reach a point in her story where there could be an acknowledgement of what the world needs from both halves. They both have a place, and it was only a matter of time before they addressed that the tug and pull could only go on for so long.

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MARVEL’S CLOAK & DAGGER – “Two Player” – This episode of “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” airs May 16 (8:00-9:01 p.m. EDT) on Freeform. (Freeform/Alfonso Bresciani) OLIVIA HOLT

Once more Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger jumps into the culture of loas, voodoo, and mambos. Even if this has been an addition to the lore of Cloak and Dagger, I can’t help but admire the effort they have consistently put into shaping this corner of the MCU around a force of nature that not many are bold enough to acknowledge. The ceremony, the festiveness, all of it was so engaging as something you aren’t going to get from anywhere else other than here. At the same time, I liked the way they concluded Chantelle’s story. The only way that this could have been a letdown is if they didn’t give her the closure she needed as someone who has given so much as a a voodoo priestess with little in return in contrast to everyone else.

With that said, Andre or D’Spayre’s part this week was limited, but it was good to see that this was not the last we have seen of him. I only hope that the end game for him is worth everything that is for the most part uncertain. I will still call him D’Spayre because that is the impression they have given us of who he must be, but nothing is set in stone until they actually elevate him past what he is now. You could say the same about Ty, but in your head you know he and Tandy’s development are a slowburn.

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MARVEL’S CLOAK & DAGGER – “Two Player” – This episode of “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” airs May 16 (8:00-9:01 p.m. EDT) on Freeform. (Freeform/Alfonso Bresciani) EMMA LAHANA

I was crushed tonight when Adina finally made her decision about what to do with Connors and desire to do the right thing. This show built her up to be someone who knows how to make the hard call, but you never actually expected her to be the one to actually make the call.

Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger “Two Player” gave us yet another stunning episode and this is honestly a good sign of what the rest of this season has in store for us. I said last week gave us excellent character development and plot progression, and then this week’s episode took that a step further while at the same time treating us to an exciting adventure into the supernatural world.

 

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