Happy Wednesday TV fans! After watching the USA network’s The Purge season 2 episode 2 last night, I also started to ask myself: “What do you do when every choice you can make seems like the wrong one?” Is it possible to find redemption and goodness in the world of The Purge or is society too far gone? Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet.
In last night’s episode, “Everything Is Fine,” it’s the day after Purge Night, which may be even messier than the actual night, as our new characters deal with the aftermath, making new decisions that might change their lives forever. My top 5 moments from The Purge season 2 episode 2 are:
“I know how you got this…”
After pulling off a dangerous heist, Ryan takes his bag of money to a facility where his mom is being treated. We learn that Ryan’s mother suffers from some kind of dementia and Ryan is doing his best to take care of his family and his other team members from the heist.
Ryan is being presented as the leader with the moral compass, but it will be interesting to find out where his loyalties truly lie once he is connected with the rest of the characters.
After Tommy makes it to the safe house, Ryan is worried that he may have been followed and sure enough, the police show up with perfect timing. Tommy walks out of the building with no weapon, but the police continue to beat him badly to make a point. Ryan explains that Tommy will be held until the next Purge and then they will just kill him, which reveals quite a few holes in this justice system that the NFFA seems so proud of.
Will Ryan risk it all to free his friend? We’ll have to stay tuned to find out, but I thought that this inside look during The Purge aftermath shed some new light on everything.
But are you really, Ben? After beating the boy in the “I Am God” Purge mask to death, Ben makes it home to his fraternity, covered in blood. His roommate is extremely surprised to see him and things aren’t looking too good for him, especially since he left Ben to die.
Ben claims that everything is all right, but this trauma has clearly impacted him and it looks like it also unleashed some inner violence brewing within Ben. He even tries out playing a Purge video game and gets a little bit too obsessed, revealing that Purge Night may have changed Ben for good. It also looks like we haven’t seen the last of the “I Am God” Purge mask, as Ben goes back to retrieve it.
“I need to know what happened in that house.”
After Esme’s friend is brutally murdered, Esme continues to look into the case, even though her supervisor tells her to let it go. Esme goes to her friend’s house and finds an envelope with an interesting recording of a woman’s voice.
The woman is talking about her need for violence and already I am connecting the dots, wondering if the voice on the other end is Marcus’s wife, Michelle? I’m really interested in Esme’s character and I support her quest for the truth, but she better watch her back because the NFFA is always watching.
“Whoever is trying to kill you is still out there.”
During episode 2, we discover that Marcus is a doctor and he actually attempts to save the life of the man who tried to kill him. Marcus doesn’t get any concrete answers out of him, but he decides to go visit his son at college.
In episode 2, we get several connections between our new characters already. Marcus’s son had Professor Adams as a teacher, who is Esme’s friend, so the dots are already lining up for us. Ben was in the same class, so we get that link as well, but I’m sure that there are more connections to discover. Marcus’s son finds a hidden app on his phone that was spying on Marcus and they learn that there is still a bounty out on Marcus.
So, who wants Marcus dead? The obvious answer is his wife, but things are not always what they seem on The Purge. Either way, I’m intrigued. Stay tuned!
I hope you enjoyed the list and feel free to post your own theories and thoughts on The Purge below in the comments section. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!
Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl
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