Okay, now that we've been introduced to our characters and what the big conflict is (The world will end in 8 days) in the first episode, it's time for the plot to start cooking in episode 2. This will be spoiler free so that you'll be able to watch it fresh.
We're introduced to our antagonists Hazel (Cameron Britton) and Cha Cha (Mary J Blige), well at least they look to be antagonists from this point. They remind me of the angels from season 1 of Preacher that were trying to get to Jesse, or the angels as seen in underrated 90’s movie A Life Less Ordinary. We don't know who they are really or what they're after other than that they seem to be from the future and are after Number 5 (Aidan Gallagher). Great action scene here near the end of the episode as the two of them confront Number 5 in a closed department store set to Queen's "Don't Stop Me Now".
Speaking of Number 5's journey, earlier in the episode we get some great moments with him and Klaus (Robert Sheehan) as they go together to get an angle on a prosthetic eye that could provide a clue to help save the world. Fight Club meets Liar, Liar shenanigans happen when the person behind the desk won't help, so Klaus starts to beat and bloody himself to give the impression that they were attacked, in a hilarious sequence.
Going back to Klaus as well, as we learned in the last episode, the spirit of their deceased adopted sibling Ben is constantly with Klaus as part of his ability to speak to the dead. Ben (Justin Min) provides a great counter part to Klaus' manic energy, as it seems all Ben wants to do is just read his book in peace, and provides running commentary over Klaus' mistakes.
We get some more on Diego (David Castaneda) as he investigates the crime scene that Number 5 left in the previous episode taking out all the assassins who were there for him. Turns out he once dated a woman who now is a detective for the police, Eudora Patch (Ashley Madekwe) but now can't stand him or his vigilante ways. It's a familiar trope, but the chemistry between the two of them sells you on it.
The show continues to impress me, and is also visually very stunning to look at as well, thanks to some A+ Cinematography by Neville Kidd and Craig Wrobleski.
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