Episode 4 of Black Summer Season 2 feels a lot more action-packed compared to the other episodes this season. The chapter itself begins with Sun waking up to find herself face-down in the snow.
Ray and the rest of the troops show up though and help her. They’ve set their sights on the safe house and together with all the soldiers, intend to take it by force. Sun meanwhile, is led there in handcuffs. Ray intends to use her as collateral damage, sending her out into the open with a rag in her hand as a sign of truce.
Inside the house meanwhile, Rose and Anna prepare for what’s to come. With Anna hiding out upstairs, they’re forced to listen to Ray’s rhetoric as he tells them to throw their weapons out and surrender. There is no truce here, as a barrage of bullets speaks volumes. One of those bullets hits Freddie, whom Rose bundles into the basement.
Those bullets, as it turns out, came courtesy of a rogue group who showed up to ambush the ambushers. In the midst of all this, Sun finds herself caught in the crossfire, unarmed and forced to move between soldiers as fighting breaks out.
Sun is moved around the house, as fighting and gunshots rain down all around her. Inside and outside the safe house little skirmishes break out. A plane flies overhead though, dropping supply crates in the distance and reinforcing what these people are fighting for.
While Sun is taken outside with Ray and the other militia, Rose and Anna hold their ground inside, hiding in the bath together as gunshots continue to rain down.
The axe-wielding man, Boone, shows up and claims that he knows where a safe haven is and offers to take them there. As the fighting subsides, everyone finds their own way to the supply drop – and what lies beyond.
The Episode Review
Black Summer returns for a shorter chapter this time, charting the skirmish on the manor as all hell breaks loose and our characters find themselves scrambling for survival. In particular, Sun is the focal character here as she’s shuffled around amidst the gunfire.
Unlike the first season though, Black Summer seems to have leaned in harder to the human VS human action rather than seeing these factions square off against hordes of the undead. That’s a shame too, as there’s no big hordes here and most of the action has been between humans that just want to kill each other.
Despite that, there’s a lot of action this episode and the run-time absolutely flies by too because of it. The halfway point certainly sets things up nicely for the second half to come.