Outer Banks – Season 2 Episode 3 “Prayers” Recap & Review


Episode 3 of Outer Banks Season 2 begins with Sarah in a rough way. John B makes a big decision and rings Terrance, asking for help. When they arrive, Terrance gives them his car as John B scrambles off to get Sarah medical attention. This is pretty touch and go given the circumstances, and Terrance knows this. He gives John B 8 hours but if he’s not at the wharf by then he’s going.

When they head to the docks, the trio make sure they hide the gold from the coastguard while loading it up. Well, the guys are true to their word, despite originally wanting to double cross John B, and wait for them to show.

John B speeds through the streets, desperate to get to help for Sarah. Eventually they arrive to see a shady doctor, who agrees to operate after being handed some gold. Despite regaining consciousness after initial surgery, Sarah suddenly goes into cardiac arrest.

As the heart monitor flatlines, the doctor turns the machine off and leaves, convinced that Sarah has died. John B refuses to give up though and tells Sarah he loves her. Through the power of love (and some on-and-off CPR) Sarah regains consciousness.

Meanwhile, Pope is greeted by a suited man from the Vanderhorst Foundation. He hands over an envelope where it’s revealed that the seal on the back is the same one from the gold – the symbol of wheat. Inside is a letter confirming that they have evidence that can help exonerate John B. In order to find out what this is though, Pope is to visit alone at 8pm that evening.

Kiara’s parents aren’t exactly pleased with the news that their daughter is going but the trio leave nonetheless. Unfortunately, their car breaks down en-route and they find themselves stuck.

Back on Nassau, the police show up down at the docks. However, John B and Sarah also manage to show  too but they’re too late. The gold is seized and taken by the cops. However, their lingering causes big problems as the police figure out who the pair are and hurry after them in hot pursuit.

As they charge through the streets, they end up driving into Cleo – quite literally. Scooping her up, the trio manage to get away. As they do, Rafe and Ward head down to the docks where they recover the gold for themselves.

Back at square one, Sarah and John B manage to hop aboard another boat, with Cleo deciding to part ways given the heat on them both. Out at sea, Sarah decides to take John B up on his earlier offer and the pair get unofficially married.

The Episode Review

The third episode of Outer Banks starts to cycle back around to this cat and mouse chase as John B and Sarah find themselves evading the authorities once more and stuck out at sea. Even worse, they no longer have the gold.

There’s still question marks over exactly where Terrance and Stubbs are, and despite the gunshots remark I don’t think it’s the last we’ve seen of these guys. Then again, I could be completely wrong.

Meanwhile, Kie, Pope and JJ continues their busywork hunt, off on a road-trip to see the Foundation. This story feels like the weakest plot at the moment, but it remains to be seen if there’s more to it than simple busywork.

Either way, Outer Banks has been just as enjoyable during this second season with more action-packed shenanigans and lots of drama to boot. Roll on the next episode!

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