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Synopsis: Everything comes to a head for Tyrone and Tandy as New Orleans is thrown into chaos; the two realize that it is time they face their destiny and test their powers as “The Divine Pairing” to save the city. (TVGuide)
Writers: Joe Pokaski
Director: Wayne Yip
Running Time: 44mins
Airs: Thursdays at 8pm on ABC Spark (Canada)/Freeform (United States)
Tonight was the season one finale of Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger and “Colony Collapse” brought the heat as New Orleans was enveloped in chaos. Episode 9 left off with one of Scarborough’s people breaking into Tandy’s home and holding her mom hostage, and this episode Tandy kicked some major ass and saved her mother’s life.
There has been a lot of talk throughout the season about Tandy and Tyrone being the divine pairing, and Evita’s aunt has been instrumental in pushing this idea forward. In the finale, her aunt narrates stories of the divine pairings of the past, and how one always had to die in order to save the world. Is this the fate Tandy and Tyrone would meet as well?
Tandy goes to see Mina and ends up rescuing her when she realizes two of the workers have now turned into Terrors. Things aren’t exactly getting easier from this point forward because there are multiple places where the pipeline could burst from.
Tyrone is on the run this episode from the cops after being framed for Fuchs’ murder, and when he does step out its in the midst of Mardi Gras celebrations where he nearly makes his escape thanks to O’Reilly but the cops catch up with him. And no, he didn’t make himself disappear because then everyone would know and I think that needs to remain on the DL for now.
As they’re forced and taken back to the precinct, they’re not exactly booked and it’s very clear that Connors is behind all of this and intends on killing them. And despite Ty’s amazing speech, they don’t find a way out of there, but he’s still the hero we all admire.
Tandy and Mina are a tad bit too late to shut down the valves because New Orleans is slowly turning into a scene from The Walking Dead and it’s not looking too great. The infection spreads into the police station which allows Ty to grab his cloak and get out of there ASAP. Since the show is all about Ty and Tandy’s connection, Ty finds himself transported to Tandy’s side just as Mina is infected and about to attack her.
When the two go back to the church for a moment of rest amongst the chaos, Evita storms in to tell them all about what her aunt has been preaching to her all season. They learn about the divine pairing, and that one of them is meant to die. It seems as if Ty is the one that carries death’s mark, and Evita gives this away as she says goodbye.
Tandy and Ty head to the core, even though Ty tries to go there first because he believes he is the one that will die, but Tandy isn’t about to let him take on that burden so she shows up to help him. We get to see them show off their powers together, which is a welcome change from all season when it’s away from one another. There is a strong connection here and we are loving it.
O’Reilly and Connors show up and as always Connors meddles with the situation, and the Roxxon valve inevitably explodes but Ty and Tandy absorb all the energy from the blast and save the day. Roxxon is finally outed for their crimes, giving Tandy the redemption she was seeking all season. Ty isn’t exactly free but has found refuge within the church with Tandy.
The post-credit scene shows O’Reilly coming out of the water, and something doesn’t seem right. Could this be…Mayhem? But it leaves us to wonder why Connors wasn’t affected by the explosion, and what this means for his history.
All in all, Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger was an amazing ride as each episode progressed. The season finale has set the stakes for next season, and we are really excited to see what comes next. Although the season was a bit slow to start, the storyline truly developed into something unique and watching Tandy and Ty come into their own as young superheroes is commendable. The show has been deliberate in its delivery, with every single moment leading to something bigger. Season 2 simply can’t come fast enough!