Dark Season 2 ~REPACK~
It was another one of those moments where the full-on darkness of this series catches you off guard. And I was never more endeared by Felix and Murphy's relationship than when he helped cover her, apologized profusely, and embraced her tightly when she got home.
Dark Season 2
Felix succumbing to NOT being the voice of reason may prove to be interesting down the road as the season progresses. While we knew he had some issues with his familial life and how his mother perceives him, it didn't seem like a reason for him to compromise himself to appease her.
I cannot gush enough about Brooke Markham. It's been her season, and she keeps routinely giving the best performances. Her scene with Mattfield on the highway was beyond moving, and a culmination of all that Murphy and Jess had gone through together.
We started the season with the two of them swearing to be there for one another, and everything that has transpired since has torn them apart. But Jess has taken a long, hard look at their friendship and called it for what it is.
From the confusing struggle between Jonas and his own older-self to the Biblical and mythological references planted in the characters' story lines, let's dive into everything revealed on "Dark" season two and what it means for the coming third and final season.
The first season of "Dark" set up Noah as the villain of the series, a man seemingly embattled in an eternal fight with Claudia for control of time travel. But season two revealed that Noah was a believer in a larger prophecy and a leader named Adam (who's really an older and disfigured Jonas). More on Adam/Jonas in a bit, but first let's explore what we know about Noah now that the second season is complete.
Noah then shoots and kills Claudia, though we see this Old-Claudia more later on the season because she was bouncing through time prior to her death. (At least, that's our assumption. Is it possible there's a second Claudia around, just as we saw a second Martha? Again more on that later.)
Noah is Charlotte's father, and Charlotte's mother is her own daughter Elizabeth. At the end of season two, we see that Young Noah and Young Elizabeth are in the bunker together when the Apocalypse happens. Presumably they grow older together and eventually Elizabeth got pregnant with Charlotte. Sometime after Charlotte was born, she was taken by an unknown person and brought back in time.
While the first season of "Dark" left us believing Noah and Claudia were fighting for control of time travel, the second season shows us the much larger picture. Apparently Jonas and Claudia are waging a war against his older self "Adam."
At one point on season two, Adam lies to the Younger Jonas and tells him there's a loophole which will stop the cycles. Adam says that all Jonas must do is prevent Michael/Mikkel (Jonas' father) from dying in 2019. He says that will stop Mikkel from traveling back to 1986, and in turn will make it so that Jonas himself is never born.
During the final minutes of "Dark" season two, Adam travels to Winden in 2020 and walks in on Jonas and Martha kissing. Adam says the "dark matter," or God Particle, needs to be created in this 2020 apocalyptic event "so that in the future [he] can lead it to its new purpose: The end of this world."
Clearly there is another event or set of events we aren't privy to yet which makes Jonas go from wanting nothing more than to stop Adam to becoming Adam. Hopefully the third season will make this trajectory more clear. In the meantime, watching a person wage a time-war against themselves makes for compelling (if confusing) television.
Throughout season two, Adam repeatedly said he was trying to destroy "this world," which now seems to mean he wants to destroy the universe in which the 33-year cycle happens, and live instead in one of the alternate realities where time has no meaning.
Earlier on the season two finale, the middle-aged Jonas tells Original Martha that she kept him alive for many years. Was he talking about this Future-Martha, or simply the thought and motivation of the Original Martha?
Martha and Jonas are both associated with the Greek myth of Ariadne, particularly on the entire first season when Martha literally plays Ariadne for a school production. The "Ariadne" play is referenced a few times over the course of season two, as well. As we explored after the first season finale, there are parallels between this story and the events in "Dark."
Throughout season two, we see Adam standing in front of a painting by Peter Paul Rubens called "The Fall of the Damned" (or "The Fall of the Rebel Angels"). In the Book of Revelation from the New Testament, Michael is an angel who leads a war again Satan, and casts him down to Earth along with other fallen angels.
Does Adam in "Dark" believe himself to be a version of Michael, or another of the fallen angels? Or is he Satan himself, left on Earth to wreak havoc and take his revenge on the higher power? Back during the first season, we believed Noah was an allegory to the Antichrist, but now Adam is fulfilling that role. Perhaps the other Sic Mundus followers are fallen angels, as well.
At one point on season two, Claudia told Jonas that she had "seen the world without him" and it was not a place she wanted to recreate. Clearly Jonas is instrumental to the preservation of life in Winden, while Adam is its antithesis. How "Dark" will square these two motivations is still a shrouded mystery.
"It is the final cycle of this great journey," Odar wrote on Instagram in May 2019. "We always had three season in mind when we developed 'Dark' and are happy to tell you that we will start shooting the third and final season in four weeks so we can deliver you guys the final chapter of 'Dark' next year."
Josh seems comforting, safe, and like a normal relationship that isn't marred by illicit activities or darkness. And given Murphy's growth, as she's becoming a more put-together person, it does make sense that she's drawn to that and him.
Who do you think she will choose? Max knows everything about her, good, bad, and ugly, but sometimes it doesn't feel as though it's enough, or that it's the ideal relationship for either of them. They have so much history and darkness there too.
The newest trailer for the second season of Dark asks a lot of questions. The German-language Netflix series is an intriguing, densely layered story that plays out across multiple overlapping points in time. You can check out the latest trailer for season 2 in the player elow!
While the story begins in 2019 but spreads to include storylines in 1986 and 1953 thanks to a little time travel, courtesy of a wormhole in a cave beneath an old nuclear power plant, which is under the management of a wealthy, influential family. During the first season, secrets begin to be revealed that ties all of these families together, and their lives start to crumble as the ties become evident between the missing children and the history of the town and its citizens.
Sci-fi TV series Dark returned to Netflix on June 21, bringing with it a second season jam-packed with new plot twists, new time periods, and a deeper exploration of how all of the characters living in the rural town of Winden, Germany are connected.
If you're a fan of the first season of Apple TV+'s Home Before Dark, your wait for Season 2 will soon be over. This week, the streamer announced a June 11 release date and dropped the first official trailer to tease the sophomore season of the hit mystery/thriller. The ten-episode second season will debut with its first episode, followed by one new episode weekly every Friday.
The date is significant in terms of the series itself: 21st June 2019 is the date when 'Michael Kahnwald' committed suicide, leaving a message for his 'son' Jonas which started the whole series off (if you've watched the first season, you'll understand why we're being a bit cagey the names and family relations here).
This very same scar will give us the answer to who Adam is. We heard of Adam in season 1, but here in season 2, he is a much bigger part of the story. In fact, he seems to be in charge of pretty much everything happening as some sort of cult leader.
At the ending of season 2, Jonas is considering himself to be in war with Adam (yes, the old version of himself). To succeed, he needs to avoid becoming the version of himself that will ultimately turn into Adam.
Best described as a cross between Stranger Things and Twin Peaks with a little Broadchurch thrown in, Dark lives up to its name, both literally and figuratively. Pivotal moments take place in dark, claustrophobic spaces, such as caves and dimly lit sheds, in addition to an oppressive downpouring rain. These locations and conditions serve as excellent backgrounds as the plot slowly reveals grim family secrets and relationships.
This week's episode of 'In the Dark' on The CW is a big one and with everything that has happened so far in the second season, that's saying a lot. However, the last few minutes of the episode potentially changes the fabric of the show.
With three episodes still remaining for the season, there's a lot left to happen. We are surprised Nia is dead relatively earlier than we expected. One thing is for sure, we are impressed with the way the season is proceeding.
While season one allowed us to at least have some grasp on what the hell is going on, season two has descended into absolute choas. We've got timelines coming out our ass, every character now has at least 400 versions of themselves and there are more 'cycles' than a high-end washing machine.
After the season one finale, the TV critic ponse in me felt that the real theme of Dark was not time travel, but was, in fact, loneliness. The closing scenes saw future Jonas - beaten down from years of battling away on his own - try to close the wormhole in order to save humanity while the rest of the world was completely oblivious to his plight. Regina was battling cancer, poor little Helge was trapped in the bunker, while Mikkel and Ulrich stranded alone in the past. 041b061a72