Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Locke & Key - Trapper/Keeper

The second episode of the series centers mostly around the family settling in to their new surroundings. In one of the episode's best scenes, Kinsey (Emilia Jones) has another freak-out with Scot (Petrice Jones) and his friends when shooting a scene for their homemade movie triggers flashbacks to her father's death. Nina (Darby Stanchfield) meets a childhood friend of Randall's (Bill Heck) and learns about a tragedy which he never spoke about and Duncan (Aaron Ashmore) doesn't seem to remember (making it seem very key related, despite the official story of a drowning). Tyler (Connor Jessup) faces some temptation in trying to fit in with a new crowd and Bode (Jackson Robert Scott) gets a return visit from his Echo (Laysla De Oliveira) who is enjoying the use of the Anywhere Key.

"Trapper/Keeper" also introduces a new key, which doesn't fit any door's locks but can be inserted into the back of the neck of a human being. He also acquires a bear trap and manages not to lose any limbs while attempting to lay a trap for Echo. Just what the Head Key unlocks won't be covered until the next episode but Bode's recklessness in using it on himself does bring the siblings back together just as their internal struggles were tearing Kinsey and Tyler apart. Takeaways here are that Echo, whose name is yet to be revealed, has interest in far more than just the one key she acquired from Bode and that Keyhouse Manor holds secrets beyond just the keys themselves. Can Duncan truly not remember the events of his childhood, did his memory get fuzzy like Nina's experience in the mirror, or are their other reasons why he may not wish to share his experiences?

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