Runaways Season 2 Episode 4 Recap
Molly is desperate for a connection in Runaways season 2 episode 4. While the majority of the group wants nothing to do with new arrival Topher, Molly hopes that he has answers about her own abilities, which he seems to possess as well. Karolina is the lone member of the group to take Molly’s side, stating that Topher is like them, and if they turn their backs on him, then they are no better than their parents. After a brief discussion, it is agreed that Topher can stay the night with Old Lace watching over him and they’ll figure out a more permanent solution in the morning.
Dale and Stacey have a serum that Jonah used to save Victor last season, made from Jonah’s DNA. The two believe that they have reverse-engineered the serum to kill Jonah, but need to test it first. Using a drone, the two secure a sample from whatever the creature/substance is at the bottom of the hole at the dig site. Injecting the serum kills the sample, but also triggers another earthquake. Before the two can leave the dig site, they are spotted by Jonah and Karolina.
Topher makes a case for his presence by providing breakfast and explaining that he is used to surviving on the streets while they are clearly not. In addition to attempting to appeal to the group at large, Topher tries to connect with them separately, including Nico. Alex has built a wall connecting everything that they believe PRIDE is responsible for doing. According to Alex, the first step is shutting down the dig site. He believes he can do it, but he requires a more powerful computer to do so. The kids put Topher to the test, enlisting him to help them steal a computer form the lab at Atlas Academy.
On the ride to the school, Nico discovers that Topher’s abilities come from a substance he keeps in a vial and applies to his skin. He assumes that the rest of the kids use the same to give them their powers. While Topher is trying to make nice with Nico and win her over, she steals his vial.
The earthquake throws a complication into the plan at Atlas Academy. With the school on earthquake protocol, Alex and Chase go to steal the computer. Nico and Molly attempt to get Topher out before he is discovered by the school staff. Gert slips away and goes to the nurse’s office to try and steal her meds, but she is caught. The nurse places a call about Gert, signaling the PRIDE that their kids are at the school. The kids manage to get away and Topher reunites with them with the computer they wanted.
Jonah is deteriorating at an accelerated rate as work on the box plods along. He reaches out to Karolina, who lies to Nico in order to meet with him. Jonah takes Karolina to the dig site, telling her that the answers to who and what he is–and what she is–await them at the bottom of the hole. Both glowing, they descend into the hole.
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