Runaways Season 2 Episode 13 Recap
Runaways season 2 episode 13 opens moments after Xavin revealed herself to Karolina. She also spoke about the prophecy that drove her actions. According to Xavin, Jonah and his family were exiled royals. Xavin, believing herself the subject of a prophecy that would unite two races and bring peace, snuck aboard the ship. Once discovered, she became the royal family’s servant, in time learning everything there was to know about the ship. She was without hope, losing her faith, until Karolina arrived and set the prisoners aboard the ship free. Xavin has come to marry Karolina and fulfill their intertwined destinies.
Knowing the Runaways have no reason to believe him, Chase appeals to them to surrender and join him in taking over PRIDE from their parents. If they don’t, Chase says their parents will hunt them down, and PRIDE has been developing weapons to do just that. The kids will be captured–not gently–and their memories erased. As a group, the Runaways tell Chase that they are not interested, which leads Tina and the rest of the parents to deploy special drones to hunt them down.
Before Karolina goes to meet Chase with the others, Leslie tells her that the Church will now be after her as well, looking to Karolina as their messiah after the light show at the Crater. Karolina tells Leslie that she can’t forgive her yet, that it takes time and that she hopes Leslie will be a better mother to her unborn child than she was to Karolina. Once Karolina is gone, Xavin confirms that Leslie’s unborn child is another alien child and that the royals will be coming for both it and Karolina.
The drones block Nico’s ability to cast a spell and jam Alex’s fistigons. The group scatters, hoping to fare better against the drones that way than by staying corralled together. Gert and Molly lead a pair of drones away, which Molly destroys. Stacey and Dale close in on the girls on foot. Molly convinces a group of Spanish speakers that Dale is a pedophile trying to kidnap her. Using the group’s intervention, she gets away. Gert is cornered by Stacey, who beats her over the head, knocking her out. When she comes to, Gert finds herself and Old Lace kidnapped by Dale and on the run from Stacey.
Alex steals a car and leads his parents on a high-speed chase. Losing them on foot, Alex calls the LAPD and has Geoffrey and Catherine arrested for firing a weapon on the street. Alex tells them that he has handed over the evidence the LAPD needs to put the two away for their crimes.
Nico and Karolina lose one drone, but are caught by another. Karolina leads it away from Nico, who is able to think and speak again outside of the drone’s area of influence. Nico goes after her parents at PRIDE’s surveillance headquarters, where she falls under the mind scrambler’s effects again. Unable to cast a spell, she uses the staff to engage her parents in hand-to-hand combat. Defeated, Nico gives in to the staff and the darkness within her. Dark Nico casts a spell that blows out the glass in the headquarters and allows her to escape. Robert suffers a nasty neck wound from the flying glass.
Karolina is tracked by Victor, who reveals that he is the alien that inhabited Jonah–Karolina’s alien father. Xavin tries to rescue Karolina, but Victor gets away with an unconscious Karolina. Molly, Nico, and Alex regroup with Xavin and Leslie at the hostel, devastated by their losses. Chase and Janet wait for Victor to return home, piecing together that the black outs are because Jonah has taken over Victor’s body at times. Victor confirms this is the case and renders both Chase and Janet unconscious as well.
Tina and Stacey meet Victor at home, and they confirm that they are the royal aliens from the ship. However, one of them is missing. The missing alien has not possessed one of the other PRIDE adults. They suggest that perhaps it is inside one of the kids. Victor reveals his plans to build a new ship, but it will take generations and their host forms are fragile. He suggests they resume sacrifices, drawing energy from humans to sustain their host bodies. Karolina, Chase, and Janet are in stasis chambers in the lab. Victor suggests they drain one of their captives first.
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