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Warning! The following contains spoilers for Marvel's Cloak & Dagger. Read at your own risk!
Season 2 of Marvel's Cloak & Dagger took an unexpected turn in the premiere, and may have confused some when the hit Freeform show's new vigilante Mayhem made her debut. Mayhem was the duo's former cop confidant Brigid, but not the Brigid who was in the mix for most of the season. She has definitely changed. As opposed to a straight transformation, though, Brigid's consciousness split and created two separate people who both look like her. One is basically the normal Brigid, the other not so much.
Mayhem is far more assertive, and judging by her execution of that kidnapping drug dealer at the end of the second episode, has a different sense of justice. So, how will this situation affect Ty and Tandy in Season 2? Showrunner Joe Pokaski has some insight, and teased this interesting situation will lead the heroes down a path that ultimately determines their futures.
I love how Tyrone, his first instinct is to protect Brigid, and you'll see that in Episode 3 and beyond. He becomes very protective of her because she was very protective of him in the first season. But I think this second season, for Tandy and Tyrone, is about what kind of heroes they are going to be. Mayhem, and to a lesser degree Brigid, became these touchstones as to what kind of hero are we gonna be? Because Mayhem is going to be ripping up the city, but one of them is going to point out pretty quickly that she's getting results so maybe that's not a bad thing. Mayhem is going to be either a cautionary tale or an aspirational one.
Just like Brigid has split, Joe Pokaski seems to suggest to TV Guide that there will be a discussion between Ty and Tandy on whether Mayhem is necessarily a bad thing. After all, they are all about lessening crime in New Orleans, and haven't been too successful in their efforts so far. Is sneaking around and preventing harm the way to go, or is Mayhem's no mercy method a way of giving bad people tough justice better?
Unfortunately, it doesn't sound like Brigid will be a huge asset in helping the two figure out what to do with her other half. Joe Pokaski revealed her arc this season may break the heart of some fans, as she works through her guilt of surviving and the loss of her boyfriend. There's also the whole "having an evil doppelganger" thing as well, which will surely cause some issues.
Season 2 of Cloak & Dagger is just getting started, and fans can tune into new episodes on Freeform Thursdays at 8:00 p.m. ET. Stick with CinemaBlend for more news on Marvel and its upcoming shows, and be sure to check out how fans can soon own an iconic piece of Marvel memorabilia starting this summer.