Recap – what happened in Season 2 of Shadow and Bone? (Episodes 1-8)
After a two year break shadow and bone is back for a highly anticipated second season. The fantasy epic tells the story of good versus evil in a magical realm. Sun summoner Alina Starkov battles her nemesis, the Darkling Aleksander Kirigan, and his shadowy world known as Fold. She must defeat Kirigan and the Crease before evil destroys everything she holds dear in this dangerous world. The second season is filled with love, loss and great adventures. Here’s a breakdown of everything that happened in each episode of shadow and bone season 2:
Recap – what happened in Season 2 of Shadow and Bone? (Episodes 1-8)
Episode 1 – “No Refuge But Me”
Alina and Mal travel to Novyi Zem to find the next amplifier called Sea Whip. Soon they are being chased through the city; A high reward is offered on Alina and Mal is wanted as a deserter. The Crows return to Ketterdam to find that the Crows Club has been taken over by Pekka Rollins and they are all now wanted for murder. The leader of the crows, Kaz, and his friend Jesper are arrested for these crimes and sent to Hellgate Prison. On the way, they are stopped and questioned by Sturmhond, who wants to know Alina’s whereabouts. They give it up in exchange for their freedom. Kaz recruits two new team members, Wylan and Nina. Meanwhile, Alina and Mal escape their captors and hop on a ship that happens to belong to the pirate Sturmhond.
Episode 2 – “Rusalye”
Alina and Mal negotiate new terms with their kidnapper, Sturmhond. If he helps them find the sea whip (Rusalye), he will be financially rewarded. Sturmhond introduces her to his crew and soon they spot the Sea Whip on an island. Alina kills the creature and merges with it, claiming its powers. Kirigan regroups with his new army, but is plagued by shadow monsters dormant within him, escaping his body in unpredictable ways. He asks Genya to help him, but she is afraid of these creatures. Kirigan finds his mother Baghra and Morozova’s diary. The Crows plan a robbery and steal Pekka’s financial records to put some much-needed pressure on their enemy. However, Inej is severely wounded on this mission. The crows all meet at a hideout and are in the process of escaping Pekka.
Episode 3 – “Like Calls to Like”
Stormhond brings Alina into the fold with his flying ship, the hummingbird. Once inside, Alina uses her new powers to destroy the crease, but collapses before finishing the job. The flying ship then lands on the other side of the fold. The team is quickly apprehended by soldiers, but they soon realize who Sturmhond is. He used an alias all the time; he is actually Nikolai, the prince. Nikolai takes her to his sanctuary, the Spinning Wheel. Mal suggests looking for the Firebird next. Nikolai proposes an engagement to Alina to protect her and form new alliances. Kaz has Pekka’s financial records and sends Jesper and Wylan on one of his shady deals. They discover that Pekka has a son named Alby. Kaz wants to use Alby as leverage.
Episode 4 – “Every Monstrous Thing”
Nikolai announces his engagement to Alina in front of all his family and friends. Nikolai’s mother decides to throw an engagement party to celebrate. Nikolai’s brother Vasily sees Alina and Mal kissing. David escapes from Kirigan and warns Alina about Kirigan’s shadow monsters. They decide to find a sword called Neshyenyer that can defeat these monsters. Kaz orchestrates a plan with the crows to bring Pekka down. He uses Pekka’s son as bait. Pekka has to sign a letter proving the Crows’ innocence. Pekka is then arrested for murder and thrown in Hellgate Prison. During the engagement party, shadow monsters attack and kill Vasily. Kirigan and his monsters attack Alina, but she manages to escape.
Episode 5 – “Yuyeh Sesh (Despicate Your Heart)”
Baghra and Genya escape Kirigan and seek out Alina, who is hiding in the tunnels with Nikolai’s people. Many are dead or injured after Kirigan’s attack. Baghra helps Alina take on Kirigan, but Mal’s return ruins her chances when he interrupts an important vision. They decide to find the firebird next. Baghra suggests checking Morozova’s workshop first. A new quest is offered to the crows by Nikolai’s messengers (Tolya and Zoya); You must find the Neshyenyer Sword and return Nikolai for a hefty reward. Kaz quickly tracks down the item’s location. They head to Bhez Ju to meet up with possible owner Ohval. At Ohval’s house, they are captured and knocked unconscious with poison gas.
Episode 6 – “Ni Weh Sesh (I Have No Heart)”
Baghra, Alina, and Mal go to Morozova’s workshop. Baghra explains that she is Morozova’s daughter. Baghra reveals that Mal is the firebird they are after. Baghra attacks Kirigan but is killed by her son’s shadow monsters. Alina and Mal flee. In Bhez Ju, the poison causes the crows to hallucinate, but Wylan manages to free them all. The crows are attacked by the sword’s owner, Ohval, but she eventually hands the Neshyenyer over to Jesper. Sometimes Alina tells the truth; he is the firebird. Kirigan finds out that Mal is also the firebird.
Episode 7 – “We’ll Meet in the Meadow”
Mal wants to sacrifice his life to help Alina destroy the crease, but she refuses to give up so easily. They make other plans instead, sending one team to fight Kirigan as a diversion while the other team heads into the fold. Kirigan uses the magic of Baghra’s bones to strengthen his own army. They are waiting for Nikolai and his team and ambush them in their flying ship. Nikolai’s army retreats but is attacked at a nearby fortress. Alina and Mal go into the fold together but are attacked by monsters. The crows come to save the day and assist in both separate battles. Inej uses the Neshyenyer sword to repel shadow monsters and save Alina while the other Crows help Nikolai. Kirigan’s army is defeated. Kirigan fights back inside the fold, Mal is mortally wounded.
Episode 8 – “No Funerals”
Nikolai’s team and the crows head into the fold to help Alina defeat Kirigan and destroy the fold. Meanwhile, Mal dies within the fold. He asks to sacrifice his life. Alina stabs Mal in the chest and her lover dies. She screams in pain and unleashes a tremendous burst of energy. This will single-handedly destroy the entirety of the crease. However, the Shadow Monsters and Kirigan are still alive. Alina stabs Kirigan with the Neshyenyer sword, killing him. Alina then resurrects Mal with dark magic. They all burn Kirigan’s body.
Mal feels different after the resurrection and breaks up with Alina. He sets off as a privateer on Nikolai’s flying ship. Nikolai passes his alias Sturmhond to Mal. Inej breaks up with Kaz and also joins Mal’s team. Kaz takes over the Crows Club. Alina and Nikolai are preparing for their move. However, Nikolai has the shadow monster inside him. During the ceremony, a woman attacks guests with a new drug called Jurda Parem. The guests collapse. Alina fights back and kills the intruder. She smiles, empowered by her new skills. The Crows are tasked with solving this drug problem.
This is the full summary of what happened in the Netflix series Shadow and Bone Season 2 (Episodes 1-8). What do you think of the story? Please comment below.
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