'Cloak and Dagger' season 2 episode 4 sees Tandy jump into the 'Rabbit Hold' to try and save Tyrone from prison
This article contains spoilers for 'Cloak and Dagger' episode 4.
In episode 4 of 'Cloak and Dagger' Tandy Bowen (Olivia Holt) has to figure out how to scare Tyrone Johnson (Aubrey Joseph) to ensure he can take her to the same place that he took Connors (J.D. Evermore) and Mayhem (Emma Lahana) to. Tandy has to bring Connors back to prove that Ty did not kill Fuchs (Lane Miller), but Connors did. This will ensure that Ty doesn't go to prison. The two are, however, initially not sure whether both Mayhem and Connors are trapped in the other realm with only their fear for company.
The only way Tyrone can be proven innocent of murdering Officer Fuchs is if Connors surfaces and the only way to find out more about the human trafficking ring that Tandy is hellbent on doing is to get information from Mayhem. For both of this to happen, Tandy has to delve deeper into Tyrone's source of power. The two realize Tyrone took Mayhem and Connor in when he was scared and so the two try to recreate the same feeling to allow Tandy to explore.
Tandy's way of scaring Ty is by putting thoughts in his heads about why he didn't reveal the truth about Connors' whereabouts in the last eight months. She keeps drilling him about what could be more important than going back to living with his family again, but Ty has no answer. She continues questioning him about what is more important than getting back together with Evita, and why he won't stop running for a crime he didn't commit. Ty has no response, but we do see that Ty fears bringing back Connors the most.
We see what he is most scared of - not being able to protect people, not being brave enough to stop Connors after he brings him back - and the vulnerability serves as the opportune moment for Tandy to enter Tyrone's dark world.
Tandy does find a way to meet Mayhem and bring her back to the real world, but she has to give up on what matters the most to her, something that assures her safety in the face of a dangerous situation. If she doesn't, she might be stuck in Ty's world where he traps people. While attempting to get out of the realm from which Ty manifests his power, Tandy understands a very important thing. That every story has many variations just as every coin has two sides.
The episode also gives us a clue about how Tandy and Tyrone's powers are tied to each other. Ty and his mother are caught up in the local struggle after one of the men from the human trafficking ring that Ty rescues, passes his name to the other gang members. In an attempt to save his mother, he appears in the house, but that is as far as his powers work, after that, he has to find ways to save both himself and his mother without the assistance of the cloak.
Tandy also comes across a record store in the other realm where each vinyl record is named after one of the missing girls. There is a section dedicated to her as well, and when she plays these records, she sees the other side of the story, which influences her future actions. Tandy and Ty trying to work out their personal conflicts while trying to help the girls, is fascinating, and the selection of background scores for important moments in the episode is spot on and helps us get further involved with the character because the songs add another side to their story. Heartbreak, frustration or loneliness - the translation onscreen is really good. This is especially impressive towards the end of the episode.
The moment of truth for Tandy, especially when she realizes how Ty has been right all along about Mayhem is not satisfying enough though. While Tandy did succeed in what she wanted to do, will this save Ty or put him more trouble? Will the conflict within Tandy continue? Is Ty Tandy's moral compass? We will have to see how she responds to Mayhem in the future episodes.