'Lost in Space' Season 2: Penny's insecurities may have just given Dr Smith leverage over Robinsons

Penny, despite being ready to help, was assigned the least challenging of tasks by Maureen and this led to a conflict between the mother and daughter.


                            'Lost in Space' Season 2: Penny's insecurities may have just given Dr Smith leverage over Robinsons
Penny's insecurity was a major concern in Episode 2. (IMDb)

This article contains spoilers for Episode 2 'Precipice'

Penny Robinson was insecure and she had every reason to be. The genius writer, despite being ready to help, was assigned the least challenging of tasks by Maureen (Molly Parker) and this led to a conflict between the mother and daughter in 'Precipice'.

The episode sees them fall off the ledge where the Jupiter is stuck and Penny lashes out at her mother when she turns to Will (Maxwell Jenkins) and Judy (Taylor Russell) for ideas. Call it sibling insecurity, but this was a valid point as her chores aboard the Jupiter were reduced to watch over Dr Smith (Parker Posey).

It is here the wily doctor decides to take advantage of the situation and she outlines the plan to Don (Ignacio Serricchio), who firmly believes this was a family that would stick through the hardest ordeals. And while that theory is true, as Maureen and Penny make up in the final minutes of the episode, Dr Smith has enough up her sleeve. She is seen hiding a kelp leaf in the 'Lost in Space' journal written by Penny that Will publishes as shown in Episode 1. 

For now, it seems Dr Smith has made use of Penny's weakness and it remains to be seen if she can use it as leverage for her freedom. Until then, the Robinsons can use some help from the sly villain. 

What are your thoughts on Dr Smith's dreadful plans for Penny?

'Lost in Space' Season 2 is available for streaming on Netflix. 

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