'NOS4A2' Season 2 Episode 3 Preview: Manx and Bing's next victim is Wayne, Vic is clueless
We're expecting to see Lou and Wayne battle out danger themselves, should it come knocking at their door
Spoilers for 'NOS4A2' Season 2
The first two episodes of Season 2 established both Vic McQueen (Ashleigh Cummings) and Charlie Manx (Zachary Quinto) with their narratives for the season. Vic, an alcoholic had ended up setting the house on fire in Episode 1 'Bad Mother' and the ending saw her leave her boyfriend Lou Carmody (Jonathan Langdon) and her son, Wayne McQueen (Jason David) behind. Episode 2 'Good Father' saw the return of Manx, from a corpse to a full immortal, after Bing Patridge (Ólafur Darri Ólafsson) had helped him acquire the Wraith. The ending of that episode saw Manx feed "his children" in Christmasland a dead body and leave behind his daughter Millie Manx (Mattea Conforti) as he trotted off with Bing to his next target - Vic's son, Wayne.
In Episode 3 titled 'The Night Road,' we will see the consequences of both Vic's and Manx's decisions to leave their kids. We speculate that since we didn't see Vic in Episode 2, we would find out where she decides to go. Her guilt after having endangered Wayne gets to her and she takes off on her bike using The Shorter Way and the destination the bridge had read said 'Lake.' Most interestingly though, Vic thinks Manx is dead but in Episode 2 we're clearly shown that not only does Manx want to revenge but he wants Wayne in Christmasland. We would presume with Vic gone, Bing and Manx would strike now, considering Lou wouldn't be of much help. We expect to see that narrative unfold, bringing to the forefront the crux of season two's plotline.
Will Vic sober up in time to save her son or will there be a fatality in Episode 3? How will Vic find out that Manx is still alive, will Maggie Leigh (Jahkara Smith) consult her scrabble tiles again? Maggie had, had a seizure the last time when she had asked her tiles if the Wraith was dead and it was back then. But now, the Wraith is alive and her tiles would help Vic very much. We'd assume Vic would want to come back to help Wayne and Lou but we have a slight indication that Vic won't make it back in time considering she has no phone and doesn't want to return home. We're speculating to see Lou and Wayne battle out danger themselves, should it come knocking at their door.
The second episode also saw Millie upset with her father leaving her again, we wonder what her next move is. With the lights in Christmasland back on, we wonder if her father's repeated absence would cause Millie to stray from her loyalty. Episode 2 also showed us the past, where we saw Millie become a child of Christmasland and bite her mother's face off. What we weren't shown is how Millie happened to have coped with that? We're speculating to see more of Millie's complicated relationship with her father, the man technically responsible for the death of his wife. Season 2 had also promised us more insight into Christmasland and Millie seems to be exploring her way through her father's twisted world. We speculate she would find something she's never seen before, maybe remind her of her past or maybe she does something to bring her father Manx back to her in Christmasland. 'The Night Road', we speculate, will chronicle what Manx wants behind his plot to get Wayne into the Wraith - his ultimate plan. The trailer showed creepy Christmas happenings that we presume will start this episode, which is probably the most exciting narrative of the season.
The official synopsis reads, "Vic McQueen takes the Shorter Way to Haverhill. Lou and Wayne face a terrible threat in her absence. Charlier Manx engages an old friend for a mysterious favor. Millie Manx confronts the past."
'NOS4A2' Season 2 episodes air Sundays at 10 pm ET on AMC.