'NOS4A2' Season 2 Episode 5 Preview: Will the Hourglass Man help Manx get Wayne to Christmasland?
Spoilers for 'NOS4A2' Season 2
Episode 4 titled 'The Lake House' saw Vic McQueen (Ashleigh Cummings) go into hiding with her man Lou Carmody (Jonathan Langdon) and her son Wayne McQueen (Jason David) after Charlie Manx (Zachary Quinto) almost took Wayne in Episode 3, titled 'The Night Road.' The end of 'The Lake House' saw Wayne confess to Lou that he, in fact, had been talking to Manx in his dreams and had told the "psychic vampire" the family was hiding at Vic's father Chris McQueen's (Ebon Moss-Bachrach) Lakehouse. After Lou had called Vic, who was helping Maggie Leigh (Jahkara Smith) save her girlfriend Tabitha Hutter (Ashley Romans) from Manx and Bing Partridge (Ólafur Darri Ólafsson), Vic was on her way to save her son. In Episode 5 titled 'Bruce Wayne McQueen', we're speculating the aftermath of Wayne's confession and Manx's wrath.
With Manx now knowing where Wayne lives, he is obviously going to make his way to the Lake House with Bing and his Wraith. Kidnapping and "saving" Wayne from Vic is Manx's main agenda and we don't think he'll wait any longer. We suspect that Episode 5 titled after the 6-year-old's name will showcase a huge struggle between the people trying to save Wayne and the people trying to take him. 'The Night Road' also saw Manx asking Snake to meet a man named the Hourglass, and we're almost a hundred percent sure that the Hourglass Man will help Manx get Wayne to Christmasland. We are assuming that since the Hourglass Man is a strong creative, he has powers that have something to do with the hourglass that he carries with him and expecting to see how that object helps him help Manx. With 'The Lake House' showcasing the intense scene where Tabitha almost had Bing and Manx in her crutches before she was hurt and they were able to get away, we are also assuming that Bing will come with his favorite threat, gas, to take away everyone from the Lake House as Manx gets his fingers on Wayne.
We are thinking that the next episode will bring to life the crux of Season 2, where Wayne's life is in danger, and we are also expecting a cliffhanger for sure. While we are hoping that Wayne doesn't end up in the Wraith, we know that with Manx and Hourglass as Strong Creatives and Bing with his twisted loyalty and gas very easily outnumber the McQueen family who only have one Strong Creative, Vic, in their midst. Lou, Wayne, and Chris can't do much to hurt Manx. Not to mention, Vic still has to make her way back to the Lake House, and during that time, there is so much Manx could do to her son and her man. Lou, Wayne, and Chris are very vulnerable right now, and also Chris is unaware that Manx is alive, so we are speculating that he'll find out in 'Bruce Wayne McQueen'.
Since Episode 5 will be the mid-season episode, we're definitely expecting it to be a feisty one filled with gore and supernatural horror. Manx was horrible in Season 1 and was burnt by Vic until he was brought back to life recently in Season 2. Now, we're expecting his rage to be unmatched. Wayne is in grave danger and this time Vic may not be able to save him or kill Manx. The official synopsis reads, "Vic McQueen returns to the Lakehouse only to ride straight into a deadly trap. Charlie Manx in his favor. We meet the Hourglass Man, a powerful strong creative."
'NOS4A2' Season 2 episodes air Sundays at 10 pm ET on AMC.