'The End of the F***ing World' Season 2: Naomi Ackie shines bright as the dark, murderous and mysterious Bonnie
Even though we are rooting for her to not hurt James and Alyssa throughout Season 2, we are also rooting for Bonnie to be okay
Major spoilers for 'The End of the F***ing World' Season 2 ahead
'The End of the F***ing World' introduced us to two amazing young talents in Season 1 — Alex Lawther who portrays James and Jessica Barden who plays Alyssa — and Season 2 has its own revelation in Naomi Ackie, who plays Bonnie on the show.
The new season has a lot to offer but to us, Ackie will always be the most impressive aspect of the show. Ackie will soon be seen in the highly anticipated 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker'.
She does a spectacular job on the Netflix show as a mysterious woman with a dark past and a very strange connection to Alyssa and James.
We meet Bonnie as a young girl, being raised by a very strict mother, whose ways of disciplining bordered on cruel more often than not, and she internalized this idea that every act of wrongdoing needs to be punished and that is just how you express love.
She grew up not knowing what love is and ends up believing it is what Dr. Koch (Jonathan Aris) offered her, even when he used her for her sexual needs and kicked her out of his house when he was done with her.
The predator that he is, Koch also knew how to pull Bonnie's strings, and how to keep her coming back for more of his "love" by giving her tiny morsels of it.
Even when another woman accused him of sexually assaulting her, she believed Koch and even went to jail for punishing her on his behalf. We see that she is unstable and confused about life and how it works in many ways.
Even though we are rooting for her to not hurt James and Alyssa throughout Season 2, we are also rooting for her to be okay. As Alyssa explains during one of her voiceovers, it is easy to trick someone who has never known love into thinking they have love, because they do not know any better.
She is on a murderous rage throughout the season, but she is also in pain — the pain of losing the only man who has never loved her.
She just wants the pain to end, and this wide array of emotions are portrayed beautifully by Ackie, who shines through this season. You cannot help but be in awe of her performance throughout the episode.
If you haven't already, watch Ackie's brilliance in person by logging on to your Netflix account and binging on Season 2 of 'The End of the F***ing World'.