'The Purge' Season 2 premiere's bank robbery scene has fans nodding in agreement: 'Finally, someone doing what I'd be doing'
This article contains spoilers for season 2 episode 1.
Just minutes into the second season of 'The Purge' and fans are already applauding the fact that finally, someone is doing what fans believe they would be doing on Purge night if there were out on the streets at all - aka robbing a bank.
Shifting focus from the signature Purge night developments as seen in the films and the show so far, season two will deal with what goes on the rest of the 364 days between two annual purges, as people cope with trauma and loss, riddled with paranoia, trying to keep their loved ones safe. But before we get to that other side of the night, the season two premiere focuses a fair bit on the Purge night itself to lay the foundation for the storylines to pan out throughout the rest of the year, as we'll see this season. And one of them involves Max Martini's Ryan Grant, who is a mastermind when it comes to planning the Purge night money-heists, by robbing banks.
Of course, Ryan and his team of three other crooks encounter a near-fatal hassle right at the end of the mission, as 'Jackals', or thieves who steal from other thieves on Purge night, ambush them right after the team manages to rob two bags full of money from the bank. But Ryan is smart and more seasoned at the task than those Jackals are, and he manages to craftily counter-attack them while making sure his teammates are fine before they run out of the bank's premises right in time for the end-of-Purge siren to go off.
Finally someone doing what I'd be doing. #ThePurge #ThePurgeTV pic.twitter.com/T7Pr6ezmtj— Kim Jung Makemse Un (@likedbymany) October 16, 2019
This portrayal of a bank robbery has won over fans it seems, as they have taken to social media to express how that is the only crime they are most likely to engage in if the Purge was actually a thing in their world. An annual consecutive 12-hour stretch where all crimes including murder are legal might sound haunting, but fans are okay with a little bit of stealing from the banks it seems. There's no bloodshed, no life at risk - or so they believe. As Twitter user @Rell_Lauren pointed out: "Robbing a bank. Of all The Purge movies/Season 1, this is probably the smartest thing someone has done on Purge night." Another fan, @WodehouseF, got slightly more aggressive and declared: "If Trump gets away with this bullsh*t, then I'm going to knock over a bank because it's the Purge, y'all."
Speaking for the rest of the fandom, user @AceINFP shared: "If the Purge happens Im robbing banks, burning down the credit buildings and Stealing me a super car. Yall can kill each other I'm trying to make some bank."
'The Purge' season 2 premiered at 9 pm and will air on Tuesdays, same time, only on the USA Network.