'The Umbrella Academy' Season 2: Diego may have finally met his match in Ritu Arya's Lila Pitts
Spoilers for 'The Umbrella Academy' Season 2 Episode 1 'Right Back Where We Started'
When someone asks you who is the most insane main character on 'The Umbrella Academy', you would probably say it's Klaus Hargreeves / Number Four / The Seance (Robert Sheehan). But what people don't easily recognize is that while Klaus is eccentric, Diego Hargreeves / Number Two / The Kraken (David Castañeda) is by far the most unhinged person on the team.
No sane person is going to dress up as a superhero well into his adult life, even if he does have cool powers. From daddy issues to a messiah complex, Diego has a lot of problems to deal with but they don't stop him from being the most badass member of the Academy. And now it looks like Diego has finally found the perfect partner in crime, someone who can understand where he comes from because she is equally messed up.
Meet Lila Pitts (Ritu Arya), a woman whom Netflix describes as "A chameleon who can be as brilliant or as clinically insane as the situation requires". We get a taste of this in Episode 1 'Right Back Where We Started' when Lila helps Diego break out of an asylum, beating up an orderly, punching a cop, and resetting Diego's dislocated shoulder, all while laughing like a maniac.
She's got exactly the kind of chaotic energy to match Diego and we can see these two become quite the dynamic duo. Arya is clearly having a lot of fun with the character and her chemistry with Castañeda is electric. Despite having his superpowered adoptive family, Diego has always been sort of an outsider so it's nice to see him finally get a friend. There are hints early on that this could blossom into a beautiful relationship, though there's one little problem that might throw a wrench into those plans.
Unfortunately for Diego, Lila isn't the troubled young girl she appears to be. As we find out later on in the season, she's actually working for the Handler (Kate Walsh) but whether she actually betrays Diego or ends up siding with him is something you'll have to watch and find out.
'The Umbrella Academy' Season 2 is now available for streaming on Netflix.