'The Umbrella Academy' Season 2 teases full extent of the Hargreeves siblings' powers in just Episode 1
Spoilers for 'The Umbrella Academy' Season 2
Netflix's 'The Umbrella Academy' Season 2 is finally here and it is so worth the wait. With an absolutely brilliant opening to Episode 1 'Right Back Where We Started', the season is a captivating watch from the beginning all the way to the end. After their emergency time jump at the end of Season 1, the Hargreeves siblings are deposited in the same alley in Dallas, Texas in different years starting with 1960. Number Five / The Boy (Aidan Gallagher) is the last to arrive, dropping in in the middle of a Soviet invasion of America.
That opening also gives us a tease of the full extent of what the Hargreeves siblings are actually capable of. Turns out, all the superpowered hijinks we saw in Season 1 barely even scratched the surface of the Academy's abilities and the full picture is mindblowing, literally. For example, remember how Allison Hargreeves / Number Three / The Rumor (Emmy Raver-Lampman) can mind control people into doing what she wants? Turns out she can do a whole lot more with her voice than push minds.
Facing an army of Soviets, the Academy goes into action and Allison blows up the heads of some soldiers just by suggesting it to them. In other words, it looks like she can actually bend reality itself with her rumors. Klaus Hargreeves / Number Four / The Seance (Robert Sheehan) is another Academy member with a massive upgrade in Season 2. While he struggled to bring his sibling Ben Hargreeves / Number Six / The Horror (Justin H. Min) into the physical realm in Season 1, in Season 2 opening we see him summon the specters of a whole bunch of fallen soldiers, leading them into battle like a proper necromancer.
The only one who appears to be more or less the same as he was before is Luther Hargreeves / Number One / Spaceboy (Tom Hopper). He's still the strong, nigh-invulnerable powerhouse he always was but his second-in-command Diego Hargreeves / Number Two / The Kraken (David Castañeda) displays the ability to bend projectiles that he hasn't thrown, which is a slight upgrade from his previous skill but an upgrade nonetheless.
Most impressive of all is Vanya Hargreeves / Number Seven / The White Violin (Ellen Page) who now displays full control of her abilities. Instead of random waves of power, she now shows the ability to focus her vibrations to the point where she can dismantle a rocket and push back the resulting explosion.
All this information is revealed in an extremely brief scene that ends in a nuclear holocaust but it definitely leaves us wanting to see more. And trust us when we say, the rest of the season is even more amazing.
See for yourself by watching 'The Umbrella Academy' Season 2, now available for streaming on Netflix.