'Tiny Pretty Things' Episode 2: Who sent Neveah a white rose? Here's how new Archer student may face danger
With the school now installing time-locked doors in the dorms, the students seem to be safe, but the white rose that Neveah received could tell another story
Spoilers for 'Tiny Pretty Things'
The second episode of 'Tiny Pretty Things' is titled 'Range of Motion' and takes a deeper dive into the shady aesthetics that is the Archer School of Ballet. At the end of the last episode 'Corps' saw new admission Neveah Stroyer (Kylie Jefferson) receive a white rose with a note that read, "your turn to fly".
Neveah was the replacement for the now gravely injured and comatose Cassie Shore (Anna Maiche) who we know was pushed off the roof's ledge in the first few minutes of 'Corps'. The school and its head Monique "Madame" Dubois (Lauren Holly) have deemed Cassie's incident a slip and fall and have pushed everyone to move forward from the incident. The first episode saw mean girl Bette Whitlaw (Casimere Jollette) tell Neveah that she was just a "shiny new distraction" and while we know that's true, Neveah's roommate June Park (Daniela Norman) think's Neveah has a lot more to deal with.
With the school now installing time-locked doors in the dorms, the students seem to be safe, but the white rose that Neveah received could tell another story. As June and Neveah sit talking about things, June sees Neveah putting the rose in water and immediately gets nervous. She asks Neveah who gave her the rose and finds out that it was a gift and also what the note had said. June thinks that the note is straight up a death threat considering Cassie's body was found with a white rose right next to it.
'Corps' showed the audience the incident clearly - Cassie was dancing on the ledge of the roof before a hooded stranger walks in with a white rose. We hear Cassie say, "It isn't what it looks like.. it is... but I can explain," before being pushed off the ledge. We don't know if the stranger gave that rose to Cassie, or if the stranger had found the rose and was confronting Cassie - we have to wait to find out. In fact, June admits to Neveah that the night Cassie was pushed, she had seen someone with a big hoodie with a red zipper - the same jacket that Neveah had found on a balcony earlier. There's something off with June though, and Neveah realizes it later but could her life be in danger? Could she too suffer Cassie's fate?
In another scene, officer Isabel Cruz (Jess Salgueiro) who believes that there's a lot of danger in Archer confronts Neveah to ask her about the rose. It's obvious that June revealed that information to Cruz, and while Neveah doesn't like talking to cops and so doesn't reveal anything, she does hand over the note she got to the officer. Neveah isn't happy with June of course, and a catfight ensues, but that's beside the point - for now. For all, we know June, Cassie's old roommate, could have pushed Cassie off the ledge.
When June met up with officer Cruz later, she revealed that she didn't tell officer Cruz about the hooded stranger she saw because that person had seen her right back. If the information comes out, the stranger would have known that June had spilled the beans, so she was scared. Unfortunately for June though, she didn't make the principal dancer and her mother, at the end of the episode, comes to take her back to New York - so maybe she won't be in danger anymore, but we can't say that for her roommate Neveah. Since we don't know who is sending the roses, we would have to assume it was the same person that had sent Cassie a rose. But the stranger that hurt Cassie, in parts, seemed to be upset about that rose itself. The stranger had shown her the rose before she said she could explain, and then after whispering in her ear, the stranger pushed her off.
'Tiny Pretty Things' is now available to stream on Netflix.