There Season 2 of the series Netflix Locke & Key (of which we present our detailed review here) will be published on October 22, 2021, and will consist of 10 episodes about an hour each. The story is taken from the homonymous graphic novel, the work of Joe Hill and illustrated by Gabriel Rodríguez, which is followed more or less faithfully depending on the choices in the adaptation. Season 1 of Locke & Key he had left the audience with bated breath in the face of a new threat, and in the new episodes the plot is ready to articulate, taking up the interrupted narrative vein and developing it easily.
Each key has its own task
The key are the heart of the series. In the first season the Locke family, after suffering the Rendell loss, moved to Locke House, a historic mansion located in Mathison. To welcome the three brothers, Tyler, Kinsey and Bode, and the mother Nina, there is Duncan Locke, Rendell’s brother and the boys’ uncle. Soon magical keys begin to come to light, each with one specific function, who whisper when a Locke needs them so they can be found. The keys are hidden in different places in Locke House. The first to be found, artfully embedded in the bracelet that her father had given Kinsey before he died, is the Key Everywhere, which allows those who wield it to cross a door and find themselves in any part of the world.
The keys are numerous and are found, one by one, throughout the entire season. There Head Key, for example, it can be slipped into the back of a person’s neck to open a direct passage to their head. Kinsey uses the key to get rid of it from his head Fear, in the form of a monstrous-looking copy of it, and bury it. Since that time, his character undergoes a notable change. There Carillon key allows you to control someone’s actions while there Skull key it separates a soul from its body, and transforms it into a ghost capable of traveling, without being seen, throughout the Locke territory, which also includes the woods surrounding the house.
L’origin of the keys and their power is not explained, but looking for them is an entity that is released, unconsciously, by little Bode. In the guise of an attractive young woman, Dodge wins the trust of the Locke family by trying to get hold of the keys, which must come to them donate spontaneously from a family member, as he is unable to obtain them by force. What the woman, actually a demon, is looking for is there Omega key, which allows the opening of the Black door, an opening towards its dimension of origin. In the final episode of the first season, using a ruse, Dodge manages to save herself and make the Lockes believe that she has been thrown back over the gate. After that takes the form of Gabe, Kinsey’s boyfriend, who had always been the undercover demon.
Also, a friend of the group, Eden, he comes hit by a fiery bullet, exiting the Black Gate while the boys were trying to get rid of Dodge, and a demon lurks inside her, becoming Gabe’s new ally. At this point the second season begins, ready to catapult viewers back to Mathison, between the deceptions of Dodge and the discovery of new magical keys.
Network of deceptions
Season 2 of Locke & Key, analyzed in this review, is well structured and based on one dense network of deceptions and subterfuges. Gabe is still Kinsey’s boyfriend, unaware of his true demon nature, and Eden is now a danger too. While the Locke boys are back in possession of almost all the keys that Dodge had stolen from them and they have let his guard down, convinced that they have eliminated the demon, another problem makes its way on the horizon: the fear of forgetting. Adult people forget any facts related to keys in seconds, but it seems that the age at which the memory reset process is initiated is earlier than they thought.
The eldest of the Locke brothers, Tyler, is in danger of forgetting everything within a few months. To prevent this, Kinsey decides to use the Head Key to enter the head of Erin, Rendell Locke’s childhood friend, who is in a psychiatric institution and appears incapable of understanding and willing. The woman is in that state because 20 years earlier she had been imprisoned by Dodge inside her own head and, unable to get out, had become a helpless vegetable. After managing to free her from the nightmare, Tyler, Kinsey and Bode discover that there is a key, created by Uncle Duncan, able to make people remember everything about magic, without age limits.
There creation of keys is a solid point of Season 2. Viewers finally get to know theorigin of these mystical objects, and they understand what it really is. They are not just key-shaped pieces of forged metal, but their nature is quite different. Even Dodge, in the guise of Gabe, is looking for something very powerful: he is trying to create a key different from the existing ones, which gives him a new power. But, to do that, he needs the Locke family.
New keys, deceptions, betrayals and twists follow one another episode after episode, until the end of the season, which bodes well for new episodes in the future. The Netflix series does not miss a beat. With a well constructed history and captivating like that of the graphic novel to which it is inspired, Locke & Key kidnaps viewers and absorbs them into the plot. Each event fits in with the others, intertwining an intense story and with a perfect dosage of adrenaline and quiet moments. Locke House surprises its inhabitants with new keys, whispering to be discovered, and Gabe and Eden won’t be the only ones weaving plots of deception to achieve their goal.
The truth is discovered by the protagonists one step at a time, revealing a bleak and dangerous reality, and making them aware of the new danger. Even the disappearance of Ellie, also Rendell’s childhood friend, takes on a new light. THE characters already known return with a new role, and the new entry they are ready to get involved, alongside the Lockes or the demons. Season 2 of Locke & Key, described without spoilers in this review, has undergone a few delays due to the pandemic, but now it is ready to be presented to the public, and it deserves to be seen.
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