Outer Banks season 1, episode 6 recap – what happened in “Parcel 9”?

By Daniel Hart
Published: April 15, 2020 (Last updated: February 7, 2024)
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Netflix series Outer Banks season 1, episode 6 - Parcel


Outer Banks season 1, episode 6, “Parcel 9” is a breakthrough episode for John B and his crew but Sarah and Kiara must settle their differences.

This recap of Netflix series Outer Banks season 1, episode 6, “Parcel 9” contains significant spoilers.

Outer Banks season 1, episode 6, “Parcel 9” begins with John B being introduced to his new home, which is a strange scene as he is a Pogue and he will be living in a Kook household for now. Sarah’s father sets the boundaries and rules between John B and Sarah, which makes him naive; they are obviously going to sneak into each other’s room. When John B updates his crew, Kiara has a problem with Sarah still but John B isn’t interested, he wants to focus on the gold.

They all head to the Crain household, which is marked on the map; they all discuss how it is meant to be haunted and how Mrs Crain has killed people. John B and co. enter the basement of the house and it looks like a dead-end. Kiara blames the dead-end on Sarah but John B wonders if her frustration is born from the time that they kissed — Kiara slaps him.

But then Pope finds water! And then they find a hidden well. John B updates Sarah but she’s more concerned that Kiara is territorial. John B holds a meeting and all his friends are uncomfortable with Sarah but he declares that she is his girlfriend. Kiara tries to land John B in hot water, stating that he was initially using Sarah for information. John B agrees with that statement but that he wasn’t expecting “love”.

Kiara makes a shocking ultimatum — it’s her or Sarah. John B says both, so both women walk out.

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Outer Banks season 1, episode 6, “Parcel 9” wants harmony in the group so he devises a plan where he traps both girls on a boat so they can reconcile and put aside their differences. Kiara and Sarah are frustrated by this plotting by John B. While both alone on a boat in the middle of a lake, Sarah gets stung by a jellyfish. Kiara gets out a spliff to help with the pain. The two then have a discussion and while high, Kiara asks Sarah why she ousted her. Sarah admits that when people get close to her, she feels trapped, and bails on them. Sarah apologizes to Kiara and says she misses her.

In a game-changing moment, Kiara asks Sarah not to Bail on John B and Sarah makes that promise. They then laugh together as Kiara admits to ringing the police on Sarah’s birthday party when she was ousted years ago.

Sarah and Kiara tell John B and the others that they are willing to work together so they head back to the well at night. Sarah and Kiara sneak into the house and power down the outside lights so the rest of the group can go inside. The boys throw down a rope and assist John B down the well. At first, John B freaks out at finding skull remains but then he believes he has found something.

Outer Banks season 1, episode 6, “Parcel 9” closes with Mrs. Crain waking up and attacking Sarah and Kiara. Meanwhile, John B thinks he has found the treasure. Sarah and Kiara alert the others so they start pulling John B out of the well. Mrs. Crain starts shooting aimlessly at them with a shotgun (she’s blind) and the entire crew manages to flee the house.

In the car, John B is covered in sewer mud but he shows everyone a piece of gold — everyone freaks out in excitement and chant “full kook”.

You can tell that more danger lurks around the corner and the celebrations are premature.

Additional Notes

  • The police question Lana regarding her home invasion after Scooter died.
  • Rafe is in trouble with Barry with drug money. He tries stealing money but his father catches him. The father pays Barry back and then kicks the s*** out of him. His father then calls Rafe a liar and kicks him out of his house.
  • Topper sees Sarah and apologises. He claims he loves her. Sarah says she doesn’t care anymore and that she can’t be with him. Topper calls her a slut. Her father grabs Topper by the throat and throws him outside.
  • Pope tries to comfort Kiara by putting his arm around her but it is strange.
  • The sheriff believes John B’s disappearance is linked to the homicides.
  • Sarah’s father asks John B if he’s chasing after pots of gold.

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