The One season 1, episode 2 recap – does true love last forever?

March 12, 2021
Jonathon Wilson 0
Netflix, TV Recaps
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Summary

The second episode begins to raise some questions about the usefulness of the app, as more context is given for the overarching mystery.

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2.5

Summary

The second episode begins to raise some questions about the usefulness of the app, as more context is given for the overarching mystery.

This recap of The One season 1, episode 2 contains spoilers.


Continuing from where the opener left off, The One episode 2 immediately progresses the mystery plot – not to mention the characterization of Rebecca – with a clandestine meeting between Rebecca and James that is really a ruse to incriminate him should it become her word against his. For the benefit of the audience, we learn that James punched Ben, but it’s all very nonspecific. Flashbacks help to flesh the backstabbing history out.

Naturally given how flagrantly Rebecca seems to operate, Kate is building a case. Meanwhile, we learn that Hannah predictably stole some of Mark’s hair to find out who his match was, and is now chilling with her, for reasons that remain a bit inscrutable. Speaking of Mark, his own ethics are tested when Rebecca offers to boost his career or ruin it, depending on how he goes about his business. A subsequent leak occurs anyway, raising public attention around Ben’s death, and putting Rebecca on understandably high alert.

The One season 1, episode 2 begins to raise some questions about the efficacy of DNA dating. Hannah and Mark are the obvious case study since they clearly have a healthy relationship, but it seems to have only taken the idea of him potentially being better suited to someone else to send Hannah completely doolally, befriending and spying on Megan. It wasn’t even Mark who submitted his DNA! If she just left it alone, he’d never know. Likewise, Kate’s comatose date Sophia has a wife, and Rebecca’s flashback match, Matheus, doesn’t seem to be on the scene anymore. True love supposedly never dies? Well, doesn’t look like we’re buying that, does it?

Is it just me, or is it hard to buy into any of what this show is selling? There just seems to be something a bit off so far.

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