Black Summer season 2, episode 1 recap – the opening chapter explained

June 17, 2021
Daniel Hart 3
Netflix, TV Recaps
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Episode 1 serves mostly as a contextual chapter, but it barely tells the audience anything new.

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2.5

Summary

Episode 1 serves mostly as a contextual chapter, but it barely tells the audience anything new.

This recap of Netflix’s Black Summer season 2, episode 1, “The Cold,” contains major spoilers.

It’s been two years since season 1 ended, so the opening of season 2 gives context to how the world is operating with our characters.

The opening scene has the title screen, “Luke and Sophie.” Lance is busy attempting to steal fuel from another car, but as he tries filling it, a zombie flees towards him, so he quickly drives off. He nearly runs a woman over who begs him to let her in — so he does, but it was a trick, as the woman (assume this is Sophie) has a partner in crime (assume this is Luke) who shoots him, and then they steal the car. Zombie Lance is relentless and clings onto the car roof as they drive.

Eventually, the car crashes and the zombie flings off the top.

Fleeing in the snow.

The title screen then says, “Four Months Later.” The episode flits to a forest in the cold winter. A man is walking a little raggedly, and a zombie is attempting to catch him from behind. Eventually, the man reaches a house, and luckily, someone shoots the zombie. The man is relieved, but then he’s shot too, square in the head.

Where is the plane going?

The title screen, “Ambush,” pops up. There’s a fight between militia and normal citizens. There’s plenty of struggle between both groups. The militia appears to have lost this fight. They are curious about where a plane was going — the people ask a struggling prisoner who needs water — he tells them that his wife is in a house. They want to know where the house is, and in return, they’ll give him water. The man suddenly turns into a zombie.

The start of the attack

The title screen, “Prisoners,” pops up. The leader of a militia faction asks the same prisoner where the house is. The leader pressed him on questions, but they are suddenly attacked. Sun is a prisoner as part of this militia faction, and the leader drags her away. They end up on a snowmobile, but the driver is shot, and they fall off.

Freddy gets inside the house

The title screen, “The Dead,” pops up. Freddy is sat on a tree near this house. He gets down from a tree, picks up some logs, and runs towards the house. A zombie runs after him, and he knocks on the door, explaining he has the wood, and asks the person inside to open it. The person inside is Rose, and once she lets him in, she tells Freddy that she doesn’t think he can stay, but he begs her. Rose asks him to help dump the bodies and make a fire.

Rose warns Freddy about her daughter

As we delve further into the house, it’s revealed Rose’s daughter is there. Rose tells Freddy that they did what they had to do and that everyone f****d up. She reminds him that her daughter is with her and puts a gun to his head — she tells him if he shows a single expression, even if he doesn’t mean it, she will kill him. Freddy apologizes, so Rose tells him to dump the bodies outside.

Freddy drags a dead body nearby — Rose sees a man running towards the fence, so she kills the zombie and kills the man — it looks like she has a no mercy policy.

This was such a powerful scene showing the strength of parenthood.

Wounded

The title screen, “Ditched,” pops up. Spears wakes up in the woods, and he’s struggling a little; he has a wound on his stomach that’s painful. He does his best to move forward.

The ending Black Summer season 2, episode 1

The title screen, “Lemons,” pops up. Luke gets out of the wrecked car. He finds a building, and someone locks the door before he can get in. He begs the woman to let him in, but they end up arguing. Luke finds a car with a gun, and he’s relieved. As he’s about to set off, the zombie smashes through his car window. Maybe he should be nicer to people.

Episode 1 serves mostly as a contextual chapter, but it barely tells the audience anything new.

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3 thoughts on “Black Summer season 2, episode 1 recap – the opening chapter explained

  • June 17, 2021 at 6:03 pm
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    I think you meant Lance was the one who got the car stolen from him. He wasn’t the one who stole the car and he was the one who turned into a zombie

  • June 18, 2021 at 2:50 am
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    Lance was the recently turned zombie, not the car thief. I hope the man (guess his name’s Luke, because of the first screen title) got biten or murdered by Lance zombi. F, i liked that character.

  • July 14, 2021 at 3:32 am
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    Was Sun killed? Was she the one in the Hoodia at the base of the tree?… I hope not… she is my fave character.
    Hated Lance… loved seeing him offed so quick.

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