Outer Banks season 2, episode 3 recap – what happened in “Prayers”?

July 30, 2021 (Last updated: 3 weeks ago)
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A ridiculous episode. There’s plenty of moments that will cause audience members to roll their eyes. More so, Sarah’s sudden recovery from near-death was too ridiculous to ignore. Nevertheless, the story building up to the group possibly seeing each other again should be enough to keep the audience invested.

This recap of Netflix’s Outer Banks season 2, episode 3, “Prayers,” contains significant spoilers.

Is Sarah’s Injury Serious?

After Rafe shot Sarah in episode 1, John B calls Terrance for help. He directs them towards “his guy,” who, as he says, will sort Sarah out. None the wiser to all that is occurring, Pope is visited by the Vanderhorst Foundation. (In Season 1, Pope had the opportunity to gain a college scholarship. However, he messed up his chances by storming out of his interview). They tell Pope that the Scholarship Committee may still be interested and hand him an envelope. John B brings Sarah to the “Doctor.” But with a life-saving operation costing 4k, John B is forced to hand the “Doctor” some gold.

It All Gets A Bit Silly

Pope, JJ, and Kie read the letter he got from the Scholarship Committee. The letter states that they have evidence that will prove that John B is innocent. To discuss it further, the people who wrote the letter want a meeting with Pope later that night in Charleston.

During Sarah’s operation, she briefly regains consciousness before she flatlines and seemingly dies. John B is unable to accept it and continues to do CPR to no avail. It’s a tragic and shocking scene until after just a few moments, by some miracle, Sarah begins to respond. It appears she’s alive after all.

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At the station, Rafe tells Ward that he shot Sarah whilst attempting to shoot John B. Rafe also adds that he doesn’t care that he did as Sarah is bringing too much trouble for the family. Also having a little family trouble is Kie. She is having an argument with her parents over heading to Charleston. It is reasonable for the parents to be acting in such a manner, and considering how JJ and Pope behave around Kie’s parents, it comes as no surprise that her parents want Kie to go to boarding school.

Cheese on Bread

Considering she was dead just a few moments ago, Sarah is doing quite well. However, it’s just as well. As Ward gave an image of her and John B to the police, it’s not long before they are found. With the odds in their favor, the “doctor” gives the pair his car so they can escape.

Following an unseen shootout, Terrance and Cleo are gone with the gold in police custody. John B and Sarah are forced to race through the streets, only stopping when John B accidentally runs someone over. By chance, it just turns out that it’s Cleo they have run over. Cleo explains that when the police came shooting, she jumped into the water to escape. Although, she’s unaware of what happened to Terrance.

I Already Am Who I Am

John B, Sarah, and Cleo reach a boat, but unluckily for them, so does a police officer. Cleo attacks the officer, allowing John B and Sarah to start a journey up North. The pair continue sailing as Cleo smiles away as she swims in the water. The following morning, just as John B and Sarah reach Charleston, it’s a funny coincidence that Pope, Kie, and JJ arrive in Charleston at the same time.

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2 thoughts on “Outer Banks season 2, episode 3 recap – what happened in “Prayers”?

  • July 30, 2021 at 4:43 pm

    Who plays the doctor in this episode. I cannot place him.

  • August 1, 2021 at 9:20 pm

    L, the doctor is played by Marshall Bell. He’s been in a high number of films, like A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge. If you check out his IMDB profile or his Wikipedia page, it will show everything that he has starred in!

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