Raising Dion season 2, episode 1 recap – “ISSUE #201: A Hero Returns”

By Daniel Hart
Published: February 1, 2022
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Netflix Raising Dion season 2, episode 1 - ISSUE #201 - A Hero Returns


It’s incredible that they are giving season 2 in 2022, but somehow, the continuation seems spot on so far.

This recap of Netflix’s Raising Dion season 2, episode 1, “ISSUE #201: A Hero Returns,” contains spoilers.

Read the season 2 review. 

Season 1 of Raising Dion came in 2019, but thankfully, the start of season 2 brings a recap. It’s incredible that they are giving season 2 in 2022, but somehow, the continuation seems spot on so far.

Raising Dion season 2, episode 1 recap

Episode 1 begins with the card screen “2 years later” from the events of the season 1 finale. Brayden Mills is playing with an arcade machine, and he’s doing rather well. With his won tickets, Brayden wants a prize that he doesn’t have enough for. He uses his powers to convince the arcade worker to give him the prize he wants before walking out. As he walks out, Brayden is attacked by a man that steals his bag. Brayden uses his powers to shroud the man with electric smoke (remember in season 1, when Pat Rollins was defeated, the powers of the Crooked Man transferred to Brayden). He tells the Crooked Energy that “he didn’t have to kill him.”

Brayden then uses his powers to hitchhike and convinces a couple to drive him to Atlanta. He knows that’s where Dion is.

Episode 1 of season 2 moves to Dion who is getting woken up by his mother, Nicole Warren. He’s still embracing being a superhero as he puts on his attire before contacting his friends for an operation — he uses his powers to be a paperboy in a quick fashion. After his paper run, Dion sees a couple of bullies and uses his friends’ intel to help track them down. Unfortunately, he has to abort the mission.

Meanwhile, his mother attends a video conference to discuss “the Powered” with the establishment BIONA, to understand and research humans who have special powers. They invite her to the board. After the meeting, she lectures Dion and tells him he can’t tackle crime at ten years old. The mother and son are at odds with each other about life.

At school, the teacher tells a class that they need to stay away from the sinkhole. She references how it has been a strange area since the incident (of the Crooked Man) two years ago. The teacher then welcomes a brand new student — Brayden Mills. Dion is confused that Brayden is staring at him.

After school, Nicole and Dion head to BIONA; there are other people there classed as the Powered which fascinates Dion. Nicole meets a man she’s attracted to (named Tevin), but then realizes he is Powered. She doesn’t want to get involved with someone who is Powered. Tevin is Dion’s new trainer, and Nicole is not happy about it. Suzanne tells Nicole that Tevin will be a role model for Dion. On the screens behind Suzanne, Nicole notices more sinkholes are opening up around the world.

Dion trains with Tevin, and it’s a good session between them. Nicole is nearly hurt as she walks in. She talks to Tevin and apologizes for how she acted; she admits she had a bad experience with a Powered man. They agree to a clean slate.

The ending

Crooked Energy tells Brayden Mills that he will defeat Dion this time because he’s bringing an army. It looks like Crooked has been busy. Brayden and his Crooked Energy infiltrate BIONA. Dion checks the place out and notices something weird is happening at the sinkhole. Security guard Gary checks out the sinkhole and sees some supernatural energy. He tries sending a photo to Esperanza but then ends up being choked. Inside the facility, there’s a security breach; Pat is fine. He tells Suzanne that something terrible is coming.

Additional notes

  • At school, Dion has a meeting with his friends regarding their daily reports. They call themselves the “Triangle of Justice.”
  • David Marsh, VP of Operations, works for the BIONA company with Suzanne.

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