Young Royals season 2, episode 2 recap – why does August lose his prefect position?

November 1, 2022
Daniel Hart 0
Netflix, Streaming Service, TV Recaps
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It gets more complicated in episode 2 of season 2 as a love triangle emerges and power struggles form. Season 2 is a great installment so far.

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3.5

Summary

It gets more complicated in episode 2 of season 2 as a love triangle emerges and power struggles form. Season 2 is a great installment so far.

We recap Netflix’s Young Royals, season 2, episode 2, which will contain spoilers and detail the ending. 

In Young Royals season 2, episode 1, the basis of the story had been set. Wilhelm wants revenge on August for leaking a sex video of him and Simon, Sara has been accepted into the campus, which is presenting new challenges, and August is freaking out over Wilhelm’s non-forgiving behavior.

It’s all kicking off. Let’s recap season 2, episode 2.

Young Royals season 2, episode 2 recap

At the start of season 2, episode 2, the Queen tries to ring Wilhelm several times, but he keeps on refusing her calls. He is serious about not wanting to be Crown Prince. Losing Simon to Marcus has scarred him.

It’s Sara’s birthday in season 2, episode 2 – she’s turning 18, and the girls are surprised that she’s a year older; she explains that she repeated a year. She tells them that her mother wanted her and Simon to quit after the sex video was leaked. Sara is then overwhelmed by the presents given to her by her friends and how expensive it is.

Wilhelm continues to mess with the seniors at the expense of August. The freshmen get to shower before the seniors; the rules keep constantly changing due to Wilhelm’s Royal meddling. Even August’s crew is getting irritated, but August is powerless. Wilhelm tells one of the seniors, Vincent, that their leader, August, can be replaced if they are not satisfied.

While in class, Wilhelm is picked up by the Queen’s staff. It appears his rebellion has caused a reaction from the Monarch. Simon looks on concerned, and Felice tells him that she believes the Queen will force him to leave Hillerska. Meanwhile, Wilhelm is asked to pack “essentials only.” Students gather near his room, watching the commotion between Wilhelm and the Queen’s Royal Court service.

Wilhelm refuses to move from his desk in his room which leads to one of his ornaments smashing on the floor, an ornament with the sentiment that was given to him by his grandfather. The Queen rings Wilhelm and tells him that he needs to be patient and that he can make decisions on his future in due time – the Queen offers to negotiate with Wilhelm in Young Royals season 2, episode 2. She negotiates with Wilhelm; he can stay at Hillerska if he goes to therapy, and he also needs to give a speech at the Jubilee – in return, he can make decisions on who he wants to be when he turns 18. Wilhelm barters back; he wants zero security around him.

It looks like Wilhelm got what he wanted; to be the Crown Prince on his own terms. It’s complicated, but it’s a compromise.

Eventually, Wilhelm and Simon find time alone; Wilhelm explains what he negotiated with the Queen, but Simon does not want to wait two years to make their relationship public. They will have to remain friends.

Simon continues to spend time with Marcus — they decide to have a “Netflix and Chill” evening together. Simon does not hesitate to kiss Marcus, and they hook up almost instantly before picking anything to watch. However, Marcus holds back and makes it known that he likes Simon and that he does not want to rush their relationship.

Wilhelm attends his first therapy session; Wilhelm is concerned that the therapist will report back to the Queen, but he insists it is confidential.

Young Royals season 2, episode 2 ending – why does August lose his prefect position?

Wilhelm and Felice join Marcus for clay shooting. Wilhelm is irked that Marcus has joined them and tells Felice that he’s dating Simon. Felice was unaware of this situation and is surprised.

August is confronted by the seniors on his leadership. They make him aware they’ve elected a new prefect, which catches August by surprise — he’s lost his prefect position. Vincent is the new leader now. 

Sara learns from Felice that she’s quitting horse riding — she’s selling the horse and giving him to a good home. Sara is upset because she loves the horse.

During training, the row team sprint race through the woods. Wilhelm and Simon decide to cheat, but then they see Marcus. Wilhelm acts like he knows nothing of Simon and Marcus dating and tells him he bumped into him while clay shooting.

As season 2, episode 2 ends, August receives a voicemail from the Royal Court – the Queen wants to meet him. Meanwhile, Wilhelm sees a text from Marcus to Simon flirting with him. 

It gets more complicated in episode 2 of season 2 as a love triangle emerges and power struggles form. Season 2 is a great installment so far.

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