A solid episode with a great fight sequence raises the stakes around the season’s mid-point, promising an exciting back half.
This recap of Warrior Nun season 2, episode 4, “Corinthians 10:20-21”, contains spoilers.
Things aren’t going especially well for Vincent this season, are they? It just seems like he keeps falling at every hurdle. Nobody respects or likes him, he turned on his former allies for a false prophet, and now he’s simply a henchman, a goon, sent to do the bidding of others – often poorly. Case in point: “Corinthians 10:20-21” picks up right after he kidnapped Ava in Warrior Nun season 2, episode 3, and within a couple of scenes he has lost both her and the Crown of Thorns.
Warrior Nun season 2, episode 4 recap
To be fair a surprise intervention scuppers Vincent’s plans this time. Miguel, of all people, arrives out of nowhere to save the day, revealing to Ava afterward that he’s really from Adriel’s realm. Like Yasmine, he insists that he has the key to defeating him, but not everyone can be right, can they?
Speaking of Adriel, his latest plague begins to take effect in this episode. I’m not totally sure what this one is supposed to be, but it manifests as a thick fog that causes hallucinations and confusion. The FBC is wearing gas masks to guard against its effects. This is a good excuse for a lot of horror themes and imagery; even the FBC drenched in fog wearing the masks is quite a chilling visual.
“Corinthians 10:20-21” also marks the beginning of a new arc for Lilith, although it could perhaps be considered a slightly new deviation from her old one. As someone who has always coveted power, it’s a wonder she hasn’t found her way to Adriel before now, but with the little insights we’ve had about her life and backstory – her relationship with her mother, for instance – it’s even easier to imagine now why she’d be swayed by the insistence of how special and unique she is. She’s in a period of physical and metaphorical change, and Adriel is obviously guiding her through it to his own ends, but to what purpose remains to be seen – for now.
But Adriel’s influence continues to spread, his “miracles” revealing themselves as an infection, the proliferation of the wraith demons among his followers, turning them into possessed drones. It builds to a great climactic fight sequence that’s a bit reminiscent of that whole church bit from Kingsman, with Colin Firth taking on a bunch of mind-controlled Southern racists. Whenever this show decides to lean into the action, it consistently impresses.
Miguel adds a new element, too. His being from another realm opens up the lore, and his nebulous abilities and intention spice up the plot a little. Initially, he seemed like a somewhat naïve but probably well-intentioned love interest, but now there’s more to him, and the rather unsubtle suggestion is that there’s more still to be revealed. The episode ends with an invitation to “his world” as a potential safe haven, though pardon me if I’m not exactly buying that. But either way, as it hits a midpoint, Warrior Nun Season 2 is managing to achieve an excellent balance between its characters and plot elements, promising a back half with even more excitement to come.