Warrior Nun season 2, episode 7 recap – can the Halo bring people back from the dead?

November 10, 2022
Jonathon Wilson 0
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A relatively light, character-driven penultimate episode sets the stage for the big finale.

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3.5

Summary

A relatively light, character-driven penultimate episode sets the stage for the big finale.

This recap of Warrior Nun season 2, episode 7, “Psalms 116:15”, contains spoilers. 


The penultimate episode of Warrior Nun season 2, “Psalms 116:15”, picks right up from the action of Warrior Nun season 2, episode 6. Ava and Lilith finally square off in a dazzle of special effects, some better than others, all while Adriel’s final plague, a sun that fries only non-believers, burns above them. It’s a cool fight but nothing on some of the longer, more physical action sequences of earlier in the season; it’s a bit too weightless and computer-generated for me. Nevertheless, it builds to a stalemate and Ava is able to escape.

Warrior Nun season 2, episode 7 recap

But out of the frying pan and into the fire, emotionally speaking. By the time Ava returns to the lab she catches the end of Mother Superion’s emotional death scene. Rather than just letting her fade quickly, “Psalms 116:15” agonizes over the matter, with Superion pondering aloud if her many mistakes and regrets will preclude her from forgiveness, from her place in heaven. It’s an exceptionally morbid death, so it’s perhaps just as well that, when Ava lays down next to her to sob over her passing, the Halo brings Superion inexplicably back to life, younger and refreshed.

Mother Superion theorizes that because she is a previous Halo-Bearer, she still has a connection with the mythical object. That’ll do as an explanation, I suppose.

This good news aside, things still aren’t looking great for the OCS. Camila and Yasmine are missing. Beatrice is having a crisis of faith. The Crown of Thorns is gone. We’re coming right up on the finale, and things are worse than ever.

But they do start to take a turn. Camila, we learn, is being held captive with Todd, the handsome Samaritan she took a liking to earlier, but he eventually gets taken away and turned into one of Adriel’s drones. However, Yasmine is able to free Camila.

Meanwhile, Ava runs into Vincent, who reveals that he took the Crown of Thorns to keep it away from Adriel. He hands it over to the Warrior Nun as a means of atonement, though he still has a way to go just yet. He does seem to earnestly want to help, though, and there’s no sense that he’s teeing up another betrayal. Instead, he allows Ava to use his Divinium tattoos to communicate with Adriel and then watches over her while she uses the Crown to step into another realm to try and find a solution to their current predicament, which is where the episode ends.

This is a light episode, the shortest of the season, and it bucks the trend of penultimate episodes being all-action setups for the big finale. Instead, “Psalms 116:15” is contemplative, revolving mainly around characters coming to terms with where they are and what they intend to do. It’s an unconventional approach, but our familiarity with these key figures carries the drama as we head into the final showdown.


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