Cloak and Dagger season 2, episode 6 review: B Sides


Cloak and Dagger continues to use dream states for character development, but is this the best move?

Tonight’s episode of Cloak and Dagger, aptly name “B Sides,” took place mostly inside Tandy’s head, shining a light on her inner demons and true character. While this developed more about what the audience knows about Bowen, the plot of this episode was scarce, and most of it was difficult to understand.

However, the tiny bit of plot that was revealed did explain just exactly who is kidnapping so many girls and why. It seems that whenever Tandy makes new friends, she pays an unseemly price for it, as it was Andre Deschaine that has been orchestrating these abductions.

Deschaine (played by Brooklyn McLinn) was apparently given superpowers the same night that Tyrone and Tandy were, and he uses them to either help tortured women or feed off of their emotions. It seemed like his intention was to help people at first but, instead, he inflicted emotional and physical distress upon Dagger. And, in one episode, he changed the landscape of the entire season. With all of that coming to light, let’s recap some highlights of tonight’s episode.

Tandy’s Dream Realm

MARVEL’S CLOAK & DAGGER – “B Sides” – In her quest to bring down the sex trafficking ring, Tandy finds herself in a difficult and strange situation. Not sure what is going to happen, she always has Tyrone to lean on, no matter what the circumstance. This episode of “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” airs May 2 (8:00-9:01 p.m. EDT) on Freeform. (Freeform/Alfonso Bresciani)


As previously mentioned, a giant portion of “B Sides” was spent inside the mind of Tandy, who was forced into the same kind of dream state that was seen inside of Tyrone’s cloak. In this dream state, we saw several scenarios that were played on “records” by Andre, but none of them seemed to make any sense. They all made Tandy realize that the only person she can really trust is Tyrone but, aside from that, they all seemed entirely random.

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However, Tyrone “dying” in a final scenario seemingly made Tandy give up her powers to Deschaine, possibly changing how the rest of the season is going to play out. Whenever she wakes up, she will finally know the secret behind the missing girls and who is doing it, but she will be helpless to stop it.

Sadly, this entire episode consisted of Tandy in imaginary scenarios, and the only glimpses of the real world that were seen was her in the back of an ambulance. There was no Tyrone storyline, no Mayhem, Conners or Detective O’Reilly, and really not much of anything that contributes to the story that has been building up over the last five episodes. Overall, this episode was probably the weakest of the season and, hopefully, future episodes this season are severely improved upon.

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Questions for the Future

  • When will Tandy get her powers back?
  • What is the extent of Andre Deschaine’s powers?
  • Will Tyrone find Tandy? And will he get Detective O’Reilly to help him, or will he need the help of Mayhem or Conners?
  • Will Tandy ever forgive her father, or is his memory beyond redemption?
  • Are Andre and Tyrone somehow connected, since they both have some sort of entrance to an alternate reality/dream realm?

Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger airs Thursday nights at 7/8 Central on Freeform.