Warning: This publish incorporates a significant spoiler from Outer Banks‘ Season 2 finale.
Simply when it appeared like Outer Banks‘ third season was going to finish on a visible of the Pogues dwelling their finest — if stranded — lives on a abandoned Caribbean seashore, the Netflix sequence’ motion moved to Barbados to disclose one thing many followers had predicted because the present’s begin: John B’s dad, Large John, is alive.
Government producers Jonas Pate and Josh Pate inform TVLine that Large John’s resurrection wasn’t all the time a positive factor — at the same time as not too long ago as after they have been plotting out the season.
“We knew we had that card. We didn’t know that we’d play it for positive, however across the sixth or seventh episode, once we have been scripting this 12 months, we began to appreciate perhaps we might do this,” Jonas Pate says.
He provides that the chaos of Episode 10 — wherein John B, Sarah, Kiara, Pope, JJ and Cleo try and take over a cargo ship and barely escape with their lives — was one of the best type of distraction, one which would go away audiences “actually on the flawed foot.”
Josh Pate provides: “We began to get enthusiastic about what we might do in a possible Season 3 if he have been again.”
Viewers study Large John’s existence when Carla Limbrey, the sequence’ new villain performed by Misplaced alum Elizabeth Mitchell, arrives in Barbados with a letter bearing the Royal Service provider insignia. She goes to a house the place a person informs her that “he” isn’t doing nicely. And once we discover out who the “he” in query is, it’s John B’s presumed-dead father, performed by Constantine‘s Charles Halford. (Learn a full recap right here.)
Their dialog is concerning the shroud that she hoped to search out within the Cross of Santo Domingo, the traditional material that allegedly has therapeutic powers. (Perhaps that’s how Large John survived his accidents from Ward’s assault?) “I can assist you,” he tells her. “However it’s a must to assist my son.”
So is Limbrey and Routledge Sr.’s interplay resulting in a possible enemy-of-my-gold-hungry-enemy-is-my-friend state of affairs? The pair have labored collectively earlier than, Jonas Pate factors out. And so they each clearly hate Ward Cameron. “It’s laid in there. There are a couple of mentions all through the season about Limbrey. Like, Limbrey has been aligned with Large John previously, so it’s positively a possible approach we’ll go,” he says, rapidly including that he and the opposite EPs don’t have an in depth “grasp plan” for Season 3 but.
Nonetheless, “The treasure-hunt side of the present is one thing that we see as vital and integral to the present,” Josh Pate explains. And bringing him again, we realized perhaps there was a solution to [combine] these totally different treasures that they’re going after into a bigger mythology.”
He provides: “We thought that Large John’s return could be a approach we might excavate a few of that.”
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