Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger Review: Stained Glass (Season 1 Episode 3)

Cloak and Dagger Season 1 Episode 3
After an unexpected shooting, Tandy beings to recover from a car accident, but the impact of this event has, again, put her on a new path. Meanwhile, Tyrone attempts to deal with the burning rage and overwhelming fear within him, which leads him to a Voodoo priestess.

On Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger Season 1 Episode 3, “Stained Glass,” Tyrone and Tandy’s lives are put on course to always overlap with one another’s. While dealing with the aftermath of all of the shitty things that have happened recently in her life, Tandy tries to leave New Orleans for good.

Their Visions

This episode, while interesting and important to the overarching connection between Tyrone and Tandy, was quite… bland. It was slow, uneventful, and the visions just didn’t work in the way the writers were intending. Instead of putting their lives in perspective, which could have still been done with the child versions of Tyrone and Tandy interacting with the other, each learned more about each other than themselves, which is quite unfortunate.

It’s too early for the connection between Tandy and Tyrone to be as emphasized as it is because we don’t know who these characters are on their own yet. I want to know what their lives have been like, what’s happened, and who has been in their lives since those many years ago when their lives were changed forever by Roxxon’s mistake. Who is Tandy without Tyrone, or vice versa?

We know practically nothing about who Tyrone is because his entire life is dictated by his parents, Tandy, or his brother (and his brother’s death). Tyrone is basically just mini Billy at this point, which is disappointing because clearly he has a lot inside that could be explored now that he’s pursuing the police officer that got away with his brother’s murder. Tandy, on the other hand, is defined by her father’s death and their lack of money afterward. Luckily, we’re seeing more of Tandy’s relationship with her mother and seeing that it’s not completely negative, though the negative certainly outweighs the positive, and their substance abuse problems are certainly connected in some way. (Like, can the writers address this problem and show that it’s not something anyone should do to get by and deal with their lives because it’s incredibly unhealthy and destructive?)

Any way, their visions, honestly, they didn’t really add anything to the show. What we saw was that both of them are hopeful and fearful for their futures, but that was obvious from how they’ve acted in these three episodes. Tandy and Tyrone are both on a revenge mission of their own, and maybe they can help each other get justice, but these visions that took up over half of the episode weren’t necessary. Especially considering we could have been learning more about the characters during this time.

 

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