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Marvel’s ‘Runaways’ S1. E10 Recap: “Hostile”

Last time on Marvel’s Runaways, PRIDE’s ultimate goal was finally uncovered: The group has been working on a renewable energy source, but disturbing its construction site could cause catastrophic events, capable of destroying the world. The kids discovered this information, and made it their mission to end this threat before it’s too late. But before they could do so, their parents arrived, leaving everyone ready for an epic battle.

One of the most long-awaited moments from last week’s episode was Karolina and Nico’s first kiss. Adding to excitement are the characters’ actresses — Virginia Gardner and Lyrica Okano — who have been wonderful captains of the “Deanoru” ship. I can’t wait to see where things go for them in the finale, as well as the team’s future adventures.

“Hostile” begins right where we left off, with the kids (along with Old Lace) and parents going head-to-head with their unique abilities. Soon after, Jonah arrives and shoots a light beam at the kids, making them fall to the ground. Karolina recognizes Jonah, and tells her friends to escape without her so she can fight him. Nico is extremely worried about her being alone, but she agrees to leave with the others. As the parents stand back in awe, Jonah and Karolina have a luminous showdown of their own, which releases an EMP that blows out everything in their vicinity.

Nico goes to look for Karolina, only to find the parents (minus Jonah and Karolina) going to look for their kids, and they decide to run away. The next day, the group is wandering the L.A. streets; they’re tired, hungry, and unsure of what they’re next move is. They relocate to a woodsy area, and debate over whether they should go back for Karolina. Nico is firm in her decision to rescue her, especially since she risked her life for her friends, and the rest eventually agree

Meanwhile, PRIDE is discussing the events from the night before, and it turns out that none of them had a clue about their kids’ powers. Tina decides to come clean about what happened when the Hernandezes died, revealing that Leslie was the one behind the fire. Together, they decide their next move: As they’re growing more suspicious about the dig site, the Yorkes will go there to analyze it. Rather than turning their kids into the police, the Wilders want to track down Karolina, hoping to get information on everything her friends know.

That might not be viable though, as Karolina is in Leslie’s private meditation room hooked up to a mask — the same one Jonah wore before he was revived. Leslie and Frank are by her side, tense as always, before Jonah kicks them out to talk alone with Karolina. She wakes up after he removes the mask, and tells Karolina that he’s her father. Jonah tells her that for the first time in a while he doesn’t feel so alone, and maybe he could give Karolina that gift. As always, Jonah’s intentions continue to be an enigma, as this conversation didn’t reveal them any further.

Nico, Chase and Molly are at a thrift store looking for undercover disguises. Chase and Nico kindly tease each other about their hookups before leaving to meet up with the rest of the group. They’re ready to save Karolina, but Alex tells Gert that she needs to leave Old Lace behind. Gert complies reluctantly, and the two of them have an adorable heart to heart.

They go to Timely Coffee and confront Vaughn (Gibborim follower and Leslie’s assistant), asking for help to get Karolina back. The kids also tell him about Leslie’s runaways, and how Karolina could be next since Jonah’s in control, but Vaughn doesn’t buy into it.

Chase and Molly pose as runaways to get picked up by the Church of Gibborim. When they arrive at the church, Vaughn notices them immediately and tells them to come with him. They’re stopped by two strange recruiters on the way, but Vaughn covers it up. They actually believe him, and off they go to the meditation room. Leslie only has access to the room, so Molly uses her super strength to rip the door off of its hinges.

Karolina, who is still feeling a bit weak, goes to hug her friends. The reunion doesn’t last too long though, as their main goal is helping her escape. They get caught by the recruiters on their way down, and they call security to come get them. After running away, they’re able to avoid the guards; Chase uses his X-ray goggles to make sure no one else is coming, and all he finds is a glowing outline of Jonah wandering the halls. Once they’re out of the church, they immediately jump into a Gibborim van that Alex stole, with the rest of the group inside.

Back at the church, Vaughn tells Leslie that Karolina escaped with her friends, which makes her relieved. Like all of the parents, she’s losing her trust in Jonah more and more. And considering the text Jonah received (“Mission accomplished. Let me know what’s next.”) he definitely has more secrets.

At the kids’ hideout, Nico finally gets a chance to talk to Karolina alone. Nico tells her that what she did for the team was epic. Karolina says they should’ve continued on without her; even though some of them did want to run, Nico was the only one who refused. In that moment, Nico initiates a kiss with her, making Karolina giddy in the process (who wouldn’t be?).

That’s right, Deanoru is officially canon!

All of the parents have met up to talk. The Yorkes’ discovered that whatever is at the bottom of the dig site is alive and based on Jonah’s DNA. They also found that Jonah’s serum is the very thing that could kill him. Everyone is angry at Leslie for her actions, and she’s genuinely regretful about what she’s done. I think Leslie is the most interesting of the parents, and I’ve been secretly wishing for her redemption arc. In this discussion, we also learn more about Amy’s death: Leslie sent Amy the text to leave the house, and Jonah was the one who murdered her. PRIDE agrees that they’re tired of being controlled by Jonah, and it’s time to fight back by killing him.

All of the parents have met up to talk. The Yorkes’ discovered that whatever is at the bottom of the dig site is alive and based on Jonah’s DNA. They also found that Jonah’s serum is the very thing that could kill him. Everyone is angry at Leslie for her actions, and she’s genuinely regretful about what she’s done. I think Leslie is the most interesting of the parents, and I’ve been secretly wishing for her redemption arc. In this discussion, we also learn more about Amy’s death: Leslie sent Amy the text to leave the house, and Jonah was the one who murdered her. PRIDE agrees that they’re tired of being controlled by Jonah, and it’s time to fight back by killing him.image: http://cdn3-www.afterellen.com/assets/uploads/2018/01/runaways108-636×768.jpgI doubt Jonah is concerned with PRIDE though, as he’s carrying out his own mission with Frank, who claims he would do anything for Karolina’s safety. They stand over the box that Victor is being kept in, and according to Jonah, things will become “very, very interesting” once he’s back on his feet. Jonah pulls back his sleeve to reveal that his skin is getting flaky again, which can’t be a good sign.Over at the hideout, the kids are asleep in van; Gert and Chase are cuddling, and so are Nico and Karolina. Alex left earlier to go meet with Darius, unbeknownst to the group, and he’s just returned. Nico wakes up and goes to talk to him; of course, he doesn’t tell her about who he met with — or the gun that Darius gave him — but he shows her the money he received from their deal.

At the Wilders, Geoffrey tells Catherine that he’s going to make “a call that could change everything.” He ensures that it will get the kids to safety, and then its time to go to war with Jonah.

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