Oh we're back and we're back with some questions needing answers. After Swerve premiered late last year, we were taken on an adventure that I don't think any of us saw coming. Last season we survived five full episodes with a lovely sixth featuring an addendum and the series' lead Elise (Sharon Belle) on the run. Where to? Well that's what season two is for.
We pick up right where we left off last, Elise walking along the street back to where we can only assume is home. From the get go, we get a voiceover from Elise, something audiences have come to love over the last season and we're immediately thrust into the dark shadows of her past. The story of her father leaving her, the moment she learns of her mental health status and the deathly toll it takes on her mother. Elise hasn't had an easy life and it's from this quick snippet that a lot of her behavior from the previous season, suddenly make sense. The maternal attraction from Jen (Kat Inokai) and the need to feel loved from Stevie (Emily Alatalo).
Cut back Elise, it's nighttime and she's walking with a red balloon. Now for those who follow series creator Jason Armstrong on Twitter, you know his love for Stephen King's horror film, It. So naturally, this makes sense but he brings his own twist on this, something my family used to do as well. After her mother passes, Elise lets her go in probably one of the most Elise ways possible. She bought a balloon, wrote her mother's name on it and let it go and once it was out of sight, she left. We see her do this again with Jen and we get a lovely mini-appearance by Inokai herself and what a joy it is to see her again (here's hoping we get more bubbly Jen flashbacks!).
After Elise mourns the loss of Jen one last time, we cut to a day scene where a father packs his daughter's bag and says goodbye to who I'm assuming his his wife. Now I know what you're thinking, doesn't that guy look like the murderer from last season? Yeah but here's my theory, maybe he's Elise's dad and maybe Elise's dad went and made himself a new family, well la-di-fucking-da, anyways, back to Elise.
Elise finds herself at a bar where she finds herself entranced by the band playing. Enter, Paris (Connie Miu) and Seth (Eric Cormier) AKA Designer Children, who not-so-subtly plugged in a local shop called Vinyl Destination, is this going to be important? It's totally going to be important. The duo starts playing another song and it clearly hits a little too close to Elise and then suddenly she's in the arms of some dude and she's crying? What gives?
And scene. So while the first episode didn't give us too much in terms of plot for the second season, we can already tell we're in for one hell of an emotional journey. Grab those tissues Swervers because we haven't even seen it all yet. Tune in every Tuesday and Thursday at 9 PM EST for new episodes and keep an eye out for our recaps and a maybe an exclusive Swerver giveaway.