Things are moving along in NOS4A2. After the premiere episode introduced everyone – including Vic McQueen and the villainous Charlie Manx – the second episode found Charlie with a new Christmasland employee and Vic learning more about her new ability to materialize a bridge to whatever she happens to be looking for. It also brought together Maggie and Vic for the first time, and the latter realized she may be the only hope to save a kidnapped boy. Be sure to vote up your favorite moments from the second episode, titled "The Graveyard Of What Might Be."
Bing Partridge Writes A Letter To Charlie Manx
Seeing an ad in the back of an old magazine for a place called Christmasland, Bing Partridge writes a letter asking if and how he can be a part of the wonderful-sounding place. As soon as he finishes the letter, he begins hearing Christmas music – eerily out of place in summer – and heads upstairs to find his dead parents dancing in his living room. He heads back downstairs and finds a monstrous version of the boy Charlie kidnapped in the series premiere.
The boy asks if Bing really wants to work at Christmasland, and if he's been good. Right after Bing answers, he wakes up from his dream.Was this a good moment?
Vic Confronts Her Cheating Father
After the Shorter Way bridge takes Vic to her father – who is now shacking up with a younger bartender – she decides to confront him. She storms up the steps and knocks on the door. Her dad tries to smooth things over and turn things on Vic's mom, but she heads back out before hearing much more.Was this a good moment?
Charlie Manx Meets Bing
Bing is working a dead-end warehouse job, but after writing the letter to Christmasland, he starts seeing Charlie's Wraith parked around the loading docks. After a couple missed connections, Charlie eventually shows up and meets Bing. He tells Bing to get in the car and gives him a soda. It's clear Charlie is conducting some sort of interview with Bing. After killing Mr. Ives in the last episode, Charlie needs a new lackey to help in his mission.
The interview doesn't last long – Bing only has time to really talk about his work with anesthesia gas he calls Gingerbread Smoke – before the drugs Charlie put in Bing's soda knock him out.Was this a good moment?
Vic's Mom Learns About Her Art School Plans
After her run in with her dad, Vic is back to helping her mom clean the homes of the richer people in the area. While the pair are busy cleaning the bathroom, Willa's mom comes in and says her daughter told her that Vic is planning to apply to the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design. Vic's mom plays it off like she knew all about her daughter's plans, but is clearly unhappy.
At a diner after work, Vic tells her mom that she knows it was her that kept the family afloat for years while her dad was off drinking and fixing the odd car. Despite all that, Vic wishes her mom could be more supportive of her dream of going to college.Was this a good moment?