I wonder how Ben died originally? Reg is such an asshole, but I guess if you buy kids to create you own fighting superhero team then you probably aren't worried about being a good parent. I did like that even then Diego was standing closest to Grace. And Klaus was so upset about Ben dying because he is the only on for whom Ben has been alive this whole time.
I am thinking the Handler or even Reg must've had something to do with having the siblings so immediately and closely associated with the Kennedy Assassination. All five of them have barely spent any time together and yet the level of intel being reported about them in what, a day? was thorough. You don't get that immediate and thorough info even today with the internet.
I did like how the siblings finally rallied together for Vanya, they were jumping on my nerves for a minute there. I also liked how the whole stand-off at the farm went (well, I mean, except the part with how everybody somehow managed to evade the bullets of what looked liked about 1000 guns all being aimed at them). I especially liked the end part because my suspicion that Reg's advice he gave to Five in 'A Light Supper' was used and in such an effective moment. I also liked the revelation about Lila. I still think she was a shit to Diego -- I hope no one shows me 'love' the way she did with Diego -- but I like how all the pieces have come together. So I am guessing they are going to Cousin Oliver her and she'll be an honorary sibling? I'm ok with that.
Also, yay for the Swede! Never thought I'd say that. But I really hope the Handler is dead. She was just too OTT evil for my taste.
That ending was great. Also their last word: "Shit"
I liked this season much better than the last. This one felt more cohesive and the characters and actors gelled better, imo. Both seasons had the 'stopping the apocalypse' as a theme, but S1 it was only Five who any sense of what that meant and the urgency. The rest all seemed to just be dragged along in his wake and were too fractured. I didn't feel that these people were siblings at all in S1, just a collection of strangers.
But this season fixed all that for me. This time they all knew what was at stake and they were all stranded in a time not of their own. Outside of Allison, and Vanya to a lesser extent, none of them managed to connect with anyone really. So when they reconnect with each other you finally felt like they were a family. And even when they were at opposition sometimes, they felt like they were on a similar path. I just thought it made for a better emotional connect with the characters and the material for me.
Also I just loved the music, the set design (I am in love with Allison's dining room chairs), the clothes, the humor (all of it, but that shot of Five's face during the assassination and the news saying he was a little boy being held hostage was a topper foe the season!), the individual storylines (esp. Allison, Klaus' and Vanya's) and the new supporting characters (Ray, Sissy and Lila, heck even Herb!). ... just everything worked for me so much better this season.
Looking forward to S3, I am thinking they aren't gonna do another apocalypse themed thing. It'll either be another 'setting the timeline right' thing or it'll be battling Academies: The Sparrows versus the Umbrellas. With Reginald being set up as the season's main adversary/big bad. I am betting the rest of the 'Sparrows' are all different people, except Ben, and it'll be Ben who'll give them, especially Klaus, some angst. Also, the first thing Allison thought of was Claire, and I wonder if they've changed the timeline so much that their 'past' isn't the same, does Claire even still exist? And if their past isn't the same, who does the world know them to be now?