The Outpost season 4, episode 2: Tobin and Janzo face major changes

The Outpost -- “A Throne of Your Own” -- Image Number: OUT3B02_0012 -- Pictured (L - R): Anand Desai-Barochia as Janzo and Izuka Hoyle as Wren -- Photo: Aleksandar Letic/NBCU International -- 2020 Outpost TV LLC. Courtesy of Electric Entertainment.
The Outpost -- “A Throne of Your Own” -- Image Number: OUT3B02_0012 -- Pictured (L - R): Anand Desai-Barochia as Janzo and Izuka Hoyle as Wren -- Photo: Aleksandar Letic/NBCU International -- 2020 Outpost TV LLC. Courtesy of Electric Entertainment. /

Okay Blackbloods, the new season of The Outpost is now in full swing on The CW and our favorite characters already have so much to deal with. Like a lot.

The season premiere kicked off a whole lot of new drama. A new queen, missing Lu-Qiri, a female assassin, a resurrection, and a pregnancy.

This episode carries on with the threads from the previous episode while adding even more layers to the drama and many more questions. That’s one of the great things about The Outpost, the status quo is always changing and there’s always a new twist around the corner.

The Outpost: Janzo learns Wren’s secret

Wren learned in the season 4 premiere that she was pregnant with Janzo’s baby, but she wasn’t quite ready to tell him yet. However Zed also found out so it was only a matter of time before the news got out.

Janzo asks Zed about the meaning behind Wren’s ears changing color and Zed takes the opportunity to mess with him, making Janzo think Wren has some horrible contagious disease. A bit of a mean joke to play but it was honestly really funny.

Janzo eventually confronts Wren who finally breaks down and tells him about her pregnancy. After learning the truth, Janzo is so sweetly ecstatic. A new baby is much better news than a horribly contagious disease! And you will honestly be hard pressed to find a character more pure than Janzo.

Janzo and Wren are going to make the most wonderful parents and their child is going to be an absolute genius. I hope The Outpost goes on for several more seasons so we get a chance to see their sure to be brilliant child grow up. But in the meantime Janzo is going to need a new job now that the Nightshade Inn has been shut down. Maybe The Outpost has a library?

The Outpost: Tobin struggles with ruling

The newly resurrected Tobin isn’t exactly finding his new life to his liking. Queen Rosmund’s shadow follows him everywhere, especially since they’re living in her old chambers and using her throne room. Which is just uncomfortable if you ask me. It’s clear that he still hasn’t gotten over her and Falista can see it too.

Tobin and Falista are also facing complications in their relationship as Tobin tries to come to terms with the fact that not only did Falista sacrifice 20 of his men to bring him back but she’s also become One of the Three. And Tobin knows as well as anyone that they can’t be trusted.

Tobin tries to talk sense into Falista but she insists that they still need Two and Three. Falista is playing into their hands and Tobin knows it. Unfortunately Falista isn’t listening to him and it’s all he can do to stop them from executing Garret.

Falista is letting her need for power blind her to the fact that Two and Three are treating her like a puppet. She thinks she’s using them, but really they’re just stringing her along. Her hunger for power is the main reason Falista will never make a good queen, especially when you compare her to Gwynn.

Things finally got to a boiling point for Falista when Two and Three insisted that Garret be executed and she did not agree. Three nearly kills Falista, and Tobin takes action and stabs him. But in his dying moments Three passes his Kinj to Tobin, who has now become part of The Three.

Will the Kinj corrupt Tobin? That remains to be seen. There was a lot of emphasis in this episode on Tobin being a good person, so we’ll see if he can have the Kinj and still keep his good heart. After all, Talon is still a good person and sometimes Zed isn’t so bad either so maybe there’s hope for Tobin.

Poor Tobin has gone through so much in a short amount of time. He lost Gwynn, was forced into marrying Falista, died, was resurrected and became king, and now has a Kinj inside him and has become one of The Three. That’s a lot for anyone to deal with. At this point I think Tobin has even outdone Garret in terms of near deaths and life altering incidents.

The Outpost: Talon and Zed track the missing Lu-Qiri

The other big issue at The Outpost is that all the Lu-Qiri have gone missing and the Blackblood’s whistles aren’t really working anymore. So Talon and Zed take it upon themselves to try to track their demons, and they don’t like what they find.

The Lu-Qiri are attacking and killing people and even their special whistles aren’t enough to control them. The Lu-Qiri don’t kill Talon and Zed but they do attack them and knock them out. Presumably sparing them because they are Blackbloods.

Once Talon and Zed regain consciousness the rain has washed away the tracks of the Lu-Qiri so they’re at a dead end for now and head back to The Outpost. But this won’t be the last we hear of this problem. Rogue demons running around can only mean trouble.

And something is causing the Lu-Qiri to act this way. To leave their Blackbloods, attack humans, and no longer obey the whistles. Whatever it is must be powerful and likely doesn’t mean well. My guess is that its the old gods that have awoken. Zed saw a vision of one of them when he was trying to call back his Lu-Qiri and Talon also had a vision of one as well. And the Lu-Qiri going rogue just after the gods have awoken can’t be a coincidence.

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Who do you think should rule The Outpost? Are you excited Janzo and Wren are going to be parents? Let us know!

The Outpost airs Thursdays at 9/8c on The CW.