When the Fire Country season 2 premiere trailer dropped, in the midst of getting quick updates on the cast, we also caught a glimpse of Sleeper. The baddie, who'd once been friends with Bode, had been sent back to prison in season 1 for drugs. This put a target on our lead's back, and he's clearly dealing with the consequences of that in the season opener, "Something's Coming."
If we thought Bode was making bad decisions before, this clash might take the cake. He told both his father, Vince, and Manny that he's "where he belongs." That means behind bars dealing with fellow inmates roughing him up. And, from the first look images that have been released, heading into a stand-off with Sleeper involving a knife and a shiv.
Vince was right! If they can't get Bode out of prison with a quickness they could lose him. It seemed that he was thinking on emotional grounds, as Bode has written himself off and won't even attempt to clear his name even though most of the people who care about him are trying to do just that. But a fight with Sleeper could have serious repercussions and it certainly won't declare Bode as an innocent man, so what is he doing?
Thankfully, we won't have to wait too long to find out. Season 2 premieres Friday, Feb. 16 at 9 p.m. ET on CBS. We do know that with the six month time jump has come dramatic shifts in dynamics. Gabriela isn't on speaking terms with Bode, and Vince is the only one allowed to see him, per Bode's own request. He's isolating himself and isolation leads to poor decisions. Hopefully for the sake of Vince, it doesn't lead to something that makes this situation with Bode even worse.
I'm holding onto that shot in the trailer of Bode in his turnout jacket because at least it suggests that he's going to catch a break at some point and will get to do what he loves, fight fires. The first look image of the fight does promise a good clash, but the big question is who organized it? Bode or Sleeper? And will it end in tragedy or will someone intervene? Fingers crossed for the latter!
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