The Way Home's season 2 opener, "The Space Between," caught us up with the Landrys and Elliot seven months after the events of the season 1 finale. There were many revelations during the episode including that Kat is steadily going through the names of the men in the family almanac to see if perhaps one of them was actually her brother stuck in the 1800s. But, besides this, there were six big moments in the premiere that affected the plot and will influence what happens in the season. Let's dive in!
1. Alice nearly dies
Having read the synopsis for the premiere, I'd been under the assumption that Kat and Alice had made their decision not to time travel anymore because Alice had reached the point in the timeline where she's not recorded as having traveled back to the '90s. But the situation was much more dire.
After Kat failed to get Del to listen to her long enough to explain what she thinks happened to Jacob, she went to the pond to time to travel but couldn't get through. She didn't know that Alice jumped in after her which normally wouldn't have been a problem but part of the pond was frozen. When Alice tried to surface, she was under the ice. She couldn't find her way out and fell unconscious from lack of oxygen.
Once Kat realized what happened, she dove to get her daughter and pulled her to safety. Panicked, she begged Alice to wake up. Thankfully, she did, but because of the incident, Kat had her daughter make a pact with her that they both wouldn't time travel again because not being able to let go of the past nearly cost them everything.
2. Kat finds her portrait from 1814
Thanks to the season 2 trailer, we knew that Kat was going to come across a portrait of herself from the year 1814, but we didn't know where it would be located. Turns out, it's been hanging in the Lingermore estate. She found it while looking at the boxes that Evelyn Goodwin left the Port Haven Herald to be placed in the archive. The portrait is signed, "My Katherine," so whoever painted it had a close relationship with her. It also made it clear to Kat that despite the pact she made with Alice, at some point she'd time travel again.
3. Kat and Elliot kiss
For those who didn't think we'd make it out of the premiere without getting a kiss between Kat and Elliot, you were right! The moment happened after the summer party Del through. Kat was listening to the mix Elliot made her and, as their song "All For You" by Sister Hazel played, Elliot entered their clubhouse.
At first, their conversation was cordial. Kat has made a point of making sure that despite the end to their romantic relationship, she still counts Elliot as her family. They were sitting and listening to the music, but the tension was too much and they gave into their desire to kiss.
Kat was the one who broke away, and they both apologized. She wants to respect what he'd told her and has decided that she's not Elliot's problem anymore. He, however, was moved by the fact that Kat hadn't time traveled for the seven months that he was gone. It was this information that led Elliot to reach out later in the episode to tell Kat that he missed her, but he backed out of the text when he saw Kat and Alice heading toward the pond.
4. Colton may have time traveled
While this hasn't been confirmed, it seems that Colton may have time traveled to 1999. There was a question last season on whether or not he'd time traveled before because he recognized Kat as an adult before he died. Now, a man with his haircut was watching the Landrys as their summer party wound down in the past and Colton pulled his son, Jacob, on to his lap before the fire. Fingers crossed we learn who this person was early on in the season.
5. Kat and Alice time travel to different times
In the premiere, it was assumed that Alice wouldn't be able to time travel again especially after the pond gave her the bracelet Kat gave her back. But when they jumped into the pond once more, they both were able to travel, the shocker was that the pond sent them to different periods. Alice likely popped up somewhere in the '90s or in early 2000 since teen Elliot recognized her. Kat appeared two centuries earlier likely in the 1800s.
6. Kat is shot!
No one could have been prepared for Kat to be shot once she surfaced in the distant past. It seems like the person who shot her may have been expecting her because they were ready to fire off that shot. It didn't look like it happened because the person was surprised. Could it have been the woman in the opening scene who looked to be talking to Jacob? The one who said that the pond will take you where you need to go but that he had to stay there. Who shot Kat is definitely the question everyone has on their mind.