Season two of Marvel‘s Runaways picks up where season one left off. Alex Wilder (Rhenzy Feliz), Nico Minoru (Lyrica Okano), Karolina Dean (Virginia Gardner), Chase Stein (Gregg Sulkin), Gert Yorkes (Ariela Barer), and Molly Hernandez (Allegra Acosta) have officially run away. Their parents called the police, accusing the teens of killing a young girl and kidnapping Molly.
The LAPD call the parents with news that they found the kids. When the parents arrive at the station, they are surround by the press. The story is major news in the city. Frank Dean (Kip Pardue) tries to talk to the press, saying they appreciate everyone’s concern. Leslie Dean (Annie Wershing) stops him and says they will talk to the reporters after they see their daughter. When the parents get to the holding room, the realize that the kids in custody are not theirs.
The kids are still running…literally. They are chasing down a young man on a bicycle. He stole Chase’s fisticons. Chase was on watch when he fell asleep and the kid rummaged through their things. They lose him when he crosses a busy street. Chase and Alex start to run across the street after him, but there is a city cam nearby. To make matters worse, the kid also stole Alex’s wallet too. The group decides to get food and come up with a plan to get money and the fisticons back. Nico makes the comment that they suck at running away.
Running Away Is Hard
The kids find a soup kitchen for the homeless. They make sure there are no cops nearby and no cameras. When they get in the food line, Chase spots a sponsorship sign. PRIDE sponsors this meal. They debate on whether or not to eat, but Molly is starving. Besides, their parents won’t show up because they don’t really care about the homeless. They just write the checks.
Gert is a little taken back by how many people are there to eat. There are people of all ages, including small children. She may be a social justice warrior, but she’s never seen the social injustice of the world in person. As they eat, they talk about the next move. The group also starts in on Alex about where he got all of the money that was stolen and his hesitation to save Karolina from her parents. Alex decides to leave to find more money and shelter. He tells the group to meet him at an encampment at an underpass. He won’t tell them where he’s going, just that they need to trust him.
They finish eating and then they see Graciela (Marlene Forte) on the news. Graciela tells a reporter that she didn’t report Molly missing. The police need to stop looking for the kids and start looking at what their parents are doing. She says she has proof that PRIDE isn’t who they say they are. Molly admits that she sent the tape to Graciela, just in case something happened to them. That news report puts her in a lot of danger. Molly wants to check on her before PRIDE can get to her.
Molly tells them about the train route she used to take to get to school, but the train only runs during rush hour. They stop near a restaurant with valet service. Gert comes up with an idea, looking at Chase and Karolina. The owner of a Range Rover talks on the phone while waiting for his car. So when the driver arrives, he doesn’t hear or see his car. Chase and Karolina stage a fake fight to distract everyone and take the car like it’s theirs. Problem solved.
Meanwhile, the parents regroup at the PRIDE headquarters. They explain to the staff that the whole situation is a misunderstanding. They are still committed to PRIDE and it’s mission. Tina (Brittany Ishibashi) and Robert (James Yaegashi) Minoru have built in a secret room that they use as a command center. Tina says they have to share everything, no more secrets. It’s the only way they are going to find their kids without tipping off the cops and Jonah (Julian McMahon).
The parents discuss Graciela. She raised a lot of suspicions about PRIDE in her news interview. Stacy (Brigid Brannagh) and Dale Yorkes (Kevin Weisman) offer to pay a visit to Graciela. They also suggests injecting her with a mind erasing serum instead of killing her. Tina agrees to go with them, basically because she doesn’t trust them.
A Helping Hand
Alex meets with Darius (DeVaughn Nixon) to ask for more money. Darius gave Alex the money and a gun when they ran away from home. He’s not a big fan of Alex’s dad, Geoffrey (Ryan Sands), so Darius is all for anything that cause Geoffrey grief. He is not happy with Alex though, after Alex tells him that the money was stolen. Alex still has the gun though and his fingerprints are all over it. Darius takes the gun back, as insurance if Alex ever decides to end their friendship. He says he will help Alex, but this time he has to work for the money.
Darius and Alex enter a house. Alex is dressed in plastic and he’s scared about what will happen. Darius says the first time is the hardest, but Alex will become a man because of it. Before entering the room, Alex asks for the gun. Darius leads him into the room without it and Alex sees painting supplies. He wants Alex to paint his baby’s room.
Darius’ girlfriend, Tamar (Ozioma Akagha) returns home and hates the color of the room. She demands that Darius changes it, using her sister Livvi (Ajiona Alexus) as backup. Darius gives in after Alex says he doesn’t mind repainting the room. Livvi takes notice of Alex, introducing herself quickly. Tamar and Darius rush Livvi out of the room and down the stairs. Tamar knows who Alex is and wants him out of her house. But Darius asks her to trust him, saying they need Alex for now.
Dale and Stacy are greeted warmly by Graciela, but she turns cold real quick. She knows they are after the tape left by Molly’s parents. Graciela is compliant though and agrees to give it to them. While she retrieves the tape, Dale and Stacy talk about who’s going to stick her with the serum. Graciela comes back with the tape and a gun. Dale drops the serum and the Yorkes take cover. Graciela throw the tape in the air and shoots it. She continues to shoot at the Yorkes, until Tina enters the house with the Staff of One. Graciela points the gun at Tina, asking if she wants to get shot too. Tina answers with one word. “Choke.” Graciela drops the gun and starts choking to death.
The kids arrive at Graciela’s house shortly after and find her dead in the kitchen. Gert freaks out a little while Chase comforts Molly. Nico looks around the house for signs of their parents and finds the Yorkes’ serum. They know it was PRIDE who killed Graciela. They hear sirens and have to leave quickly. Nico takes Graciela’s wallet before they leave.
The kids make it to the encampment and have a Wiccan memorial service for Graciela. Molly feels all alone now that her only living relative is dead. Nico reminds her that she has them as her family. After the service, Nico breaks down, scared because she really doesn’t know her parents. Karolina comforts Nico with a kiss. Gert feels bad for freezing up when Molly needed her the most. She tries to console Molly, but Molly is angry. She wants to fight back to keep others from getting hurt.
Alex returns with tents, sleeping bags, and burner phones. Nico, Karolina and Gert take the items, but say nothing in return. Alex sees the memorial shrine and picks up Graciela’s drivers license. He asks Chase if PRIDE did this…isn’t is always?
The PRIDE members reconvene at their command center. Tina says she was able to scan the VHS tape made by the Hernandezes. They know for sure that the item at the bottom of the dig site is alive and is probably alien, like Jonah. They speculate that this being is in communication with Jonah and it can cause major earthquakes that could destroy the world. And that’s why Jonah had Leslie kill the Hernandezes, to keep them from warning anyone.
The group questions Leslie about Jonah, but she doesn’t know where he’s from or what he is. The kids broke the drill at the dig site. And Jonah hasn’t mentioned anything about fixing it. So that could mean that he dug far enough to get what he wanted. Tina suggests they kill Jonah ASAP. It won’t be easy though, Stacy studied Jonah’s DNA. It’s self healing, so they conventional weapons will not affect him.
Janet Stein (Ever Carradine) reminds everyone that their kids are still missing. Catherine Wilder (Angel Parker) agrees, they need to focus on finding their kids. Tina says they have to be on the same page from now on. No more secrets. She volunteers to lead the team and Geoffrey will be her co-captain. After everyone scatters, Catherine asks Geoffrey if they are still leaving PRIDE. He says they will, after the others take care of Jonah and they take care of the PRIDE members. It’s better for them to be in the inner circle.
In season one, Janet shot her husband Victor (James Marsters) when he attacked their son Chase. Jonah saved his life by putting Victor in his regeneration box. Victor wakes up in a dream world of his subconscious. Jonah is there, too. He shows Victor his deteriorating arm. He attributes the arm to draining his life force when dealing with the kids. Jonah says he’s going on a trip and nothing can interfere with his plans. He needs another regeneration box. Victor agrees to make the box and says he will need help from Janet. Jonah exits Victor mind and gets a text from a private number that is asking for a meeting.
The kids wake up to the sound of blasters. There’s only one thing that can make that noise…the fisticons. The kid who stole the gloves, named Mike (Ryan Dorsey), is playing with the gloves nearby. He’s a little scared of the gloves, but runs away again when confronted by our teenage heroes. They all jump on bikes and chase the guy down. Gert asks for help from Old Lace. The dinosaur is able to catch up with Mike, but Mike turns the blasters on her. He doesn’t hurt Old Lace, but starts running again.
As the kids continue the chase, Karolina falls through the ground. Chase is able to recover the gloves. And Karolina finds an abandoned mansion. The kids find another entrance and decided to make the mansion their new home.
Early the next morning, Jonah meets Karolina in the hills. She’s angry with him, but she needs to know what she is. Before they start talking, an earthquake happens. Jonah says it’s starting.