The first episode of Outer Banks season two picks up right where we left off in the previous installment, with John B. (Chase Stokes) and Sarah Cameron (Madelyn Cline) fleeing their hometown. The worst part? Their friends—JJ (Rudy Pankow), Kiara (Madison Bailey) and Pope (Jonathan Daviss)—believe they’re dead. John B.’s departure is the result of a treasure hunt gone awry, which led to him being framed for murder by Sarah’s family: her dad, Ward (Charles Esten), and her brother, Rafe (Drew Starkey).
After being rescued by a boat that’s conveniently headed to Nassau—the location of the treasure—John B. and Sarah are forced to wait out the journey. John B.’s instincts kick in when he notices funny glares from the crew, who are hoping to claim the cash prize for John B.’s return. John B. and Sarah barely escape when the boat docks, running for their lives through the streets of the Bahamas. Luckily, Sarah leads them to a fancy resort, where they find a temporary hideout that’s only a short distance away from her family’s vacation home (where the gold is hidden).
I won’t give too much away, but let’s just say that John B. goes against Sarah’s wishes to locate the treasure, which leads to his capture by Wade’s security team. The episode concludes with John B. revealing his identity to Wade, who is called via FaceTime to deal with the “intruder.”