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Sense8 s2 Favorite moments (updated)

I binged, I had a binge hangover, but I’m better now and I have to talk about some of my favorite moments and things from season 2 (in no real order except my mind’s bounce off process):

Also, feel free to add to my list. I’m sure I’ll be adding plenty more.

  • How Dani showed us her full blown agent talents in 58 MINUTES!!!
  • Riley’s dad playing Secret Agent Man on the ukulele
  • Sun finally reuniting with her dog, who whimpers when she’s gone and knows her instantly when she returns.
  • Nomi’s toast speech to her sister after their mother “Michael’d” her and said (paraphrasing) ‘now would be a good time for you to get one of your headaches and vanish’ right before she was about to chicken out by faking a headache, forcing a new determination.
  • Will being a protective boyfriend when Riley is on the plane to Chicago by herself and Nomi having to counsel them both. “He’s only worried because he loves you” and “Please be careful.” BOOM go my emotions.
  • Will being protective when Riley is going to take blockers, promising to send backup after 5 minutes.
  • YOU HAVE NO IDEA how grateful I am that Gorski’s partner, D, has been brought into the sense8 fold. It opens up so many opportunities.
  • Will’s last scene with his father, when his dad could finally see his through the psycillium of the cluster. It was so moving I broke into tears.
  • Will working his ass off to protect the cluster, especially during Sun’s ambush in prison.
  • Wolfgang, every Wolfgang scene.
  • Lito teaching Sun how to wallow, Sun teaching Lito how not to telegraph what he’s acting and speak from the heart with vulnerability and less machismo.
  • “I think I just caught the sense8 equivalent of an STD”
  • Sun telling Lito to stop crying which brought me right back to season 1 when Sun was crying and Lito was screaming.
  • Hernando always saying the right thing at the right time. ex) “I think the fact that we all fit in the tub makes it ours.” and “I have a theory about Lito.” (while pushing up his academic glasses like a fine nerd).
  • “Mr. Hoy“ being the epitome of the iron-clad Scotsman “I will not be outtrusted by an Icelandic DJ with hair the color of a smurf.“ Also, something about the way he calls her Miss Blue makes me happy.
  • Nomi’s dad coming in clutch with his brilliant lawyery threats and “That’s the first time he called me daughter” and last but not least cuing the minister to resume his daughter’s wedding after the interruption, #boss, #masterofceremony
  • Detective Mun, I’m glad they didn’t just have him be a one off reference to Sun from her youth, but if I’m honest I don’t want them to get into a full blown relationship right away, it can slow burn. In terms of Sun’s storyline, I much prefer her flashback scene with Sun’s mom.
  • The Sao Paulo Pride Parade, oh have mercy the beauty
  • Actual Marc Jacobs and his boyfriend making a cameo on the show. What even is life!
  • The inside jokes and throwbacks to season 1 right before Kala blew up the car. Wolfgang and Will were in heavy strategic mood, but Kala takes control like a gunslinger and Sun gives her control instantaneously, because they are on the same page and Kala is queen. Then Wolfgang forces her to duck and both Will and Wolfgang doubt her plan a) like Wolfgang doesn’t remember that she is the queen of explosives and explosions who saved his life  and b) when he says “cars don’t blow up like they do on TV”, he clearly does not remember his RPG missile moment.
  • Kala venting to Will about Lila
  • Kala’s molotov moment in her nightie
  • Truthfully everything about Kala Dandekar, because she’s a loveable hot mess who is smart AF.
  • The entire concept of Neolithic Google. This show is so smart.
  • Joong-Ki Bak: “My sister’s a fucking terminator”
  • Capheus’ “bridges not walls” speech. ABSOLUTELY RELEVANT TO 2017.
  • Blake Huntington and his immediate chemistry with all three: Lito, Dani, and Hernando.
  • Riley and Lito screaming in the art museum
  • Lito watching Kala’s life like an opera while stress eating at she tries to have a conversation with Riley.
  • Lito tending bar through Sun, with a kiss on the tumbler for show. Really class.
  • Basically all of Lito’s scenes
  • Kala’s father lighting up Rajan’s stuck up dad in subtext at the diner table while everyone audibly squirms.
  • I knew Will had a long game from the moment he talked about ‘not giving away details’ with Riley while they were eating local Icelandic grocery food. So from the moment Whispers said “The seagulls might as well be speaking Icelandic“ and “you f—– amateur,“ it made the punchline when Riley turned off the ambiance sound on the speaker all the more sweet.
  • Whispers: “I’ve been compromised” music to me ears.
  • Sun incapacitating the groomsman and Puck.
  • The whole cluster’s protectiveness of Sun, but particularly Kala’s refrain of “we take everything that matters, push it into this, and fight for it.”
  • The fact that Wolfgang, in confidence of his best friend, engineered #IndiaPlan
  • Lila’s cluster vs Wolfgang’s cluster
  • Will putting Whisper’s head into the table
  • Capheus: Ah but England has great tea…. I watch a lot of movies.
  • Also, the music this season was truly wonderful. I think the most iconic piece will always be season 1 with the cover of 4 Non Blondes, but this season was tight.

  • Wolfgang’s smugness when Rajan kisses them both
  • And his smirk when Lito is threatened and he’s ready to kick the Joaquin’s ass, v2.0
  • His barely controlled glee at Nomi’s warning to her brother-in-law to protect and take care of Teagan.
  • How Wolfgang is a total Sapiosexual for Kala’s craftiness.
  • Every Wolfgang smile essentially,
  • The fact that Sun’s love interest is called Mun (it’s perfect)
  • Capheus, through Sun, saying “can I drive a bus?”
  • Diego Morales! He is the Daniela for Will and Riley, and on top of that he has such a rich history with Will. I love that he’s featured more!!!