‘Into The Badlands’ Season 3 Recap: Episode 2 “Moon Rises, Raven Seeks”

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Pushing for more martial arts action and mythology, AMC continue Season 3 of Into The Badlands with Episode 2: Moon Rises, Raven Seeks, starring Daniel Wu and Emily Beecham. Get ready for the visually striking fight sequences that action junkies love about this show!

Finally reaching their destination, Pilgrim (Babou Ceesay) arrives with his wandering crew and two assassins (Dean-Charles Chapman and Ella-Rae Smith). This used to be a museum where visitors studied artifacts from the past. Now Pilgrim has brought back electricity and turned on the lights of the building.

At the refugee camp site, Bajie (Nick Frost), Lydia (Orla Brady), and Sunny (Wu) are wondering how they can take care of baby with his new gift. Sunny will have to travel far and meet with a mad witch. Bajie will not travel with Sunny to meet the witch because she spreads lies.

The Widow (Beecham) has a new regent, Nathaniel Moon (Sherman Augustus), and given him a new hand. With the use of his metallic hand, Nathaniel starts a brawl with a drugged-up MK (Aramis Knight).  After knocking out MK, Nathaniel gets the order to find and capture Bajie.

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Lorraine Toussaint as Cressida, Babou Ceesay as Pilgrim – Into the Badlands _ Season 3, Episode 2 – Photo Credit: Aidan Monaghan/AMC

As one of his assassins continues to lose energy, Pilgrim ends up in a tough situation against a group of nonbelievers. Pilgrim blindfolds himself as he takes on the nonbelievers. He leaves one of them alive to show how merciful he is.

After a heart-to-heart talk, Bajie reluctantly agrees to travel with Sunny. He stops Sunny from driving a knife down Tilda (Ally Ioannides)’s throat. Sunny takes the knife away when Nathaniel suddenly shows up at the camp.

All of sudden, everyone at the camp is running away from Nathaniel. Tilda ends up stalling for Sunny as he makes his getaway. She offers to help Sunny on his voyage but he reminds her that it’s not enough to redeem her.

Knowing her camp is in danger, Lydia goes with Nathaniel to meet with the Widow. After what Quinn did to her, Lydia is no longer afraid. The Widow offers Lydia a plot of land, a safe haven for the refugees, but only if she gives up the Iron Rabbit’s location.  

At the museum, Pilgrim starts The Sacrament on Cressida (Lorraine Toussaint). He ends up shoving giant hooks into Cressida’s skin and hauls her into the air. Having a vision of future, Cressida believes she can see everything.

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Babou Ceesay as Pilgrim – Into the Badlands _ Season 3, Episode 2 – Photo Credit: Aidan Monaghan/AMC

After getting his opium fix, MK has a haunting hallucination. He remembers that the person who actually killed his mother was Sunny.  

Season 3 of Into the Badlands continues Sundays at 10pm on AMC.

By Jorge Solis