Marvel’s Cloak And Dagger (Freeform) – Premieres 7th June
A superhero series that follows teenagers Tandy and Tyrone who end up having their lives intertwined through incidents that happened to them while they were young.
The episode opens up where Tandy is involved in a car crash. Caused by her dad being distracted by an oil rig exploding, leading to the car to career into the ocean. While at the same time Tyrone ends up in the ocean after witnessing his brother, Billy, falling into the water after he was shot by a cop. As the two are submerged an energy force from the oil rig envelops them.
Years later Tandy has turned to a life of crime where she and her boyfriend rob rich folk, and Tyrone is getting beat on by his basketball teammates after he got ejected from a game. The pair meet up at a party, where Tandy steals Tyrones wallet, leading him to chase her down to get it back. In the scuffle it awakes their superpowers, causing them to freak out and go their own ways.
After the incident Tandy is then confronted by one of the people she robbed, and during the assault, her powers create a dagger from her hand where she accidentally stabs the person. At the same time Tyrone encounters and follows the cop that shot his brother, and before the cop has the chance to kill Tyrone, discovers that he has the ability to teleport. It’s then revealed that on the night where Tyrone and Tandy had their accident, they both washed up on a beach together where they both took an item of clothing from each other that they kept.
For an opening episode it’s a remarkably bland bit of viewing. Since even though it is just setting up the story, there’s nothing that really grabs your interest to keep watching.