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Recap / Cloak & Dagger (2018) S 01 E 01 "First Light"

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Tandy and Tyrone's lives were changed one night when a Roxxon oil rig exploded; Tandy lost her father, and Tyrone lost his brother. Years later, Tandy is a grifter and a thief with an alcoholic mother, while Tyrone is a repressed sports star just trying to get by. Their lives get more confusing when they run into each other for the first time in years, and their powers activate again.

  • The Alcoholic: Tandy's mom Melissa is an alcoholic who can't hold a steady job as a result of the downwards spiral her life took after the death of Nathan and Roxxon seizing pretty much everything he owned. However, even before that she was shown abusing prescription medication.
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  • Asshole Victim: Rick, the rich kid at the nightclub, starts pressuring Tandy into having sex with him once they are at his house. That way you don't feel too bad when she reveals she has drugged him to rob him. Later, he goes for Attempted Rape as revenge. Tandy accidentally stabs him with a light dagger.
  • Brand X: The search engine Tyrone uses on his laptop has no name.
  • Corrupt Cop: Chief Watts covered up the killing of Billy Johnson and Connor's involvement in it. Connors is also involved in cocaine traffic.
  • Easily Distracted Referee: During the game, Tyrone is shoved to the ground three times by the same guy, all of them in plane view of the referee who does nothing about it. It is not until Tyrone snaps and attacks the guy does anyone intervene.
  • Functional Addict: Tandy snorts drugs regularly to avoid dealing with her emotional issues.
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  • Gaslighting: Chief Watts tried to make Tyrone believe he imagined the cop who shot his brother.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Connors sports a nasty cut on the side of his face, making him look more a crook than a cop.
  • Good People Have Good Sex: Inverted with Tandy and Liam. She has sex with him because of the emotional shock from her powers activating after coming in contact with Tyrone, but it doesn't help her ease her inner turmoil.
  • How Do I Shot Web?: After incapacitating Rick with a light dagger and returning home, Tandy tries once again to activate her powers, but fails.
  • Police Brutality: Billy, Tyrone's older brother, was shot by a (white) police officer, and the New Orleans Police Department issued a false account of Billy being drugged at the time of his death.
  • Power Incontinence: After coming in contact with Tandy, Tyrone begins teleporting in his sleep. At least by second time it happened, Tyrone had had the good sense of sleeping with some clothes on instead of wearing nothing more than boxers.
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  • Riches to Rags: Roxxon blamed the explosion of their "oil rig" on the conveniently dead Nathan Bowen and seized much of his property; Tandy's mom then tried to sue Roxxon which led her and Tandy to spiral into poverty.
  • Shirtless Scene: Tyrone has one inside his bedroom after the basketball game. Seems that it serves no purpose other than fanservice but later serves as a plot point once Power Incontinence kicks in.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: Rick is accompanied by two of his pals when he goes after Tandy.
  • Toplessness from the Back: To go along with Tyrone's Shirtless Scene, we're treated to a shot of Tandy's bare back as she prepares for bed.
  • Tragic Keepsake: Tandy took Tyrone's hoodie after being rescued by him to keep herself warm and kept it until the present. Tyrone kept the ballet shoe she left behind.


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