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Recap / Runaways 2017 S 02 E 12 Earth Angel

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Victor recruits Chase to intern at PRIDE to prove that they are nothing more than concerned parents, Chase is skeptical. Karolina discovers Frank is holding Leslie at a detention facility and tries to rescue her mom with Nico, Molly and Vaughn.

  • A Form You Are Comfortable With: Xavin takes Gert's form to approach Karolina, but she thinks Gert is off her meds.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: Leslie is subjected to sleep deprivation inside a white room.
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  • The Corrupter: The PRIDE parents manage to convince Chase of joining their organization.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Frank sees through Karolina's deception and then locks her into a wooden cell, where her powers won't help her.
  • The Fundamentalist: Sadly, Susan is too far gone to leave the Church alongside her daughter and granddaughter. Instead, she takes it over, her first course of action being putting Frank into a reconditioning room.
  • Hannibal Lecture: Leslie delivers one to Frank. Points for her to do so under the debilitating effects of sleep deprivation.
  • Hazy Feel Turn: While it isn't portrayed as an outright Face–Heel Turn (yet), Chase still joins up with PRIDE.
  • Hopeless Suitor: Vaughn, throughout the car trip, tries to impress Karolina to no avail.
  • I Choose to Stay: Susan decides not to leave the Crater.
  • Internal Reveal:
    • Karolina learns that Susan is her grandmother.
    • Leslie reveals to Frank that she is pregnant. The Runaways learn of this later too.
    • Victor has figured out that he's been infected by one of the aliens, and he informs Chase.
  • Knight Templar Big Brother: After providing Alex with Darius' weapon to get justice for him, she tells Alex to stay away from Livvie for good, otherwise she'll kill him herself.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Frank is now put into reconditioning himself.
  • Motive Rant: Frank, at several points in the episode, tells everybody how he was always treated as a second-class member of both the family and the Church and now he finally wants to take what is his.
  • Popcultural Osmosis Failure: Molly thinks Cylons are from Doctor Who.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Xavin appears to Karolina at the end, hiding in her closet in Gert's shape and claiming that she is her betrothed.
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  • Undying Loyalty: Vaughn, having seconds thoughts over Leslie being sent to the Crater for reconditioning, calls Karolina in order to bust her out.
  • Unwitting Test Subject: The PRIDE parents test their weapons on two interns, Molly and Megan, several times, wiping their minds afterwards.
  • We Can Rule Together: Frank gives this speech to Karolina about the church. Later, PRIDE does this with Chase.
  • Wham Line: "I'm your betrothed."
  • Wham Shot: Chase joins PRIDE.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Alex is not happy about saving Leslie, and even less so about permitting her to stay at the hideout.
  • Wife Husbandry: Jonah did this with Leslie, and he had David's approval. This led Susan to leave David.

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