WARNING! Spoilers for Beyond Season 2, Episode 3 lurk below.
The second season of Freeform's Beyond is now in full swing, with Episode 3, "No Es Bueno," finding Holden Matthews continuing to be plagued by nightmares. Worse than that, he's finding it harder and harder to control his powers.
This episode finds Holden failing spectacularly on that front. If the previous episode proved anything, it's that Holden's powers (and visions) are going to come out one way or another — if he's meant to wake up in the forest, then tying himself to his bed will not make a difference, aside from breaking the bed.
His latest nighttime forest excursion causes some trouble with Holden's job at his father's warehouse, where he's been newly promoted. It's not a great place for him to be working, as sparks constantly rain everywhere and there are a lot of dangerous mechanics in play. All of this is to say that it would be a particularly bad place for Holden to have an eruption of his powers — so that is, of course, exactly what happens.
Needled one step too far by his co-worker (and pool-hall beating recipient) about how he's a daddy's boy who doesn't deserve his position, Holden experiences a vision/breakdown that triggers all kinds of lights to explode, machinery to fly around, and the "140 days since workplace accident" sign to break in half and fall to the ground. In one moment of clarity, he's able to use his powers to save his idiot co-worker from being stabbed (twice) by an out-of-control propeller. The downside is that this jerk is still around, the upside is that he got thrown around a little more.
In this exclusive behind-the-scenes look, actor Burkely Duffield breaks down all of the (mostly) practical effects that were used to create Holden's Legion-level panic attack:
Other plot lines continued as well this week: Diane tried to get back into the good graces of the insanely creepy Pastor Ian, only for him (and the creepily named "Helping Hands") to seemingly have designs on Christine. Needless to say, Jeff isn't happy about this, and he and Diane have a much-needed conversation. The worst development, though? Diego, the incredibly violent Argentinian lad, is headed for Kansas ... and he is connected to Holden in a significant way.
Will Willa's new running hobby help her get over Holden? Will Diane's working with the FBI be as big a mistake as Jeff says? Will Luke continue to have sex under his twister mat? More will be revealed next Thursday at 8 p.m. on Freeform.
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