Warning! The following contains spoilers for the first season of The Tick.
Amazon's The Tick recently returned with the second half of its first season. These episodes find The Tick (Peter Serafinowicz) and his sidekick Arthur Everest (Griffin Newman) going up against The Terror (Jackie Earle Haley), the mastermind behind The City's dastardly underworld. After The Terror is stopped, Midnight (Townsend Coleman) drops a hint about Big Brother watching them. He leaves before Arthur can get him to clarify, and then we see an AEGIS drone is following him and The Tick.
Mysteries abound by the end of Season 1, but luckily the show was renewed by Amazon. So expect it to start tying up some loose ends, said executive producer Barry Josephson in an interview with Comic Book Resources.
"Ben left a lot of things dangling," Josephson explained, name-checking series creator Ben Edlund. "There’s a great resolution at the end of Season 1, but he left a lot of things dangling, where you want to see what happens. That’s a big part of the start-up of Season 2 — resolving certain things that are laid out in those later episodes."
According to Edlund in the same interview, the first season was meant to set the stage by building up the partnership between The Tick and his young sidekick. With that out of the way, the show can have a lot more fun with its characters as well as the world in which it exists.
"Ultimately, the playing field has been set," said Edlund. "Because of their actions and their alliance with other heroes and their craziness, they’ve actually created some real estate to make trouble in. That’s the fun of the next season — exploring the world even further."