‘Outer Banks’: 3 of JJ Maybank’s Funniest Lines From Season 2
If anyone can bring fun to a deadly treasure hunt, it’s JJ Maybank in Outer Banks. The complex teen has proven himself as a “Pogue 4 Life” many times. JJ, played by Rudy Pankow, might have a troubled side with his penchant for theft and dangerous stunts, but his fierce loyalty to his best friends is clear.
Between the first two seasons, JJ has become a fan-favorite Outer Banks character for his charm and wit. He’s often provided comic relief amidst the intense action, especially in season 2. Here are some of JJ’s funniest moments from Outer Banks Season 2.
[Spoiler alert: The following story contains spoilers for Outer Banks Season 2.]
‘I guess you don’t like freedom very much, now do you, cupcake?’
JJ delivers this line in episode 5 when he visits John B. (Chase Stokes) in prison. As part of a master plan to break John B. out, which JJ calls “Operation Liberation,” he tries to ‘p— off the cops so badly, they don’t see what’s coming.”
JJ completes step one of his mission by entering the prison with his headphone blaring, sunglasses on, and a toothpick in his mouth. He ignores the officer at the front desk’s order to take off his headphones at first. When JJ finally listens, he says, “I thought this was a free country. But I guess you don’t like freedom very much, now do you, cupcake?” as he gestures to the environment.
JJ has always portrayed a fearlessly sassy side, but this line really shows that off. The prison scene as a whole is humorous as JJ relays his plan to John B. Viewers can easily see the one-on-one dynamic that the two best friends have here.
‘He’s straight up like the Spanish. Just “bon voyage.”‘
This line arrives in Outer Banks Season 2 Episode 8. Fed up with the Pogues’ arguing, JJ delivers a passionate speech about the Pogues being his only family after he helped his father, Luke (Gary Weeks), leave the country. However, in between the powerful words about everything the Pogues have been through together, JJ makes a language mistake.
“I just helped my dad leave this island for good. Like, he’s not ever coming back. He’s straight up like the Spanish. Like, just, ‘bon voyage,'” he says. “I know for a fact all I got is you guys. OK? You’re it. And I’ve come too close to losing you. All of you…So this blaming each other is some Kook a– bulls—, alright? We don’t do that. OK? We’re Pogues.”
Little does JJ know that “bon voyage” is actually a French phrase, not Spanish. But his speech is too touching for his friends to interrupt, so they quietly whisper, “That’s not the right language.” It’s the thought that counts.
‘So I busted the wrong guy out of jail. Sue me.’
This is another scene from episode 5. Unsurprisingly, “Operation Liberation” doesn’t work out for JJ. While posing as a paramedic, he accidentally gets stuck picking up a sick inmate from the prison instead of John B. When the police officer driving the ambulance realizes JJ isn’t who he says he is, JJ must escape the vehicle.
Thankfully, Kiara (Madison Bailey) and Pope (Jonathan Daviss) distract the driver long enough for JJ to jump out. When he makes it into their car, he says, “I busted the wrong guy out of jail. Sue me.”
JJ’s plans aren’t always the best, but at least he admits his mistakes.
What’s in store for JJ in ‘Outer Banks’ Season 3?
Netflix has yet to officially confirm Outer Banks Season 3. However, if it does happen, the season will no doubt include even more JJ humor. In terms of JJ’s story arc, Pankow told Fansided he thinks the character will have to explore what he really wants in life.
“I think JJ is gonna have to face his reality just like I said about his dad facing his. JJ’s would be restitution. What does JJ want at the end of the day? His friends are going to the extremes for this treasure because it’s no longer just gold to Pope,” Pankow explained. “It’s no longer just fortune to him. It was never that for John B, either. They’re going to these extreme lengths to get this wealth or claim this wealth that’s theirs. When to JJ, it really isn’t worth them dying over.”
Outer Banks Season 2 is now streaming on Netflix.