‘Outer Banks’ Season 2: Here’s How Reddit Helped Madelyn Cline Prepare for Getting Shot

When in doubt, ask Reddit. Madelyn Cline said that’s exactly what she did when preparing for her character, Sarah Cameron, to get shot in Outer Banks Season 2. She had no real experiences in this area to draw from, so she asked the forum website for advice. Here’s how Reddit helped Cline get the scenes just right.

[Spoiler alert: The following story contains spoilers for Outer Banks Season 2 Episodes 2 and 3.]

Madelyn Cline as Sarah Cameron in Outer Banks Season 2
Madelyn Cline as Sarah Cameron in ‘Outer Banks’ Season 2 | Jackson Lee Davis/Netflix

Does Sarah Cameron die in ‘Outer Banks’ Season 2?

Sarah suffers a serious injury not too far into season 2, courtesy of her brother, Rafe Cameron (Drew Starkey). During her and John B.’s (Chase Stokes) attempt to steal the $400 million in gold from Rafe and Ward Cameron’s (Charles Esten) truck, Rafe accidentally shoots Sarah in the hip. The injury leads John B. to rush his girlfriend to a shady but smart doctor in the Bahamas.

Sarah has already lost a lot of blood by the time she and John B. arrive at Doc Marsh’s (Marshall Bell) place. The doctor performs surgery on her wound, but she enters cardiac arrest from blood loss after a few hours. Doc Marsh attempts to restart her heart for a few minutes before calling it.

Sarah technically dies; however, a determined John B. continues CPR and brings her back to life. After some more resting time, Sarah and John B. are back at the hunt for gold. The sequence of events might not have been the most realistic, but it provided plenty of emotion and action.

Madelyn Cline says she asked Reddit how it felt to get shot

Cline wanted to get her reaction right when Rafe hit Sarah with a bullet in Outer Banks Season 2. She told Elle that she went to Reddit for advice.

“I went to a few Reddit threads and was like, ‘Have you ever been shot? What was it like?’ Because I had no idea how to answer that question myself,” she said. “By the way, I love Reddit. It’s phenomenal, but I digress.”

Some of the answers mentioned feeling hot from the bullet but also feeling cold. Many users said “they felt shocked,” which Cline noted for filming. As fans might recall, Sarah doesn’t seem to fully realize her injury until she and John B. are in the stolen truck, making their escape.

“A lot of people said they felt shocked. So that’s where we started with it. When Sarah first gets shot, she falls against the truck, and it’s like this weird shock of, “Did he just shoot the gun? Is everybody OK?” And then a few minutes later, she’s starting to bleed out,” Cline added.

Here are Madelyn Cline’s hopes for Sarah Cameron in ‘Outer Banks’ Season 3

Netflix has yet to confirm another Outer Banks season, but Cline already has an idea of what she’d want to see in Sarah’s season 3 story. Put simply, she told Elle that she wants Sarah “to be happy.”

“I want to see her come into her own. For me, for Sarah’s arc, that would be the most ideal thing to happen. I want to see her and John B have to kind of hash out what just happened. I want to see her personal relationships with her chosen family develop,” she said. “Maybe we could get some backstory on her and Kie’s friendship. Maybe see her try to go to Pogue high school. Maybe see her try to get a job.”

After all the intense action of season 2, Cline added that she’d want to take time in season 3 to “get to know Sarah better.”

Outer Banks Season 2 is now streaming on Netflix.

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