Want to Watch the Final Season of ‘Runaways’? Here’s Everything You Might Have Missed in Season 2
Fans of Marvel’s Runaways might not be surprised that the show is coming to an end with season 3, given that almost every Marvel show that isn’t on Disney+ seems to be going away, but they still look forward to season 3 for one last go-round with their favorite Marvel team.
Recaps of the prior seasons are easy to find, but it might be most helpful to boil all those down to what viewers really need to know before the third season drops on Hulu
Where did we leave off with season 2?
As the Gaston Gazette reports, the key question of season 3 is, which member of the team has been possessed by one of Jonah’s body-jumping children?
Stacey (Brigid Brannagh) and Dale (Kevin Weisman) managed to blow up Jonah’s ship, which had been trapped at the bottom of a hole he dug in Los Angeles.
Aliens, however, are sometimes impervious to explosions, and we learn that Jonah, his wife and two kids survived by jumping into the nearest bodies at hand — the ones standing next to the blast.
Jonah is possessing Victor’s (James Marsters) body, while his wife is possessing Stacey, and their daughter has jumped into Tina (Brittany Ishibashi). The key question becomes, where has Jonah’s son gone? We know that it’s one of the Runaways, but we don’t know which one.
It’s almost certainly not Karolina (Virginia Gardner) or Chase (Gregg Sulkin) since they were stuck in Jonah’s healing tube for future jumps. Rule out Gert (Ariela Barer) because Old Lace would know via the telepathic connection.
That leaves Nico (Lyrica Okano), Alex (Rhenzy Feliz) and Molly (Allegra Acosta) as the most likely candidates.
What does the trailer indicate?
Hulu dropped a trailer for season 3, and EW broke down what it depicts. Another Marvel series, Cloak and Dagger, got canceled too, but fans will get one more look at the titular characters when they cross-over with their Marvel castmates.
Also appearing in Season 3 will be another major villain, Morgan Le Fay (Elizabeth Hurley) who exclaims “This world will soon be ours.”
“We are so excited to tell more Runaways stories and are so grateful to Marvel, Hulu, our amazing cast and crew and of course our passionate audience,” said co-showrunners and Executive Producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage in a statement. “Season three will be a magical time on Runaways, as we deepen our connection to the Marvel universe. We are honored to continue to play in the sandbox created by Brian K Vaughn and Adrian Alphona.”
One thing that will be different about this season is that it will run for 10 episodes, as opposed to previous seasons’ 13. The Runaways wiki notes that several TV streaming TV shows had noted this was the optimal number for binge-watching, which some series, like the ones on Apple TV+ and Disney+ are moving away from.
Where can you watch ‘Runaways’ and other Marvel shows?
Hulu is the only place to watch all three seasons of the show, but Disney has also placed season 1 of the series on Disney+. Most of the Marvel series on Disney+ are animated, but there are a few live-action entries, including the short-lived Inhumans and Agent Carter.
The highly-touted series from the MCU, produced by Kevin Feige, will not be ready for quite some time. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier just started shooting and it will be ready to go in the fall of 2020. Following the next year are WandaVision, Loki, What If …? and Hawkeye, although all of these will most likely be limited runs that will not last past one season.
Other Marvel/Disney+ shows, such as She-Hulk, Moon Knight and Ms. Marvel have been announced but do not have premiere dates as of yet.