The 2nd season of “Shadow and Bone” will start soon on Netflix. Now the episode titles for Shadow and Bone season 2 have been released, which give hints about the course of the plot. Will we learn more about Alina and Mal’s past?
- On March 16, 2023, Shadow and Bone season 2 starts on Netflix.
- Now the episode titles have been released, giving hints about the plot of the upcoming episodes.
- There is more about the Shu-Han, a reunion with the crows and more about Mal and Alina’s past.
What will happen to Alina in the upcoming season of “Shadow and Bone”? And what does Kaz Brekker experience with his crows? Both can only be speculated at the moment, because we still have to wait a little longer for the new episodes of the Netflix series.
But the episode titles that have now been published could already give us a small hint about the upcoming plot. Not only about which content from the fantasy trilogy “Legends of Grisha” and the dilogy “Song of the Crows” will appear, but also how the weighting of the interwoven works of author Leigh Bardugo will be in the series.
“Shadow and Bone” episode titles
Episode 1: No Shelter but Me
Episode 2: Rusalye
Episode 3: Like Calls to Like
Episode 4: Every Monstrous Thing
Episode 5: Yuyeh Sesh (Despise Your Heart)
Episode 6: Ni Weh Sesh (I Have No Heart)
Episode 7: Meet You in the Meadow
Episode 8: No Funerals
The meaning behind the episode titles
“Shadow and Bone” co-showrunner Eric Heisserer himself explains how the names for the episodes came about and what’s behind them. The first episode starts with the title “No Shelter but Me”. This is a line from the 3rd volume of the “Grisha” series “Blazing Wings”.
Because even though the crows and Alina are initially separated in Season 2, their stories run parallel to each other in the series. They will continue to be connected. The title of the 2nd episode, and presumably the 3rd, will likely deal with the sea serpent Rusalye and Alina’s plan to take action against it.
The title of the 5th and 6th episodes are proverbs of the Shu Han. Translated into German, they mean something like “Despise your heart” and “I have no heart”.
In these two episodes, we probably get to see the Shu Han territory for the first time or learn more about Alina’s Shu heritage. Episode 7 “Meet You in the Meadow” and episode 8 “No Funerals” reference lines that were mentioned repeatedly in season 1.
“Meet You in the Meadow” and “I’ll Meet You in the Meadow,” respectively, are what Alina says to Mal when they were children growing up together in the orphanage. However, even in her adult years, Alina says this phrase to her boyfriend. So it’s very likely that episode 7 will focus on Mal and Alina’s relationship.
“No Funerals,” on the other hand, is a reference to the Crow’s mantra “No wailers. No Funerals.” Heisserer hinted that this title alludes to Alina and Mal’s reunion with the Crows at the end of the second season of “Shadow and Bone.”
Whether it will be a positive or negative clash, however, remains to be seen. The 2nd season “Shadow and Bone” starts on March 16 on Netflix.