A fan theory on Outer Banks suggests that the treasure the Pogues are seeking in season 2 of the Netflix series is already in their possession from the start. Be careful, spoilers.
Be careful, spoilers. It is advisable to have seen Outer Banks season 2 before continuing to read this article.
The treasure hunt continues in season 2 of Outer Banks, available since July 30 on Netflix. After losing track of gold, the Pogues set out in search of the Cross of Santo Domingo, a relic of Denmark Tanhill, Pope’s ancestor (Jonathan Daviss).
Except that they are not the only ones at the time since the mysterious Carla Limbrey (Elizabeth Mitchell) is also looking for this ancient object, which would contain a shroud [un linge dans lequel on ensevelit un mort] able to heal illnesses and injuries according to legend.
As the Pogues find this artifact, they are first passed by Carla Limbrey before Rafe (Drew Starkey) and Ward Cameron (Charles Esten) retrieve it. After a battle on the Coastal Venture ship, the Pogues land on a desert island with no food or treasure. Unless…
The Pogues would have the treasure from the start
According to a fan theory, shared by user Mallory Marie on TikTok, the Pogues would have the treasure with them from the start. According to her and some aficionados, the shroud is actually John B.’s bandana! Indeed, the hero embodied by Chase Stokes never separates from his bandana and he survives each of the trials he goes through and would unknowingly share the benefits of the shroud with his friends.
In season 2, John B. survives an alligator bite by wrapping the wound with the bandana. He also saved his girlfriend Sarah (Madelyn Cline) during her surgery by having the bandana with him. Throughout both seasons, the Pogues have managed to pull themselves out of impossible missions and stay alive and fans believe the power of the bandana has played out.
Importantly, the bandana in question was given to John B. by his father, Big John (Charles Halford). And the latter is indeed alive! We discover him hidden in Barbados in the last minutes of the finale of season 2 of Outer Banks in the company of Carla Limbrey. He tells her that he knows where the shroud is and asks her to help his son.
This theory might hold water since bandanas have been around since the 17th century and the Cross of Santo Domingo that contained the shroud dates from the 1800s. However, John B.’s bandana design was popular in the 1950s. Big John a he mixed the materials of the shroud and a modern bandana to give it to his son?
An element comes to thwart this theory: at the end of the first season of Outer Banks, John B. presses with his bandana on the wound of Sheriff Peterkin (Adina Porter), on which Rafe shot. But the bandana did not have the desired effect since she died all the same. It will therefore be necessary to wait for the potential season 3 of Outer Banks to know the end of the story and the answers to many questions asked.