Atlanta, GA — The highly anticipated second season of “Raising Dion” is now on Netflix, and it has more plot twists than before. But it has been a while so let's recap a little.
The sci-fi series initially premiered in 2019; season one left us on a cliffhanger when Dion (Ja'Siah Young) was left to fight his Godfather Pat (Jason Ritter), who turned out to be the "Crooked Man." The Crooked Man was the evil energy that killed his father, Mark (Michael B. Jordan), and countless other innocent people with powers.
The last time we saw Dion, he was eight trying to learn and control his powers, making friends, and figuring out his identity. This season, he has been trained by Biona — a biotechnology firm institute that tries to solve world problems — where he meets other powered people who ultimately help him navigate his powers. His new primary trainer Tevin (Rome Flynn,) even has a thing for his mom.
At the end of the first season, Dion accepts his friendship with Esperanza (Sammi Haney), who is a fantastic friend, by the way, and he has also befriended his bully, Jonathan (Gavin Munn.) Their bond has grown tightly over the last two years, and together the three of them are impossible to divide. They call themselves the "Triangle of Justice" and use their triangle power to help each other get through difficult situations.
Pat, comes back, claiming he does not have powers anymore and apologetic for what he has done. He blames it on the energy and claims that it was not him at all. He begs for trust and explains that he wants to help stop the energy from becoming more prominent.
Braylen (Griffin Robert Faulkner), the son of a powered man who the Crooked Man killed, reappears again this season. However, let's just say he is not himself. He has an internal battle as the evil spirit has taken over him, and his body is used as a vessel to take out Dion. What’s he up to?
“Raising Dion” is a great show to watch for adults, kids and even families. I truly enjoyed the unexpected plot and character developments from the first season. If I had to rate this season, I would definitely give it a 9/10. I wish the episodes did not drag on and had a little more substance. It felt like we could have seen a little more time pass. Also, this season was one episode shorter than the last. Overall though, I loved it. I still feel like some questions were not answered so could it be a season 3? We will just have to wait and see.