This post contains spoilers up through "Syzygy," the fourth episode of Season 2 of Netflix's The OA. Please proceed with caution.
By the time the second season of Netflix's The OA hits episode four, a lot of crazy shit has gone down. I mean, this is a show where a series of movements can somehow prevent a school shooting and help people jump between dimensions. The new episodes have also introduced a Pokémon Go-style game that is somehow luring teens to an abandoned house and making them disapper, and a lab that's harvesting bodies with little stems growing out of their ears. Frankly, as I type this I realize how hard it is to even articulate what happens on-screen here.
And then we encounter Old Night, a very special octopus kept in a tank in a nightclub that performatively communicates telepathically with our hero Prairie, née Nina Azarova, in front of a live studio audience. Yes, you read that right. Rarely does a show dish out a random octopus, but that's what makes The OA such an insane treat to watch. You think you're watching just a regular old scuzzy nightclub scene -- and then a frickin' octopus shows up. What's wild is this pales in comparison to the finale, but, still, a telepathic octopus?!