Netflix’s latest installment of its superheroes drama sequence, Raising Dion, entered the OTT platform on February 1, 2022. This superhero television series revolves around the life of Nicole Warren, a widowed mother raising her son alone while struggling to oversee his supernatural abilities after the death of her husband, Mark Warren.
The plot thickens when her son, Dion Warren, a 10-year-old boy, starts to embody miscellaneous supernatural, superhero-like abilities. The series came on Netflix on October 4, 2019, and ran nine episodes long, while the latest addition is eight episodes long. This season, we saw Dion gathering a team of heroes against the Crooked Energy that pursued to annihilate him, and we enjoyed watching them emerging triumphantly. The show disclosed the nature of the strange energy by claiming it as extraterrestrial energy with vicious sentience of its own, capable of feeding on the psychic remnant of pain and agony.
In these following eight episodes, we witnessed the energy sources returning to its previous host, Pat Rollins, an engineer working at a biotech company called BIONA, Mark’s best friend and Dion’s godfather. Throughout the season, he struggles to accept his true nature, i.e., his insensitive lust for power and his victim complex, and towards the end, he just can’t fight his instincts and succumbs to his dark desires.
Netflix dropped an extraordinary Easter egg for the fans in the end by indicating a plot twist that is linked with Moira MacTaggert, an X-Men character belonging to the ’80s, the same era in which Pat grew up while reading comic books. Moira was traditionally characterized as a human geneticist specializing in genetic mutation and whose somewhat immoral experiments helped Professor X study mutant powers and even locate potential recruits to the X-Men. And Pat is also drawn to this power because of his misconception that he belongs to the side of heroes and spent his time rationalizing his actions.
The Post credit scenes of season 2 strongly hint at the success of the experiment of Pat injecting himself with an experimental serum to modify his genes which ends up granting him more powers than ever before. The finale ends with Pat returning to Atlanta at the head of an army at some point in the future.
In season 2, we saw many actors returning to their roles, with Michael Anthony and Tracey Bonner joining for the parts of Gary Stafford and Simone Carr for the second season.
We are sure that season 3 will successfully build this dynamic and use it for emotional effect with this fantastic hint.