Tandy (Olivia Holt) and Tyrone (Aubrey Joseph) finally attacked the sex trafficking ring on Marvel's Cloak & Dagger at the motel where they were selling girls to anonymous Johns. The takedown, which started with Tandy hearing one of the other girls being attacked by her handler, was a moment Holt and showrunner Joe Pokaski discussed all season and was inspired by another iconic TV heroine.
In this week's exclusive "Did You Know" featurette, it's revealed that the iconic episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer "The Body" was actually a big inspiration for Tandy never seeing any of the johns' faces through the episode. "The Body" is the episode in which Buffy (Sarah Michelle Gellar) discovers her mother has passed away from an aneurism, but her sister Dawn (Michelle Trachtenberg) never sees the body until the final few seconds of the episode.
Unlike "The Body," which didn't have any music or scoring to really drive home how jarring the death was for Buffy and her immediate circle, the Cloak & Dagger sequence is played out to Grace Potter and the Nocturnals' "The Lion The Beast The Beat," which Pokaski spent months looking for before deciding it was the perfect song for the moment. This episode is also Pokaski's directing debut, which he talked about with TV Guide's Keisha Hatchett.
Marvel's Cloak & Dagger airs Thursdays at 8/7c on Freeform.