Deadly Class season 1, episode 2 recap: Noise, Noise, Noise


These teens might be the next generation of assassins but they still need to party on this week’s Deadly Class.

There was a lot to unpack in last week’s premiere, and “Noise, Noise, Noise” continues to use every single scene to further the story. Deadly Class has a lot of characters but we’re only two episodes in and we already feel like we have a complete understanding of almost everyone. Alcohol works as a truth serum throughout the hour as all of the characters have to face things about themselves they don’t like.

Master Lin’s Latest Assignment

Lin isn’t exactly excited to learn Willie is the only one who completed his assignment from last week. Of course, Willie is more than happy to regal his classmates about his murderous feat. Marcus remains quiet even though he knows the whole thing is bogus but he’s having difficulty dealing with what really happened. Throughout this week’s Deadly Class, flashes of red appear as Marcus hallucinates Rory taunting him.

Furious about his students’ failures, Lin traps all of them in the hallway (except for Willie). He releases a poisonous gas throughout the building and gives them a riddle which will lead them to the correct antidotes. Thanks to Marcus’ quick thinking, the group is able to make it past the iron bars locking them in. Unfortunately, most of them suffer a severe beating from other members of the faculty. The core group (Saya, Maria, Marcus, Chico, Brandy, and Victor) all make it through while the rest of the class is left


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In the herbology room, Marcus is able to figure out the antidote is distinguished by a fish symbol. However, everyone except for Maria passes out and she’s able to save everyone. She does linger for a bit with giving Chico some help and honestly we’re a bit surprised she doesn’t let him die. Nevertheless, the group lives to fight another day while the rest of the class is allegedly sent home.

Making New Friends

Marcus is desperate to make some real friends at King’s Dominion and stop the constant bullying. Sadly, when he reaches out during study hall, he’s immediately rebuffed. Luckily, in the cafeteria, he’s able to do a nice deed to the school dweeb, Shabnam.

Turns out Shabnam is running for Class President and is trying to get some votes. Billy, Petra, Lex can’t stand Shabnam and encourage Marcus not to be nice to him. Any sign of kindness is seen as a weakness at King’s Dominion. However, when Shabnam offers the kids a chance at a “small get-together”, Marcus jumps at the opportunity. He wants to get his hands on some drugs and it seems like he thinks getting high will help him forget Rory. Since King’s Dominion is a dry campus, Marcus knows he needs to find a party off campus in order to get what he needs.

DEADLY CLASS — “Noise, Noise, Noise” Episode 101 — Pictured: (l-r) Jack Gillett as Lex, Lana Condor as Saya, Liam James as Billy — (Photo by: Katie Yu/SYFY)

Of course, Shabnam’s small gathering turns into a full-blown rager in no time. Marcus quickly gets drunk but spends most of the party sulking. He wants to listen to The Smiths on his walkman rather than actually talk with others. Willie takes it away from him after Marcus claims it takes real strength to be honest about your emotions.

When Lex interrupts Billy’s attempts to tell Petra about his crush, Marcus loses it. He calls out his semi-friend for being a bully and winds up getting dragged to the bathroom by Saya. She wants to know why he’s so on edge but Marcus explains it away as simply hating bullies. Yet, he is growing more unhinged by the second. He stomps off to find Brandy and tosses his drink in her face before screaming she’s a bigot. Honestly, we can’t blame him because Brandy has been nothing but insufferable since he arrived.

Once again, Saya steps in but Marcus can overhear Willie going on about his triumphs. He furiously runs in again to tell him off about spewing “bullsh*t”. Instead of beating him up, Willie takes him outside and reveals the truth behind his pacifist nature. It turns out when Willie was younger a rival gang stormed into his house. His father demanded he shoot them, so a terrified Willie tried his hardest. Unfortunately, the kick from the gun was too much to handle and the young boy accidentally shot his father in the back of the head. His reputation is also fake, just like Marcus’.

DEADLY CLASS — “Noise, Noise, Noise” Episode 101 — Pictured: (l-r) Benjamin Wadsworth as Marcus, Luke Tennie as Willie — (Photo by: Katie Yu/SYFY)

It’s nice to see these two bond and Deadly Class to continue using the comic book illustrations as a way to showcase some of the darker elements. However, Willie warns Marcus never to confront him again in front of his crew. If anyone ever finds out Willie isn’t as tough as everyone thinks then he’s as good as dead.

Just as Marcus is beginning to settle down with a joint, the cops roll up to break things up. Once again, Marcus hallucinates Rory and it’s clear things are getting worse. However, he stills leaves Shabnam behind to deal with the mess rather than attempt to help out.

A Toxic Relationship

Deadly Class seems dedicated to exploring Maria’s bipolar disorder and what it’s like dealing with mental illness in a school full of murderers. Saya definitely wants to support her friend but it’s clear she views it as a weakness. We’re hoping throughout the first season that Maria learns mental illness isn’t something she should be ashamed of.

However, her main issue is figuring out what to do with Chico. Her boyfriend refuses to let her go to a party and tries to “surprise” her with a romantic dinner. His emotional manipulation is pretty despicable but Maria seems to toe the line between thinking it’s sweet and trying to control his temper. After dinner, it seems like the couple is about to party with another member of the Soto Vatos gang. Much to her surprise, Chico actually shoots their friend in the head before revealing his father had asked him to.

DEADLY CLASS — “Noise, Noise, Noise” Episode 101 — Pictured: (l-r) Michel Duval as Chico, Maria Gabriela de Faria as Maria — (Photo by: Katie Yu/SYFY)

He moves to the back of the seat and lets Maria know that he’s aware of her little plan with Marcus. Despite her attempt to have him killed, he will never do the same to her. In fact, he lets her know she will be his future wife and mother of his children. However, he is prepared to make her suffer if she ever tries anything like that again. Perhaps Chico can cut her some slack considering she did save his life earlier in this episode.

A Permanent Place

The next morning, Master Lin wakes Marcus up and forces him to attend Rory’s funeral. When he hears Rory’s daughter spouting off a sweet goodbye to her father, he finally has the strength to move past his guilt. Lin pushes him to give a speech and Marcus speaks candidly about how terrible Rory truly was. His daughter spits on him as he passes, but Marcus doesn’t seem to care.

Lin gives Marcus a genuine speech by the waterfront about how he has a backbone. He needs to confront the people he kills and be confident that he made the right decision. Lin has Rory’s police file where it’s revealed he was wanted for seven different murders. When they return to King’s Dominion, Lin also brings Marcus to his permanent residence. Turns out (a badly beaten) Shabnam is his new roommate and suddenly Marcus is probably missing his broom closet.

DEADLY CLASS — “Noise, Noise, Noise” Episode 101 — Pictured: (l-r) Benjamin Wadsworth as Marcus, Henry Rollins as Jurgen Denke — (Photo by: Katie Yu/SYFY)

These scenes would be much more touching if Lin didn’t have a private meeting with Saya at the end of this week’s episode. She’s the one who informed Lin of her suspicions that Marcus was the one who truly killed Rory. Spending time with him has also shown that he has a substance abuse problem and an overwhelming desire to find a family. Lin already seems to be manipulating Marcus to become his new father figure on Deadly Class.

She also reveals that Marcus never killed the people at the boy’s home which makes Lin wonder who was truly responsible. The episode closes out with a badly burnt man attacking a police officer. He says he wants to find his “old friend” Marcus who was responsible for the fire. Could he be the real murderer? He definitely seems unhinged enough to be.

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“Noise, Noise, Noise” helps establish the fragile social circles of King’s Dominion and the idea that these kids are just murderers. While a lot of them talk a tough game, it’s clear they’re still kids in a less than ideal situation underneath it all. The poison teacher takes an interest in Marcus, and it’ll be intriguing to see if he’ll become a true ally throughout this season. However, Saya and Lin seem to be playing their own long game which will definitely factor into Marcus’ future.

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