March 19, 2023 at 09:00
Season 2 of Netflix's fantasy epic Shadow and Bone features a foreboding bee cameo in its finale, not long after Sun Summoner Alina Starkov (Jessie Mei Li) tears down the Shadow Fold and kills the Darkling (Ben Barnes).
As Alina and her companions burn the Darkling's body, we see a bee land on Squaller Zoya Nazyalensky (Sujaya Dasgupta).
Zoya quickly swats the bee away, but it is a strange moment.
The Shadow Fold has been devoid of life (save the murderous volcra) for hundreds of years.
So, what does an ancient saint with bee soldiers have to do with the Shadow Fold?
For that, we turn to King of Scars, one of the most recent Grishaverse books.
King of Scars sees strange, saintly miracles popping up all over Ravka in the wake of the Shadow Fold's destruction.
While investigating, Zoya and Nikolai (Patrick Gibson) learn that the Shadow Fold didn't just hold volcra.
Zoya and Nikolai's discovery has major repercussions for them and for all of Ravka, kicking off a climactic arc for King of Scars.
That Shadow and Bone is already foreshadowing Elizaveta through a stray bee means that we're getting the events of King of Scars sooner rather than later.
That said bee lands on Zoya is even more foreshadowing, as Zoya interacts most with Elizaveta, and King of Scars marks her jump to a main character.
Shadow and Bone Season 2 is now streaming on Netflix(Opens in a new tab).