Sarah’s shooting in Season 2, Episode 2 of “Outer Banks” is an emotional moment. It’s bad enough a character we’ve come to love is in danger, but she’s shot by her brother, Rafe (Drew Starkey). Episode 3 continues the saga by having a shady doctor operate on Sarah, but she flatlines despite the surgeon’s best efforts. John B. loves her too much to give up that easily, and he begins performing CPR, saving her in the process.
So technically, Sarah did die for a little bit, but you can’t get rid of a character that good so quickly. She’s brought back to life and continues going with John B. and the Pogues and the rest of the journey to recover the gold. After her near-death experience, she’s ready to get right back into the saddle of things, fighting alongside John B. while going against the wishes of her family.
It may have been an intense moment for some fans, but others knew a prominent character wasn’t going to die so soon into the show’s run. That was the case with Twitter user @NaseemaVeasey, who wrote, “There was a clip of [Sarah] with the rest of the pogues in the trailer & they wouldn’t kill her in the 3rd episode. Plus it’s 5am I’m TIRED.” Sarah’s brush with death may have been resolved quickly, but don’t worry, there are plenty of other surprises throughout “Outer Banks” Season 2 to keep you on the edge of your seat.