‘Outer Banks’: Elizabeth Mitchell On The Season 2 Ending Twist & Why [Spoiler] Shouldn’t Trust Carla

Carla Limbrey is a gravity to be reckoned with. HL spoke EXCLUSIVELY with Elizabeth Mitchell well-nigh that big return in the season 2 finale, Carla’s obsession with the shroud, and more.

Don’t mess with Carla Limbrey. The powerful and very rich Charlestonian was a woman on a mission throughout Outer Banks season 2. Her quest to get her hands on the shroud thinks will cure her is still alive, and it led her straight to Big John. Yes, John B’s dad is alive. He’s willing to help Carla but only if she helps his son.

HollywoodLife got the endangerment to yack EXCLUSIVELY with Elizabeth Mitchell well-nigh the shocking Outer Banks season 2 twist and what it ways for a possible season 3. Big John knows where the shroud is, and Elizabeth stressed that Carla will “do anything” to get to it. Plus, Elizabeth weighed in on Rafe’s betrayal. Read our Q&A below:

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Carla Limbrey with her troubled brother Renfield. (Netflix)

The biggest twist of season 2 is that Big John, John B’s dad, is working without all this time. What was your reaction to that twist and how that really sets up a season 3?
Elizabeth Mitchell: I was, of course, really excited considering by that time I had gotten to know everybody and had worked with Jonas [Pate], and I had seen how fun it is to work with Jonas. When you are on that set, it’s many cameras, it’s a tremendous value of action, and you really do finger like you’re doing a play. It’s so much fun. It’s so inclusive that by the time I heard that news I was nothing but happy considering it meant that then I got to do plane a little bit increasingly with them and that was a gift.

Do you think Big John is someone she can trust? Or is he a threat? 
Elizabeth Mitchell: So that’s a unconfined question. Is he someone that she can trust? Is he someone that is a threat? I think those are very much, forgive me, I know that it’s so nonflexible for actors to be so cagey, but I do finger that that is up in the air. I finger like the ideas there and the fun and sustentation of it is that it really could go either way. There’s a lot of drama, which I really love to play. I had a good time hanging out with the two-face considering we worked together in Barbados, so I had a endangerment to get to know him. He’s veritably wonderful, so my hope is there are all kinds of fraught things, trust, any of those things will be fine for me, but it doesn’t wordplay your question, I’m so sorry but I think the wordplay is it’s probably both.

Maybe I can ask you this: should Big John trust Carla? 
Elizabeth Mitchell: I don’t think anyone should trust Carla. I think she is one of those people who is out for herself, for what she believes in, and I don’t believe you can trust her unless your goals uncurl with her, and then I think she would be a really powerful ally. She has a tremendous value of money. She has a tremendous value of determination. I think the only way to trust Carla is if you want the same thing she wants, and then I think you can. I wouldn’t put my faith in her. She would be the last person.

Big John tells Carla that he’ll take her to the shroud if she helps John B. Given her complications in working with John B and the Pogues, do you think she’s willing to work with them? 
Elizabeth Mitchell: I do. I think she’ll do anything. I think that’s what makes her interesting, and I think that’s what makes her dangerous. She has nothing to lose. I think she’ll work with anyone who promises her what she wants. To me, that is what makes her so incredibly dangerous. She’s like a wild unprepossessing backed into a corner. They’ll do anything to get out of it.

Her journey this season is very much getting her hands on that shroud. She thinks that the shroud can cure her. In her mind, do you think she really believes that? 
Elizabeth Mitchell: I think she truly does, and I have to think she’s not a dumb woman. She’s incredibly smart, so I think that it’s not just that she has some unshakable faith. She has documented and read vestige that it will. She has read well-nigh people stuff cured, read well-nigh diseases stuff cured, read well-nigh miracles that have happened. I think that with all of that documentation she’s decided that it will, and she believes it fully. Of course, that wishful thinking, that magical thinking that we do when all hope is lost is part of the equation for her. I engaged in that a tremendous amount. It allows me to do the things that Carla does. To behave in the way that she does, she ultimately thinks it’s for the greater good that she’s doing it, and all the little things that happen withal the way are okay considering this is for the greater good. She thinks she’s going to be worldly-wise to do increasingly good than anyone else. We delude ourselves when we’re in precarious situations, and I think that’s where she is. I mean, that’s the way I chose to tideway it considering her deportment are reprehensible.

How do you think she’d react if the shroud doesn’t cure her?
Elizabeth Mitchell: I think she would be on to the next thing. I think that she is so drastic to be here. In my way of thinking in my life so far, there are people who will do anything to live, and there are people who are okay with leaving this earth. She is one of the do-anything people. I think she’s incredibly dangerous besides stuff entitled and malicious.

There was that really intense airport scene with Rafe, Renfield, and Carla. Carla’s not a fan of stuff betrayed, and she ends up killing Renfield. Do you think she regrets that at all? 
Elizabeth Mitchell: I think she unmistakably has a lot to hold versus him. I mean, he was the product of an affair, and that ways that her precious dad was wrong. I think that destroying the vestige of that as well as the fact that he betrayed her is on her mind. She’s moreover not particularly rational at this point. It may be that Carla goes when and says, “Oh, well, that probably was a mistake.” Or it may just be that she says, “He wasn’t worth anything. It’s okay that he’s gone.” The way she thinks is so wayfarer to all of us. I do finger like she did warn him. I mean, she told him not to scam her and there’s nothing well-nigh her that you think to yourself, well, she’ll requite me a pass on this one. I don’t plane think she knows the word right.

After Carla kills Renfield, Rafe leaves her behind. How do you think she’s going to react when she finally gets her hands on him? 
Elizabeth Mitchell: She says, “Wherever you go, I will find you.” I think she ways that.

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Drew Starkey as Rafe in a scene from season 2. (Netflix)

I mean, maybe she’ll be the first person to really put him in his place.
Elizabeth Mitchell: She might be. I think she has the power to do so. Her family is powerful. She has money. I think that she possibly could.

Who do you think should ultimately be feared more: Carla or Ward? 
Elizabeth Mitchell: Ward is terrifying, and Ward’s not well-nigh to die. I’m going to put it out there for Ward.

The ending of season 2 leaves things wide unshut for season 3. If season 3 happens, what would you like to see explored with Carla that you maybe didn’t get a endangerment to in season 2?
Elizabeth Mitchell: What I unchangingly wish for with all my notation is that they go through a journey. That’s the most fun as an actor. It would be so fun for me if she were faced with what she’s washed-up and had to be subject for that. I can’t see that happening. It’s not that kind of a show, but that would be super fun for me. I unchangingly like it when my notation go on journeys, when they discover something, all of those things. But in lieu of that Elizabeth’s wish, which is all sweetness and light, I wish for action, a little bit increasingly intrigue, and the treasure hunting speciality of it. It’s really fun for me. I’m a huge fan of Raiders of the Lost Ark. I’m a huge fan of anything where there’s a quest, so stuff part of that quest would be an wool joy.

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