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Why Bode Has Fans Divided In Locke & Key Season 2

The plot of the supernatural Netflix drama, "Locke & Key," begins with the murder of a high school guidance counselor named Rendell Locke (Bill Heck). His wife and three kids decide, in the wake of his death, to move from their Seattle, Washington home to Keyhouse Manor in Matheson, Massachusetts, which served as Rendell's childhood house and has been inhabited by members of the Locke family for centuries.

Soon after their arrival, Rendell's three children, Tyler (Connor Jessup), Kinsey (Emilia Jones), and Bode (Jackson Robert Scott), discover that Keyhouse Manor contains a number of supernatural keys within its walls. When inserted into the correct lock, each of the keys creates some sort of supernatural phenomenon. The Ghost Key, for example, grants its user a spectral form within the manor.

Netflix premiered the second season of "Locke & Key" on October 22 (via IMDb), nearly two years after the series debuted on the platform. While he's been a key part (pun intended) of the series ever since its pilot episode as well, "Locke & Key" Season 2 has some fans reexamining their opinions of Jackson Robert Scott's Bode.

Bode has become a divisive character

Redditor u/enroy1 recently created a thread in the official "Locke & Key" subreddit asking, "Am I the only one that finds Bode annoying? Is it because I'm an adult and he's a kid?" The responses to the thread ended up being fairly divided, with some users agreeing with the OP's sentiment and others expressing the opposite opinion. u/Mrs3anw, for example, responded, "I actually love that little dude," and u/relativereader7692 shared their similar appreciation for the character.

Elsewhere, u/Wruine agreed that Bode can be irritating, but also attempted to explain why. "I think part of the issue is that in the comics he is 6 but he has been aged up in the TV show to at least 10," they wrote. "But his character still does a lot of the same things and acts in the same way – for a 6 year old it would seem perfectly normal, but for an older child it seems out of place." u/Hails8tn also echoed the OP's sentiments, while offering a different explanation, writing, "I also find him annoying in that he often with holds information, but also that no one else ever really takes him seriously."

"Locke & Key" has already been renewed for a third season, which means that, to the delight of some and disappointment of others, Bode will most likely be back for more adventures.