Netflix’s ‘Outer Banks’ unfolds like a good thriller. The main characters solve one mystery after the other until they arrive at the destination of their choice. In season 2, one of the mid-level mysteries is that of the Island Room. John B (Chase Stokes), Pope (Jonathan Daviss), Sarah (Madelyn Cline), JJ (Rudy Pankow), and Kiara (Madison Bailey) first learn about the Island Room from a riddle inscribed on the key that Pope’s family has had for several generations. When they eventually find it, the room leads them to more mysteries. Here is everything you need to know about the Island Room. SPOILERS AHEAD.
What Is the Island Room in Outer Banks? What is its Location?
The mysteries in ‘Outer Banks’ are closely connected to each other, and John, Pope, and their friends must solve one mystery to move on to the next. They first learn about the key when Pope visits Limbrey (Elizabeth Mitchell), who offers to give him the proof of John’s innocence in Sheriff Peterkin’s murder if Pope gives her the key. However, Pope has no idea what she is talking about and barely escapes when Limbrey instructs her half-brother Renfield to capture him. Pope later finds out that he is a descendant of Denmark Tanny, the sole survivor of the Royal Merchant shipwreck. Tanny not only retrieved the 400 million dollars worth of British gold that was the cargo of the Royal Merchant but also the giant and golden Cross of Saint Domingo, which the crew of the Merchant stole from a burning Spanish ship.
After Pope finds the key, he discovers the following words are inscribed on it, “Path to the tomb begins in the island room.” This riddle confuses him and his friends and stops their search for the Cross on its track. Meanwhile, Limbrey has spent a lifetime looking for the Cross. She seems to be suffering from some terminal illness, and the Cross is said to contain the Garment of the Savior, a holy relic that can cure several diseases. She figures out that the Island Room must be somewhere in the house currently owned by the Cameron family. After all, it was Tanny who built the house. She subsequently shows up there with Renfield.
Rafe (Drew Starkey) likely knows who Limbrey is, considering her family supposedly owns half of Charleston and has little choice but to let her in. With his help, Limbrey finds the Island Room. When Sarah comes home the following day, she discovers all the wallpapers of a room have been ripped out, revealing an intricate drawing of the entire island. Realizing what she has found, she rushes to inform her friends. In the 1800s, Tanny himself drew all the paintings on the wall, leaving clues for not just the Cross and the gold but the burial site of his wife as well.