Who Is Carol Sutton On "Outer Banks"?

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*Spoilers for Outer Banks season 2 below!*

Outer Banks season 2 is *finally* out and fans were happy to see the Pogues back in action. The latest season of Netflix's hit YA series is seriously intense between plot twists, an introduction to new characters, and, of course, the fate of the Pogues and the $400 million treasure.

In season 2, the Pogues find themselves revisiting certain parts of their lives. This leads Pope to pay a visit to his Me-Maw, who may help him and the rest of the gang with their search for the treasure. You also may have noticed that there's a title card that reads "In Loving Memory of Carol Sutton" at the end of episode 6. If you're wondering who she is, I've got you covered. Ahead, find everything you need to know about Carol Sutton.

She plays Pope's Me-Maw

Photo credit: Jackson Lee Davis - Netflix
Photo credit: Jackson Lee Davis - Netflix

In OBX season 2, the Pogues' hunt for the $400 million treasure is still going strong. After finding a key in his great-grandmother's ceiling, Pope pays a visit to his Me-Maw's assisted living community to dive deeper into his family's history.

Me-Maw reveals that the key actually belonged to an ancestor and that it leads to much more than a hunt for treasure. She kept this knowledge a secret from the family for years, and to Pope's discovery, it's his chance to see what it's all about.

Fans already love her

With Me-Maw being introduced in a season 2 scene, fans did not hesitate to express their love for Carol's character on Twitter. Honestly, who can blame them?

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Carol is a critically-acclaimed actress

Although Me-Maw is one of Carol's most recent roles, she's best known for playing Nurse Pam in the 1989 film Steel Magnolias. She also played Eula in the 2004 biopic Ray. She was also very active in the New Orleans theater scene, according to tweets by Mayor LaToya Cantrell.

Why is there an entire episode dedicated to Carol Sutton?

Photo credit: Netflix
Photo credit: Netflix

The episode of Outer Banks that Carol appears in is dedicated to her because she passed away due to complications with COVID-19 in December 2020. The 76-year-old actress was halfway through filming season 2 of OBX when she was diagnosed and spent her final months at the Touro Infirmary in New Orleans.

WATCH SEASON 2 NOW

Outer Banks season 2 is now available to stream on Netflix with subscriptions starting at $8.99 per month.

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