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    Updated on Aug 8, 2020. Posted on Aug 5, 2020

    16 Easter Eggs Spotted In "The Umbrella Academy" Season 2

    Here are all of the interesting details we spotted.

    🚨Warning: Contains spoilers for Season 2 of The Umbrella Academy. 🚨

    The Umbrella Academy is the kind of show that's full of Easter eggs. Here are some we spotted in Season 2 (so if you haven't watched it yet, look away)...

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    1. First off, this isn't in the season itself, but the promo poster, as expected, gave away some key clues to the plot.

    A promotional photo for season two of The Umbrella Academy featuring the main cast wearing sunglasses.
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    The reflection in each sibling's glasses hints at their Season 2 storyline — for Diego, that's Lila; Allison has civil rights protests; Vanya is all about Sissy and Harlan; Klaus has his cult; Ben has his family; and Five appears to be focused on Dallas itself. Luther's glasses reflection — a newspaper with a "war declared" headline, hinting at the apocalypse that Five witnesses — is perhaps the image that least connects to an individual's plot, although it does sum up what the collective Umbrella Academy's concern is during Season 2. Meanwhile, the blood spatter on Five's face is a hint at the massacre we witness him carry out.

    2. As for the show itself, a fun detail is that every opening title is displayed over a different umbrella-shaped object within a scene at the beginning of each episode.

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    3. When Ben and Klaus arrive in Dallas in 1960, there's a John F. Kennedy presidential campaign poster on the deli wall, and in the same spot in 1963, there's a poster welcoming him as president to Dallas.

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    4. The movie theater marquee advertises a different supernatural movie in each year the Umbrella Academy lands: The Curse of the Undead in 1960, The Curse of the Werewolf in 1961, and Kiss of the Vampire in 1963 (in 1962 the marquee is hard to spot).

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    Each is a real movie that came out that year — except The Curse of the Undead, which was released in 1959.

    5. Klaus's cult "wisdom" is derived almost entirely from modern song lyrics — which is fitting, considering that his cult is called Destiny's Children.

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    6. The Frankel footage is inspired by a real conspiracy about JFK's assassination.

    Diego and Five looking at a video of their father holding an umbrella at the site of the JFK assassination.
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    In real life, the "Zapruder film" is a home movie that captured the assassination. In the footage, a man — dubbed the "umbrella man" — can be seen standing on the grassy knoll with a black umbrella. He was later identified as a man named Louie Steven Witt, but his presence in the footage created many conspiracy theories, with some people believing that the umbrella man was involved in the plot to kill the president.

    The Umbrella Academy plays with the real image of the umbrella man and puts Sir Reginald Hargreeves (or, rather, his decoy) in his place.

    7. There are sparrows hidden in many scenes throughout the season — foreshadowing the Sparrow Academy reveal, and perhaps indicating that there's a meaning behind the name that we're not yet aware of.

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    8. One of the sparrows is on what seems to be a newspaper in the old Five's suitcase — and you can also spot a copy of Vanya's book that he carries around.

    A briefcase with newspaper with the sparrow logo in it inside.
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    He mentioned back in Season 1 that he had read it, but the fact that he keeps it so close indicates that it's meaningful to him. After all, it's what he has left of his family.

    9. Sir Reginald Hargreeves is invited to a gala by Mr. Hoyt Hillenkoetter, which seems to be a nod to Roscoe Henry Hillenkoetter, the first director of the CIA.

    An invitation to the Mexican Consulate.
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    10. The fictional Hillenkoetter is in the Majestic 12 — a group that real UFO conspiracy theorists believe actually exists to investigate aliens, and one they often claim the real Hillenkoetter was a part of.

    A black-and-white photo of ten men sitting at a table.
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    11. In Episode 2, A.J. mentions the "743 incident" to the Handler, and we later learn that 743 is the number of the kill order the Handler forged to have Lila's parents executed.

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    12. There are some hints sprinkled throughout Season 2 that Lila is one of the super-powered 43 children born Oct. 1, 1989.

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    For instance, thanks to the flashback to her parents' death, we find out that Lila was 4 years old in 1993, pinpointing her age as the same as the Umbrella Academy. Later, in Episode 5, when Lila fights with Five, he is puzzled by how quickly she escapes from him when he jumps through space — not realizing that she is mirroring his power and using it herself.

    13. The words that Five quotes at Sir Reginald at the gala are a quote from Homer's The Odyssey. We see Sir Reginald reading the same passage to baby Pogo in the following episode.

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    It's a fitting quote for Five and for Sir Reginald himself — both wanderers across time and space.

    14. The Southland Life Building, where the siblings meet their father, was a real building — and the tallest one in Dallas in 1963.

    A photo of the Southland Life building.
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    15. When Diego is at the Commission headquarters, we see a woman carrying what appears to be Cha Cha's mask.

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    16. Finally, the Handler is frequently depicted wearing spiders or weblike accessories.

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    It reinforces her deadly plots.

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