Ties That Bind is the second episode of Season Two and fifteenth episode overall of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. It was released on Netflix with the rest of the second season on April 26, 2019.
After training with the Sword of Protection under Light Hope's guidance, Light Hope said it was time for Adora and Swift Wind to form their sacred bond. She sent the pair to go fix the Watchtower that Mara destroyed. Light Hope believed that repairing the Watchtower would allow her to interface with the planets mainframe.
Bow revealed to Glimmer that Entrapta is alive and making tech for the Horde, but they wrongly assumed that she is an unwilling prisoner. The two went to Dryl to rescue her, Glimmer refused any other help out of fear that someone else would get hurt. After entering Dryl they overheard Entrapta and Kyle struggling with a bot prototype and assumed that she was being tortured, so they attacked Catra and Scorpia. When Glimmer and Bow escaped they accidentally teleported out with Catra and took her prisoner.
In a remote part of Etheria, Swift Wind and Adora found the pieces of the Watchtower and tried to put them back together. It took several attempts and a few personality clashes but they succeeded. After they shared their hopes, fears and aspirations a magical bond was formed and the Watchtower reconnected with the help of She-Ra and Swift Wind working together with loop-de-loops.
While in Glimmer's custody, Catra activated her homing beacon Scorpia, Lonnie and Rogelio went to rescue her. In the standoff the hero's traded Catra for a promise that Scorpia would free Entrapta. Glimmer came very close to torturing Catra, who was bound. It was only Bow's pleading for Glimmer to stop that prevented her from striking an unarmed captive. The heroes spoke to Entrapta via “Etherian Skype” when she said that she did not want to leave the Horde and Glimmer and Bow left the villains alone after one last punch.