Reacher, Season Two TV Review
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Reacher, Season Two debuts on Prime on December 15 2023 and the new adventure reunites Jack Reacher (Alan Ritchson) with his former army squad of investigators, giving us all a slice of the Reacher Origin Story we were missing from Season One.
Season Two is rolling out weekly, ending with an epic finale on January 19, 2024, but I had an opportunity to see all eight episodes (it’s okay to be jealous). I won’t give episodic recaps, because no one has time for that, but I’m thrilled to report that fans of Lee Child’s Jack Reacher will not be disappointed.
Reacher Season Two is based on the 11th book of Lee Child’s Jack Reacher series, Bad Luck and Trouble (Delacorte Press, 2007), and reunites Reacher with members of the 110th MP Special Investigations Unit, his former Army squad charged with investigating crimes in and around the base. In the present, Neagley (Maria Sten) contacts Reacher via a hacked ATM message to ask him to help her explore the untimely death of a former team member. Tracking down members David O’Donnell (Shaun Sipos) and Karla Dixon (Serinda Swan), the team falls into comfortable, if lethal, habits to determine who is picking off the members off the 110th, and which of them might be next.
Robert Patrick plays Shane Langston, a private defense contractor who’s about to cash in on some mercenary work performed by the mysterious A.M. (Ferdinand Kingsley) a “ghost” with a knack of fitting in, slipping away, and leaving no trace. Robert Patrick always plays a good baddie, and it’s never a bad time to hear his gravelly voice threaten someone with fatal damage.
On the personal front, Reacher finds himself the odd man out as other members have discovered stable careers, social connections, and loving families outside of the Army, while he prefers the dusty drifter lifestyle. How a man his size thinks he can blend into the background is a mystery for another season.
Over the eight-episode arc, fans will definitely come to understand Jack Reacher and the Special Investigators, and the magical sociopathy that makes them click as a team, through flashbacks and action sequences that literally pull no punches. Jack Reacher chose the best of the best for their unique skills and ability to mesh as a team. This is a crew that has earned his respect, so when one’s integrity is called into question, nothing short of the unvarnished truth will deter him from clearing their name.
Are there cameos from Season 1? Yep, but I can’t tell you who.
I can caution you that there’s an off-screen animal death in Episode 3 that may upset some folks.
Season 2 of Reacher will feel like reconnecting with an old friend who has new violent stories to tell with a little eye-gouging, limb-snapping, and gunplay to delight anyone within earshot.
Reacher, Season 2, Episode One premiers on Prime on December 15 and is rated TV-MA for people getting shot, punched, broken, thrown from helicopters, gouged in the eye, and hit by cars.