[S2E1] The Two Faces Of Sara
The series follows billionaire playboy Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell), who claimed to have spent five years shipwrecked on Lian Yu, a mysterious island in the North China Sea, before returning home to Starling City (later renamed "Star City") to fight crime and corruption as a secret vigilante whose weapon of choice is a bow and arrow. In the second season, Oliver has vowed to stop crime without killing criminals, using "The Arrow" as his new name to represent that, and is aided with by allies, John and Felicity. Oliver's vow is tested when he comes under attack from Slade Wilson (Manu Bennett), a man from Oliver's time on the island who resurfaces with a vendetta against him. Oliver grows to accept aspiring vigilante Roy Harper as his protégé, and begins to receive assistance from Quentin. Oliver also gains another ally, Sara Lance (Caity Lotz), who survived her ordeal at sea six years prior. The season features flashbacks to Oliver's second year on Lian Yu, where he faces a new threat from Dr Anthony Ivo (Dylan Neal), whilst continuing to struggle to survive alongside allies Slade and Sara, and the archer Shado (Celina Jade). The origins of his feud with Slade is revealed.
[S2E1] The Two Faces of Sara
After that dramatic sequence, a few familiar faces appear, and we see Max being released from prison. With his wife, home, and business gone, all that's left for him is his brother Jake's flat. Even Jake has abandoned him, moving to America with his girlfriend, Angie. Max visits his old office where his former collaborator/nemesis, Roy Lynch (now played by Stuart Bowman), runs the show. Max lobbies for Roy to give him a piece of his business back since he stayed quiet about their illegal activities in prison. Roy insists his dealings are all above board now, and Max should consider that he's still living a gift.
Guilt has maintained its dark humor and breakneck plot twists from season one. Who are all these new faces, and how are they all connected? Hang on tight because I feel things might get more complicated before they become clear.
As soon as the inmates are allowed to leave their cells, Alex and Piper meet by the gate. Piper discovers that Doggett is still alive and they are in Chicago to testify in the trial of Alex's drug boss, Kubra Balik, and the stay is temporary. Alex forcefully pushes Piper to lie about knowing Kubra, because Alex fears he will exact revenge. However, Piper wishes to tell the truth. We see several flashbacks from Piper's childhood noting her complicated past. Piper meets with her lawyer, Larry's father, who strongly advises her to tell the truth. In the van on the way to the trial, Alex pushes one last time for Piper to lie about knowing Kubra, saying she (Alex) will be screwed over if they don't tell the same story. Piper gives in and lies under oath at the trial. Afterwards, her lawyer washes his hands of her. Alex then informs Piper that although Alex planned to lie she decided to tell the truth, which completely screws over Piper; Piper now faces perjury charges and additional time. Piper shouts angrily at Alex, who is being led out of prison, ostensibly to be released. As Piper swears at Alex's retreating back, a cockroach crawls into her holding cell with a cigarette on its back.
Tensions flare as the camp faces an uncertain future. Al Swearengen taunts Seth Bullock over his relationship with Alma Garret, and the resulting confrontation between sheriff and criminal turns violent. With a new business venture on the horizon, Joanie Stubbs and Cy Tolliver await the arrival of some fancy new whores on the next stagecoach, which also bears two important reminders of Bullock's past.
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