Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan: Season 2 (2019)

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Jack Ryan's second season is both more refined and more predictable, doubling down on its espionage set-pieces while toning down its titular character's moral complexities to create a more straight-forward spy show.

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Critic Ratings: 27

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User Ratings: 734

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Air date: Oct 31, 2019

Jack Ryan goes out in search of the truth about Venezuela's transactions with different World Powers. James Greer joins Jack in Venezuela after getting sidelined from his new post in Russia and they find themselves in the middle of the re-election effort for the leader of Venezuela.

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Air date: Oct 31, 2019

Jack is granted permission from Senator Chapin to stay in Venezuela. President Reyes denies involvement in the events that are keeping Jack in country. Meanwhile, Jack and Harry team up to follow a lead that could create dissension within the ranks.

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The U.S. Special Activities team lands in Venezuela where Jack's intel leads them to a militia guarded compound. Deep in the jungle, Jack's search for answers puts the whole team in danger. President Reyes' opponent, Gloria Bonalde, proves to be a real contender in the upcoming election.

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Relieved of duty in Venezuela, Jack follows a new trail to London and seeks the help of MI5, only to discover the man he's after is also after him. Back in Venezuela, Reyes makes Gloria an offer.

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Using Max's daughter as bait, Jack and Harry convince Max to meet face to face. Stranded in the jungle, Marcus stumbles across a prisoner camp. Greer visits Gloria hoping to draw a connection between Reyes and her missing husband.

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Reyes accuses the U.S. of tampering with the election. The U.S. Embassy is evacuated. Jack, Greer and Mike November must decide whether to follow orders or go off the grid. Reyes' men pursue Matice and the American soldiers in the jungle.

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The election in Venezuela is moved up. Stranded in a hostile country, Jack and Mike fight for their lives, while Greer is interrogated. The Ubarri family must decide to flee or face Reyes.

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Jack heads to the Presidential Palace to retrieve Greer. When the polls are shutdown, violent protests erupt outside the palace, and Jack must make a decision that could determine his future.

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After tracking a potentially suspicious shipment of illegal arms in the Venezuelan jungle, CIA Officer Jack Ryan heads to South America to investigate. Jack's actions threaten to uncover a far-reaching conspiracy, leading him and his fellow operatives on a mission spanning the globe.

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Critic Reviews for Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan Season 2

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (8)

Offering respite from today's political stridency, Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan serves up something reassuringly nostalgic: a conservatism that isn't just quietly confident, but unabashedly idealistic.

Oct 30, 2019 | Full Review…
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Jack Ryan, produced and distributed by Amazon Studios, is the ultimate company man, and his eponymous TV show is Amazon's plea to us all to set democracy aside and let it just run the world.

Nov 27, 2019 | Full Review…

Series creators Carlton Cuse and Graham Roland have their expensive, globe-trotting series humming like a well-oiled machine -- one that keeps revealing ever broader vistas.

Nov 20, 2019 | Full Review…

Even though the character itself has evolved in recent years... the second season still lands with more dissonance because of the very aspect that should make the character feel more relevant -- that is, its proximity to reality.

Nov 7, 2019 | Full Review…

Krasinski is clearly having a good time in this show.

Nov 5, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Great production value that feels irrelevant with a boring script and a terrible lack of motivation. [Full review in Spanish].

Feb 17, 2020 | Full Review…

Jack Ryan has the potential to be a terrific and highly addictive action series. Its first season proved it was ripe with promise and potential, but this second season failed to follow through on it.

Dec 27, 2019 | Full Review…

John Krasinski does an exceptional job portraying Jack Ryan in a believable way. The Jack Ryan series is engaging as an espionage thriller should and must be. Absolutely binge-worthy.

Nov 28, 2019 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

One wishes that more attention was paid to the script itself, ironing out character motivations, not building in complexity for complexity's sake, and growing Jack Ryan from a gritty upstart to more of a seasoned pro.

Nov 11, 2019 | Full Review…

Jack Ryan Season 2 jettisons some of what made Season 1 work in exchange for a slower pace and, unfortunately, far less interesting narrative.

Nov 5, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

It certainly does seem that show runners Carlton Cuse and Graham Roland have made a conscious decision to cut loose some of Jack's complexities, and to try to frame him as a more conventional, straight-up action hero.

Nov 5, 2019 | Full Review…

Where season one felt like everyone was either "good" or "bad," Season 2 does a superb job of leaving everyone in the gray.

Nov 4, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan: Season 2

  • Nov 02, 2020
    Season 2 of Jack Ryan completely dismisses the complexities that were in its predecessor, combining a typical cliched plot with a cartoonish villain, as well as a boring hero surrounded by some extremely stupid side characters.
  • Oct 29, 2020
    I thought season 1 was mediocre, but season 2 is boring. I'm only halfway through so I don't know if there are tons of holes in the story like the first season. It's just not exciting.
  • Sep 23, 2020
    I was a big fan of the first season of Jack Ryan, and that feeling only multiplied by a 100 when watching the second season. Through and through I found it to be a great performance with brilliant acting by the shows main characters, well-made action-filled scenes and twisting storylines. It is clear to me that the show took a big step forward from the first season, by successfully tackling a story revolving around the events of an entire nation without it going stale.
  • Sep 04, 2020
    Good watch, though 1st season was still slightly better than this one, but a must watch nonetheless
  • Aug 15, 2020
    I liked more this season than the other because talk about a new plot without leaving aside the shootings scenes, the Venezuela ambientation is great have some nice new characters. 5 of 5
  • Aug 14, 2020
    In the first season Jack Ryan was a nuanced character with reservations about unwarranted action; someone with a measured and mature approach to complex problems. A man who seemed to at least vaguely recognize he might not have all the information about an evolving international terrorist situation at any given time, and had a tepid but passable appreciation for the CIA chain of command. However, in this second season Jack loses all subtlety following a personal tragedy and becomes a boorish thug with a single emotion: revenge. What happened to the idealist who argued with Greer about making a difference without killing people? What happened to the gentle yet strong soul? And what happened to Dr Kathy? The episodes that follow are an exercise in tedium; everyone fights and/or shoots, everything blows up, and then they get the bad guy that killed his friend. Yawn.
  • Aug 13, 2020
    Third Reich levels of propaganda
  • Aug 01, 2020
    Not quite as good as S1 but still a great show.
  • Jul 06, 2020
    Noomi was a great addition but the rest of the story... ehhhh.
  • Jul 04, 2020
    Fabulous Show I've ever seen.....more thriller and action packed from the season 1.....in some scenes I got goosebumps too.... waiting for season 3 (•‿•)

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