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Saving Grace: Season 2 (2008-2009)

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The edgy crime series' sophomore season charts hard-living detective Grace Hanadarko (Holly Hunter) solving myriad crimes in Oklahoma City, confronting a haunting figure from her past, and continuing her extended journey toward spiritual fulfillment with otherworldly help from her ragged "last-chance angel" (Leon Rippy). Swirling through it all: the dark memory of the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. The season opens with hell-raising antiheroine Grace finally cornering the priest (Rene Auberjonois) who molested her as a child. In other developments, Grace gains a new partner in the form of Abby Charles (Christina Ricci, in a three-episode guest arc), a single mother who helps Grace investigate a serial-killer case and a deadly drug party that involved Grace's niece. But there might be more to Abby than meets the eye. Other probes include the murder of the squad's evidence supervisor, the vanishing of a mother of two, and the slaying of a young Mexican woman in a case that brims with racial and political overtones. In another case, Grace's self-destructive, girl-gone-wild penchant surfaces yet again when she's lured to a high-profile murder suspect (Elias Koteas) with an unconventional sex life. Meanwhile, life-changing events impact Grace's coworker and off-and-on paramour, Ham (Kenneth Johnson): He's mired in a divorce and his little brother goes missing during a tour of duty in Afghanistan. On the home front, Grace's wide-eyed nephew (Dylan Minnette) joins a youth police program; and love blooms between Grace's brother-in-law (Chris Mulkey) and the local joint's new bartender (Kathy Baker). Then there's death-row inmate Leon Cooley (Bokeem Woodbine), whose spiritual bond with Grace is tested as the final hours tick away to his execution.

Cast

Holly Hunter
as Grace Hanadarko
Kenny Johnson
as Ham Dewey
Bailey Chase
as Butch Ada
Bokeem Woodbine
as Leon Cooley
Laura San Giacomo
as Rhetta Rodriguez
Gregory Cruz
as Bobby Stillwater
Tom Irwin
as Father John Hanadarko
Christina Ricci
as Abby Charles
Chris Mulkey
as Doug Norman
Jessica Tuck
as Paige Cushing
Jack Conley
as Nick Dewey
Judson Mills
as Ralph Dewey
Steven Culp
as Det. Brad Gholson
Camillia Sanes
as Marissa Stillwater
Robyn Lively
as Darlene
Malcolm David Kelley
as Benjamin Cooley
Patrick St. Esprit
as Leo Hanadarko
David Gallagher
as Paul Shapiro
Rene Auberjonois
as Father Patrick Murphy
Elias Koteas
as William Drugh
Mariette Hartley
as Emily Jane Ada
Josh Cooke
as Zeke Djybuk
Lisa Sheridan
as Michelle
Sorel Carradine
as Karyn Smith
Rick Hall
as Nelson
Marina Black
as Saxona Snora
Tim Guinee
as Kirby Jet
Jessy Schram
as Sayre Hanadarko
Ramon De Campo
as Penn Navarro
Mary-Margaret Humes
as Deanne Wells
Dee Wallace
as Janice Shapiro
Wesley Harris
as Ed Ligardi
Fredric Lehne
as Richard Ward
Ryan Carnes
as Joe Nathan
Thomas Vincent Kelly
as Patrick Grayson
Klea Scott
as Melinda Vincente
Pat Crawford Brown
as Ethel Mae Wilson
Amy Madigan
as Gretchen Ligardi
Tamlyn Tomita
as Tori Chen
Rod Rowland
as Morgan Jenny Jr.
John Walcutt
as Curtis Liman
Caitlin Dulany
as Mary Francis
Sam Murphy
as Eric Smith
Andrew Astor
as Jack Fielding
Philip Boyd
as Officer Gil Ignacious
Kevin Fry-Bowers
as Mel Wilson
Dean Norris
as Ross Ford
Jake Richardson
as Connor Temple
Michael Cudlitz
as Donald Gilmer
Sean Bridgers
as Carl LaFong
Betty Murphy
as Mrs. Huffman
Wings Hauser
as Kent Guthrie
Vanessa Angel
as Pauline Hoover
Rick Worthy
as Agent David Sneed
Denise Dowse
as Beverly Williams
Geoffrey Blake
as Aaron Keonig
Peter White
as Mr. Williams
Marc Worden
as Hunter Wilson
Kimberly Huie
as Millicent
Andi Carnick
as Lisa Clary
Nick Stabile
as Professor Zeyton
Devon Graye
as Luke Kealor
Christine Elise
as Lilly Carter
Andrew Prine
as Everett Marshall
Tony Colitti
as Mr. Rocha
Kristina Krofft
as Marine Corporal
Arjay Smith
as Terence Metarie
Geoffrey Rivas
as Agent Cook
Michael Edward Rose
as Maj. Carlson
Tanisha Lynn
as Ginger Metarie
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Critic Reviews for Saving Grace: Season 2

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (6)

It's not a bad show, but the mechanics of how they're going to abduct their latest target are far less engaging than how the team interacts with each other and how each member fights his or her compulsions.

July 14, 2008 | Full Review…

This will be good news to people who enjoy watching train wrecks in which the engineer accelerates as the precipice nears, which is Grace's signature move.

July 14, 2008 | Full Review…

As before, the "big picture" plotlines are often the least convincing, mostly because the trippy angel talk is tough to pull off.

July 14, 2008 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

Saving Grace is less about its procedural storytelling than it is about simply creating a venue to showcase Hunter's undeniable smallscreen star quality.

July 14, 2008 | Full Review…
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A strange feeling came over me when I was watching the Season 2 premiere of Saving Grace. I actually wished that the episode was longer.

July 14, 2008 | Full Review…

Hunter is just so good and the writing is subtle enough that we're willing to go along for the ride.

July 14, 2008 | Full Review…

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