Snowfall: Season 2 (2018)

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Air date: Jul 19, 2018

Season 2 opener: Franklin struggles to keep up with the demands of his growing organization. As political tides shift, the CIA cuts Teddy's support; and feeling pressure to expand her business, Lucia crosses a line to impress a dangerous new partner.

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Air date: Jul 26, 2018

Franklin finds a new cocaine connect in the form of his captor, Reed Thompson. Meanwhile, Lucia and Gustavo contemplate whether to let Pedro back into the business.

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Air date: Aug 2, 2018

Two murders tear a divide in Franklin's crew and set them on a collision course with Lucia, who has an agenda of her own. Meanwhile, Teddy and Matt must appease their Colombian partners.

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Air date: Aug 9, 2018

Franklin takes steps in order to ensure his crew's loyalty. Meanwhile, Lucia's guard starts to come down after a dramatic encounter; and Teddy is confronted with the sins of the past, causing Matt to see his brother in a new light.

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Air date: Aug 16, 2018

When Franklin needs Teddy's help to clear the air with an old partner, Teddy sees a business opportunity. Meanwhile, Lucia comes to the realization not everyone in her crew is who they seem to be.

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Air date: Aug 23, 2018

Franklin must deal with his past in order to retrieve stolen merchandise. Meanwhile, Teddy and Matt take a trip to Central America; and now in the crosshairs of La Fuerza, Lucia and Gustavo set out to find the one thing that can save them.

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Air date: Aug 30, 2018

Franklin attempts to reinforce that business comes first when an employee steps out of line. Meanwhile, Teddy and Matt run into some unexpected company when trying to get their business back on track; and Lucia and Gustavo make an offer.

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Air date: Sep 6, 2018

Franklin resorts to extreme measures when dissatisfaction in his crew reaches a fever pitch. Meanwhile, Lucia and Gustavo secure a deal to save their lives; and Teddy travels east to try and alleviate pressure.

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Air date: Sep 13, 2018

Franklin receives some devastating news. Teddy attempts to turn a foe into an ally. Lucia and Gustavo make plans to leave L.A.

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Air date: Sep 20, 2018

Franklin faces the consequences of his actions. Teddy pulls out all the stops to assist his partners. Lucia must sacrifice to save Gustavo's life.

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Snowfall continues its riveting story about the infancy of the crack cocaine epidemic and its ultimate radical impact on the culture as we know it. Season two follows our ensemble of characters as they intersect and overlap within the mosaic of Los Angeles as we enter 1984, all of them working toward their ultimate goals of money, power and influence, including: Franklin Saint (Damson Idris), young street entrepreneur beginning to experience the perils of success; Teddy McDonald (Carter Hudson), a CIA operative who finds that his off-book drug-funded operation may be vulnerable from unexpected sources, both personal and professional; and Gustavo "El Oso" Zapata (Sergio Peris-Mencheta) and Lucia Villanueva (Emily Rios), the drug running couple who discover the potency of crack and try to exploit it, despite the new dangers involved.

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Critic Reviews for Snowfall Season 2

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (5)

Credit is shared between performer and creator. Andron, Amadio, and Singleton know what they're doing with Tucker, and their attention to what was missing in Season 1 makes the new episodes a marked improvement, if not a game-changing one.

Jul 19, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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In Season 2, Snowfall no longer has to validate its characters' ambitions quite so much, and the show is more persuasive for it.

Jul 23, 2018 | Full Review…

Exploring the price of success is one of the few threads in "Sightlines" that suggests season two can expand its story in a meaningful way.

Jul 20, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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But in time, the season develops its own particular vibe, thanks to a pervasive sense of the time and place and the actors' ability to flesh out their characters with recognizably human details.

Jul 18, 2018 | Full Review…

The writers have streamlined enough story threads to make the narrative more coherent.

Jul 16, 2018 | Full Review…

With the pieces falling into place, season two promises to be as good as the first, delivering a speedball of high octane television.

Aug 25, 2018 | Full Review…

The first season of Snowfall was practically defined by the wilting aimlessness that drew each of the show's four main characters to the crack industry. But the snappier Season 2 is defined by ambition.

Jul 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Snowfall: Season 2

  • Oct 02, 2019
    i am surprised this show doesn't receive higher ratings, personally I think it's one the greatest shows on currently. I binge watched all 3 seasons and honestly could not put this show down. Unlike many other series, it gets better with every season. The writing is intelligent, great subject matter, love the cast! I don't often write reviews for tv shows but since this one, in my opinion deserves much higher acclaim, I thought I should. Do your self a favor and watch it!
  • Aug 19, 2019
    Character arcs are forming and the stories start linking together. Each episode moves forward in a good pace. A few cliffhangers makes me want to continue watching straight away.
  • Feb 26, 2019
    Franklin keeps moving toward something incredibly dangerous and all I could do was enjoy watching the fallout of his good and bad deeds. Very, very good storytelling. It's also visually beautiful because of the big screen-like cinematography. Definitely better than NARCOs this time around.
  • Nov 04, 2018
    A very engaging drama which cultivates the crime scene of the 80's and combines it with the shady dealings of the CIA.
  • Oct 09, 2018
    I'm not sure I can say snowfall is the best show on tv right now. but, it is the show i am the most excited to see each week. it's the show i'm most looking forward to its next season. right away in episode 2 "the day" season 2 shifts gears into something more EXHILARATING, something more Gripping and fascinating than season 1. and, i thought season 1 was good just not great. season 2 shows us flashes of a series that could possibly one day go down as something very special. Every moment from episode 6 til the last episode 10 will have you on the edge of your seat. i'm giving snowfall 5 stars for the potential it has in future seasons. season 2 by itself is a solid 4.25 stars. (hey somebody has to bring back the old star search scoring format)
  • Sep 21, 2018
    Another great season in the books and a 3rd one on the way. If you never watched Snowfall now is the time to jump on board . The storyline is great the acting is good the look of the series the way its filmed is almost perfect. This series has such a real feel to it(like the Wire but not their yet) Its probably the most serious drama series on tv right now.this series has a great twist simply because you like all the drug dealers (like Franklin) because their likable characters but they are the ones getting the whole neighborhood hooked on crack thats being brought in by the government . Mean while The Mexicans are trying to push themselves into the mix and take over.While everyone is fighting for position in the streets Franklins father beats is addiction to alcohol (for the time being) and moves back in with his mother whos just so happens to be the only one doing things legit only to struggle even more.The Series has everything and its a must watch
  • Sep 14, 2018
    THIS SHOW SHOULD GET AN EMMY! Season 2 Episode 9 "The Aftermath " brought tears to my eyes. Ya'll don't sleep on this show!
  • Sep 14, 2018
    Awesome show many more seasons needed!!!!
  • Sep 13, 2018
    Snowfall is definitely a homerun for FX. The story and acting are nothing short of superb. The blending of both law enforcement and the opposite side show all the angles in a very realistic way of the intro to crack in our society.
  • Sep 07, 2018
    This show is awesome!!!

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