The OA: Season 2 (2019)

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Season 2
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The OA's second season provides satisfying answers to its predecessors' most maddening enigmas, all while maintaining the singular ambience that fans have come to crave.

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Air date: Mar 22, 2019

While private eye Karim Washington scours San Francisco for a missing teen who was involved in a cryptic game, OA wakes up in unfamiliar surroundings.

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Air date: Mar 22, 2019

At the clinic, OA discovers what happened to her friends back at Hap's. Karim turns his attention to a doctor who worked for Pierre Ruskin.

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Air date: Mar 22, 2019

In Michigan, Steve begs the gang to try jumping to another dimension, and a presence in Buck's mirror inspires an unlikely pilgrimage.

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Air date: Mar 22, 2019

Karim visits Nina at the clinic for help finding the secret entrance to the house. Meanwhile, Hap meets a fellow traveler, and Homer goes on a date.

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Air date: Mar 22, 2019

After a harrowing ordeal, OA and Karim find themselves locked inside a labyrinth of puzzles. Nagging doubts prompt Homer to snoop on Dr. Percy.

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Air date: Mar 22, 2019

As BBA and the kids head west, an alarming news report forces them to speed up their plans. Jesse wrestles with lingering trauma from the shooting.

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Air date: Mar 22, 2019

Karim returns to the house with reinforcements, OA tries to access Nina's memories, and Hap offers to discharge Scott -- after one last experiment.

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Air date: Mar 22, 2019

While BBA and the others converge on the clinic, Nina persuades Hap to show her his research, and Karim unlocks one of the house's final secrets.

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The "mind-bending" story returns with The OA Part II, which follows OA as she navigates a new dimension, one in which she had a completely different life as a Russian heiress, and one in which she once again finds herself as Hap's captive. Part II introduces Karim Washington, a private detective tasked with finding a missing teen, Michelle Vu. His path crosses with OA, as they try to solve the mystery of Michelle's whereabouts and a house on Nob Hill connected to the disappearance of several teenagers. Meanwhile, back in the first dimension, BBA, Angie and the boys find themselves on a journey to understand the truth behind OA's story and the incredible realities she described.

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Critic Reviews for The OA Season 2

All Critics (36) | Top Critics (9)

You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll cry from laughing or simply stare blankly at the screen as some of the weirdest s--- you've ever seen unfolds...

Mar 15, 2019 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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[The OA] manages to be stranger, more puzzling and even more addictively demented than the first season.

May 17, 2019 | Full Review…

We'll cut to the chase. The OA Part II is a bad show when Prairie is onscreen. But! The OA is a good show when it focuses on a completely different narrative, a good old-fashioned formulaic Law & Order-type story.

May 16, 2019 | Full Review…

The willing suspension of disbelief has to be earned, and from where I'm standing, The OA doesn't earn it.

May 16, 2019 | Full Review…

The last episode of The OA spoke to me...I felt a wave of emotion, actually moved to tears because in that moment I saw that we are all looking for our purpose...

May 16, 2019 | Full Review…

The OA is kind of genius, while simultaneously being incredibly silly. And you know what? I love it! I love its goofy, loopy vibe.

Apr 18, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The sequence with Old Night is what The OA does best. At first the scene is stunning, almost laughable, in its sheer oddity, but then the mood morphs, as it pulsates with existential terror and a sort of unnerving sexuality.

Apr 18, 2019 | Full Review…

What makes the Nob Hill arc unique is that it offers a thought-provoking dive into the sci-fi realm, and goes beyond ghosts and jump-scares to encourage viewers to think while providing an unpredictable journey.

Apr 18, 2019 | Full Review…

The OA Part II was better than one could have ever imagined, its ingenuity and trust in its audience, coupled by the brilliant execution of its power duo, brought the series to new heights.

Apr 12, 2019 | Full Review…

Marling and Batmanglij have created an intriguing universe, populated with sympathetic and real characters. Ultimately rewarding, The OA makes you feel proud to be TV viewer.

Apr 2, 2019 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

Season 2 not only gives all the returning characters great material, but also finds room to introduce Karim (Kingsley Ben-Adir), the PI who brings a much-needed audience viewpoint - and an immediate likability - to the show.

Apr 1, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

This series has never been meant for everyone, but for those who are true believers in the OA, Part II will be a welcome follow-up to the first.

Apr 1, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The OA: Season 2

  • Aug 26, 2020
    If I were to rate based on enjoyment alone, this would be more of a three star season. It has good acting and quite a few compelling and suspenseful sequences. However, it rubbed me the wrong way, and ultimately left me unsatisfied. First, I am disappointed with the direction the writers took the show after the first season. This season veers heavily into sci-fi thriller territory, with sci-fi elements predominant in the "real world" (albeit in an alternate dimension). I think the show was stronger when it had its own unique brand of supernatural stylings as opposed to generic sci-fi. Still, I was with the show at the beginning of the season, since it seemed to be setting up an interesting puzzle. Sadly the puzzle is not well-written. It devolves into deus-ex-machina after deus-ex-machina before long. Convenient coincidences abound, characters suddenly develop telepathic powers, and the answers to important questions happen to be hidden on a flash drive a character had sitting in her apartment the whole time. The quirkiness of S1 seems to be replaced by a self-conscious attempt to be weird for weirdness' sake. There is also a point where you realize the character development is simply not up to par. There are dramatic moments that do not pack the punch they're supposed to because we have little investment in these characters. The best character moments in the show are the quieter ones.
  • Aug 19, 2020
    Pure brilliance.. The story continues and its just as incredible and spell-binding! Wow. Just incredible story telling from amazingly talented writers and a believable talented cast! Just Wow! Netflix Execs need to have their heads checked. I cannot believe they cancelled such an incredible show. More people need to watch it. simply amazing. Please someone pick up this show and finish the story for us!
  • Aug 09, 2020
    The OA's Part 2 leaves us with the most strangest n intelligent cliffhanger. Damn you netflix for cancelling this brilliant milestone in your pocket which could've set a different level of bar in its strangest genre.
  • Aug 02, 2020
    An incredible story, so sad it has come to an end. Brilliant work by everyone involved
  • Jul 09, 2020
    Just the best serie of netflix. I love it.
  • Jul 05, 2020
    Season 2 is really good but need to watch season 1 for background.
  • May 25, 2020
    I loved the 1st season absolutely LOVED it. It set the scene and felt spiritual, and I'm not a particularly spiritual person, but it touched me, in some way. It felt special. Human. Connected. Deep. Everything that the first season built upon was completely torn down in the second season. It felt like watching a series written by different writers with a totally different direction. The story telling combined with cinematography, gone. Thrown away. An octopus and robots... robots... I wish they never bothered with the second season. The biggest let down I have ever experienced, disappointed beyond belief. No wonder Netflix cancelled it.
  • May 05, 2020
    Answers the mysteries from, and spoils the ambiguity of, the first season. Still, it's a fascinating premise.
  • May 05, 2020
    Beautiful, heartfelt and ORIGINAL! Pushing the boundaries and bringing something new, at times very strange and daring which is what makes something special. In love with the depth of every character and the journey this series takes you on.
  • May 04, 2020
    I was totally into the first season, it was fresh, engaging... and i'll admit, the second season was intriguing to a point; but after the octopus... the show got stuck up its own ass, and the ending was a ridiculous mess... thank 'god' Netflix had the good sense NOT to subject people to a third season.

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