Wayward Pines: Season 2 (2016)


Season 2
Wayward Pines

Critics Consensus

Wayward Pines drifts away from the intrigue and mystery established during its debut season, slipping into a dull, repetitive, and trite narrative.



Critic Ratings: 14


Audience Score

User Ratings: 327
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Air date: May 25, 2016
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Shortly after the horrific Abby attack, Wayward Pines is no longer the idyllic town it once was. The First Generation kids have taken control and the residents are rebelling against them. Season 2 of this psychological thriller brings a new resident to the town, a confident surgeon named Dr. Theo Yedlin (Jason Patric). After awakening from suspended animation, Dr. Yedlin gets caught in the middle of the rebellion and must help save the human race—all while trying to figure out what Wayward Pines is exactly. Djimon Hounsou, who plays CJ Mitchum, the town's historian and only link to the knowledge of the previous world, joins returning cast members Hope Davis, Shannyn Sossamon and Tom Stevens.

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Critic Reviews for Wayward Pines Season 2

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (7)

The second season is more a matter of life or death as the stakes grow higher and the original intrigue becomes less important.

Jun 13, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Season 1 was, at best, a guilty pleasure with a weak ending. Now, you almost feel bad for the series in its second season, limping along, trying to rebuild from what little was left.

May 25, 2016 | Rating: C | Full Review…
Top Critic

I was willing to give Wayward Pines a chance to justify a second season. It simply doesn't do so.

May 24, 2016 | Full Review…

Wayward Pines may not be the most unique show on television, but it can be a fun way to spend an hour when the series isn't taking itself too seriously.

May 26, 2016 | Full Review…

While the new main character Theo isn't that interesting, the trajectory of the characters we know and where the story is headed certainly are.

May 26, 2016 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

The world left behind is still uniquely appealing and ambitiously high concept: a small town held captive by sinister, self-righteous, fascist teens called the First Generation and encircled by a goblin-infested hellscape? Yes, sign me up please.

May 26, 2016 | Full Review…

Instead of a weird mystery tension... it's quite dull and repetitive.

May 25, 2016 | Full Review…

The series launches right into its new direction with confidence, but it's an awfully somber tone being set.

May 26, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

This may as well be a CW show like The 100 because the show is now only about trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic world where there are things and people always trying to kill you.

May 25, 2016 | Rating: 3/10 | Full Review…

A second-season seemed like a good idea. But, like Showtime's The Affair, Wayward - based on the novels by Blake Crouch - was meant to be one-season show.

May 25, 2016 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Wayward Pines: Season 2

  • Apr 12, 2018
    Good god Season 2 is a hot mess. I feel like Season 2 was being made up as they went along and almost every unfinished plot line from Season 1 was forgotten about. To make matters worse, the "ending" of season 2 was there to leave an opening for a 3rd season, but it made no sense in the context of the show. HOnestly, the magic of season 1 was lost to a muddled, confused, and down right silly storyline in season 2.
  • Feb 07, 2018
    Sad to see that it was canceled. This show was unique and very entertaining.
  • May 21, 2017
    I really enjoyed Seasons 1 and 2 of Wayward Pines and am hopefully awaiting Season 3. The drama and suspense was so exciting that I found myself gripping the arms of my chair as the abbies stormed the breach in the wall and urging the characters to go faster as they ran down the tunnel corridor toward the elevator. There aren't many shows on TV that allow you to enjoy disliking the bad guys just as much as you love the good guys. I Vote, BRING ON SEASON 3 OF WAYWARD PINES! Please don't leave us hanging.
  • Apr 07, 2017
    The series started so strong, I couldn't stop watching, but the end of S1 and S2 just ... disappointed me. The story didn't turn out to be what I thought it would - obviously I didn't read the novels.
  • Nov 18, 2016
    Even though the show kind of evolved from the original first season mistery and psychological thriller, and turned into survival story, I find it extremely pleasureable to watch and can't wait to get my hands on the next season. It is really a piece of art and I would recommend everyone to watch it, you certainly want regret it.
  • Sep 18, 2016
    disappointed with the direction of season 2, and i think its partially to do with killing off matt dillon's character. now the cats out of the bag its become a stock standard '' keep em out, keep us alive'' type show which is too blah for me personally.
  • Sep 11, 2016
    - Was boring. The first season is way better.
  • Sep 07, 2016
    Not as good as the first season, but worth watching. I'm still interested in the direction season 3 may go in.
  • Sep 06, 2016
    From Ben Burke's opening narration in the second season, I knew it was going to be awful. A real let-down from season one.
  • Aug 31, 2016
    Not as good as the season 1 but loved it anyway.

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