Wayward Pines: Season 2 (2016)


Season 2
Wayward Pines

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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


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User Ratings: 336

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Air date: May 25, 2016

In the Season 2 premiere, Dr. Theo Yedlin awakens from suspended animation and finds himself in the middle of a rebellion in Wayward Pines.

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Air date: Jun 1, 2016

Theo tries to leverage his power as the only surgeon in Wayward Pines to get answers about the status of his wife, Rebecca; at the same time, town historian CJ Mitchum spearheads a vital and potentially deadly project outside the fence. Meanwhile, Theresa frantically searches for her son; and Megan Fisher heads up the research being done on the Abbies.

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Air date: Jun 8, 2016

In a series of flashbacks, it's revealed why Jason Higgins was raised to be the leader of the first generation and favored child of Wayward Pines. Meanwhile, Nurse Pam resurfaces and becomes a deadly threat to the town; and Theo continues digging into why he was specifically chosen to join this spooky community.

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Air date: Jun 15, 2016

Xander returns to Wayward Pines with someone unexpected, who helps him better understand the Abbies' intentions; at the same time, Rebecca finds herself at odds with Megan over a young girl who's trying to escape a town tradition; and CJ disregards Theo's protests when as he leads a brave group on an expedition beyond the fence.

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Air date: Jun 22, 2016

The creation of Wayward Pines is recalled when Rebecca thinks back to meeting with Pilcher as an architect. Meanwhile, a secret shocks Theo; Teresa reveals to CJ and Adam her desire to live outside the protected walls; and Megan experiments on a captured female.

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Air date: Jun 29, 2016

Teresa is put in grave danger and the town's food supply is critically low after the Abbies attack CJ and the harvesters. Meanwhile, Theo is able to build a makeshift triage unit, but repairing his marriage to Rebecca proves more difficult. And finally, Xander proves there's some fight left in him when Jason questions his abilities to lead.

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Air date: Jul 6, 2016

Theo and Megan take opposite views of the Abbies' intelligence as Theo tries to communicate with their leader. And later, an underestimation proves extremely costly. Elsewhere, a reflective CJ ponders the great responsibilities he has had over the centuries.

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Air date: Jul 13, 2016

Theo and Hassler team up to track down the escaped Abbie leader; Xander presses Rebecca about her condition; and Jason discovers something devastating about Kerry.

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Air date: Jul 20, 2016

With the Abbies closing in, Jason makes a fatal judgment call; Pilcher recalls finding his Chosen One; Theo and Xander put their differences aside to save the human race.

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Air date: Jul 27, 2016

Season 2 comes to a close with the Abbies descending upon the town, which pushes Theo to a decision that could impact all of humanity.

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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

There are definitely more abbies in the second season, but if what you liked about the first was the insidious unknown, that's gone with little to replace it.

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…

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…

The exposition-heavy season premiere violates the first rule of good writing - show, don't tell - but even with all of the chatter about the past, some viewers will still find this new iteration of Wayward Pines pretty confusing.

May 23, 2016 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Wayward Pines: Season 2

  • May 19, 2020
    I watched it on hulu and one of my favorite shows. Im just like most people I do hulu or netflix and binge watch.Imagine my horror to find another amazing show ended only on 2 seasons 😥.I really wish they would take in consideration hulu and netflix people binge watching before they decide to get rid of a show. NOONE watches cable any more.
  • Apr 05, 2020
    Complete departure from the books. Terribly written and ridiculous plot. Total let down from season 1.
  • Mar 27, 2020
    very good, give us season 3 & 4!
  • 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.

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