Reacher season 2 episode 2, titled “New Age Technologies”, picks up right where the premiere left off. After finding their army colleague Franz murdered, Reacher reunites with former unit members Neagley, O’Donnell and Dixon to investigate who is targeting and killing members of their old 110th Special Investigations Unit. In this recap, we’ll break down the key events of episode 2 and analyze where the mystery stands.
Reacher Season 2 Episode 2 Cast
- Alan Ritchson: Plays Jack Reacher
- Willa Fitzgerald: Plays Roscoe Conklin
- Malcolm Goodwin: Plays Oscar Finlay
- Marc Bendavid: Plays Paul Hubble
- Willie C. Carpenter: Plays Mosley
- Currie Graham: Plays Kliner Sr.
- Maria Sten: Plays Frances Neagley
- Robert Patrick: Plays Shane Langston
- Ferdinand Kingsley: Plays A.M.
- Serinda Swan: Plays Karla Dixon
- Shaun Sipos: Plays David O’Donnell
- Domenick Lombardozzi: Plays Gaitano “Guy” Russo
- Shannon Kook: Plays Tony Swan
Reacher Season 2 Episode 2 Recap
Reacher Takes Down Their Pursuer
The episode opens with Reacher, Neagley and O’Donnell realizing a black sedan is tailing them. Reacher confronts the driver head-on, smashing in the car’s window and taking down the man inside named Domenick Lombardozzi. He turns out to be NYPD Detective Guy Russo.
Reacher deduces he was following them due to the investigation into Franz’s murder. To avoid trouble, the trio decides to leave town for Atlantic City to look for missing unit members Sanchez and Orozco.
Introducing Karla Dixon
Before leaving, the group recruits Karla Dixon, another former colleague from the 110th who is now a forensic accountant. Reacher and Dixon clearly had romantic feelings back in the day that they never acted on.
A flashback shows them working an old case together in the army, hinting at an unresolved attraction. Dixon is alarmed to hear about the murders and joins them to get justice.
Searching for Clues in Atlantic City
In Atlantic City, Reacher and Neagley check out a bar owned by Sanchez’s ex-girlfriend looking for intel. A brawl breaks out when the bouncers get aggressive, allowing Reacher and Neagley to show off their fighting skills.
They find evidence suggesting Sanchez and Orozco were also looking into numbered sequences like the one Franz had – specifically “650 at 100K.” But both men are missing.
Ambush and Deepening Mystery
Reacher and Dixon take a romantic nighttime stroll and open up about rekindling their connection. Suddenly they are ambushed by armed assailants. After viciously dispatching their attackers, they learn the men were hired pros with untraceable weapons.
A parking pass on one goon provides the clue “New Age Technologies.” Then the team gets confirmation that Sanchez and Orozco have been murdered. The case clearly originates from and is based in New York.
Ominous Weapons Deal
In an isolated mountain meet-up, a shady businessman named A.M. confirms “650 will be in the truck” to a contact. When asked if the unspecified cargo will be used overseas, A.M. gives a devious grin of agreement.
This appears to be a pivotal yet cryptic weapons deal that likely connects to the murders and numbered codes. But how?
Romantic Interlude and Emotional Motivation
After surviving the ambush, Reacher and Dixon give in to their feelings and spend the night together. In the morning, Neagley and O’Donnell tease them lightheartedly.
The romance gives Reacher further emotional motivation to solve the case and get justice for his fallen unit members. Dixon declares they will handle the threat as a team, refusing to let anyone else die.
Conclusion and Next Steps
At episode end, Reacher asserts that everything links back to New York, where the case originated. With four ex-unit members dead and clues like “New Age Technologies”, the parking pass and weapons deal, the mystery is deepening.
In episode 3, fans can expect the team’s investigation to continue in New York as they work to uncover the meaning of “650 at 100K”, identify who A.M. is, and bust the source of the murders. But with an ominous enemy still pursuing them, danger surely still lies ahead.
To summarize, in season 2 episode 2 of Reacher:
- Reacher takes down a NYPD detective tailing them
- Karla Dixon joins the investigation
- The team searches for Sanchez and Orozco in Atlantic City
- Reacher and Dixon rekindle their romance after an ambush
- Cryptic clues point to a weapons deal and New York origins
- Four 110th unit members confirmed murdered
- Danger persists as the mystery continues in episode 3
The exciting developments in this episode have laid the groundwork for an action-packed, conspiracy-laden storyline to unfold over the rest of the season. Fans are eager to see where Reacher’s pursuit of justice will take him next.