Since The CW has finished it’s encore run Jericho on Sundays at 7/6c, Blackjack Fairgrounds finishes our review series with "Reviews/Musings for Season 2, Episodes 1-7".
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Episode 2.01 - Reconstruction
When the Cheyenne government puts an end to the battle between Jericho and New Bern, Major Beck (guest star Esai Morales) leads the reconstruction efforts to restore Jericho’s power and communication with the outside world. Steve Boyum directed the episode written by Carol Barbee & Jonathan E. Steinberg. (Summary from The CW website.)
Review by Carl of iF Magazine
Margie & Edna’s Take from Beth and Jane, guesting on Remote Access.
Episode 2.02 - Condor
Jake (Skeet Ulrich) helps Major Beck (guest star Esai Morales) prepare for a special visitor from the Cheyenne government, while Hawkins (Lennie James) continues to work with Chavez (Chris Kramer) to uncover the secrets of this new regime. Chris Leitch directed the episode written by Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia. (Summary from The CW website.)
Review by Will of Premium Hollywood.
Episode 2.03 - Jennings and Rall
When Jake (Skeet Ulrich) discovers that the government official who is supposed to protect them is actually withholding a vaccine for the Hudson River virus, he and the Rangers take their survival into their own hands. John Peters directed the episode written by Joy Gregory. (Summary from The CW website.)
Review by Kystorms of TV @ It’s Finest.
Episode 2.04 - Oversight
Hawkins (Lennie James) receives another call from his mysterious new contact, John Smith, who continues to know his every move, and who informs Hawkins that he is one day away from being caught by Major Beck (Esai Morales). Steve Gomer directed the episode written by Robert Levine. (Summary from The CW website.)
Review by Tory of IGN.
Episode 2.05 - Termination for Cause
Jake (Skeet Ulrich) and the Rangers square off in a battle for survival against Goetz (recurring guest star D.B. Sweeney) and Ravenwood (Link Baker), while one of the Rangers takes a course of action that will alter his life forever. Rob Fresco wrote the episode directed by Guy Bee. (Summary from The CW website.)
Recap by Derek of Starpulse
Episode 2.06 - Sedition
Following the Rangers' decision to take justice into their own hands, Major Beck (Esai Morales) goes to extreme measures to prove he's in complete control of the town, while Hawkins (Lennie James) receives a call from Chavez (Chris Kramer) telling him that it's time to transport the bomb. Carol Barbee, Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia wrote the episode directed by Scott Peters. (Summary from The CW website.)
Review by Amy of Remote Access.
Episode 2.07 - Patriots and Tyrants
Jake (Skeet Ulrich) and Hawkins (Lennie James) have one final opportunity to prove to the independent Texas government that they hold the evidence to one of the biggest conspiracies in history, but first they'll have to get past the Cheyenne government. Jonathan E. Steinberg & Dan Shotz wrote the episode directed by Seith Mann. (Summary from The CW website.)
Review by Raoul of Windows Live, TV Filter
The theme of the July Edition will be a review of the new Jericho-like Alternate Reality Game, Operation Blackjack.