Resurrection Season 2 Premiere Recap: Exit Wounds

Resurrection Season 2 Premiere

When we last saw Resurrection‘s Agent Bellamy, he had run into trouble on the outskirts of Arcadia.

At the start of Sunday’s Season 2 premiere, we find him in a very similar predicament. And even though Bellamy uncovers a number of unsettling answers throughout the hour, Sunday’s episode left behind even more troubling questions.

Before you tell us your thoughts on the episode, read on for the finer details of “Revelation”:

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HEART TROUBLE | Bellamy wakes up, startled, at the edge of town where he fled with Jacob last season. All he can remember is Jacob being taken away by the authorities, before Bellamy was taken into police custody himself. But when he runs to Henry and Lucille’s house to deliver the bad news, Jacob is already home, safe and sound. (According to the authorities, Bellamy was “unstable” when he took off with Jacob, which becomes more and more plausible as the hour goes on.) Confused, Bellamy gives his colleague Toni a call, but he’s only able to reach a skeptical government worker who can’t seem to believe she’s speaking with Bellamy. (Hint hint!) When he begins experiencing heart pain, Bellamy heads to the hospital where Maggie is thrilled to see him — and assures him nothing is wrong with his heart, though I’m not sure how much knowledge can really be gleaned from 10 seconds with a stethoscope.

Later, Toni finally gets in touch with Bellamy, telling him she must meet him in Chicago in order to give any answers. But upon arriving at the bar where they agreed to meet, Bellamy only encounters a woman that he remembers from his stint at the police station (and one of her associates, who tries to chase Bellamy, but loses him in the crowd). Toni confesses to Bellamy that he was set up, adding that she has no interest in learning more about the Returned and can’t offer him any more answers — making her Resurrection‘s Least Helpful Character, by far! At his Chicago apartment later that night, Bellamy finds the same woman from the police station sitting in his living room (uh, creepy), who offers him a new job assignment that requires spying on the Returned and reporting back to the government with his findings. When Bellamy is appalled that she’d even ask such a thing, the woman drops a major bomb on him: “You can refuse. We’ll just put you with the rest of them.” (It’s kind of like finding out Bruce Willis was dead the whole time in The Sixth Sense! Er, spoiler alert, I guess.)

That’s right: Via flashbacks, we see that Bellamy attacked one of the guards at the police station and tried to wrestle his gun away from him. In the process, Bellamy was shot through the heart (hence the chest pain he’s been experiencing throughout the hour), and just like that, he was dead — until he woke up on Arcadia’s border. Of course, the premiere doesn’t exactly touch on Bellamy’s actual identity as Robert Thompson (which we learned of in the Season 1 finale), but at least we know the agent is indeed capable of returning from the dead.

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Resurrection Season 2 PremiereMOTHER MAY I? | Although the number of Returned seems to have plateaued in Arcadia, there’s one more resurrection that’s particularly significant: the return of Margaret Langston (played by Game of Thrones‘ Michelle Fairley), mother of Henry and Fred. Jacob wakes up in the middle of the night and heads to the town cemetery, where Margaret is standing outside of her own grave. The next morning, when Henry finds his formerly deceased mama working in his garden, he welcomes her with open arms — but Fred, on the other hand… not so much. In fact, the sheriff has been hitting the bottle pretty often lately, now that the town (and his own daughter) has turned against him for calling in the Army and sending many of the Returned away. Fred refuses to believe that it’s really his mother who has come back from the dead, but Margaret pays him a visit in person that evening, when he’s on the verge of suicide, and comforts him as he sobs. (And Fred really seems to need the comfort: Earlier that night, he gets plastered at the local bar, then lets Elaine take a joyride in his police car and stops just short of kissing her as they swap personal stories. Ick.)

Elsewhere in the hour:

* Rachael and Tom get an ultrasound done at the hospital, where Maggie reveals they’re having a boy. And even though Maggie’s tone becomes serious when she estimates the baby is really four months along instead of the three she had initially calculated, Rachael still refuses to see a real OB-GYN, for fear that she’ll be judged for her Returned status.

* In case you were wondering where the potential romance between Bellamy and Maggie went, the opportunity presents itself once more when Maggie reveals that Dr. Ward — who foiled their plans last season — has returned to Maryland and won’t return Maggie’s calls. Then again, Bellamy’s whole back-from-the-dead vibe could be a major buzzkill for the pair.

What did you think of Resurrection‘s sophomore debut? Grade the episode via our poll below, then hit the comments to back up your choice!

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26 Comments
  1. am thinking Fred’s mom is not a real gem

  2. This was a great return (hah!) for the show with all the characters having interesting stories in the episode, especially Michelle Fairley.

  3. laurelnev says:

    So Bellamy is “one of them” now? Wonder how this will effect his reunion with his parents, who are probably expecting a 9 year old.

    • torimelching says:

      Why would they be expecting a 9 year old?

    • Jaymos says:

      Bellamy was already one of them. He’s returned twice now. Remember he’s the son of that black family that returned.

    • aar says:

      he died as a baby, and returned at some point prior to the events of the pilot. he returned at least one time as a baby because he doesn’t remember it, as most dont have memories from that early on in life. however, he didn’t remember this most recent death until he was reminded. I think he didn’t remember because it was instant, unlike the others who do remember the dying process because they were longer. his parents described the family, including the son, drowning, and that they were looking for their baby son who did not return with them. we then learned that he has a specific birthmark, which was shown to be on Bellamy.

    • spdavid says:

      The thing is this means “Returned” people have been around for however long it is between Bellamy at age nine and how old he is now,what 20 years or more maybe?

  4. torimelching says:

    I just watched all of season 1 over the weekend when I found out Kyle Secor would be on as a recurring character. I really was surprised at how much I enjoyed it. I also thought it was a remake of the French show The Returned, which I really like. I quickly realized that was not the case.

    But the posters and commercials pretty much told me the Bellamy was a “returned” so I was not surprised.

  5. Matt says:

    Did anyone notice how the others brought a change of clothes with them

  6. It was a awesome opening to season 2. A few questions answered and many new ones unanswered. I look forward to the season.

  7. Chilly20 says:

    Great return. Wow, Bellamy is twice returned. What I want to know is why is he so normal? All the returned are weird in some way. Eating too much, sensing fellow returned, murderous, weird mothers.

    • SK says:

      Could it be because when he first returned, he was a baby? And now, that he’s returned a second time, he’s having some weird feelings? Anyway, I think only Jacob can feel the other returnees.

  8. herman1959 says:

    I love this show – now we know, but we don’t, but in a good way (not like The Blacklist). I didn’t pick up the clue that Bellamy had returned again, although I should have. He woke up gasping for air like the others.

  9. Jax&Juice's Girl says:

    I really LOVE this show and the opener was great I gave it an A. But am I the only one that DIDN’T notice the scar on the back Bellamy’s neck (the fact that he’s the missing baby of the family who returned at the end of last season) When Maggie did a check up on him? I was really excited to see Michelle Fairley again aka Lady Stark she gave Fred a BITCH slap not once but twice and he deserved it he’s an A-hole!

  10. MJ says:

    Is Bellamy a Thompson? That would mean he was a returnee before he met Jacon in China last season – which does not seem right. Thompsons said one son did not return but that can’t be Bellamy

  11. heather says:

    I can’t wait until Sunday to watch this show! It’s the only show I dvr just so I don’t miss anything. It keeps me wanting more and for the next few Sundays I’m going to be so bored &disappointed because I have to wait until January for the next episode to air! ABC has to renew for season three!!!!!!