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Preview: Briarpatch S01 E02

February 7, 2020
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USA Network’s crime drama ‘Briarpatch’ finally made its much-awaited premiere on February 6, 2020, following its screening at the Toronto Film Festival in September 2019. And we cannot cite enough reasons as to why you should watch this remarkable show.

Of course, there’s the twisted case of Felicity Dill’s car bombing that needs to be solved by her sister Allegra Dill — which requires the latter to scour the nooks and crannies of San Bonifacio. And a gritty crime does not mean that there’s a dearth of comic relief — especially when Allegra gets entangled with her hometown’s comically stubborn, eccentric, and yet, enthusiastic residents.

With power struggles between politicians, law enforcement personnel, and the press, ‘Briarpatch’ offers an unfiltered look into corruption, ego clashes, manipulation, and murder. And when it landed with its first episode, fans got a taste of the upcoming chaos that will ensue in the next episodes. For those who are done with its premiere, here’s what to expect from the second episode.

Briarpatch Episode 2 Release Date: When Will It Premiere?

‘Briarpatch’ Episode 2 is titled “Snap, Crackle, Pop”. It will premiere on Thursday, February 13, 2020, on the USA Network at 10 p.m. EST/ 9 p.m CST.

Season 1 will follow a weekly schedule, airing one episode every Thursday at the same time slot. It will wrap up with its final, 10th episode on April 9, 2020.

Here is what to expect from the upcoming episode as per the official synopsis: “A new suspect emerges. Allegra meets Chief of Police Eve Raytek. Jake brings snowcones.”

Where to Watch Briarpatch Episode 2 Online?

With a paid cable subscription, you can catch the latest episode of Briarpatch when it is released on USA Network at the aforementioned time slot. You can also catch the season online on the channel’s official website.

Cord-cutting alternatives include live-streaming the season on Fubo, DirectTV, and YouTube TV. You can additionally watch the show live or on-demand on Hulu with Live TV as USA Network is a part of the platform’s channel package.

Briarpatch Episode 1 Recap:

Episode 1 of this tv adaptation of Ross Thomas’ eponymous crime-mystery novel introduces us to Allegra Dill (Rosario Dawson) who works as a determined political fixer. However, she returns to her hometown, a site of corruption and power games, when she hears about the death of her sister Felicity Dill — a cop who apparently died after a car bombing incident.

Felicity’s death brings to the forefront some mysterious facts – especially that she had managed to buy an apartment complex although she was working in a job that used to offer a meager salary. Upon Allegra’s arrival, she not only has to solve the various clues thrown her way but also needs to tackle the multiple suspicious and eccentric characters residing in the small Texas town of San Bonifacio. We also meet Jake Spivey, a rich playboy and an important part of Allegra’s past, who sparks interest from the Texas Senator.

The pilot manages to lay the base of a deftly constructed story, which is a mix of a dramedy, comprising several quirky characters and an engaging mystery. In the premiere episode itself, we see multiple weird plot arcs — like a zoo break-in, Allegra and the Senator’s close relationship, and Detective Colder’s reveal that Felicity was in love with him. Allegra also manages to enter her sister’s apartment and discovers that Chief of Detectives Strucker is already there, waiting for her. Upon further probing, she concludes that this is definitely not where her sister lived.

Episode 1 has already managed to set a strong foundation for the rest of the story to carry on. And we are excited to see how this fascinating tale takes off from here.

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