The premiere of Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist season 2 is finally here after more than eight months of waiting.
Here is where the new season picks up and what’s going on off-screen after the shocking finale of Season 1. “(Slight spoilers for “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” episode: “Zoey’s Extraordinary Return.”)
Season 1 Review of ‘Zoey’s Exceptional Playlist.’
Zoey’s Exceptional Playlist follows Zoey Clarke, the titular character.
After getting a headache, the programmer who works for the San Francisco tech firm SPRQ Point gets an MRI. “heart songs.”heart songs.
A great deal happens as Zoey navigates this strange new world of musical numbers. She is starting to have feelings for Simon, her devoted colleague. Her best friend Max, meanwhile, admits he’s in love with her (via song, of course). Zoey receiving a promotion, Max losing his work, and Simon breaking up with his fiancée are other noteworthy moments.
Zoey’s dad, Mitch, died in the Season 1 finale.
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There is a bigger plot point in the middle of all these cases. Zoey’s dad, Mitch, has supranuclear progressive palsy.
Along with Maggie’s mother, David’s brother, and Emily’s sister-in-law, Zoey does all she can to take care of him.
But they all knew the time was coming, and it became apparent late in the season that he had entered his final days.
In the season 1 finale, “Zoey’s Extraordinary Dad.” Mitch dies after planning for his death and making him happy. The episode contains a long musical number to the Don McLean song “American Pie,” in which during the funeral, all the main characters pass through various spaces.
Weeks after his death, season 2 begins.
A few weeks later, as Zoey goes back to work, Season 2 picks up.
In the workplace, something has changed – her colleague Leif has taken over and added office dogs and standing desks in the meantime.
A new colleague, George, has also been recruited to take Max’s place in the company.
This all comes as a shock to Zoey, but nothing shocks her as much as discovering that, along with her neighbor Mo, the men fighting for her heart, Simon and Max, are good friends now. In the aftermath of the funeral and “Zoey’s Extraordinary Return.” on the home front, David and Emily’s son Miles was born.
Can Peter Gallagher stick to “Zoey’s Extraordinary Return?”
“One day your child will cry, and when you sing that lullaby … there will always be a part of me in your heart. Good night my angel.” ⁇ And hello, Alice, @LeedsAndrew and @jcolburnlevy… miss you! #ZoeysPlaylist pic.twitter.com/TleQAgnWp7- Peter Gallagher (@petergallagher) May 7, 2020 In “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist.” actor Peter Gallagher portrayed Mitch. He shows up via video testimonials he left on his computer for Zoey, David and Maggie in the Season 2 premiere.
But given the slightly magical premise of the show, could Gallagher stay in another capacity on the show?
It seems like Gallagher isn’t going to keep his status as a main character at the moment.
But the possibilities of potential episodes are still there. ‘I hope so,’ Gallagher told TooFab about a return in July 2020. “[Creator Austin Winsberg] is definitely talking about having me back. I don’t know how many [episodes], maybe a couple.”