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Hightown: Season 2/ Episode 2 “Girl Power” – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)

by Amari

It’s an episode featuring some notable wins for the police, and with a few bad decisions on the criminal side, you can potentially see the writing on the wall.


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Aired10/24/2021
NetworkSTARZ
Directed ByRachel Morrison
Written ByScott Wolven, Tim Walsh

Newly Noted

Characters

Daisy (Jona Xiao)

Daisy (Jona Xiao) telling Jorge about her childhood

Daisy (Jona Xiao)

Jorge’s main squeeze who works at Xavier’s.

Nick (Joey LaBrasca)

Ray’s kid with who he has a strained relationship with.

Henriette (Charline St. Charles)

Alan’s wife and mother of his child.

Recap

So This Is What Rock Bottom Feels Like? – Nick, Ray

At this point, Ray has very little going on. He’s sleeping with his married boss one day, working some construction job the next, but with all this free time, it means connecting with his son moves up on his priority list. The problem is, we’re currently in October, and Ray hasn’t seen Nick since Christmas, so Nick isn’t feeling his dad’s suddenly showing up.

However, by the end of the episode, he is willing to extend an olive branch to his dad for trying without asking for anything beyond time.

I Don’t Trust Them – Charmaine, Renee, Jorge, Daisy, Frankie, Osito, Alan, Henriette

Making friends out of people who easily present themselves as enemies is hard. For Alan, the plague of three dead white kids is making the early part of his tenure tiresome, and add in kids coming for him at an assembly? Oh, he needs a win. The problem is, Osito is his only lead, and he isn’t giving him what he asks for. He notes where Kizzle’s body is and even pins Junior for it, but that doesn’t solve the drug issue.

Henriette (Charline St. Charles) talking to her husband

Henriette (Charline St. Charles)

However, after talking to his wife, Henriette, he is reminded a win is a win, and with Osito coming through on that body, maybe Alan may treat his snitch better? Especially since Osito has no allies, not even his cellmate.

Oh, and speaking of alliances, Charmaine enters into one with Jorge and Frankie, or at least she thought she did. If you go by how Frankie and Jorge see it, she works for them, and they are not partners at all. However, considering the liability Jorge is by murdering someone, albeit accidentally, and his love affair with Daisy, maybe Charmaine is better off if they see the relationship that way? Plus, with her bringing Renee in, if things get hot, at least there is one snitch who might be on her side.

A Drink, Some Conversation, And A Toast To Partnership – Jackie, Leslie, Alan

Despite Ray’s warnings, Leslie, so far, has made quite a good partner to Jackie. She has always been collaborative, made sure Alan is aware of Jackie working with her to get things done, and she is turning out to be a decent friend. However, lines get crossed when Leslie ends up in Jackie’s bed.

Things To Note | Question(s) Left Unanswered

Things To Note

  • Character Guide Update (Renee): Frankie Jr. is 5
  • Character Guide Update (Donna): Her daughter is 16 months
  • Donna starts working at Xavier’s in this episode.
  • Character Guide Update (Leslie): Is a divorcee who claimed to be strictly dickly.

Question(s) Left Unanswered

  1. How Ray go from drinking with his former boss to outside of Frankie and Renee’s house?
  2. How did Leslie end up half-naked in Jackie’s bed, and did anything happen?

What Could Happen Next

  1. Charmaine is going to come to regret this partnership.
  2. Jorge killing Charmaine’s dealer is going to be what takes him down, maybe Frankie too.
  3. Jackie and Leslie becoming a complicated thing that will help Jackie understand Ray’s initial warning
  4. Donna learning about who she works for and becoming an informant.

Review

Highlights

The Liability You Know Renee & Donna Will Become

Let’s be real: Renee isn’t really about this life Frankie is focused on, and she is likely petty enough to find a way to take Jorge down. The question is, how will she do it, and with what evidence? Alongside that, Donna lost the love of her life, the father of her child, to the people who she is now working for, and I see her as the type who will try to get revenge. Now, whether she will end up face down in the cape for her troubles? That’s hard to say. But her death could very well be what leads to Renee snitching, if you think about it.

After all, Donna could become one of the few, if only, people Renee can call a friend.

Ray Bonding With His Son

Nick (Joey LaBrasca) turning his back on Ray

Nick (Joey LaBrasca)

I didn’t realize how much I’d miss Ray in the center of things until Alan took on that role. Yet, Ray trying to get his life together by bonding with his son and doing right by him, it might just be what his character needs. Heck, maybe even the show since there aren’t really any notable relationships on here that don’t seem based on sex or business relationships.

On The Fence

Alan

We’re still in a transition period when it comes to Alan, and in a show which has debauchery left and right, him being married, with a child, living in the suburbs makes him an outlier. One who hasn’t really found a way to bring the heat, despite a tame personal life. His scenes with Osito lack the punch others have had with him, and Alan just generally lacks a quality scene partner to bring out any sense of him being one to watch. Thus making it appear he is flailing as a leading man of the state police and in desperate need of some consistent figure to shore him up.

Hightown Directory

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Season Reviews

Season 1

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TitleExcerpt
Hightown: Season 2/ Episode 6 “Behind Every Skirt Is A Slip” – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)Cut off from those who made her enjoy being sober, Jackie struggles as Jorge's disappearance causes unexpected consequences.
Hightown: Season 2/ Episode 5 “Dot Dot Dot” – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)Things heat up as multiple rash decisions COMPLETELY alter people's relationships and their mortality.
Hightown: Season 2/ Episode 4 “Daddy Issues” – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)As Ray and Alan rebuild their relationship, we meet Jackie's dad, Renee's mom, and get to know Daisy's backstory.
Hightown: Season 2/ Episode 3 “Fresh As A Daisy” – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)As Jackie begins to follow more in Ray's footsteps, in more ways than one, he's trying to get pieces of his life back – with Frankie ready to ruin any progress he has made.
Hightown: Season 2/ Episode 2 “Girl Power” – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)It's an episode featuring some notable wins for the police, and with a few bad decisions on the criminal side, you can potentially see the writing on the wall.
Hightown: Season 2/ Episode 1 “Great White” [Season Premiere] – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)As Ray's hopes to get back on the force dwindle, Jackie sees an opportunity. Meanwhile, Frankie begins working with his cousin to reestablish the business.
Hightown: Season 1 Episode 8 "#Blessed" (Season Finale) – Recap/ Review with SpoilersIn the season finale, the tag team of Ray and Jackie damn near get everything they could ever wish for. However, Ray's past decisions bite him in the ass.
Hightown: Season 1 Episode 7 "Everybody's Got a Cousin in Miami" – Recap/ Review with SpoilersRay and Jackie's storylines finally link, thus making for a better show, but at what cost?
Hightown: Season 1 Episode 6 "The White Whale" – Recap/ Review with SpoilersAs Jackie shows herself to be a better investigator than Ray, we're reminded why Ray has a terrible reputation.
Hightown: Season 1 Episode 5 "The Best You'll Feel All Day" – Recap/ Review with SpoilersWith a season renewal and being more than halfway through its first season, "Hightown" ups the ante a bit.
Hightown: Season 1, Episode 4 "B.F.O." – Recap/ Review with SpoilersIn Jackie's pursuit of redemption and purpose, she tips a domino effect that may end up not leading to the justice she wants served.
Hightown: Season 1 Episode 3 "Rebellion Dogs" – Recap/ Review with SpoilersAlongside getting to meet the love of Jackie's life, Devonne, Osito makes his presence known and coerces a conversation with Junior.
Hightown: Season 1 Episode 2 “Severely Weatherbeaten” – Recap/ Review with SpoilersWith Jackie thinking she was destined to help solve Sherry’s murder, so begins her journey into the cesspool Ryan is murking through.
Hightown: Season 1 Episode 1 “Love You Like A Sister” [Series Premiere] – Recap/ Review with Spoilers“Hightown” aims to hit all your crime drama needs with drugs, sex, murder, gangs, and a lead seeking a path of redemption.
Jackie in the locker room
Hightown: Season 2/ Episode 2 “Girl Power” – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)
Trajectory: Plateau
While you can definitely see quite a lot of interesting drama down the line, unfortunately, not all of it is created equal, and for some characters, you may wish they were tasked to play a smaller part.
Highlights
The Liability You Know Renee & Donna Will Become
Ray Bonding With His Son
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Alan
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