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REACHER: Episode 2.2: “What Happens in Atlantic City”

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What You Need To Know:

In Season Two, Episode Two of REACHER on Netflix, Jack Reacher and two surviving members of his former Army investigative unit, Frances and David, continue their investigation

into the murder of three members of the unit. They discover the NYPD police are trailing them. They need a new vehicle. So, they engage the help of another investigator, Karla Dixon, who’s finished an undercover assignment. They all travel to Atlantic City, where the trail leads them to see who’s skimming millions of dollars off one of the gambling casinos. Reacher and Karla wonder if they can trust anyone. When the mysterious villain orders his henchmen to kill them, a violent showdown occurs.

Episode Two of REACHER: Season Two is well produced and acted, with some good dialogue and a thrilling showdown in the final act. It has a strong positive worldview about seeking justice and fighting government corruption and waste. There’s a positive song about Jesus in the beginning. However, Episode Two of RECAHER: Season Two has strong foul language, violence, a bedroom scene, and frequent alcohol use. So, MOVIEGUDIE® advises extreme caution.

Content:

(BB, CC, PP, ACAC, LL, AA, S, N, A, M)

Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Strong moral worldview about a team of Army investigators who are being killed off by mysterious enemies, with a song at 12 minutes about Jesus and a strong reference to starting a nonprofit fighting government corruption and waste

Foul Language:
Two profanities plus 14 obscenities with a few “f” words

Violence:
Lots of action violence includes close hand-to-hand combat, people thrown into cement, thrown off buildings, beaten with several instruments, with one of the heroines shot and needing minor medical attention, and the hero cut and needing minor medical attention

Sex:
Hero and heroine finally get together at the end of the episode and start having sex with heroine jumping on hero in bed

Nudity:
Upper male nudity, shadow female body

Alcohol Use:
Lots of casual alcohol use at bars and in casinos, and heroine talks about drinking and keeps recommending drinking

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
No noticeable smoking or drugs ; and,

Miscellaneous Immorality:
People lie, go undercover, set up traps, and other typical investigative behavior.

More Detail:

In Season Two, Episode Two of REACHER “What Happens in Atlantic City” on Amazon Prime, Jack Reacher and the surviving members of his former Army investigative unit try to avoid being killed by mysterious enemies and solve the problem about who murdered three members of the team and dumped their bodies from a plane or helicopter into a forest in the middle of New York State.

In the beginning of the episode, Reacher notices he and two investigators, Frances and David, are being followed. Reacher attacks the man in the car, knocking him unconscious, only to find out he’s a police detective. So, now, they’re wanted by the police in New York City.

With the only leads being account books for the mysterious villains, they decide to go to Atlantic City to see if someone is skimming millions of dollars off one of the gambling casinos. However, they have to get rid of their current vehicle, to avoid detection by the cops. So, they engage the help of another investigator, Karla Dixon, who’s just come off an undercover assignment and doesn’t know about the murders of her compatriots. She rents an SUV for the team using her ID.

In Atlantic City, one of the casino detectives offers them the grand suite for them to perform their investigation. However, in the process Karla and Reacher wonder whether they can trust anybody. Eventually, the mysterious villain orders his henchmen to kill all of Reacher’s team.

Thus, there’s a showdown in a construction site. Of course, the series wants viewers to ask, will all the team members survive, will the villains be found out, and will the mysteries be solved?

Episode 2 of REACHER: Season Two is well produced and acted, with some good dialogue and a thrilling showdown in the final act. The episode’s best part is 30 minutes into the story where Karla says, rather than doing investigations, she would like to start a nonprofit to investigate the government for the billions of dollars in fraud, corruption and waste.

After the episode, many questions remain in the series like who’s trying to destroy Reacher and his team and why. The episode has violence but evidently not as much as some of the previous episodes. It also strong foul language and frequent casual drinking of beers and other alcoholic substances.

Karla has always had a crush on Reacher, which he rejected in the past because he was her boss. In this episode, he’s no longer her boss. So, they’re able to consummate their sexual desires in a darkened bedroom.

However, there’s a very positive song about Jesus in the beginning of the episode, and a very strong government condemnation of government corruption and waste.

MOVIEGUIDE® advises extreme caution for this particular REACHER episode.

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Our small team works tirelessly to provide resources to protect families from harmful media, reviewing 415 movies/shows and writing 3,626 uplifting articles this year. We believe that the gospel can transform entertainment. That’s why we emphasize positive and faith-filled articles and entertainment news, and release hundreds of Christian movie reviews to the public, for free. No paywalls, just trusted, biblically sound content to bless you and your family. Online, Movieguide is the closest thing to a biblical entertainment expert at your fingertips. As a reader-funded operation, we welcome any and all contributions – so if you can, please give something. It won’t take more than 52 seconds (we timed it for you). Thank you.