When Hightown Season 2 begins, Jackie Quiñones (Monica Raymund) is in a very good place. She’s sober, and she or he’s working with the police. Then again, Ray Abruzzo (James Badge Dale) shouldn’t be doing so effectively and not has his badge after the occasions of Season 1.
And never solely is drug supplier Frankie Cuevas (Amaury Nolasco) free, however his cousin Jorge (Luis Guzmán) joins his operation, bringing a brand new degree of violence and chaos. Can Jackie carry them down as lethal carfentanyl floods the Cape?
TV Insider chatted with Raymund and Dale about how their characters are doing heading into Season 2. Plus, watch an unique sneak peek above of Ray attempting to get his badge again.
Jackie has a brand new uniform and a brand new associate. So how’s that work going for her? Does she really feel like she’s conducting what she desires to?
Monica Raymund: We see her beginning to. She’s figuring it out and attempting to be among the many adults. She’s obtained a while with sobriety underneath her belt once we are available in in Season 2. She will get the job on the police division, so there’s one foot into the police division and one foot nonetheless on the Nationwide Marine Fisheries Service. She will get partnered up with this banging new associate, who’s the opposite lady within the drive, and so they begin having a budding friendship. So issues appear to be understanding for her on the prime of Season 2. It’s an ideal place to start as a result of on the finish of Season 1, she was such a sizzling mess. So I’m glad to see her starting in a contemporary place.
However on the opposite facet of issues, Ray shouldn’t be doing so effectively. How’s he dealing with every thing?
James Badge Dale: The place we discover Ray is in a spot the place he’s attempting to deal with every thing. He’s attempting his greatest, he’s attempting to alter. However typically your best-laid plans don’t work out the way in which you hoped. And I believe Ray is discovering himself in a little bit of a downward spiral.
What’s the dynamic like between your characters this season? They’ve a typical enemy in Frankie.
Raymund: Yeah, that’s a very good level. That’s one of many issues that ties us collectively. Each of us grow to be type of entrenched within the Frankie-ness of all of it. It’s [Jackie’s] mission as a result of it turns into her objective. First, it’s type of the Junior factor in Season 1, however actually additionally these ladies who preserve displaying up lifeless and Frankie’s the one who’s behind it. She desires to search out redemption and a few form of justice for these ladies who get caught up in Frankie’s net. For Jackie, that’s actually a motivation to attempt to do good. She’s attempting to save lots of lives.
Dale: Ray’s a little bit of a thriller to me, I’m going to be trustworthy with you. I typically don’t know what Ray’s pondering or why he’s doing what he’s doing. However a part of the enjoyable of that’s attempting to determine it out, you recognize what I imply? There’s moments the place we’re working collectively the place there’s fixed discovery and also you wish to keep in that place of fixed discovery and form of let issues naturally construct. We’ve got a really form of free and free set and the actors are given plenty of their very own volition to form of create and to attempt issues out and to take dangers. It’s a journey, and it’s all the time a enjoyable one to take.
Jackie’s father [played by Carlos Gomez] is coming in. What’s their relationship like?
Raymund: We lastly get to satisfy her dad, and that’s clearly going to be a tough relationship. It triggers every kind of issues for her. We all know little or no about him once we meet him, however you’ll be able to see instantly that she has a really difficult historical past [with him], even by the way in which that they hug once they first see one another. Her dad is messy, very messy, and Jackie’s attempting to scrub up her act, so it turns into a very troublesome pull for her and we see her type of stroll on the sting for a short while.
What is going to we see from Ray and Renee (Riley Voelkel) this season?
Dale: Oh, what are we doing with Ray and Renee? I’ll be trustworthy with you. Ray’s obsessive about Renee. Ray retains dreaming about Renee. He thinks about Renee. He desires to name Renee, he desires to textual content Renee. Typically while you’re in love otherwise you suppose you’re in love, it results in dangerous selections and Ray’s chock-full of dangerous selections. So we’ll simply see what occurs.
Hightown, Season 2 Premiere, Sunday, October 17, 9/8c, Starz
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