When does 'Alaska Daily' Episode 2 come out on ABC?
Hilary Swank's new journo crime thriller may not be 'All The President's Men', but it does enough to push aspiring journalists to get better at what they do. The Academy Award winner's latest ABC drama 'Alaska Daily' opened to positive reviews after a well-written pilot and it all depends if the second will follow suit with the same elements that made the season opener a worthy watch.
Eileen Fitzgerald (Swank) is introduced as a reporter for The Vanguard — a news site where he works on digging up some scoop (translate dirt) on a five-star general who is touted to be in line as the next Secretary of Defense. While the story by itself works as a solid expose, she lands in trouble when her source who gave her access to confidential documents goes cold and the reports of her findings are deemed forged. The media outlet puts out a release saying they will re-report the story, and Eileen in the meantime resigns from her job and works on a tell-all book on the general. An opportunity comes knocking when a former boss Stanley (Jeff Perry) gives her a chance to take a job in Alaska, to which she eventually agrees.
When does 'Alaska Daily' Episode 2 release on ABC?
Alaska Daily' Episode 2 releases in the US on Thursday, October 13, at 10 pm ET/PT on ABC.
What to expect from 'Alaska Daily' Episode 2?
ABC has released the official title and synopsis for the upcoming episode. Titled 'A Place We Come Together', Episode 2's logline reads, "When Roz and Eileen find a lead in Gloria's case, Eileen calls in a favor to help them track down the person of interest; Claire investigates why a beloved local restaurant is selling to a big corporation."
By the looks of it, the reporters at The Daily Alaskan are hard at work with one of the characters getting their own story to investigate. Meredith Holzman's Claire is working on a story of her own even as Roz (Grace Dove) and Eileen are making moves on the death of Gloria Nanmac. The first episode was all about Eileen's move from New York to start afresh, but there were enough moments that were equally pacy and gripping. The second will surely continue in the same vein.
For those yet to watch the series, the official synopsis reads, "From the mind of Tom McCarthy (Spotlight), Alaska Daily stars Hilary Swank as Eileen Fitzgerald, a fiercely talented and award-winning investigative journalist who leaves her high-profile New York life behind after a fall from grace to join a daily metro newspaper in Anchorage on a journey to find both personal and professional redemption. Tom McCarthy is the creator and executive producer. Hilary Swank, Melissa Wells, Bert Salke, Kyle Hopkins (Anchorage Daily News), Ryan Binkley (Anchorage Daily News), and Peter Elkoff, who will also serve as showrunner, are executive producers on the series. The pilot episode is written and directed by Tom McCarthy."