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‘Servant’ season 2 review: Creepy story continues to impress

A strong follow up.

Warning! Mild spoilers for season 1 of Servant

Season 1 Recap: Dorothy (Lauren Ambrose) and Sean (Toby Kebbell) Turner are a married couple who are attempting to cope with the loss of their infant son. Dorothy has taken it particularly hard. She becomes so attached to a reborn doll, she believes it is her deceased son. Things are complicated when the new babysitter Leanne (Nell Tiger Free) also treats the animatronic doll like it is a real baby. Soon, strange incidents begin occurring and everyone is forced to face uncomfortable truths.

Many questions were answered by the end of the first season of Servant. In true horror fashion, these answers tended to lead to more questions. The second season delves deeper into one of season one’s biggest mysteries: who really is Leanne? The focus of the initial season was mainly about the Turners with Leanne driving the mystery. In the new season of Servant, she is a much bigger part of the story. Free does an excellent job in her expanded role. She brings an energy to the show that sometimes gets a little too caught up in being atmospheric.

'Servant' season 2 review: Creepy story continues to impress

Servant does a great job of expanding on its story. The first season was a surprisingly good ride that kept viewers engaged. That being said, one of the main puzzles had a limited shelf life. The new episodes show it was a smart decision to move in a new direction. This does not mean that the first season has been forgotten, however. The next chapter of the show builds on Servant’s story. There is a natural progression of a story being told. The series takes a more supernatural turn that falls in line with the events of season one.

Fans of the first season of Servant should enjoy the second installment. The M. Night Shyamalan produced series remains the creepiest show on Apple TV+. The twists tend to work and the eerie atmosphere makes for an enjoyable show. Nell Tiger Free does a wonderful job in a more prominent role and the plot will keep viewers on the edge of their seats.

Season 2 of Servant premieres on Apple TV+ on January 15

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