The Returned: L'enfant (The Child)
November 1, 2015 8:40 AM - Season 2, Episode 1 - Subscribe

Six months after the flooding of the valley much of the town's population have been evacuated, though some remain hoping to find loved ones taken by The Horde. An expert, Richard Berg, arrives tasked with finding the cause of the flood.

Six months after the flooding, the town is under control of the military as engineers work to fix the dam. With the military refusing to believe their story, the survivors from the Helping Hand attempt to continue their lives. Léna and her father Jérôme continue to search for Camille and Claire; Adèle has continuing nightmares about her pregnancy, the stress straining her relationship with her daughter Chloé. Meanwhile, a new Revenant appears from the day of the bus crash — Sandrine's daughter Audrey. She is taken by Lucy to a small village only accessible by crossing the water, where the Revenants have been living; among them are Camille and Claire, who take her in. Also living here are Julie and Victor, who are surprised when Victor's mother returns.
posted by gladly (2 comments total)
I was pleasantly surprised by this episode. I didn't feel adrift after not rewatching the first season (except for the final episode), and the overall atmosphere was still as haunted as the first season. Julie ferrying the dead in a raft over the submerged town felt a little too on the nose, but the visual was impressive. I wonder if whatever attacked the stag is related to what Audrey saw before Julie guided her out of the forest. The dead don't seem to be decaying like they were at the end of the first season (I'm grateful for that), but as they gather outside Camille and Claire's home, they seem threatening.
posted by gladly at 8:51 AM on November 1, 2015

I agree with the pleasant surprise - I thought the last episode of the first season was a bit of a letdown (which is really not a complaint, based on how much I enjoyed the rest of the first season) and I couldn't see where they were going to go from there, but I think a flood of illogical origin is the perfect answer.
posted by Tandem Affinity at 6:38 PM on March 13, 2016

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