The 4400 - The Complete Second Season
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- "Creating the Ball of Light" featurette
- "Return of The 4400" featurette
- "A Stitch in Time" featurette
- Commentary on select episodes by Jacqueline McKenzie, Joel Gretch, Craig Sweeny and Ira Steven Behr
Top Customer Reviews
Ever since the second season ended on TV, I've been scouring Amazon and Best Buy at least twice a month for the release date!
The second season of the 4400 begins a year after the events of season 1, not counting the small interlude with Richard and Lily in hiding, and Lily going into labor with her baby.
Since the end of season 1, Baldwin has been stuck behind a desk while Skouris, rotating through a number of incompetent partners, has made little to no progress investigating the 4400. Skouris is also adopting the clairvoyant girl Maia as her daughter, and Baldwin's son Kyle, out of his coma, has been in quaratine for the past year, much to his frustration. Jordan Collier, billionaire and 4400 member, is attempting to build a seperate nation or some such for the 4400, and he's not above breaking the law to do it. His search for Richard, Lily, and their six-month-old baby Isabelle also continues, while Richard & Lily are on the run from the US government, and zealots who believe the 4400 to be a harbinger of doom. The cast took a bit of a blow with the departure of Peter Coyote as boss Dennis Ryland, who was replaced by Samantha Ferris as the new boss, Nina Jarvis. Star Trek fans receive a bit of a treat this season with appearances by Jeffery Combs (DS9's Weyoun, Brunt & Enterprise's Shran) and Robert Picardo (Voyager's Emergency Medical Hologram).
With the third season set to begin this summer (with Combs appearing in half of the episodes!), I'm eager to see the second season again, without commercials.
The 4400 is the best sci-fi series on TV these days, IMHO, since the loss of Star Trek: Enterprise and The X-Files, which is why I'm proud to add this set to my collection.
Twelve episodes make up the 2nd season, and they're 12 good hours to spend. :-)
But if you plan to spend summer watching reality shows, I pity you.
The answers to these and other questions are not all revealed in the second season, but we do get some ideas about who took the 4400 and why. I won't give it away in case any of you have not yet seen the series, but suffice to say that the answers are not the standard space opera stuff.
I didn't happen to catch the first season of this series when it was originally broadcast, so ended up watching seasons 1 and 2 back to back on DVD. This is, in many ways, the best way to see the shows for the first time, as seeing them all in sequence makes the plot more sensible and also aids in helping viewers speculate about what is actually behind the "takings." If you like to puzzle out mystery stories and also enjoy top-of-the-line science fiction, The 4400 is for you.
What I found fascinating (this was in the Return of the 4400 Featurette) is that Season 1 was a mini-series and that it wasn't certain if it would become a TV show. In fact, a writer mentioned that it wasn't supposed to come out that the 4400 were humans sent back from the future until Season 5 or so...about 100 episodes into it! So when The 4400 was given the green light for the production, the writers had to figure out how to proceed with the proverbial "cat already out of the bag".
Personally, I'm glad the cat was let out of the bag! I have felt strung along by the show LOST and stopped watching it. But at least with The 4400, you know what you're dealing with. HOWEVER, we don't know who, exactly, sent them back...and what their motives are!
While the plot lines are solid, the characters and relationships (and, of course, the writing) are what really makes this show stand out. Season 2 shows plot elements I've not seen elsewhere (Tom and his new love!) and compelling scenarios. My husband and I were so blown away by Season 2 (especially Mommy's Bosses) that we've re-started our satellite subscription just so we can see the premiere of Season 3 on June 11th on USA!
I wish there were more extras on the Season 2 Discs, but it was interesting to hear what inspired The 4400 (9/11) and Jacqueline McKenzie's (who plays Diana) accent. I would have never guessed in a million years that she was Australian based on her preformance on the show! What an amazing actress...Read more ›
The premise is that 4400 people have been disappeared over the last 80 years. They all return at the same time and place with no memory of having been gone and some have incredible powers--such as healing, esp and more.
Initially the public has a hard time with these returnees. They are frightened of their powers. Through the public relations efforts of a very wealthy 4400, Jordan Collier, the tide changes and a cult springs up around these gifted 4400's.
The first season was a mini-series consisting of the pilot and four episodes. This mini-series established the history of the 4400 and laid the groundwork for the episode formula--the focus of each episode is the two NTAC agents, Tom and Diana, who investigate issues resulting from an individual 4400. These two agents are also involved personally--Tom has a nephew who is a 4400 and Diana adopts a 4400 child. The series also focuses on the plight of a 4400 couple, Lily and Richard, and their possibly alien child Isabella who has many advanced, sometimes frightening, abililities.
The second season expanded to 12 episodes that continue to explore the ramifications of persons with these advanced abilities entering the population. The story unfolds in interesting and unexpected directions building to an excellent and surprising season finale. The actors are fairly good and all the regular actors settle into their roles by the second season. Patrick Flueger, who plays Shawn Ferrel, provides the most charismatic and relaxed performance.
If you are looking for an innovative Sci Fi program this is the one for you--highly recommended!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
dvds 1 & 2 did not work. I think it was the manufactures fault. not the sellers.Published 8 months ago by James E.
The second season was as good as the first season.both were very entertaining.Published 9 months ago by Diane summers
Great condition great show . Discs are very new like would buy again. Thanks for the great productPublished 14 months ago by little joe
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