The Season 2 premiere finds Alex at "the Farm", the CIA's mysterious training facility, where she learns about the dark art of espionage; and is pulled into a conspiracy that threatens the lives of Americans and countless others around the globe.moreless
While Ryan, Max, and Mike pursue the FBI mole with Director Franklin's support, Joe announces his resurrection to the world.
Tom and Julia's anger with each other comes to a head at an interview; Eileen's got Ivy on a tiring publicity blitz for Bombshell, which finds her leaving Derek in the dust; a destructive Jimmy threatens the success of Hit List, prompting Derek to make a drastic move; based on Jimmy's actions, Kyle decides it's time to call it quits.
Bombshell finally celebrates its opening night; nervous about reviews, Ivy finds solace in an unlikely source; Julia's excited about a new project for her and Tom, but Tom may be hiding a secret; Karen finds out about Jimmy's past; after letting go of Richard, Eileen recruits Agnes (Daphne Rubin-Vega) to revamp the show's press campaign ahead of the Tonys, as Scott and Derek announce a major move forward for Hit List.
When Ivy has an unfortunate incident at the final dress rehearsal for Bombshell, she's forced to make a difficult decision; after a talk with Julia, Derek sees Hit List in a new light and makes changes ahead of a Times-critiqued stumble-through, which might not sit well with Karen and Jimmy; Derek reveals a secret to Karen; a surprising Times article is released.
Karen's dad, Roger (Dylan Baker), visits and questions Karen's decision to leave Bombshell, while Ivy and her mother, Leigh Conroy (Bernadette Peters), butt heads when Leigh is cast in Bombshell; Jimmy reveals he owes money to a past connection, and may also be hiding something else; Julia makes up with Scott (Jesse L. Martin), and in return, he makes her an offer; Ivy gives Tom an ultimatum; Derek finds out a game-changing secret.moreless
Partnerships are tested as Eileen asks Tom and Julia to contend with an unwelcome new collaborator, while Jimmy and Kyle prepare to present their work for the first time. Derek attempts to get Ronnie back onhis side. Ivy finds it hard to move on, but help from an old friend might take her one step closer to her dream.moreless
The Fringe team on both sides fight a common cause and developments are made regarding the Cortexiphan children.
A suicide incident occurs at Grand Central Station, and Olivia dreams about it. Meanwhile, shocking details emerge about the ZFT manuscript and Olivia's past.