Review: Army Wives – Season 2 Premiere on Lifetime

View More Photos - Army Wives - Season 2 PremiereShow: Army Wives (Lifetime)
Episode: “Would You Know My Name” – Season Premiere (Season 2)
Premiere Date: Sunday, June 8th, 2008
Rating: 3 out of 4 Stars

Quick Synopsis: Aftermath of the bomb.

Long Synopsis: It is four days later from where things left off in the season one finale, with Marilyn’s husband walking into the Hump Bar strapped with a bomb. Pamela is talking on the radio about how she feels about what has happened, as she does the show flashes back to the subsequent four days, revealing what happened to each character and how they are dealing with the aftermath of the bomb.

Review: Army Wives returns for its second season with the first of 19 new episodes on June 8th, 2008. It was a really good episode, although watching the screener, with the temp audio track, is never as good the final version that will air. Music is very important for adding to the tension, punctuating a moment or transitioning between scenes.

The way the story unfolds is very good for slowly revealing what has happened in the aftermath of the bomb at the Hump Bar. While a bit choppy at times, it does keep your attention, cause you don’t want to miss anything that is happening.

Each character gets plenty of time during the episode, so you can see how each is dealing with things. The most interesting of which is Roxy dealing with her children and not having heard from Trevor since he was deployed.

An episode like this is hard to review, because you don’t want to give anything away, but you want to convey whether it was worth watching and why. A lot happens is this episode that knowing ahead of time would completely ruin the watching experience. I will leave you with this though, if you are a big fan of Army Wives and have been anxiously awaiting its return, then you might want to have a few tissues handy. You’re probably going to need them. Check out some photos from the episode.

Looking forward to next week when I can hear what others thought about the Army Wives season two premiere episode and share a few more thoughts as well.

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11 comments… add one
  • Kelly Jun 9, 2008, 6:59 am

    It was fabulous! The episode was sad, and I wonder about some parts but I can not wait til next week.

  • Amber Jun 9, 2008, 3:33 pm

    Goodness this was just so intense, at first things were unraviling slowly but at the end it really broght me to tears. I love armywives and have bein a big fans since the start and the season premier was no disapoitment i cant wait to tune in next week.

  • Megan Jun 9, 2008, 3:51 pm

    I looked forward to this premiere for months, I was so excited! At first I was kinda let down because it was the only episode I hadnt cried over, by the end of the episode I was crying and in shock.I still dont know what to think of it. I am so excited to see next week. Remember season one comes out on DVD tomorrow!!!!

  • Season 1 fan Jun 9, 2008, 6:12 pm

    was i the only one who that that first episode was lousy?? i was highly disappointed! and no — i didn’t need any tissues.

  • Jason the TVaholic Jun 9, 2008, 7:41 pm

    Season 1 fan, You may not have needed any tissues, but if you were a fan of season one, I find it hard to believe that you didn’t like this episode at all. You weren’t moved or saddened even a little?

  • Julia Jun 16, 2008, 6:55 pm

    I would like to know the name of the song (female artist)that was played at the end of the first episode of the season when they were all sitting at the table with the Mom thinking of her daughter who was killed. I think a portion of the lyrics was “I can’t find the light so I think of you.” Beautiful music! I live in Charleston where the shows are filmed and wouldn’t miss an episode! Great actors and actresses!

  • Jason the TVaholic Jun 17, 2008, 4:11 am

    Julia, I think you meant the second episode, but at any rate, I believe the song you are looking for is “I Will Think of You” by Laura Browne Sorenson. You can listen to a clip of it on her MySpace page at:

  • Julia Jul 14, 2008, 3:27 pm

    Yes, Jason, as soon as I logged out, I realized it was the second show of the season. Thank you very much for the info!

  • Jason the TVaholic Jul 15, 2008, 4:05 pm

    Julia, You’re welcome.

  • Jan Wesner Aug 11, 2008, 5:25 am

    Are a fan of Roxy on the show? If so, check out this story about Rita Odom, the lady who inspired the character of Roxy. Her life has taken a dark turn …

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