The “Sense8” Christmas special was a nice peek into the world of our sensate cluster after the long hiatus following the Season 1 finale, but it didn’t quite move the plot forward in the way we’d hoped. Christmas specials rarely do. The Season 2 trailer, however, gave us a great look at what’s to come in the next step of the journey.
With Will (Brian J. Smith) still haunted by Whispers (Terrence Mann), the cluster is always only one bad call away from being found out and hunted down. There may be a new hope for them, though, in a mysterious new character who narrates the Season 2 trailer.
After waxing poetic about Rembrandt, this mysterious new art critic explains to Will that “sensates by their nature are a threat to secrecy,” and he’s looking for a better future.
It’s hard to say whether he’s looking for a better future for sensates or without them, but there’s one thing we’re pretty sure of. He’s almost certainly developed an eye-contact connection with Will at some point during Season 2.
Remember, Will has been on the run with Riley (Tuppence Middleton) since allowing Whispers to catch his eye and gain access to his mind. Now he’s got to avoid open spaces, or giving any clue as to where in the world he might be, to avoid capture. We’re pretty sure sitting in the middle of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is not on his to-do list.
Consequently, we have to assume he’s visiting. Who this man he’s visiting is remains a mystery, for now.
Other clues from the trailer include Whispers declaring war on sensates and Will threatening him in return. Whispers might be hunting the cluster, but it looks like they’re hunting him too.
“Sense8” Season 2 premieres May 5, 2017 at 3 a.m. ET/12 a.m. PT on Netflix.