Advance Review: Breakout Kings “An Unjust Death” Season 2 Premiere – This Is Going To Hurt


That is the best word that I can use to describe the feeling you might experience at the end of the season 2 premiere episode of the brilliant but underrated A&E series Breakout Kings. If you have been paying attention to the promos and posters of the new season, there is one recurring theme: “One King Will Fall” and you are not going to believe who it will be.

In the premiere episode “An Unjust Death,” the Kings are in hot pursuit of Damien (guest-star Jason Behr, “Roswell”), a pretty vicious serial killer. I can tell you that the breakout scene in itself will set the tone of what you can expect of this new character. To make things more complicated, this particular escapee has history with our resident doc Lloyd, something that Lloyd is not ecstatic about. In non escapee news, Charlie is being offered a promotion which puts more unwanted pressure on the team and Julianne is not really acting like herself.

If you are a fan of the series, this episode has everything you like about “Breakout Kings”: a smart and dangerous escapee, some unexpected twists and turns, some funny situations and the usual team banter. However, you will also get something more. This episode will end with a tragedy that will change everything in a way that makes it difficult to predict what is coming next.

While I can’t give away the end, I can share a couple of lighter moments that you can look forward:

– Erica is going to go undercover in a sexy outfit.

– Julianne will say something out of character, I mean really, really out of character.

So if you are anything like me, you will enjoy this episode immensely… at least up until the end because, as the promos said, one king will indeed fall and it’s going to hurt.