Amy’s loneliness was one of the key issues of the firstÂ season of Enlightened. Once having the entire office in the palm of her hand,Â she came home from Open Air a completely different person in an environment that her newfound passion forÂ social justice didn’t jive with. Amy lost the ability to relate to people on a human level due to how focusedÂ she was on being an agent of change, to the point whereÂ she alienated herself from the peopleÂ she once knew and found herself in the basement with the Cogentiva misfits. However, after finding a kindredÂ spirit in kind Tyler,Â she found her way and the nextÂ season of Enlightened finds Amy Jellicoe tackling the next hurdle in the pursuit ofÂ self-fulfillment: love.
TheÂ second trailer released for theÂ secondÂ season of Enlightened hints that both Amy and Tyler will be trying to keep the fire driving them to take down Abaddonn alive while enjoying new people in their lives. Tyler has caught the eye of business executive Eileen (MollyÂ Shannon), while Amy’s new flame is Jeff (Dermot Mulroney), a reporter interested in helping her in her cause. AmyÂ should be elated having made a connection withÂ someoneÂ so in-tune with her goals; however, once Levi arrives home from rehab claiming to be a new man,Â she has to find a way to exorcise 25 years worth of demons.
A part of AmyÂ surelyÂ still loves her ex and would have given anything for him to be whoÂ she needed him to be, butÂ she’s moved on from the old Amy and has embraced the woman thatÂ she’s become. Although he may have doneÂ soul-searching during his time in Hawaii, Levi doesn’t fit into her life plan anymore and getting back with him right now would onlyÂ set her back in her journey. But what if,Â somewhere down the line, Levi proves that he really has changed?
TheÂ secondÂ season of Enlightened premieresÂ Sunday, January 13th at 9:30 on HBO, following theÂ season premiere of Girls. You can check out the first trailer for theÂ season here, as well asÂ spoilers for the first three episodes here and a behind theÂ scenes featuretteÂ here.
Who do you think Amy will choose to be with: Levi or Jeff? Will Tyler work up the nerve to ask Eileen out? How will their new romantic interests impact Amy and Tyler’s quest to bring Abaddonn down?