Gentleman Jack Season 2 Episode 5: Release date, plot, cast and more updates

Gentleman Jack Season 2 Episode 5: Release date, plot, cast and more updates
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Here is everything you need to know about Gentleman Jack Season 2 Episode 5 ahead of its premiere. 

Gentleman Jack is a historical drama television series created by Sally Wainwright. Set in the year 1832 in Yorkshire, the series stars Suranne as landowner and industrialist Anne Lister. It is based on the collected diaries of Lister, which contain over four million words and are written largely in secret code, documenting a lifetime of lesbian relationships. \

The good news is that there aren’t many spoilers floating around on social media, despite the fact that the UK viewers got to see the series ahead of the US viewers, which makes the fandom’s anticipation for the following episodes even more thrilling. 

Gentleman Jack Season 2 Episode 5: Release date, plot, cast and more updates
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After all, it’s fun to watch the content without knowing ahead of time what shocks and turns the show’s writer has included in the screenplay. So, before you start watching the new episode, here’s all you need to know about the official release date, plot, and cast. If you’re a die-hard fan, this is especially important for you. So, continue reading to learn more about Gentleman Jack Season 2 Episode 5.

Gentleman Jack Season 2 Episode 5 Release Date

Gentleman Jack Season 2 Episode 5, A Lucky and Narrow Escape, is set to release for the US viewers on May 23, 2022, at 10 PM ET on HBO and HBO Max. The episodes have a runtime of around 57-59 minutes. Moreover, the episode also premiered ahead of its US schedule in the UK where it was released on May 8, 2022, at 9 pm on BBC One and iPlayer. 

It is an 8-part television series of which 5 episodes have already been aired in the UK and only 3 episodes have aired in the US. The remaining episodes are scheduled to be released in the coming weeks. Because we’re focusing on US viewers, here’s the complete schedule for you to plan ahead whenever you want to watch the show:

  • S2E1: Faith Is All – 25 April 2022 
  • S2E2: Two Jacks Don’t Suit –  2 May 2022 
  • S2E3: Tripe All Over the Place, Presumably –  9 May 2022 
  • S2E4: I’m Not the Other Woman, She Is –  16 May 2022 
  • S2E5: A Lucky and Narrow Escape –  23 May 2022 
  • S2E6: TBA
  • S2E7: TBA 
  • S2E8: TBA 

Moreover, the first three episodes of the second season are now available to stream on HBO and HBO Max for US audiences. If you wish to watch the first five episodes ahead of the US schedule, we recommend purchasing a subscription to BBC One and iPlayer.

What to expect in Gentleman Jack Season 2 Episode 5?

Gentleman Jack Season 5 Episode 5 is directed by Amanda Brotchie and written by Sally Wainwright. The official synopsis of the episode states, “It’s the election of January 1835, and revolution is in the air in Halifax. Returned to Shibden Hall and determined to move on from Mariana Lawton, Anne Lister throws herself into furthering the Tory cause.”

Gentleman Jack Season 2 Episode 5: Release date, plot, cast and more updates
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In Gentleman Jack Season 2 Episode 5, viewers can anticipate looking forward to the rumblings of discontent from radicals peeking to dismantle the traditional seats of power, it’s clear this won’t be an easy win for Anne’s party, but the violence and lawlessness of how the election unfolds will definitely horrify everyone. 

Meanwhile, after a wall of silence from her sister, Ann Walker is stunned to learn that, at such a volatile time, the Sutherlands have ordered evictions on their shared property. Also considering the official synopsis of the episode it is indicated that with this, and Anne Lister’s refusal to keep a low profile, the couple is drawing dangerous attention to themselves, and their relationship.

Gentleman Jack Season 2 Episode 5: Release date, plot, cast and more updates
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Fans have a pretty good feeling that by the end of the episode things are going to get even crazier. There is a lot of danger within her relationship, and as courageous as she may be, there can also be consequences. Many believe the fans will get plenty of action and drama in here but above all else, glimpses from the series suggest that we’re going to see a very satisfying end of the season which the episodes have been building on for so long. 

Gentleman Jack Season 2 Episode 5 Cast 

  • Suranne Jones as Anne Lister
  • Sophie Rundle as Ann Walker
  • Joe Armstrong as Samuel Washington
  • Amelia Bullmore as Eliza Priestley
  • Rosie Cavaliero as Elizabeth Cordingley
  • Gemma Whelan as Marian Lister
  • Gemma Jones as Aunt Anne Lister
  • Timothy West as Jeremy Lister
  • Tom Lewis as Thomas Sowden
  • George Costigan as James Holt
  • Lydia Leonard as Mariana Lawton
  • Amy James-Kelly as Suzannah Washington

Gentleman Jack Season 2 Previews

Take a look at this exclusive character catch-up released on the official HBO youtube channel where you will return back to Shibden Hall and find out what’s in store for your favorite Gentleman Jack characters. 

Also, watch this exclusive interview by BBC Network where the stars of Gentleman Jack Season 2, Suranne Jones (Anne Lister) and Sophie Rundle (Ann Walker) discuss how their newlywed characters would react in a whole host of different situations. Will they agree or is there trouble in paradise? 

Where to watch Gentleman Jack Season 2? 

Gentleman Jack Season 2 is currently available on HBO and HBO Max. The series is also available to rent or purchase on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, and Vudu. Moreover, for UK viewers, the series is currently available to stream on BBC One and iPlayer. 

Gentleman Jack Season 2 Episode 5: Release date, plot, cast and more updates
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Gentleman Jack Season 2 Episode 4: A Quick Recap

The episode, I’m Not the Other Woman, She Is, was released on May 16, 2022. The episode was directed by Amanda Brotchie and written by Sally Wainwright. We have highlighted some of the plots from the episode without giving too much away. 

*Spoiler’s Ahead*

In the previous episode, viewers got to finally see that Anne Lister is drawn back into her complicated past with Mariana during a trip to Lawton Hall. With Anne determined to draw a line under the tempestuous 20-year relationship that Mariana is so desperate to reignite, the women find themselves raking over past heartache. Back at Shibden with her in-laws, Ann Walker receives a visitor of her own, in a sneaky move by her meddling cousins.

Gentleman Jack Season 2 Episode 5: Release date, plot, cast and more updates
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Moreover, as the episode progresses we see, Mariana’s character develops throughout the show as the two women discuss the past and Mariana reveals her side of the story. Mariana also opens up to Anne about how life has been with her nasty husband Charles.

Until Mariana delivers these words, Anne remains faithful to her marriage, She asks, “Why not? Can’t we have one last kiss before we fade away into dust?” Anne is immediately guilty after the two sleep together.

Gentleman Jack Season 2 Episode 5: Release date, plot, cast and more updates
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The question that arises is will she tell Ann about her betrayal? Meanwhile, Marian, Anne’s younger sister, pays another visit to the old Ms. Walker in Shibden. James Ingham, an old acquaintance who Walker’s folks want to see marry, also pays Ann Walker a visit. James exposes his goals as the two reminisce about the past. “I’m really happy here,” a more aggressive Ann says. “My cousin needs to understand that.”

Take a look at the exclusive BTS featurette below: 

Gentleman Jack Season 2 Official Synopsis 

According to the BBC official site, the official of this season states, “Yorkshire, 1834. All eyes are on Anne Lister and Ann Walker as they set up home together at Shibden Hall as wife and wife, determined to combine their estates and become a power couple. Anne Lister’s entrepreneurial spirit frightens the locals as much as her unconventional love life and, with Halifax on the brink of revolution, her refusal to keep a low profile becomes provocative and dangerous.”

Gentleman Jack Season 2 Official Trailer 

While you wait for Gentleman Jack Season 2 Episode 5 to premiere, stream Season 1 and the previous episodes of Season 2 and let us know in the comments what you like about the series so far. 

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