Gentleman Jack Season 2 Episode 8: Release date, plot, cast and latest updates

Gentleman Jack Season 2 Episode 8: Release date, plot, cast and latest updates
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Here is everything you need to know about Gentleman Jack Season 2 Episode 8 ahead of its premiere

No one in the world wants us to be together apart from us,” says Anne Lister to Ann Walker, and we couldn’t agree more. These two together in the series are very soothing to watch. It’s their intimate and comforting relationship, with warmth overlooking the gloomy Yorkshire Dales and pleasant surroundings making it more magical. The series has shown a fantastic and complex character study that hasn’t lost any of its heart, charm, or momentum after the first season. 

The series is based on Lister’s collected diaries, which contain over four million words and are primarily written in secret code and describe a lifetime of lesbian relationships. The premise of these series is enough to make viewers curious to watch the series and speculate how the events will unfold in the finale episode of this intriguing second season. 

Gentleman Jack Season 2 Episode 8: Release date, plot, cast and latest updates

Despite the fact that UK viewers saw the series first, there aren’t many spoilers circulating on social media, which just adds to the fandom’s anticipation for future episodes. After all, it’s more fun to watch the show without knowing what shocks and twists the screenwriter has placed in.

Before you start watching the new episode, here’s all you need to know about the official release date, plot, and actors. If you’re a die-hard fan of the series, this is very crucial. Continue reading to learn more about Gentleman Jack Season 2 Episode 8.

Gentleman Jack Season 2 Episode 8: Release date, plot, cast and latest updates

Gentleman Jack Season 2 Episode 8 Release Date

Gentleman Jack Season 2 Episode 8, It’s Not Illegal, is set to release for US viewers on June 13, 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 29, 2022, at 9 pm on BBC One and iPlayer.

It is an eight-part television series, with all the eight episodes already broadcasted in the United Kingdom and only seven episodes broadcast in the United States, with the final episode heading to conclude the season. Because we’re focusing on US viewers, the titles of the new episode are revealed by the network. Hence, here’s the full schedule so you can plan ahead and enjoy the show whenever you want:

  • 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: I Can Be as a Meteor in Your Life – 30 May 2022 
  • S2E7: What’s All That Got to Do with Jesus Though? – 6 June 2022 
  • S2E8:  It’s Not Illegal – 13 June 2022

Furthermore, the first seven episodes of the second season are now accessible for US audiences to watch on HBO and HBO Max as of June 11, 2022. We recommend acquiring a BBC One and iPlayer subscription if you want to watch the episodes ahead of the US schedule as we know that the premise of this series alone is good enough to make viewers curious to watch the series, so this is a great option to watch the season early if the viewers want to. 

Gentleman Jack Season 2 Episode 8: Release date, plot, cast and latest updates

What to expect in Gentleman Jack Season 2 Episode 8?

Gentleman Jack Season 2 Episode 8 is the final episode of this 8-episode series. The title of the episode was revealed by the network as It’s Not Illegal. The episode is reported to be directed by Fergus O’Brien and written by Sally Wainwright.

The official synopsis of the episode states, “Anne Lister and Ann Walker’s trip to London is blighted by tension. Anne refuses to introduce Ann to her society friends, and simmering resentments on both sides of the relationship boil over when Miss Walker takes Anne to task over her financial borrowing.”

Gentleman Jack Season 2 Episode 8: Release date, plot, cast and latest updates

*Spoilers Ahead*

In the episode, viewers can anticipate seeing that the trip to London of Anne Lister and Ann Walker is filled with friction, and the tension between them is building. Moreover, we can see Miss Walker confronting Anne about her financial debt, Anne might refuse to introduce Ann to her social acquaintances, and underlying resentment and anger on both sides of the relationship will be tested and might eventually explode with anger and confusion.

The viewers have also speculated that leading up to the Northgate celebration. We’ll see that Anne is secretly depressed to learn that she cannot rely on her family’s support and learns devastating news concerning a friend. 

Gentleman Jack Season 2 Episode 8: Release date, plot, cast and latest updates

This overall situation will lead to Captain Sutherland coming from Scotland and trying to damage Anne Lister’s reputation. The couple’s continued endeavor to divide the Walker estate puts them under even greater hardship. While it’s tough to guess the last episode’s plotline this soon, we have highlighted a  few of the important essential points that fans may look forward to witnessing in the forthcoming episode.

It will pick up in terms of character arcs from the seventh episode to complete the season and build major plot twists to develop the tale for a potential third season. Hence, the fans will just have to wait and see what happens.

Gentleman Jack Season 2 Episode 8: Release date, plot, cast and latest updates

Gentleman Jack Season 2 Episode 7: A Quick Recap

The title of the 7th episode was revealed by the network as, What’s All That Got to Do with Jesus Though?, which was viewed by 3.19 million UK viewers at the time of its premiere. The episode is directed by Fergus O’Brien and written by Sally Wainwright. 

In the episode, the viewers got to see that with the backing of an elite York lawyer, Anne and Ann press on with the proposal for a division of the Walker land, meeting Captain Sutherland’s every obstruction head-on. But Ann’s determination to secure her share of the family estate sends shockwaves through her family. Soon it isn’t just the Priestleys who suspect Anne of being behind the proposal. 

Gentleman Jack Season 2 Episode 8: Release date, plot, cast and latest updates

Gentleman Jack Season 2 Cast

The main of the series are as follows: 

  • 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 Capt. Jeremy Lister
  • Tom Lewis as Thomas Sowden

Some of the recruiting cast members of the series include:

  • Stephanie Cole as Aunt Ann Walker
  • George Costigan as James Holt
  • Peter Davison as William Priestley
  • Shaun Dooley as Jeremiah Rawson
  • Vincent Franklin as Christopher Rawson
  • Lydia Leonard as Marianna Lawton
  • Katherine Kelly as Elizabeth Sutherland
  • Derek Riddell as Elizabeth’s husband
  • Amy James-Kelly as Suzannah Washington

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 Official Synopsis

According to the BBC official site, the synopsis 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 8 to premiere, stream previous episodes of Season 2, and let us know in the comments what you like about the series so far. 

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