GLOW Season 2 Recap

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Credit: GLOW season 2 – Erica Parise – Netflix

Netflix’s GLOW is back for round 2 and we have recaps for all ten episodes right here!

Netflix released the second season of GLOW sometime in the middle of the night, and I’m going to recap every episode for you.

But before I do, I’ll give you a crash course of Season 1, the key players, and where we left our gorgeous ladies of wrestling at the end of last year.

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GLOW is loosely based on the original 1980s women’s professional wrestling series of the same name. Only the Netflix series is scripted with fictitious characters.

Between the classic ‘80s fashion, a soundtrack filled with nostalgia, and brilliant comedic performances, both critics and fans fell in love with the 30-minute comedy.

Main cast
Alison Brie plays Ruth Wilder, a struggling actress who is desperate for work and auditions for Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (GLOW). At first, they dismiss her, but her tenacity and determination lead her to land a role. Her GLOW character is “Zoya the Destroya.”

Marc Maron plays Sam Sylvia, GLOW’s director. He previously directed B-movies and now works on creating the storyline for each GLOW character.

Betty Gilpin plays Debbie Eagan, the only working actress in the bunch and Ruth’s best friend. She takes a break from acting to have a baby. But she decides to join GLOW after she finds out Ruth slept with her husband. Her character is “Liberty Belle.”

Sydelle Noel is Chery Bang, and she trains the girls, as well as performs as Junkchain. Her and Carmen “Machu Picchu” Wade, played by Britney Young, are the only two ladies with any wrestling experience.

Chris Lowell plays millionaire playboy Sebastian “Bash” Howard, who produces GLOW

Supporting cast
• Jackie Tohn as Melanie “Melrose” Rosen
• Kate Nash as Rhonda “Britannica” Richardson
• Britt Baron as Justine Biagi, also Sam’s daughter
• Kimmy Gatewood as Stacey “Ethel Rosenblatt” Beswick
• Rebekka Johnson as Dawn “Edna Rosenblatt” Rivecca
• Sunita Mani as Arthie “Beirut the Mad Bomber” Premkumar
• Kia Stevens as Tammé “The Welfare Queen” Dawson
• Gayle Rankin as Sheila “the She Wolf”
• Ellen Wong as Jenny “Fortune Cookie” Chey
• Marianna Palka as Reggie “Vicky the Viking” Walsh

• Shakira Barrera as Yolanda

Where we left the ladies
With a rough beginning of their opening night, a tag team match between Ruth and Jenny and Dawn and Stacey salvage the production from absolute disaster. Ruth’s Zoya ends up double-crossing Jenny’s Fortune Cookie for the GLOW crown.

Suddenly, Betty, who decided to leave the show earlier in the episode, stands up a Liberty Belle from the audience and challenges Zoya for the crown. Liberty Belle defeats Zoya. But then Tammé steals the crown from Liberty, thus keeping the storyline going.

Are you ready for some wrestling, fun, and ‘80s music? I know that I am!