The Starz wrestling series Heels Season 2 premiere establishes the fallout from the brothers’ in-ring betrayal while flashing back to show how they came to lead DWL following their father’s suicide.
It explores Jack’s complicated relationship with his father’s legacy and his failure to support Ace as Tom had asked. Ace emerges as a rising star but leaves DWL and Jack behind, seemingly unable to continue working with his brother after his betrayal.
Key themes include family dysfunction, living in a parent’s shadow, and the morally compromised nature of the wrestling business.
Heels Season 2 Episode 1 Recap
The second season of Heels begins by showing the aftermath of the events at the end of season one. At the fair, Jack admitted to Ace that he had staged the incident with Kleenex. Angry at the betrayal, Ace started genuinely fighting and beating Jack until Crystal intervened and won the match.
The event was a big success for DWL and established Crystal as a new star. However, upset over Jack’s actions, Ace angrily leaves the stadium while Jack looks for him, unaware that his brother has left.
The story then flashes back to right after Tom Spade’s death, depicting how the brothers came to lead the promotion. When Jack arrives at Tom’s house, he finds Ace sobbing on the floor next to their father’s body. Tom had committed suicide due to DWL’s financial troubles.
The whole town attends Tom’s funeral, grieving the loss of the local celebrity. Tom’s widow Carol is not pleased to host the event, knowing the toll wrestling took on her husband.
Bill speaks with Carol, agreeing Tom should be honored. In the wake, Staci and Ace bond over their shared relationship with Jack. The DWL wrestlers suggest holding a ten-bell salute, an honor given to deceased wrestlers.
Having lived in his father’s shadow, Jack is afraid of failing like Tom did. After discussion, Jack decides to hold one final DWL event honoring his father’s life and informs the wrestlers.
Tom had disapproved of Ace joining the business, pushing him toward football instead. Feeling like a failure, Ace convinces Jack to let him wrestle at the event. Despite no experience, Ace excels at training.
The event is a huge success. Ace appears in his father’s costume and defeats Jack, becoming an instant star. Afterward, Jack proposes continuing DWL with Ace’s help.
In the present, Jack has still not read a letter Tom left him that was found after his death. Returning home alone, knowing he has damaged his relationship with Ace, Jack finally reads it.
Tom’s last request was for Jack to take care of his younger brother. This revelation will further burden Jack emotionally, knowing he failed to uphold his father’s dying wish.
After leaving the stadium, Ace collects his father’s wrestling gear and drives off. He likely will not return to Gully’s rival promotion, having burned that bridge. His only path forward seems to be away from DWL and Jack, at least temporarily. He may be searching for better opportunities elsewhere.
Heels Season 2 Episode Guide
Starz confirmed Heels for a sophomore season with an eight-episode run. Below, you’ll find our episode guide so you can mark your calendar and never miss a moment of this wrestling drama.
- Episode 1 “Kayfabe” 15 August 2023
- Episode 2 “Dusty Finish” 22 August 2023
- Episode 3 “Cheap Heat” 29 August 2023
- Episode 4 “Cutting Promos” 5 September 2023
- Episode 5 “Swerve” 12 September 2023
- Episode 6 “House Show” 19 September 2023
- Episode 7 “The Big Bad Fish” 3 October 2023
- Episode 8 “Double Turn” 10 October 2023
How To Watch Heels Season 2 Episodes?
Make sure not to miss out on the highly anticipated sophomore season of Heels on Starz! Catch all the thrilling new episodes at the scheduled times and dates mentioned above. Heels, an original production by Starz, promises to deliver captivating storylines and exceptional performances that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
To enjoy this wrestling-centered series, you will need a subscription to Starz. The subscription cost is $8.99 per month or $74.99 per year. Starz offers flexible options, allowing you to access its content as a standalone platform or bundle it with your existing Amazon Prime Video subscription. Additionally, if you are a Spectrum customer, you can also enjoy Starz on Demand.
Heels Season 2 Episode 2 Release Date
Heels Season 2 Episode 2 will release on August 22, 2022.