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“Hacks is at its best in moments like that, when it highlights life at its most simultaneously hilarious and wrenching. It just takes a little while for it to reach those scenes this time around. Season one was carefully and thoughtfully constructed, with callbacks that added layers of foreshadowing and meaning to the comedy and a strong thematic focus on sexism and ageism in the entertainment industry and the career consequences faced by women deemed too outspoken. Season two is much looser and, like a stand-up tour, jumps from place to place without clearly addressing its broader ideas.” — Jen Chaney “Hacks Seems a Bit Lost

  1. Episode 4The Captain’s Wife
    Hacks Recap: Nice ChacosIn Vegas, Ava was the fish out of water while Deborah was the queen of the desert. On the cruise, Ava is the superstar.
  2. Episode 3Trust the Process
    Hacks Recap: Turn the Bus AroundAva is hanging by a thread as she navigates Deborah’s attempts at revenge.
  3. Episode 2Quid Pro Quo
    Hacks Recap: Helen MirrenChekhov’s email reveals Ava needs to grow more than Deborah does.
  4. Episode 1There Will Be Blood
    Hacks Season-Premiere Recap: Good-bye, Las VegasAs Deborah plans to leave Vegas behind to reinvent herself on the road, Ava fears The Email will come back to ruin everything.

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