The second season manages to wrap up several storylines and characters from the first season while introducing some strange new ones. Dennis Quaid is absolutely horrible in this as a fisher man (basically, if you took his character and his storyline out the show would still make complete sense-it's that unnecessary!). A beheading murder occurs and the new sheriff has to find the culprit, though it's not clear cut. And there's the arrival of a man who claims to be a Shaman, not to mention the reappearance of Sheriff Anderssen, who has disappeared in the arctic snow for two months. How did he survive? Is he contaminated with the same virus that affected people in the first season? Or is it completely different?
This second season isn't nearly as engaging as the first but it is entirely unpredictable. Major characters are killed off, other people to unexpected things and the storyline, which has flashbacks to experiments during World War II, manages to tie in directly with the main story from the first season. Recommended.