No, you’re not dreaming. Falling Water season two is just around the corner!
Some time has passed since the gripping first season finale in which several questions were answered but even more were asked. If you don't have time to re-watch Falling Water before the new season premieres on Jan. 6, here’s a quick recap to bring you up to speed (warning: spoilers incoming)!
Tess Found Her Son
At the start of season one, Tess thought she was going crazy, suffering vivid lifelike dreams of giving birth to a son. But despite what the doctors and psychiatrists kept telling Tess, she just wasn’t willing to let go of what she believed to be the truth: she really did have a child.
With the help of fellow dreamers Taka and Burton, Tess finally reunited with her son, James. Although they were almost captured by tech mogul Bill Boerg, who hoped to harness James’s power for his latest business venture, the two managed to escape New York and are now hoping to find a quiet life together.
The Dream Cult Is No More
Crafty millionaire Bill Boerg wasn’t the only one who wanted to get his hands on Tess’s son. A dream cult being investigated by Taka was also eagerly trying to get their hands on the boy, believing he was strong enough to bridge the gap between dreams and reality -- a dangerous proposition.
They almost managed to snag James away from both his mother and Boerg, but James proved too powerful for them and the entirety of the cult perished in their last chance bid at achieving their goal. As for Bill Boerg, he hasn’t been heard from since, but word on the street is that he’s heavily divested from his tech company.
Taka Chose His New Family Over His Old
Taka always had a distant relationship with his mother, the famous modern artist Kumiko. She could be cold, cruel, and manipulative. Even so, when his mother suddenly found herself catatonic, Taka didn’t hesitate to visit her in the hospital daily.
It felt like a miracle then when Taka learned his mother shared his gift and the two began dreaming together. Kumiko had exiled herself to the dream world where her powers had grown exponentially. During her time there, she began working with a dream cult focused on harnessing the power of Tess’s powerful son James.
Kumiko tried coaxing Taka into helping the cult get their hands on the boy. When he refused, she resorted to trapping Taka’s new girlfriend and Tess’s sister, Sabine, in the dream world. Ultimately, Taka stood up to his mother and chose Sabine, Tess, and Burton over his Kumiko and helped them get James to safety.
Burton Never 'Knew' The Woman In Red
Burton recalled first meeting the Woman in Red at a London bar. In no time, the two began a passionate love affair, until the day she disappeared without a trace. Upon discovering his own unique abilities to dream, Burton soon came to the realization that the Woman in Red may have been just that -- a dream. He felt as if he’d woken up for the first time. He couldn’t even recall her real name.
In season two, Burton is hoping to put the Woman in Red behind him, but can he truly? Was she a figment he dreamt up -- or a powerful dreamer like himself?
Has Woody Learned His Lesson?
Woody and the firm of Hull-Bedford nearly succeeded in brokering the sale of Tess’s son James to millionaire Bill Boerg. In the end, however, Burton managed to foil Woody’s plan. Well, two of his plans. Not only did Woody fail at selling James, but Burton also put a stop to him entering the dreams of a married woman he’d been convincing to fall in love with him.
Now Woody has some breathing room again as Burton has quit his old job at Hull-Bedford. But given that the two are both powerful dreamers, it may not be long before they butt heads again.
Feeling caught up? Catch the premiere of Falling Water season two on Saturday Jan. 6 at 10/9c on USA network!