13 more episodes, all with commentaries. A grim start with Helen Magnus (Amanda Tapping) and her team facing their greatest crisis yet - the formidable Cabal launching a full-scale attack on the world's sanctuaries, determined to destroy all the abnormals they protect.
Yes, attention is grabbed - but sadly not held throughout the season, the standard wobbling a bit. Visually the series remains stunning. Other aspects, though, need urgent attention if the whole concept of such sanctuaries is to be plausible. Repeatedly we are shown the magnificent, rambling building but never is there a realistic hint of how it is staffed. Surely not by just Helen, Will, Henry, Big Guy and Kate - who anyway seem to be elsewhere most of the time? Who does the cleaning, cooking, etc.? How many abnormals does the place house - scores, hundreds? Tending for them must surely be a colossal undertaking? Practicalities have not been thought through.
Perhaps it is best to put the brain on standby and not to ask, just to sit back and relish the various adventures. There is certainly much to entertain. A personal selection of highlights? Ep.5 - Helen waking up in the future, the world in ruins. Ep.7 - a shocker, she in maximum security, charged with killing Big Guy. Ep.8 has strong echoes of one in Season 1 - watery perils again faced by Helen and Will, with them the only participants. Attempts at humour perhaps generally misfire, an exception Ep.10 with vampires inadvertently created. Immensely enjoyable too is Will's Bollywood Musical dance routine (although it has a serious purpose).
Although arguably not as involving as it could be, there is much to please - and, hopefully, still to look forward to.