Reality Z season 1, episode 2 recap – what happened in “The Show Is Over”

June 10, 2020
Daniel Hart 0
Netflix, TV Recaps
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Summary

Reality Z season 1, episode 2, “The Show Is Over” shows the reality sinking in for the contestants as they become adjusted to the new world.

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Summary

Reality Z season 1, episode 2, “The Show Is Over” shows the reality sinking in for the contestants as they become adjusted to the new world.

This recap of Netflix series Reality Z season 1, episode 2, “The Show Is Over” contains spoilers.

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How does Reality Z season 1, episode 2, “The Show Is Over” open?

Episode 2 begins with the contestants still believing Nina is a contestant but a little crazy. Meanwhile, producer Brandão is trying to leave the premises but ends up trapped with contestant Jessica. Nina turns to the contestants and says, “The show is over!”.

The reality sinks in

Nina tries explaining to the contestants that an outbreak is happening outside; “People die and then keep on walking”. One of the contestants does not believe her. Another contestant, Marcos, threatens to open the door, thinking it is a test. A zombie comes through — Nina kills it but one of the contestants is bitten. She tells them to go for the head. Nina insists they all have to stay inside as it is worse outside. Nina and the contestants stand on the roof and look at the carnage. Reality Z season 1, episode 2, “The Show Is Over” sees the reality sink in — they are no longer on TV.

We have to get to Olympus

A son and his mother suggests they go hide at Olympus as it’s built like a fortress. The mother expresses how she was fired from the studio and that they need to stay home. In the middle of the night, the mother gets angry at the zombie outside because she can’t sleep and ends up letting it in. Her son helps the zombie off her mother and they leave the house.

It happens fast

The contestant who was bitten has gone into shock — Madonna tries soothing her. Nina comes in with a fire extinguisher and asks the contestants to hold her saying it “happens fast”. TK stops her and Nina suggests putting her in the gym and tying her up. TK asks if there is medicine and Nina says a supermarket is nearby but it is out there. Reality Z season 1, episode 2, “The Show Is Over” with a problem-solving mission.

How does Reality Z season 1, episode 2, “The Show Is Over” end?

Nina asks Madonna to stab the bitten contestant in the head in case she turns. Nina, TK and Marcos head to the roof and TK learns the zombies respond to sound which will help distract them. As the zombies are distracted, TK, Marcos and Nina sneak out of the compound. One of the zombies sees TK and he has to run as Nina and Marcos drive off. Meanwhile, the mother and son drive away from the house — the son tells the mother that she’d be better off without the medicine. Reality Z season 1, episode 2, “The Show Is Over” shows the reality sinking in for the contestants as they become adjusted to the new world.

Additional points
  • Nina tells TK that a single cigarette means 11 minutes taken off your life.

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