Bosch: Legacy Season 2 Review – One of the best crime shows of the year

Season 1

Season 2


Episode Guide

Episode 1: The Lady Vanishes – | Review Score – 4/5
Episode 2: Zzyzx – | Review Score – 4/5
Episode 3: Inside Man – | Review Score – 4/5
Episode 4: Musso & Frank – | Review Score – 4/5
Episode 5: Hollywood Forever – | Review Score – 4/5
Episode 6: Dos Matadores – | Review Score – 4/5
Episode 7: I Miss Vin Scully – | Review Score – 4/5
Episode 8: Seventy-Four Degrees in Belize – | Review Score – 4/5
Episode 9: Escape Plan – | Review Score – 4/5
Episode 10: A Step Ahead – | Review Score – 4/5


Bosch: Legacy Season 2 began with two stunning episodes that dealt with the kidnap of Maddie Bosch, and these felt somewhat separated from the rest of the season, but this totally worked in the long run, as they were ultimately relevant to Maddie’s overall arc this season. She has become such a major part of Bosch: Legacy after joining the LAPD. Jerry Edgar also returns to the fold as a special guest star in the first two episodes to help Bosch track down his beloved daughter. It’s a welcome return, and a potential set up for Edgar’s confirmed spin-off series. 

When episode 3 rolls around, the season kicks off a new story with the investigation into the Lexi Parks murder, which finally brings Harry Bosch on board to work alongside Honey Chandler. The pair works so well together after previously being adversaries, and this dynamic gives Bosch: Legacy a totally different feel from the original show.

The gloves are off for Harry Bosch now, as he’s got a bit more freedom to do what he wants now that he’s no longer a cop. However, the disadvantages of not having a badge are evident as well, which makes the solving of season 2’s case all the more gripping. Season 2 does well to balance this case, with the sub plot of the FBI’s investigation into the Carl Rogers murder, and it never detracts from the main story. If anything, it compliments it and provides an extra layer of complexity to proceedings. 

Previously underused supporting characters are also given their time to shine, with jazz-loving hacker Mo Bassi getting his own little storyline that inevitably weaves into the main one. Vasquez also proves she’s not just Maddie’s sidekick, with more focus on her character this year. Season 3 must develop this character even more if she is to become a mainstay in this show. There’s also some good use of returning characters from the original Bosch show, as popular double-act Crate and Barrel return to help Bosch with his new case, as well as Sgt. Mankiewicz appearing in multiple episodes. There’s also a very special appearance by Lance Reddick, who sadly passed away earlier this year. He reprises his role as Irvin Irving, and this will unfortunately be the last time we ever see this character. But his signature expletive when referring to Bosch was more than welcome and a fitting send off for his character. None of these appearances from old characters ever feel like mere fan service, as they all very much still exist in this universe, and it would be strange if they didn’t appear from time to time. Overall, it’s a very good season, and we can’t wait for season 3. 


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  • Verdict - 9/10

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