Trying to breakdown this second season into component parts is impossible. There are so many tangents, segues and narrative diversions that a simple explanation would represent an injustice. For the most part that invention which comes thick and fast with little consideration for audience participation kicks down doors to rounds of applause. New comers, regulars and cameos alike possess a gilded permanence which breathes life into the fabric of every moment with little fear of distraction.
This high end production contains historical touchstones, theological debate and innumerable educational soundbites communicated both verbally and visually. As the new and old clash belief systems are dissected, reconstructed and then disregarded leading watchers on a merry dance. Past and present tense meld, carnal transgressions intersect with conversations over race, human rights and how inconsequential humanity remains in all this. There are tribal tangents, vaudevillian