Private Eyes: Shade joins the army in Season 2 summer finale

First, the bad news. Season 2 of Private Eyes has been split into two parts. The first nine episodes conclude their run this Thursday on Global. The second half of the season doesn’t air until next summer on Global. So, what’s the good news? We still get this week’s episode to watch before the long stretch of nothingness ensues.

I’m thrilled with the way Season 2 has rolled out. Angie and Shade have found love (though Angie ran when she saw Ken’s ring last week), Don has found something to do and Zoe (Samantha Wan) has been a hilariously welcome addition to this cast of characters. Throw in tight writing, and Private Eyes has excelled. I can’t wait to see more.

Now, on to “The Good Soldier,” written by Alan McCullough and directed by Lee Rose. Here’s what Global’s official synopsis says:

Shade and Angie are called to fall in line and salute as they investigate an Army Cadet who has been reported missing. But the case goes AWOL as they discover a dark secret shared among the missing soldier and his two friends. Meanwhile, when Angie discovers Ken is still holding onto the engagement ring from years ago, past emotions of doubt and anxiety rush back, tempting her to cut and run all over again.

And here are some spoiler-free notes we can add.

Becca factors into the main story
We haven’t spent a lot of time with Becca (Nicole de Boer) this season, other than the odd appearance, but she gets major screen time on Thursday. We’re shown what she’s like in the studio and out in the field when Shade helps her record a segment for “Breakfast with Becca.” The segment is a way to get Angie and Shade onto a military base to investigate the young soldier’s disappearance. By the way, the base is actually the Lakeshore campus of Humber College. You know, if you want to drive by.

Jules drops a bomb
We’ve seen Shade deal with Jules growing into a young woman and all that entails (ahem, Liam). Now Jules has got a request for her dad, and Shade isn’t happy about it. Will he say yes? Speaking of Jules, Shade still hasn’t introduced she and Mel. Why hasn’t he? Cold feet with regard to the relationship?

Mayday! Stephen Bogaert appears
He’s known mainly for his narration on Discovery’s Mayday!, but Stephen Bogaert shows up this week in front of the camera. Go back and listen to Anthony Marco interview Bogaert in our 200th podcast (at the 41-minute mark).

Private Eyes returns with new episodes in summer 2018 on Global.

Images courtesy of Corus.

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Prior to becoming a television critic and owner of TV, Eh?, Greg David was a critic for TV Guide Canada, the country's most trusted source for TV news. He has interviewed television actors, actresses and behind-the-scenes folks from hundreds of television series from Canada, the U.S. and internationally. He is a podcaster, public speaker, weekly radio guest and educator, and past member of the Television Critics Association.
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6 thoughts on “Private Eyes: Shade joins the army in Season 2 summer finale”

  1. Not happy that Private Eyes is wrapping up already…I feel like we’ve just started watching it and it’s done! Sucks that we have to wait a year to see it again, what gives?

    1. Global cut the season in half for some stupid reason, so now the 18 episodes are being split and the last 9 episodes of Season 2 are gonna be on next summer. Believe me, I hate it too. I don’t understand why they would renew it, only to end up showing half this year and half next year 😒😒😒

  2. Really into this show and think it’s stupid to have such a long delay for the rest of season 2. Please think of the viewers before doing something like this!

  3. Why?! I have so enjoyed this season of Private Eyes, why is Global only giving us half a season? Come on people! Savvy viewers are enjoying this program, don’t make us wait!

  4. In so many things that Global has disappointed its viewers this by far is the dumbest! Who in their right mind splits a season into two parts with 10 months in between??? If you had to split it up why would you not bring the rest of season two back now in September??? When do you plan in airing season 3??? Seriously I think since Global was bought out by Corel it’s gone to hell in a basket. Who ever you have working for you & scheduling the shows needs to be fired and people who know what the viewers want brought in. Your going to loose your viewers then bang!!! No more Global! At least CTV doesn’t mess with shows or bring I Toronto news anchors to pretend their in your city.

  5. In so many things that Global has disappointed its viewers this by far is the dumbest! Who in their right mind splits a season into two parts with 10 months in between??? If you had to split it up why would you not bring the rest of season two back now in September??? When do you plan in airing season 3??? Seriously I think since Global was bought out by Corel it’s gone to hell in a basket. Who ever you have working for you & scheduling the shows needs to be fired and people who know what the viewers want brought in. Your going to loose your viewers then bang!!! No more Global! At least CTV doesn’t mess with shows or bring I Toronto news anchors to pretend their in your city.

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