‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’: 6 Things We’d Like to See More Of in Season 2

Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist Season 2
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[Warning: The below contains MAJOR spoilers for Season 2, Episode 1, of Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, “Zoey’s Extraordinary Return.”]

NBC’s musical delight Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist is finally back for Season 2, and fans have been treated to plenty of surprises in the opening episode.

The story of Zoey Clarke (Jane Levy), a young woman who gains the ability to hear people’s thoughts through song and dance numbers, picked up after the death of her father, Mitch (Peter Gallagher)—a shocker that ended the dramedy’s freshman season. To say Zoey is struggling to cope without him would be a huge understatement. And upon returning to work at the tech firm SPRQ Point, she’s also overwhelmed by new responsibilities and even human interaction.

Still, the world never stops moving, even when you’re grieving, and that realization leads Zoey to make some bold decisions, especially with regards to her relationship status. Any other Team Max fans happy right now? Below, we’ve rounded up some key things we’d like to see more of as Season 2 carries on.

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Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist - Kapil Talwalkar as Tobin, Michael Thomas Grant as Leif, Jane Levy as Zoey Clarke
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Zoey Being a Total Boss

While it was sad to see Joan (Lauren Graham) exit the series, the executive’s new position at SPRQ Point in Shanghai opened the door for Zoey to take lead on her floor. She had some difficulty getting the team under control, but we’re confident she’ll become more settled in her role. Here’s hoping Zoey makes some major moves career-wise in the episodes to come.

Skylar Astin as Max, John Clarence Stewart as Simon in Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist
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Max & Simon's Friendship

Following the death of Zoey’s dad, her two love interests, Max (Skylar Astin) and Simon (John Clarence Stewart), bonded over their concern for her. In a twist fans never saw coming, the guys got close with Zoey’s neighbor and other BFF, Mo (Alex Newell). (The new pals even traveled together!) Despite the differences between Max and Simon, as well as their competing desire to win her heart, this bromance is one we hope to see flourish.

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Romance for Zoey & Max

The best friends were beginning to become more than that in Season 1, but Zoey’s devastating loss put things on hold until Season 2’s opener. Now that it appears Zoey’s made her decision, could there be some genuine happiness ahead for the newly minted couple? We sure hope so.

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Happiness for the Clarkes

So much of Season 1 focused on Mitch’s losing health battle and his family’s struggle to cope with his decline. While they surely will continue to grieve, we hope Season 2’s premiere performance of “Carry On” is a sign of things to come for the Clarkes. They deserve a little more happiness.

Harvey Guillen as George shaking hands with Jane Levy as Zoey Clarke in Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist
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Great Guest Stars

Zoey’s kicked off Season 2 strong with the addition of What We Do in the ShadowsHarvey Guillén, who plays SPRQ Point newbie George. Considering the fact that such talents as Renée Elise Goldsberry and Bernadette Peters popped up in Season 1, we can’t help but imagine Season 2 will include even more exciting guest-star surprises.

Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist Season 2 Peter Gallagher

More Mitch

Sure, Zoey’s father has passed on, but Peter Gallagher did return for a touching moment in the premiere (via pretaped video messages for his family left behind on his laptop). Could he be included in more Season 2 moments? The actor brought so much to the show, it’s hard to imagine that his presence will vanish completely.