|Wilfred (season 2)|
|Country of origin||United State|
|No. of episodes||13|
|Original release||June 21, 2012– September 20, 2012|
The second season of Wilfred, premiered on FX on June 21, 2012. The season consisted of 13 episodes. The series is based on the original Australian series, Wilfred, and stars Elijah Wood, Jason Gann, Fiona Gubelmann and Dorian Brown.
The second season begins 4 months after Season 1 ended, where Ryan is dreaming that he is in a mental hospital, and Wilfred is in a wheelchair. After an outburst, the doctor attempts to give Ryan electroshock therapy, having received permission from Ryan's dad. Wilfred saves Ryan, and Ryan wakes up in a meeting at his new job. He rushes out of the meeting and runs to the basement door to read Wilfred's will. He removes everything from the closet and destroys the wall to reveal the basement. Wilfred's will turns out to be blank, except for the words "Keep Digging". Meanwhile, Wilfred and Drew come back from Wisconsin, unusually close, and reveal that Jenna and Drew are getting married. Wilfred tells Ryan that he is selfish, and won't listen to him, until Drew attempts to give Wilfred steroids to win a dog challenge. After Wilfred loses, Drew makes fun of him, and Ryan and Wilfred become friends again. Ryan's now-pregnant sister returns from India, and Ryan discovers a restraining order against her from Arturo Ramos, the father of her unborn child.
Ryan attempts to have a dinner party with Jenna, Drew, and his co-worker, Amanda, whom he begins dating. Amanda appears odd around Wilfred, and after Wilfred and Bear ruin the dinner party, Amanda reveals that she discovered her Grandfather's two dogs consuming his deceased body, causing her fear of dogs. Amanda and Wilfred become close after he consoles her. After several weeks of dating, Ryan tells Amanda that he loves her, and they decide to move in together. After spending a night in the basement, playing a pointless game all night with Wilfred and Bruce, Ryan breaks up with Amanda. Afterwards, the company that Ryan works for loses all its investors, and his boss commits suicide. Ryan and his mother go on a road-trip, against her doctor's orders, after her cat, Mittens, passes away. After Ryan's sister shows up to retrieve Ryan and their mentally ill mother, she goes into labor, giving birth to a boy who she names Joffrey.
Jenna's career becomes a joke after her freak-out on live TV goes viral, and Wilfred finally convinces Ryan to come clean to her. Meanwhile, when Wilfred becomes jealous of the attention Jenna gives to the other neighborhood dogs, he accidentally pushes Drew's hunting shotgun over, which shoots Drew in the leg, days before his and Jenna's wedding, and Ryan offers to host the ceremony in his backyard for them. Ryan realizes that he is sad and misses Amanda, so he gets back together with her. At Drew and Jenna's, Ryan discovers that Amanda sold the formula that the company they were working for was creating, in hopes to run off with Ryan, and that she thinks that she can communicate with Wilfred, but cannot tell Ryan what Wilfred says to him. Amanda is taken to a mental hospital, and Wilfred finds a picture that Ryan drew as child that appears to have Wilfred in the background. Wilfred claims he drew the picture, and Ryan believes him until he sees a photo of himself as a child with the drawing, which has Wilfred in the background.
- Elijah Wood as Ryan Newman (13 episodes)
- Jason Gann as Wilfred (13 episodes)
- Fiona Gubelmann as Jenna Mueller (8 episodes)
- Dorian Brown as Kristen Newman (5 episodes)
Special guest cast
- Allison Mack as Amanda (8 episodes)
- Robin Williams as Dr. Eddy/Himself ("Progress")
- Dwight Yoakam as Bruce ("Truth")
- Mary Steenburgen as Catherine ("Service")
- John Michael Higgins as Dr. Cahill ("Service")
- Brad Dourif as P.T. ("Questions")
- Chris Klein as Drew (5 episodes)
- Rob Riggle as Kevin (4 episodes)
- Steven Weber as Jeremy (3 episodes)
- Rodney To as Dr. Bangachon ("Now")
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Prod.
|14||1||"Progress"||Randall Einhorn||David Zuckerman||June 21, 2012||XWL02001||0.957|
Ryan realizes the consequences of not having Wilfred in his life
Opening quote: "Discontent is the first necessity of progress." - Thomas Edison
|15||2||"Letting Go"||Randall Einhorn||Reed Agnew & Eli Jorné||June 28, 2012||XWL02002||2.53|
Wilfred refuses to help Ryan with his problems.
Opening quote: "Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go." - Herman Hesse
|16||3||"Dignity"||Randall Einhorn||Cody Heller & Brett Konner||July 5, 2012||XWL02003||1.45|
Wilfred’s popularity creates problems for Ryan.
Opening quote: "Let not a man guard his dignity but let his dignity guard him." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
|17||4||"Guilt"||Randall Einhorn||Steve Tompkins||July 12, 2012||XWL02004||1.35|
Ryan must prevent Wilfred from waging war against an unlikely foe.
Opening quote: "Guilt: the gift that keeps on giving." - Erma Bombeck
|18||5||"Now"||Randall Einhorn||David Baldy||July 19, 2012||XWL02005||1.34|
A traumatic experience creates unexpected consequences for Ryan and Wilfred.
Opening quote: "Be here now." - Ram Dass
|19||6||"Control"||Randall Einhorn||Scott Prendergast||July 26, 2012||XWL02006||1.28|
Ryan's plans to introduce Amanda to Jenna are complicated by Wilfred.
Opening quote: "The master understands that the universe is forever out of control." - Lao Tzu
|20||7||"Avoidance"||Randall Einhorn||Jason Gann||August 2, 2012||XWL02007||0.828|
Wilfred and Ryan’s friendship is threatened during a sticky encounter.
Opening quote: "Our biggest problems arise from the avoidance of smaller ones." - Jeremy Caulfield
|21||8||"Truth"||Randall Einhorn||David Zuckerman||August 9, 2012||XWL02008||0.947|
Wilfred’s nemesis returns with an offer that rocks Ryan’s world.
Opening quote: "The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable." - James A. Garfield
|22||9||"Service"||Randall Einhorn||Reed Agnew & Eli Jorné||August 16, 2012||XWL02009||1.05|
An impromptu road trip leaves Wilfred, Ryan and his family in peril.
Opening quote: "The thing that lies at the foundation of positive change is service to a fellow human being." - Lee Iacocca
|23||10||"Honesty"||Randall Einhorn||Jason Gann||August 23, 2012||XWL02010||0.835|
Ryan and Wilfred go to extraordinary lengths to help Jenna's career.
Opening quote: "Honesty and transparency make you vulnerable. Be honest and transparent anyway." - Mother Teresa
|24||11||"Questions"||Randall Einhorn||Cody Heller & Brett Konner||August 30, 2012||XWL02011||0.719|
Ryan looks inward to discover the truth about Wilfred.
Opening quote: "If you do not ask the right questions, you do not get the right answers." - Edward Hodnett
|25||12||"Resentment"||Randall Einhorn||David Baldy||September 13, 2012||XWL02012||0.642|
Wilfred sabotages Jenna and Drew's wedding on account of Ryan's jealousy.
Opening quote: "Resentment is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die." - Malachy McCourt
|26||13||"Secrets"||Randall Einhorn||Story by: David Zuckerman
Teleplay by: David Zuckerman & Scott Prendergast
|September 20, 2012||XWL02013||0.541|
Wilfred and Ryan are confronted by shocking existential questions about life and love.
Opening quote: "If we knew each other's secrets, what comfort should we find." - John Churton Collins
On August 6, 2011, Wilfred was renewed for a second season of 13 episodes. Season two commenced on June 21, 2012 with the season premiere labeled a special preview. On June 28, 2012, the season officially premiered following Anger Management. Prior to the official premiere date, FX released the season premiere on internet services such as Hulu, Yahoo!, FXnetworks.com and Wilfred Facebook page, for only a two-week period.
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