FireFly Lane Season 2 is now available on Netflix. Season 1 of the series debuted in February 2021, and it became an instant hit with women across the country. It is the story of two women who have been best friends for 30 years. Here's what you need to know about the show, and what you can expect for this season.
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About FireFly Lane
FireFly Lane is based on the books by Kristin Hannah. There are two books in the series. The first is FireFly Lane: The Novel and the second is Fly Away: The Novel. Are you a member of Amazon's Kindle Unlimited? If you are then Fly Away is FREE to read. I love the unlimited program. Has saved me so much money over the years.
FireFly Lane is the story of Kate and Tully, two friends who have been there for each other through thick and thin. Their friendship started as teenagers when Tully moved in across the street from Kate. Where Kate is quirky and nerdy, Tully is loud and spontaneous. Kate lives with her parents and her brother. And, Tully lives with her hippy mother who enjoys partying. Kate's home and her family become Tully's second family, as she escapes the challenges of living with an alcoholic mother who is more like a child than an adult.
The Netflix series takes us on the journey of their lives, and shows us the ups and downs that the two go through together. Spanning a 30 year period, the series shows us three different time periods. There are the teenage years where Kate and Tully are played by Roan Curtis and Ali Skovbye, respectively. Then there are the early years when the two were starting their careers. And finally, recent years which for this show takes us into the mid 2000s. Adult Kate and Tully are played by Sarah Chalke and Katherine Heigl.
Why to Watch FireFly Lane
FireFly Lane is one of the most binge-worthy shows out there, especially for women. I remember watching it immediately when it dropped on Netflix in 2021 and then I watched as the ratings and popularity for the show soared. I think it's popular with women for lots of reasons.
First, it's a great story. We probably all have that one friend who has been with us for a long time. Or maybe that person is no longer in our life for some reason, but we can look back at our childhood and remember a friend who helped us get through the tough times. Kate and Tully have the type of friendship I think we all long for. Someone who accepts us unconditionally and is there for us no matter what.
The format is another reason to watch this series. It's fun watching the friendship over a 30 year period. And by covering a 30 year span we get to step back to the 80s. It's fun to see the fashion, and to take a glimpse back to that time period and for many of us it was the time period of our youth. Remember it? It was a time without cell phones, and when families sat around the dinner table. FireFly takes us back to our youth, and it's fun to reminisce about what those years were like.
And of course you can't talk about the show without celebrating the cast. Kate and Tully are SO different and I think that's another reason why we're drawn to the show. Maybe we feel like Kate, but want to be more like Tully? Both women show us different strengths and weaknesses. And, show us two different paths that one can choose in life. There are pros and cons to all choices in life and I think that FireFly Lane shows us that.
You can't talk about the show without mentioning the cast. Sarah and Katherine are amazing as Kate and Tully. We can see why they are friends, and we are drawn to the bond that they share. That bond goes all the way back to their youth, and events that brought them together. Those events were beautifully portrayed by Roan and Ali. They show the vulnerable side of the two characters, and they also show us how opposites attract and that the differences in their personalities complement each other perfectly.
FireFly Lane Season 2, Part 1
As with all of my reviews I'm not going to tell you everything that happens. But, that doesn't mean that there won't be SPOILERS. So if you have not watched FireFly Lane Season 1 yet, then head over to Netflix to check it out. You will not be disappointed!
If you have finished watching the first season, then you know that it ended on a cliffhanger. Throughout season 1 we kept seeing flashforwards that showed us a scene with Kate and Tully arguing outside a church. They are clearly at a funeral and the viewer is left to imagine whose funeral it is. And, why are these lifelong friends not speaking to each other. Was Tully responsible for the person's death? Or, what could happen to drive a wedge between these two?
While the reason behind the argument takes us all the way through part 1 of FireFly Lane Season 2, we learn early on in the new season whose funeral they are attending. And while I'm not going to spoil it for you, I will say that it's not who you originally feared it was. At least I had a fear that it was someone very important.
FireFly Lane Season 2 follows the same format of season 1, with flashbacks to their youth. And, to the early years of adulthood. Where the first season gave us a lot more of their early life and how the two met, the second season spends a lot more time in the present. And by present I mean about 2004ish. I can't remember the exact year, but I think it takes us into the midway point of the 2000s decade.
FireFly Lane Season 2 Part 2
FireFly Lane Season 2 is actually a two part season. The first 9 episodes, referred to as Part 1, dropped on December 2, 2022. The remaining 7 episodes of the series (Part 2) dropped on Netflix on April 28, 2023.
Part 1 left off at a critical point, especially for Kate, so I was really excited to know that I had more episodes to look forward to before saying goodbye to Kate and Tully. As with the books, the TV series will only have the two seasons so FireFly Lane Season 2 episodes in 2023 will be the last.
Firefly Lane Season 2 Recap (SPOILER ALERT)
The final episodes of Firefly Lane are now available on Netflix. I won't go into the specifics of these episodes because I don't want to give away too much of the story. But, it's really hard not to talk about this series without giving it away a bit. So if you don't want to know, please stop and go visit Netflix right now to watch.
If Sarah and Katherine don't receive Emmy nominations for their work in this series, I will be so disappointed. They both do an amazing job taking us on the journey through Kate and Tully's friendship.
Part two of season 2 is especially moving, and I have to give a nod to Sarah on her performance. What I love about this series is that one minute I had tears of laughter, and the next minute tears of heartbreak. The final two episodes are as emotional as a show can get, so you'll want to have the tissues handy as you watch.
In the end, Firefly Lane is a love story. And not in the romantic sense. Of course there is the love story of Kate and Johnny plus Tully and Danny. However, the true love story in this series is the enduring friendship between Kate and Tully.
May we all be lucky enough to have one person in life who has our back the way that these two did. Someone who makes you laugh, pushes you to be your best, and will fight with you (and for you) without hesitation.
Firefly Lane Season 2 is one to be savored, and enjoyed. So put the kids to bed early, and curl up on the couch with these two friends. You won't be disappointed, especially if you grew up in the 80's.