Maid Season 2 is an autobiography and is based on the author’s own life story that deals with the domestic as well as emotional abuse of herself who is forced to leave her house with her 2 years old daughter. We have all been witness to the success of the 10-episode American drama mini-series Maid, created by Molly Smith Metzler that is based on the New York Times best-selling novel Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive written by Stephanie Land. The story unveils all the hardships that a single mother has to undergo to protect her child from the reality of the world and to develop her child a brighter future.
Metzler has used all the real-life experiences in order to formulate the plot of the brilliant series. Such was the success of the novel that it went on to gain the attention of the likes of Barack Obama and Kamala Harris. The mini-series is a slap in the face of patriarchy which portrays the societal outlook. The struggles of a lonely woman, that too with a child to look after, have been beautifully portrayed both in the novel as well as in the mini-series.
Maid Season 2 Plot
The Maid Season 1 deals with how Alex, the protagonist of the story goes on to flee from the clutches of his emotionally and physically abusive boyfriend Sean with her 2 years old daughter Maddy in order to pave the path of a bright future for her daughter. Alex, in this process, goes on to understand the reality of the world and thus begins her struggle to survive amidst all of these hardships. The story revolves around the resurrection of herself as an independent woman and how she fights for the custody of her daughter.
Maid Season 2 Storyline
The storyline of the mini-series is divided into 10 episodes with each episode portraying significant events in the life of Alex. Alex Russell is portrayed as a young girl in her 20s who went on to give birth to a baby daughter with Sean, her boyfriend. In the very first episode though, we are shown the abusive nature of Sean which ultimately led to Alex fleeing with Maddy to free herself from the clutches of Alex. Barely with any money, Alex is forced to sleep in a car and visited a social worker the following day who instructed her that in order to get into a subsidized house, she needed to pay for 2 pay stubs.
She took over the only job of a maid from the Value Maids whose owner Yolande made her take the only remaining shift in the house of a certain wealthy Regina. She had to take a ferry to the place and she requested her mother Paula who is suffering from Bipolar disorder to look after Maddy. Alex finds out that Paula has handed over her daughter to Sean and she goes over to Sean’s trailer to take back Maddy.
Enraged by the act of not being allowed to spend time with her daughter, Sean files a lawsuit for full custody of her daughter. Meanwhile, a series of events happen which includes the dog stealing incident in order to get the hard-earned money from Regina. Denise, an elderly Domestic Centre helper introduces Alex to a lawyer who tells Alex that she will not be able to get custody of her daughter for Sean has refused to accept the offer of Alex.
We then observe Sean’s negligence towards her daughter and is found intoxicated by Alex. Alex evokes in him the sense of responsibility of being a parent which portrays the humane nature of Alex. Realizing his mistake, Sean agrees to joint custody of Maddy and went on to live in a subsidized house.
We are then shown the budding friendship between Regina and Alex through the threads of motherhood. A trail of events takes place with Nate’s attraction toward Alex, Paula’s loss of mortgage and Alex and Sean having sex. Alex then surprisingly gets an offer from the University of Montana to apply for a past creative writing Scholarship, free of charge. She gets the scholarship but is not allowed by Sean to leave.
He again takes up drinking and abuses Alex, even before Alex’s father Hank and Hank never utters a single word. This patriarchal outlook shows very well how society works. Alex decides to flee again and with help of Regina hires a family lawyer and applies for custody of Maddy. We all know what happens at the end but the way things are shown is quite a thing to watch.
Maid Season 2 Genre
The series is a family drama and is based on the life of author Stephanie Land.
Maid Season 2 Cast
The main cast of the series has been beautifully cast. The actors involved in the series are listed below:
- Margaret Qualley as Alex Russell, the protagonist
- Rules Navaeh Whittet as Maddy Boyd, the daughter
- Andie Macdowell as Paula, Alex’s mother
- Nick Robinson as Sean Boyd, Alex’s ex and the father of Maddy
- Anika Nonny Rose as Regina
- BJ Harrison as Denise
- Raymont Ablack as Nate
Maid Season 2 Accolades
The mini-series went on to be a massive hit with an 8.4 rating on IMDB and a 94% rating on the Tomatometer. The series went on to win 2 titles and earned 24 nominations which includes 3 Golden Globe nominations as well.
Maid Season 2 Release Date
Being an autobiography, the story is mainly based on the life events of Stephanie Land herself. The creators of the series did not announce the return of the show yet and is not going to happen anytime sooner. The series has been classified as a ‘limited series’ which generally means only a single series. Also being an autobiography, it’s rather difficult for the creators to make it fiction.
Where To Watch Maid Season 2?
Though the fans will be disappointed for the show is not going to return with a second season but those who have not watched it yet can definitely watch it on Netflix.
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