‘Survivors’: Series 2 episode guide

Post-apocalyptic adventure series Survivors returns to BBC One for a second series in 2010, with Abby and her mismatched family of survivors in disarray.

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The new series picks up moments after the cliff-hanger to Series 1 and the survivors are now struggling not just with the difficulties of day-to-day life amidst the ruins of the post-virus apocalypse but also with the threat of other emerging communities and the machinations of the sinister Lab.

 

Episode 1
Tuesday 12th January 2010

With Abby still missing and Greg recovering from his injuries, the family are holed up in the city, scavenging for survival. While Naj leaves graffiti messages across the crumbling landscape for Abby, Tom steals supplies from another group of survivors. The family learn that other people have been abducted in the same way as Abby, and that the kidnappers bear the markings of PSJ, a pharmaceutical company with offices in the city.

As Tom leads Al, Anya and Sarah off on this trail, Greg and Naj find themselves confronted by the group Tom stole from. Meanwhile, in the lab, Abby finds herself re-infected by Whittaker, who will stop at nothing to find his miracle vaccine…

 

Episode 2
Tuesday 26th January 2010

With Abby still missing, and Greg recovering from his injuries, the family are holed up in the city, scavenging for survival. While Naj leaves graffiti messages across the crumbling landscape for Abby, Tom steals supplies from another group of survivors. The family learns that other people have been abducted in the same way as Abby, and that the kidnappers bear the markings of PSJ, a pharmaceutical company with offices in the city.

As Tom leads Al, Anya and Sarah off on this trail, Greg and Naj find themselves confronted by the group Tom stole from. Meanwhile, in the lab, Abby is re-infected by Whittaker, who will stop at nothing to find his miracle vaccine…

 

Episode 3
Tuesday 2nd February 2010

Fifty-year-old cockney wide-boy Billy is a trader and opportunist, traversing the desolate roads of Britain in his well-stocked container lorry. Billy meets the Family on the road and hands over vital supplies. Surprised, but grateful for Billy’s generosity, the Family decide to stay overnight in a cottage close by to help Abby recover from her terrifying ordeal at the Lab.

Later, at Samantha’s compound, Billy reveals details of the Family’s location, before dumping his young, innocent passenger, Kevin, at another mysterious compound. Samantha orders Dexter – her gun-toting henchman – to arrest Tom. She intends to reintroduce the judicial system, putting Tom on trial for the murder he committed previously against one of her people.

With Tom captured and under arrest, Abby has no other option but to lead Greg and Anya in pursuit, later taking on the role of counsel for the Defence, while Greg and Anya become members of the jury. Tom’s brutal past is finally revealed for all to hear, and the Family are confronted with the reality of the man they have been harbouring. As the trial threatens to fall apart, a string of betrayals and double-crosses ensues…

 

Episode 4
Tuesday 9th February 2010

Tom and Greg are enslaved alongside Kevin and dozens of others in Mr Smithson’s coal mine. Meanwhile, the Family are desperately hunting for them and follow Billy, their only lead, to a roadside motel where he is meeting his girlfriend, Sally. When questioned, Billy feigns ignorance and exits under the pretence of asking around while on his trading route, leaving the Family with Sally.

In the mine, an accident leaves Kevin badly injured. Greg formulates an escape plan by convincing Smithson that he is a geologist and that he has discovered a gas leak in the mine. However, the Family are converging on Smithson’s with their own rescue plans, leading to a dangerous game of cat and mouse.

 

Episode 5
Tuesday 16th February 2010

Reunited and on the road, the Family travel south on the lookout for a new home. They encounter a small but thriving community of survivors and, after some initial trepidation, decide to take up their offer of hospitality, but tragedy strikes when a member of the Family suddenly dies.

While Al and Sarah enjoy their new romance, Tom simmers as Anya makes friends with the new community’s leader, Judy. But Tom’s anger is short-lived when his relationship with Anya takes a dramatic twist. Greg and Abby leave together to follow up Greg’s suspicions about a mysterious postcard, which lead him to an abandoned airfield. Meanwhile, a member of the Family discovers an elderly couple dying from a new, mutant strain of the virus…

 

Episode 6
Tuesday 23rd February 2010

In mourning over the loss of one of their own, and with a new strain of the virus set to take hold, the Family find themselves battling on all fronts. The Family convene in the ruined Lab – with a new strain of the virus loose, the scientist’s work to find a vaccine is more important than ever. But Abby’s only concern is to find her son, Peter, glimpsed briefly beyond the confines of the Lab.

Al, believing that he has nothing left to lose, volunteers himself to test the vaccine. Meanwhile, Whitaker, surviving off the serum culled from Abby’s blood, continues to hamper the Family’s plans with lies and deceptions – leading the group to the abandoned airbase for a final showdown with the mysterious Landry.