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The Peripheral season 1, episode 2 release date, time and where to watch

October 21, 2022

We discuss our predictions for the Prime Video series The Peripheral season 1, episode 2, and also detail the release date and where to watch online.

“Pilot” is the first installment of Prime Video’s latest episode science fiction series, The ringroad. The futuristic show, created by Scott Smithcentered on Flynne Fisher (Chloe Grace Moretz), an expert gamer who becomes the first member of the general public to test a state-of-the-art headset that completely immerses the gamer in an apocalyptic London. The opening episode is a thrill ride with stunning visuals and impressive world building. Here is what happened in The ringroad season 1, episode 1:

  • In London, 2099a man meets a girl on a park bench, they discuss the end of the world and say goodbye.
  • Blue Ridge Mountains, America, 2032, and Flynne cares for her blind mother in a rural home. She suspects Brother Burton of stealing her mother’s pills and goes to confront him. He invites her to play an immersive VR game instead, which she excels at.
  • Flynne flirts with cop Tommy then goes to work at a 3D printing shop. She chats with her best friend Billy Ann and receives a futuristic helmet to bring back to Burton.
  • Burton was offered a hefty fee to test this new VR experience. He only acquired this job because of Flynne’s impressive gameplay and offers him the chance to play in his place.
  • Flynne dons the helmet and is sent to this futuristic London of 2099. Flynne wears the avatar of Burton, with a voice ordering him to Buckingham Palace. Burton’s first task is to seduce and kidnap a woman. Afterwards, she meets the person who gives the orders, Aelita.
  • Flynne loves the experience, finding it ultra-realistic as she can feel and see everything in stunning detail. She goes to buy her mother’s pills and has a run-in with the town thugs. Conner, a triple amputee, saves the day by threatening to shoot these gangsters if they don’t close the deal. Conner takes her home.
  • Flynne’s mother admits Burton gave her her pills. She apologizes to Burton and reenters the simulation. This time she is tortured on an operating table. The woman who was kidnapped, Mariel, has her eye removed and swapped with Burton’s. The procedure is excruciatingly painful. Flynne feels absolutely everything.
  • Using Mariel’s eye, Aelita and Burton infiltrate a building and go down to the lower levels. Here, Burton is having his own eye scanned, which again is an extremely painful activity. They are attacked by a guard, who demands to know Burton’s real name and real-world location. Burton’s avatar is then killed in-game by the guard.
  • Flynne wakes up from the game and vomits, refusing to play again. At work, she is warned by Wilf that her family is in imminent danger. He demands that she re-enter the game now that there is a bounty on her head.
  • Flynne warns Burton of the impending attack. A drone confirms that armed men are heading towards their home.
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The Peripheral season 1, episode 2 release date/time

Episode 2 should be released on Prime Video of Friday, October 28, 2022, at 12 p.m. ET. Episode 2 is titled “Empathy Bonus” and will run for 60 minutes.

Where to watch online

Viewers around the world can catch The ringroad season 1, episode 2 with a subscription to Amazon Prime Video on the date mentioned above.


  • This VR experience is either a detailed simulation that seeps into the real world, or a time travel portal to a futuristic London. Either way, Flynne is in trouble. The game has real consequences and she is hunted down by trained assassins.
  • Burton, Flynne and co will have to hide from the gunmen or confront them. It will definitely be a bloody battle with at least a handful of casualties.
  • Wilf will continue to pressure Flynne to return to the game and she will inevitably submit. Once in the game, Aelita will explain what’s really going on, unless she was killed after the last attack.

Additional reading for the device

  • The Peripheral Review
  • The Peripheral season 1, episode 2 recap (will be uploaded once aired).

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