THE TOURIST Season 2 is now on Netflix and though this season has a very different story, it’s very fascinating. Also, it still has the same two lead characters and plays out over six intense episodes. Read our full The Tourist Season 2 review here!

THE TOURIST Season 2 on Netflix is the continuation of Elliot’s (Jamie Dornan) crazy new life. In season 1, we met Elliot as an Irish man who woke up in a hospital in the Australian outback with no memory. This was after a car accident. Part of the story in the first season involved a local police officer, Helen (Danielle Macdonald).


Read our The Tourist season 1 review – it premiered on HBO Max in the US, but is on Netflix now >

Helen helped him deal with his amnesia and figure out his past by following the very sparse clues he had on him. They got quite far, and are still together here in season 2 where we will learn much more about who Elliot is. Just like in season 1, this second season also has six episodes. We watched them all for this review.

Continue reading our The Tourist Season 2 review below. Find it on Netflix in the US from February 29, 2024.

From Australia to Ireland

In The Tourist season 2, the action and mystery – trust me, there’s plenty of both – head to Ireland. Elliot and Helen have been traveling around the world, enjoying freedom and each other. However, Helen has been hanging on to a clue about Elliot’s past.

A clue that will take them to a very specific place in Ireland, so they travel there next. When in Ireland, they go all in on finding more answers about Elliot’s identity. Unfortunately, his past continues to haunt and hurt them more than bring any real resolution.

Well, at first, anyway. Once again, they are forced to face the consequences of his rather sinister past actions. He still cannot remember anything about who he was or what he did, but you better believe everyone else does. Especially as it turns out he was a pretty big deal in this particular part of Ireland.

Also heading to Ireland is Ethan Krum. Oh yes, Helen’s awful fiancé from season 1.

He’s been reflecting on how he has treated Helen, and how women deserve to be treated, which means he’s different. In fact, Ethan (Greg Larsen) turns out to be a very intriguing character as he tries to do and be a better man. Even reminding himself, when he steps out of line.

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The Irish mafia

In classic Elliot style, it doesn’t take long for him to land in a whole heap of trouble. It turns out the two main families of what can only be described as the Irish mafia, have both been looking for him. This obviously results in a lot of new characters, and the wonderful Irish dialect is now more prevalent than the Aussie dialect.

However, with Helen Chambers and Ethan Crum in Ireland as well, there’s plenty of wonderful Australian slang as well. Elliot is still as Irish as ever, but also getting more confused by what he finds out. After all, he’s still just figuring out who he is after forgetting who he used to be. Everyone else, however, remembers all his sins!

In the season 2 cast of The Tourist, we get to see so many wonderful actors. Not least Olwen Fouéré (Cult Killer, Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2022) as Niamh Cassidy. A virtual “Godmother” if we’re to stay with the mafia reference. And why not as they do seem to deal in crime and corruption in the same way?

As the Godfather of the opposing family, we see Francis Magee (White Lines) as Frank McDonnell. Also working in the family businesses are Mark McKenna (Overlord), Diarmaid Murtagh (Against the Ice), and Raresh DiMofte (Wu Assassins).

Other key characters include Detective Ruairi Slater, who is portrayed by Conor MacNeill. His entire deal is like something straight out of a horror movie. And then not at all. You’ll see what I’m talking about as you watch season 2.

Watch season 2 of The Tourist on Netflix

Harry Williams and Jack Williams are still the creators (obviously!) and the only two writers on the series. Continuing with Jamie Dornan and Danielle Macdonald is what makes the story work for me. The characters are intriguing and full of integrity. Also, the two actors have perfect chemistry.

Just as was the case with season 1, this second season also aired on BBC in the UK before this international release on Netflix.

Making a season 2 is never easy. Especially when it’s for a series that was originally a limited series that was simply left with the possibility to continue. With this second season, it also ends on a note that leaves room for The Tourist season 3. Personally, I still haven’t had enough of Elliot and Helen, so I’m ready for season 3.

For now, though, get ready to learn more about who Elliot is and where he comes from. Both geographically, biologically, and culturally. All three are a big part of who he was and who he is.

All six episodes of The Tourist season 2 are on Netflix in the US from February 29, 2024.


Creators: Harry Williams, Jack Williams
Cast: Jamie Dornan, Danielle Macdonald, Olwen Fouéré, Francis Magee, Greg Larsen, Victoria Haralabidou, Conor MacNeill, Mark McKenna, Nessa Matthews, Diarmaid Murtagh, Eoin Duffy


In season 2, Elliot and Helen travel to Ireland to find answers about Elliot’s identity, but instead, they are forced to face the dangerous consequences of his past actions.

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