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Heaven Is a Place 

The Sonaris virus has destroyed Westgroup's mainframe, which is unofficially and publicly blamed on Joe. As such, this phase of Joe's career, and his marriage, seems to be once again ... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lee Pace ... Joe MacMillan
Scoot McNairy ... Gordon Clark
Mackenzie Davis ... Cameron Howe
Kerry Bishé ... Donna Clark
Toby Huss ... John Bosworth
Aleksa Palladino ... Sara Wheeler (credit only)
Mark O'Brien ... Tom Rendon
Skylar Astin ... Jessie Evans
August Emerson ... Malcolm Levitan
Michael Irby ... Bernie
Robert C. Treveiler ... Timothy Bondham (as Robert Treveiler)
Ross Philips ... James Bosworth
James Cromwell ... Jacob Wheeler
Morgan Hinkleman ... Joanie Clark
Alana Cavanaugh ... Haley Clark


The Sonaris virus has destroyed Westgroup's mainframe, which is unofficially and publicly blamed on Joe. As such, this phase of Joe's career, and his marriage, seems to be once again destroyed. Only one person comes to Joe's defense, albeit solely in private, but which gives him an idea of how to rise from the ashes. With Westgroup out of the way, Cameron, Donna and their team have been able to rebuild Mutiny, even though Bosworth and Tom have left the company. They are focusing solely on the community aspect of the company, abandoning games. But Cameron feels they still face the same issue they did when they were using Westgroup's network. Cameron comes up with what she believes is the only solution for moving forward. These items combined with Gordon's attitude towards his therapy leads to problems in his marriage, which may be irreparable. Written by Huggo

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Release Date:

2 August 2015 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Georgia, USA

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This episode takes its name from the lyrics of the Talking Heads song "Heaven" See more »


References One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) See more »


Written by David Byrne and Jerry Harrison
Performed by Talking Heads
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Outstanding finale to the season (hopefully not the series)
3 August 2015 | by ramair350See all my reviews

Season 2 was a different ride than Season 1; it took me a couple of episodes to change gears from the setting of the first season, but by the time Season 2 wrapped up (with an incredibly powerful finale), I was on the hook cheering on the characters and invested heavily in the characters and this fine drama overall.

It is difficult to review the last episode from two reasons: 1) Hard to talk about what happens without giving away spoilers, and 2) Hard to write about an episode that possibly could not only be the season finale, but the series finale. I don't want to think that these characters I know and love will be gone for good.

So regarding this actual episode, it was one of the strongest if not the strongest of the whole series. You will know more about these characters than ever before; some things resolve as you might expect, other things happen that are entirely unpredictable. The writing is absolutely top notch as is the acting. The director is a Mad Men veteran, and the quality of this episode shines throughout. I felt that the balance was perfect on resolving the story arc of Season 2 and leaving the door open for an excellent Season 3 if that comes to pass.

AMC "bigwigs": As far as predicting whether there will be a Season 3 goes, hopefully you will remember that Breaking Bad's viewer-ship in Season 1 and 2 wasn't great; Season 3 saw a slight bump, Season 4 suddenly doubled, and Season 5 and beyond went ballistic. HACF can and should be a huge critical and commercial success; don't penalize it for being a "summer" show when viewers are down and there are not any powerful lead-in shows to drive viewers. This is a truly valuable and developed property for AMC with huge future potential (and now I realize I have turned into Joe ... well a flabby old uninteresting version ... OK, maybe I'm more of an old version of one of the Mutiny programmers).

Anyway, thanks to the writers, actors, directors, crews, and yes, even the AMC executives for a great show and season finale ... hoping and keeping fingers crossed we'll see Season 3 and beyond!

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