The second season begins when Tripp scores for that man she has been chasing for some time. On the other hand, the planet celebrates Harlan's day during that period, and Kovacs is trying to devise a plan to escape. Meanwhile, Coyle combines fragments of her life and faces a path that may not be good, and Poe confronts reality.
I found myself desperately wishing for Altered Carbon to leave its world of endless lives, satellite back ups, and shapeless political revolutions behind, to focus... on the AIs discarded by humanity as yet another resource to be wasted and forgotten.
The ideas behind the premise are so good, the potential to examine existential issues about identity and humanity and how they're tied up in our physical form are so great, that it's frustrating to see how often the show takes a too-shallow approach.
By the season finale, it becomes clear that this has stopped being the Kovacs show and, instead, an ensemble endeavour that manages to satisfyingly tie up a season arc while teasing storylines yet to be explored.