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black-ish Season 2 Episodes

24 Episodes 2015 - 2016

Having achieved what their parents always hoped they could—successful careers, four wonderful kids, and a beautiful home in a nice neighborhood—advertising executive Andre "Dre" Johnson (Anthony Anderson) and his physician wife, Rainbow (Tracee Ellis Ross), continue their commitment to create a sense of cultural identity for their family that honors their Black heritage while also embracing their upper-middle-class success. In Season 2, the family confronts timely issues such as the use of the N-word, gun control, and bullying with compassion, insight, and humor.

Episode 1

THE Word

Wed, Sep 23, 2015 29 mins

In the Season 2 premiere, Dre and Bow try to prevent Jack's expulsion after he uses the N-word during a school talent show; and the family examine the evolution and use of the N-word in American culture.

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Episode 2

Rock, Paper, Scissors, Gun

Wed, Sep 30, 2015 30 mins

Dre considers buying a gun after a break-in down the street, but Bow is uncomfortable with the idea. Meanwhile, Junior is determined to protect the family from cyberterrorism; Pops teaches Zoey karate; and Jack and Diane are shocked they've been living in the house without protection.

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Episode 3

Dr. Hell No

Wed, Oct 7, 2015 30 mins

Pops is pressured to see a doctor after he reveals that he hasn't had a checkup in years due to his strong aversion toward health care. His family members react differently when it's discovered that he has a clogged artery and needs to undergo surgery.

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Episode 4

Daddy's Day

Wed, Oct 14, 2015 30 mins

Dre and his colleagues come up with a new holiday after being fed up with other events overshadowing Father's Day; and Zoey's friend without a father forms a bond with Dre. Meanwhile, Junior becomes a hassle while helping Bow with housework.

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Episode 5


Wed, Oct 21, 2015 30 mins

Dre uncharacteristically accepts an invitation from their neighbors to go to church; and he and Bow decide to say "yes" more after having a great time. Meanwhile, Jack and Diane discover they were never baptized and decide to do whatever they want.

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Episode 6

Jacked o' Lantern

Wed, Oct 28, 2015 30 mins

Dre's nieces and nephews who have a tendency to roughhouse join the family for Halloween, and Dre thinks they could help his kids learn to be tougher. Meanwhile, Dre's cousin who used to torment him makes a surprise visit.

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Episode 7

Charlie in Charge

Wed, Nov 11, 2015 30 mins

The kids help Charlie win the heart of a former flame by pretending that he leads a domesticated life. Meanwhile, Dre and Bow take Zoey to Brown University, but Bow's excitement about her alma mater turns into a series of embarrassing moments that could turn Zoey off from the school altogether.

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Episode 8

Chop Shop

Wed, Nov 18, 2015 30 mins

Bow prepares for the Johnson family's Christmas card photo shoot; Dre takes Junior and Jack to his lifelong barber, but Dre is disappointed when Junior gets his hair cut by someone else; and the family doesn't like Dre's new haircut.

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Episode 9

Man at Work

Wed, Dec 2, 2015 30 mins

Dre's childhood friend comes to stay at the house, but Bow suspects him of taking advantage of Dre's generosity. Meanwhile, Mr. Stevens' ex-wife gains control of half of the company and begins to question Charlie's work ethic.

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Episode 10


Wed, Dec 9, 2015 30 mins

Dre worries that Christmas has become too commercialized; Pops makes a plan for less presents and more family time; and the kids act nice in hopes of getting more presents. Meanwhile, Daphne Lido invites herself to spend the holiday with the Johnsons.

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Episode 11

Plus Two Isn't a Thing

Wed, Jan 6, 2016 30 mins

Dre's best friend from childhood, Gigi, visits the family, leading Bow to feel like an afterthought. After Dre and Gigi get into an argument, Bow convinces him she can fill in as his best friend. Meanwhile, the kids are inspired to become YouTube stars.

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Episode 12

Old Digger

Wed, Jan 13, 2016 30 mins

Ruby introduces Dre and Bow to the new man in her life, but Dre looks for any reason to dislike him while Pops comes up with a plan to distract his ex-wife. Meanwhile, Junior's siblings convince him to meet a girl he's been talking to on a dating site.

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Episode 13

Keeping Up With the Johnsons

Wed, Jan 20, 2016 30 mins

Dre and Bow question if they're spending too much money on unnecessary expenses and turn to Mr. Stevens' straight-laced accountant for a second opinion. Meanwhile, Junior decides to start day trading after overhearing his parents talking about finances.

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Episode 14

Sink or Swim

Wed, Feb 10, 2016 30 mins

Dre suspects a neighbor of racially stereotyping his family because she doesn't invite them to her pool parties and confronts her after discussing the issue at work. Meanwhile, the kids are shocked to learn Dre doesn't actually know how to swim; and the twins are jealous of each other's activities with the Girls' and Boys' Rovers Organization.

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Episode 15


Wed, Feb 17, 2016 30 mins

Jack and Diane are tired of being twins, so they decide to explore their individuality. Meanwhile, Dre buys Zoey her first car, but begins to question himself after his coworkers discuss the terrible things teens do with cars.

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Episode 16


Wed, Feb 24, 2016 30 mins

A highly-publicized court case involving police brutality and an African-American teenager leads the kids to ask tough questions, but Dre and Bow have conflicted views. Dre and his parents think the children need to know the harsh reality of the world while Bow would prefer to give them a more optimistic view of life.

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Episode 17

Any Given Saturday

Wed, Mar 16, 2016 30 mins

Diane begins documenting Jack's budding basketball career for a school project, but he ends up being a benchwarmer when Dre and Bow get him a spot on an elite travel-ball team. Meanwhile, Junior takes his job as a referee too seriously; and Zoe meets a new love interest.

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Episode 18

Black Nanny

Wed, Mar 23, 2016 30 mins

Bow and Dre seek help with the house and kids, but Dre's hesitant to hire a black nanny despite her desire to care for the whole family. Meanwhile, Diane runs for class president; and Zoey helps her sister create a smear campaign against the competition.

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Episode 19

The Leftovers

Wed, Apr 6, 2016 30 mins

Dre and Bow realise their kids don't have a legal guardian and set out to find replacement parents in case tragedy strikes. Meanwhile, Jack learns the truth about their old dog's death and other family secrets that he was lied to about in the past.

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Episode 20

Johnson & Johnson

Wed, Apr 13, 2016 30 mins

Dre's sister's marriage to a woman leads to a conversation about tradition, during which Dre learns that Bow opposes the patriarchal convention of taking a man's last name. Meanwhile, the twins worry they're too old to be the ring bearer and flower girl; and Junior and Zoey help Ruby accept her daughter's relationship.

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Episode 21

The Johnson Show

Wed, Apr 27, 2016 30 mins

Dre's always strived to model his life after the idyllic families he grew up watching on TV, but he panics after he learns he could lose his job. Meanwhile, Bow tries to prove herself when she's put in charge of the school auction and enlists her kids' assistance instead of accepting the other moms' offers to help.

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Episode 22

Super Rich Kids

Wed, May 4, 2016 30 mins

Dre's excited when he meets his awkward son's cool friends after long fearing that he would never have a social life. Meanwhile, Bow finds an inventive way to deal with their other children, who won't confess to breaking items around the house.

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Episode 23

Daddy Dre-Care

Wed, May 11, 2016 30 mins

Dre's forced to take care of the kids while Bow and Ruby are quarantined together with the flu, but the youngsters resist his help and plead for their mother's return.

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Episode 24

Good-ish Times

Wed, May 18, 2016 30 mins

In the second-season finale, Dre falls asleep while watching a "Good Times" marathon and has a dream that his family transforms into the characters from the '70s television show.

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