‘Room 104’ Season 2 Episode Descriptions: Casts, Plots, and Air Dates

Room 104 Season 2
Sheaun McKinney and Katie Aselton in ‘Room 104’ season 2 (Photo: Tyler Golden / HBO)

Season two of HBO’s anthology series Room 104 kicks off on Friday, November 9, 2018 at 11:30pm ET/PT with an episode titled “FOMO.” With the series a month away from its new season premiere, HBO’s released details on all 12 episodes including brief plot descriptions and air dates.

The second season, which features a cast that includes Mahershala Ali, Judy Greer, Michael Shannon, and Rainn Wilson, will finish up on December 14th.

Season two also stars Joel Allen, Stephanie Allynne, Katie Aselton, Frank Birney, Josephine Decker, James Earl, Marlene Forte, Abby Ryder Fortson, Ginger Gonzaga, Brian Tyree Henry, Anita Kalathara, Jennifer Lafleur, Tom Lenk, Phil Matarese, Sheaun McKinney, Natalie Morales, Kent Osborne, Zane Pais, Leonora Pitts, Mark Proksch, Pia Shah, Onur Tukel, Dolly Wells, Mary Wiseman, Charlyne Yi, and Katya Zamolodchikova.

The series was Mark Duplass and Jay Duplass, with the filmmaking brothers serving as executive producers along with Sydney Fleischmann and Mel Eslyn. Tyler Romary is the season two producer.

The Season Two Plot:

Room 104 “tells a different story of the assorted characters who stay in the room in each episode, ranging from dark comedy and horror to poignant drama and musical romance. Filled with twists and surprises, ROOM 104 offers a new discovery from one episode to the next, telling tales of everyday people striving for connection and meaning inside a single room.”

Room 104 Season 2 Episodes Preview:

  • Episode #13: “FOMO”
    Debut: FRIDAY, NOV. 9 (11:30 p.m.-midnight ET/PT)
    Grace (Charlyne Yi) and her friends (Tom Lenk and Pia Shah) take a weekend trip to celebrate Grace’s 30th birthday, only to be surprised by the arrival of her uninvited sister (Jennifer Lafleur).
    Written by Mark Duplass; directed by Ross Partridge
  • Episode #14: “Mr. Mulvahill”
    Debut: FRIDAY, NOV. 9 (midnight-12:30 a.m.)
    Jim (Rainn Wilson) reunites with Mr. Mulvahill (Frank Birney), his third-grade teacher, and challenges him to admit to an incident from the past that left Jim forever changed.
    Written by Mark Duplass; directed by Ross Partridge
  • Episode #15: “Swipe Right”
    Debut: FRIDAY, NOV. 16 (11:30 p.m.-midnight)
    A powerful Russian political technologist (Michael Shannon) arranges an internet first date with a veterinary nurse (Judy Greer), who tries to figure out the truth behind his shifting identity.
    Written and directed by Liza Johnson
  • Episode #16: “Hungry”
    Debut: FRIDAY, NOV. 16 (midnight-12:30 a.m.)
    Two strangers (Mark Proksch and Kent Osborne) meet to fulfill an unusual mutual fantasy.
    Written by Mark Duplass; directed by Patrick Brice
  • Episode #17: “The Woman in the Wall”
    Debut: FRIDAY, NOV. 23 (11:30 p.m.-midnight)
    Plagued by a host of ailments, Catherine (Dolly Wells) is comforted by a disembodied woman’s voice (Leonora Pitts).
    Story by Esti Giordani; teleplay by Mark Duplass; directed by Gaby Hoffmann
  • Episode #18: “Arnold”
    Debut: FRIDAY, NOV. 23 (midnight-12:30 a.m.)
    After waking up soaking wet and with no memory of the previous night, Arnold (Brian Tyree Henry) tries to piece together the events that got him to Room 104.
    Written by Mark Duplass & Julian Wass; directed by Julian Wass
  • Episode #19: “The Man and the Baby and the Man”
    Debut: FRIDAY, NOV. 30 (11:30 p.m.-midnight)
    A couple (Josephine Decker and Onur Tukel) hoping to conceive makes a video of their emotionally-charged night for their future child.
    Story by Josephine Decker; teleplay by Josephine Decker & Onur Tukel; directed by Josephine Decker
  • Episode #20: “A Nightmare”
    Debut: FRIDAY, NOV. 30 (midnight-12:30 a.m.)
    A woman (Natalie Morales) finds herself trapped in increasingly terrifying versions of the same nightmare.
    Written by Mark Duplass; directed by Jonah Markowitz
  • Episode #21: “The Return”
    Debut: FRIDAY, DEC. 7 (11:30 p.m.-midnight)
    Grieving the death of her father months earlier in Room 104, a young girl (Abby Ryder Fortson) returns with her mother (Stephanie Allynne) in hopes of being able to communicate with him.
    Written by Mark Duplass; directed by So Yong Kim
  • Episode #22: “Artificial”
    Debut: FRIDAY, DEC. 7 (midnight-12:30 a.m.)
    A reporter (Sheaun McKinney) looks to uncover the truth about a woman (Katie Aselton) who claims to be a hybrid robot warning of an impending AI takeover.
    Written by Mark Duplass; Directed by Natalie Morales
  • Episode #23: “Shark”
    Debut: FRIDAY, DEC. 14 (11:30 p.m.-midnight)
    A charismatic pool shark (Mahershala Ali) tries to convince his reluctant cousin (James Earl) to stay in the hustling game.
    Written and directed by Mark Duplass
  • Episode #24: “Josie & Me” (Season finale)
    Debut: FRIDAY, DEC. 14 (midnight-12:30 a.m.)
    A woman (Mary Wiseman) asks her slightly-younger self to recreate the events of one night at a college frat party.
    Written by Lauren Budd; directed by Lila Neugebauer