At the end of the first season, Lenny Busker (Aubrey Plaza) and Oliver Bird (Jemaine Clement) were shown driving away in search of “someplace warm.” The opening script page from the season premiere makes you believe they’ve found that place. But did they really?
“Lenny and Oliver are being used by this character, Amahl Farouk,” says executive producer Noah Hawley. “He wears their faces from time to time. It’s his way of hiding himself. I had this thought of, ‘What does Freddy Krueger do during the day?’ I thought it was interesting, the idea of the downtime of these characters. They’re not being used and so what is reality like for them? They’re being placated, that they’re in some place beautiful that may not actually be a physical space, it may be a mental space, like an astral plane. They have everything they need, they’re by the pool, it’s beautiful, but at a certain point, there’s part of them that realizes that they’re just trapped in this reality they don’t have any control over.”