Sense8 Season 1 finale
Riley and Will were the focus of the “Sense8” finale, and they will spend more time together in the Christmas special. Netflix

“Sense8” fans are about to have a very merry Christmas. The series is finally returning to Netflix for a Christmas special more than a year and a half after the first season aired. With so much time between new episodes, it’s easy to forget the details. Luckily, you can get a quick refresher on where each cluster member left off below:

Wolfgang and Kala: The feud with his uncle (Sylvester Groth) finally came to a climax. Wolfgang (Max Riemelt) apparently killed his abusive father, and he is angry that Sergei never stepped in to stop his dad. Wolfgang and his uncle end up in a bloody fight. He hides out in the kitchen while coming up with a plan.

Luckily, Kala (Tina Desai) shows up and helps him make a bomb out of kitchen supplies, killing Sergei’s bodyguards. Wolfgang shoots his uncle in the face several times. It’s a violent act that clearly makes Kala question some things. Wolfgang tells her that she has to marry her fiancé.

Riley: Riley (Tuppence Middleton) is trapped inside the BPO research facility in Iceland, and Will (Brian J. Smith) is the one who will save her. However, Riley is plagued by flashbacks to the night she gave birth. Her husband and baby died. Will pushes her to get through the flashbacks though. They have to make an escape, and once he is compromised, she has to pull through.

Will: Though he manages to save Riley, he locks eyes with the evil man that’s been after the cluster, Whispers (Terrence Mann). Will and the villain now have a psychic link. Angelica (Daryl Hannah) and Jonas (Naveen Andrews) tell Will that suicide is the best option now. However, Will decides to drug himself instead. If he is unconscious, Whispers can’t get into his head. Riley drives the ambulance to get them out, and Will wakes up on a boat. Riley tells him that he saved everyone before injecting him to knock him out again.

Nomi: Hacker skills come in handy when you’re breaking into secret research facilities. Nomi (Jamie Clayton) and her girlfriend Amanita (Freema Agyeman) helped Will get a car and ID. They help navigate the escape too.

Sun: After taking the fall for the men in her family, Sun (Donna Bae) is still in jail. However, she uses her psychic link to help Will and Riley out of BPO. She skillfully fights off the guards.

Capheus: The driver comes in handy when Riley and Will need to hotwire an ambulance. Though Capheus (Aml Ameen) wasn’t a big player in the finale, he had a lot of action in the penultimate episode, where he hit a gang leader with his bus.

Lito: The actor didn’t get much screen time either. However, Lito (Miguel Silvestre) popped in when information was needed, and he flirted with the nurses to get the information. Prior to the finale, he got back together with Hernando (Alfonso Herrera) after rescuing Dani (Erendira Ibarra) from her abusive boyfriend.

When “Sense8” returns, fans will see how Will is surviving with his link to Whispers. While Season 2 doesn’t officially start until May, the Christmas episode will reveal what the characters have been up to.

Executive producer Lana Wachowski revealed that there might be some characters feeling lonely in the holiday special. “I wanted to tell a story in this first episode that was kind of about time and presence and how these new lives that these characters were experiencing made them feel empowered, like they can do anything as long as they’re together,” said in a video released by Netflix. “And at the same time, it has a way of making them feel vulnerable and almost more alone than they’ve ever felt.”

Audiences may also notice that Capheus looks different. Ameen was recast earlier this year. Toby Onwumere will take over the role in Season 2.

The “Sense8” Christmas special hits Netflix Dec. 23. Season 2 premieres May 5.