Off the Map Season Finale Review: "There's a Lot to Miss About the Jungle"

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Wow. The season finale of Off The Map threw viewers some surprising cliffhangers. "There's a Lot to Miss About the Jungle" proved that there will be a lot of unanswered questions if it doesn't come back for season two.

I still thought Ben was an ass, despite his grudging acceptance of Mina and his heroic bridal carry of Ryan through the jungle to get her to the airport on time.

He was insulting to Mina until he realized that his negativity might affect her patient. Even when he supported her he obviously didn't believe his own words.

Off the Map Finale Pic

When Ryan decided she was done fighting, Ben simply couldn't let go. Ryan hated NY. She hated being poked and prodded. She's tired of being a patient. Ryan knew her odds were poor and she wanted her final days to be at the clinic, her home. 

Ben didn't fight her. I wished he would have. That would have been more honest. Not only was Ben willing to keep his wife on life support for years because he couldn't let her go, he's also willing to sanction murder to keep Ryan alive. That's exactly what his old friend the organ donor was making clear to Ben.

When you pay for a black-market kidney, you tell yourself that the donor's still walking around with one working kidney. When you pay for a heart, there's no such illusion. Ryan would be horrified if she ever found out that her life was saved through because someone else was purposefully killed.

Mina was as strong as ever. I loved it when Ben was trying to give her a pep talk and Mina called him out on firing her. Somehow the woman who doesn't like kids managed to get a bunch of school children to assist her with surgery and then carried the patient until they found a ride. It appeared she accomplished it through shear force of will.

Lily's desperate run to the farm had my heart pounding. I expected to see the barn on fire but finding Mateo shot was a shock. Even though I don't believe Lily and Mateo are a long term couple, their final scene together was desperately tragic. 

I was a little unclear on Otis' intent with the new passport. Did that mean he's applying for citizenship in that country? I suppose the important part was that he took steps to prove to Zee that he's in this for the long haul. 

Finally, Tommy manned up and told Mina that he loved her. Although Mina didn't respond verbally, at least she didn't let go.

If nothing else, Off The Map is worth tuning in each week for the spectacular scenery alone but ABC has yet to announce if they will be giving it a second season.

So, if you hope to find out if Ben will really go through with his plan, if Mateo will live or die, and what Tommy and Mina's fate will be, I encourage you to contact ABC and let them know you'd like to see these jungle docs come back for more soapy angst next Fall.


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please bring back off the map we need you!!!!!


Bring the show back please. I love OTM.


Please please bring the show back! If this show comes back I will turn every damn tv on this channel i will make all my friends watch please bring it back if ppl like private practice then there no way in hell they dnt like " off the map" come on u can't cancel this show!!!!! It was a great outlet for me my time to forget every thing! And just think about the jungle!!!!!!!


Please please please be a season 2 although if theres not one now there probably wont be one but they should at least give us a 2 hour show to tie it all together.


I cannot believe that Combat Hospital is still around and the truly great great series Off the Map is getting axed. You have got to give OTM a chance. We love that show.


hey there juss wanted to say that i really loved this show and i really miss it... it really helped my sister become more determined to help others well thnx and in my opinion the show should really comee back there is clearly a high demand for was a really good show and there were some cutee guys in there too ;)


Bring this show back! Please! It was the best break while studying nursing every week! Give it a chance!


k, are you serious right now? You're gonna cancel a great show with great potential based on first season ratings and watchers? Not to mention you only aired the damn series for like 3 months. Every tv series has a slow start and then it picks up later on. You can't give up on this based on first season ratings, otherwise you wouldn't even have tv series on tv at all. If you cancel this you're an idiot. It's like anything else, you give it time and it will succeed.


Bring the show back, seriously why would cancel a great show like this. It's the first season, no one watches the first season of things… It always has a slow start and then around the second season it kicks off. It's like that for almost every tv series so no reason to cancel a show based on first season ratings and watchers. If you cancel this show you guys are idiots. This show has potential bring it back!


This show was great....I feel with a litte more press it would have made a great hit. Time frame is also a question.... Anyway I am sad to find out its not coming back on I have been waiting for it. I love Grey's & Private as well and this was up on top with them....

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Off the Map Season 1 Episode 13 Quotes

Ryan: Don't kill anyone.
Mina: Don't die.

Will you feed dinner?