Missing Series Finale Review: Lost and Found

by at . Comments

Well, it's been quite an intense ride. To be honest, I wasn't sure how Missing was going to end since the finale was shot before the news of the cancellation came about, so I spent much of "The Rain on the Evil and on the Good" holding my breath.

One thing I was pretty sure of, and I was right, was that in the finale Becca would be doing every single thing possible to get her son back. She was ready to go to lengths she hadn't gone to before.

Becca's Last Effort

I was so relieved when Becca got Dax on the phone. I've mentioned before that if these two could finally get onto the same page and really trust each other that they could make a lot of headway. It took 10 episodes, but they did.

It's clear that Violet had messed with Dax's head a lot. Things got to a boiling point on this finale. First, Dax put himself on the line to bust Paul out of jail. I love that after everything Becca had been through, she still insisted Michael be rescued by both parents. Paul may have faked his death and just resurfaced days ago, but he was crucial in protecting Michael behind the scenes and he is still his father.

As far as things getting to a boiling point, a person can only be pushed so far before he/she breaks and it was clear that Becca was hitting her limit with her patience. When Violet tried to break free and Dax and Paul tried to coax information out of her, I knew a torture situation was coming. Holy crap, was that some speech Becca delivered. Violet may not have believed Becca would go through with it, but I didn't hesitate for a second. Becca is a mother bear protecting her cub.

Meanwhile, Michael was getting suspicious and I was gearing up for him and Oksana to make a run for it. Finally, everything came to a head and when Michael and Becca spotted each other I let out a huge exhale and tears welled up in my eyes. These tears were let out in heaving sobs and hour later on the Grey's Anatomy finale, but I digress. It was a beautiful Winstone family reunion and Martin Newman was no more.

Personally, I wish that after the producers knew the show had been cancelled, that they went back in and edited out the last scene of Becca getting kidnapped. Now that there is no second season it would've been good to just end things on a happy note. After all, how often do we get a happy ending on TV these days? I really enjoyed the ride that Missing took us on with it's phenomenal cast and intriguing storyline. What did you all think? Hit the comments!

Review

Editor Rating: 5.0 / 5.0
  • 5.0 / 5.0
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
User Rating:

Rating: 4.6 / 5.0 (409 Votes)

Leigh Raines is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow her on Twitter.

Tags: ,
Avatar

Maybe , the fact that so many people loved this show is the reason that it was withdrawn.Some of the shows that you repeat aren't worthy of a second season. Please reconsider your decision or allow another network to pick up the slack.

Avatar

Unbelievable...ABC has cancelled the TV series "Missing?" Kept waiting for the second season to begin and thought perhaps you delayed it for a Fall 2013 airing. This show was great and I love Ashley Judd and was thrilled to see her come to TV in such a wonderful series. Please get rid of the endless array of "reality" shows...I don't watch any of them! "Missing" was a sophisticated action show with a great cast and the potential to air for many seasons. Why on earth did you let it go? I hope another channel picks it up and runs with it!

Avatar

Can I simply say what a reduction to search out somebody who truly is aware of what theyre speaking about on the internet. You definitely know how you can carry a difficulty to mild and make it important. Extra people have to learn this and perceive this side of the story. I cant imagine youre not more popular because you definitely have the gift. vist http://www.alfa-romeo.ro/index...

Avatar

That is just ridiculous ABC. I would not blink when this show was on, YES it was just that awesome. The same thing happened to Wheel of Fortune and FOX picked it up as I hope they do MISSING. I will NEVER EVER contribute to any of ABCs productions if they us the FANS go unheard

Avatar

Please do not cancel this tv show. This is the first time me and my family and actually sat down and watched a tv show together. It was very interesting and mysterious. I love this show and watched every episode there was and even watched it more than that. ABC ratings should not count. You should be lucky enough that people watched it. Just because some people watch the other tv shows more than they watch this one doesn't mean you have to cancel it. Please ABC give Missing another chance I will even encourage other people to watch it because I agree that this is a great tv show to watch.

Avatar

If ABC don't produce more Missing series, will there be a book I can read? I bet a book will be more detial and interesting that the show. I have never gotten hook up with any tv show or movie like this one in life. I have to give a credit to Ashley Judd is the best actress I have ever seen, not even the holywood stars. Please tell me if there are a Missing book I can read!!! To be honesty, I am not a fan of reading person but after watch this movie, it got me so much that I even want to find the Missing book to read!!!!

Avatar

I am SO upset, bummed, disappointed and PISSED that Missing will not be returning!!!! It was/IS a great show!!! I do not watch a lot of shows anymore because they are all disgusting reality TV or just not interesting or suspenseful--PLEASE BRING IT BACK!!!!

Avatar

I know i just found this show on hulu. I watched the first episode and then i became instantly hooked. It was an amazing series. I hate you abc for leaving that cliffhanger at the end if you did not plan on making a second season. Shame on you. You can repent. there is still time to create a second season. I will be here waiting for it when you guys smarten up.

Avatar

i agree with alot of the people on here..... Becca went Missing and now we'll never know what happened to her or her family. Thanks alot ABC!(complete sarcasm) I was so mad when I found out Missing was canceled AND another thing why did you cancel GBC, I loved that show and again you left off with a cliff hanger and didn't make another season. ABC..... GET A BETTER NETWORK!!!!!!!!!!

Avatar

I SOOOOOOO miss this show! Ashley Judd was great and this was better than anything else on tv.

Missing Season 1 Episode 10 Quotes

Nobody actually dies from a broken heart, even though they wish they could.

Paul

Martin Newman, I can't imagine the portrayal you must feel.

Dax [to Becca]
×