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Missing Series Finale Review: Lost and Found

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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!

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I have to agree with what others are posting. This is just outrageous they would cancel such a good television program probably some of the best I've seen in years! I just don't understand how they get their rating system and why they would cancel good shows that are being watched verses all this other crap!

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That was one of the best shows I saw in a long time from abc sense no ordinary family and you end that one to the missing was packed with none stop action keep you wanting more and more please reconsider returning the show because the only good show on abc now is revenue and I hope that don't end.

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it was a real great show. we just enjoyed it. it could have had a happy ending

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I agree with all the other people. Why in the world would you leave us hanging and not air this terrific show again???? I am so sick of these STUPID reality shows, it makes me sick!!!
Missing had the best actors/actresses and made you not want it to end. I looked forward every week to sit and watch what was going to happen next. Please reconsider and put it back on the air!!!! You would have a lot of viewers again, it was great ratings and that is what don't make sense!!!

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this was a great show- good story and interesting characters. ABC this is why you stink. How many people now wait and watch on DVDs, streaming, netflix, etc.? Sit and watch a season and then get hooked. This is Missing. It's found it's audience and we are ready to go in real time. But no, you want to specialize in reality shows and glorified soaps (666 street whatever- gag me.) that is why people say all the good shows are on cable stations- network is dead. Ms. Judd- see if you can get one of the good networks to pick it up. We're ready for it.

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I can list a slew of TV shows that would NOT be missed. Missing is a good show and CANNOT even begin to understand ABC's decision to do this to a show with such a good cast. Ridiculous!!!

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I was sure enjoying all your shows, but you never end them properly, like watching half a movie...sucks

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i DON'T THINK I WANT TO GET INTO ANYMORE OF YOUR SHOWS, YOU KEEP ENDING THE SHOWS IN SUSPENSE. WE'RE GETTING TO A POINT WHERE WE DON'T WANT TO WATCH ANY NEW SHOWS, YOU WILL CANCEL THEM ANYWAY.

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Lost? No more. Missing? No more. The river? No more. ABC? No more. Not watching another series on this channel unless it is in season 4 or more. No more.

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, I can't believe it was cancelled. You guys left us wondering what happened to Becca and her family. If you guys didn't know if the show would work you never should have had us guessing what's next. I HOPE ANOTHER NETWORK PICKUP MISSING BECAUSE IT WAS A GREAT SHOW.