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

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I loved that t.v. show. That was my favorite show. And you guy's left us at a part that leaves us wondering what happened to Becca. Me and my friends had late nights and watched the show just for fun. Please put the show back on air.

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Missing was great! There is so much crap on TV that survives season after season. Been waiting patiently for it to return only to find out it's not!

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i loved the mother in Becca this inspired me alot the way Becca even at the edge of death was ready to get her son, but now Becca being kidnapped left the entire family wanting and as the viewer please consider season2. micael did great in protecting his family to me he is a man of big time faith and he knew one day will see his family, pleas you consinder letting me know when season 2 ever came

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Wow, something other than a reality show and it can't make it past the first season. I watched every episode and will miss season 2. My favorite new show last year has also been cancelled. Tera Nova. It had high ratings and still was cancelled. The only time I ever wished the FCC would step in is now. can't we get the reality shows off the air. Honey Boo Boo. Really?

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Waaay to go tv gods, messed up again, the only two shows i had on appointment viewing was
the River and Missing...... why does the crap keep getting renewed, and the stuff that has you
mesmerized get killed? You want a bunch of robotic viewers???

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I have no idea how they decide on canceling shows. Some of the shows they keep bring back year after year suck and they cancel a show like Missing. No wonder i cant find anything on ABC to watch anymore!!!

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I am so disappointed that Missing has been cancelled! I was just checking to see when the second season started and was not expecting to find that it was cancelled! Shocking! It was a great show and i think this decision is a mistake. I hope they change there minds. I will MISS it!

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I can't believe it! Why would ABC cancel Missing? It was one of the best, if not the best show on TV. I work evenings, but my fiance would record the show for me to watch when I got off work at midnight and then he would watch it again with me. This really, really sucks. Wake up ABC. We need more show like this and less "Reality TV."

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For once we can get back to really great TV and you had to cancel it. Missing is much better than those fake 'Reality TV' that losers will do anything to be on TV. Ridiculous.

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Cant believe they cancelled Missing, it was great and very intense to watch!! Bad move ABC, maybe put it on earlier so people that have to work early in the morning can watch it as well. My whole family watched this series and couldnt wait for it to come back on and seeing this just really dissapointed me!! Totally bad move!!!!!!!!!!!!

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]
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