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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One of the best thrillers ever shown on TV. All I can say is don't support ABC they have no idea what the viewing public like to watch.

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I just was looking to see when the premier of Missing was going to air only to find out it was cancelled. How heartbreaking!! My family loved the show and it was one we watched together and looked foward to every week. I hope there is a big demand to being it back. I agree with a previous viewer, I am sick of the stupid reality show. This was a show with great actors and intense storyline. I don't get it. Very disappointed ABC.

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Missing was the best show ever on T.V .I am so sick of reality showes and vampire showes and showes with all the bad language.Missing was full of suspense and you didnt know what was coming next.It was right up there with NCIS.ABC I don't know what you are thinking of.All i know is Missing will be missed by alot of people.Please bring it back .I looked forward to that show.

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BRING IT BACK!!!! What a great show. How could they do it..I am so disappointed, so is my family. There are shows still airing that are terrible. Why???

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This was a very shallow series with heaps of production errors.
The British do much better like "Spooks" & at least they show a bit of reality unlike this production.
Becca was miscast & really Paul working undercover for 10 years is hard to believe & being married with a kid doesnt put him on the top of the list to work undercover.
Great story bad production & casting & no wonder they canned it.
Bring back the "Waltons" which showed more reality.

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I am so very disappointed!!!!! Missing was one of THE BEST shows on TV . It had action right from the get-go and a fantastic cast - gee - I guess thats why it was cancelled! Maybe they needed another spot for a new reality show. Theres certainly not enough of them are there?? I don't know why I even have cable - theres nothing on worth watching. They took this off, Harry's Law was cancelled, what's next The Mentalist?? That's the only other show I watch!!!!!!
Too bad the Power's That Be have NO CLUE!!!! So Sad!

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Very, very disappointed that Missing was dropped by ABC. It was such an exciting series to watch. Is there a second series, or was it dropped by ABC? If there is a second series can it be purchased?

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Missing was such a great show. A female James Bond!!! I loved going on the adventures with Becka every week. I CANNOT believe they canceled this show. I hope another station picks it up.... I am sure that another season would have attracted more viewers. 10 episodes for such a great show was not much~~~~~I am NOT happy about this.

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Missing was an amazing show. It had me on my toes every week. BEST TV show I have seen in a long while. ABC made a mistake by dropping it!

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I have been watching Missing andcam disgusted that it has been discontinued .Ashley Judd always gives a great performance,whatever she is in.Nice to see Gina McKee and Victoria Smurfit in there too.Maybe the powers that be will change their minds??
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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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