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 am so disappointed they cancelled Missing. It was my favorite show. It was refreshing to have something new and exciting to watch! ABC this sucks!!

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This is crazy!!! The Show isn't what sucks! Its the advertisement..... I didn't even know the show existed until a friend told me about it being cancelled. I picked it up on iTunes and was like wow!! Ratings are due to lack of letting the world know that there is a great show on tv, go watch it now!! NOT because the show is bad! Can I get a job so we can stop the excessive tv show turnovers please!

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I thought you were smarter than that and wanted to keep your advertisers. Canceling Missing was a stupid mistake. BRING IT BACK!!!

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Finally a show I looked forward to every week instead of those stupid reality shows. I am so disappointed that it was cancelled. I guess Its back to CNN and HGTV. Maybe someone who makes these decisions should look for another job.

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You have to be joking...This is the best thing I have seen on TV in a long time...Another example of the "Shots" at network...What a bunch of misfits...It is just too bad a real quality program...Maybe someone will see the light and go for one more season...

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This just really sucks. Everyone one in my family loved this show. If there jot going to have a second series then why the heck did they make it end like that.this just sucks.whatever im done with abc shows.

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I've gotten so tired of reality programs and adult animation. Cheaper to make, cheaper to cast, just plain cheap. There is a bigger demograffic out there than the 20 somethings watching other 20 somethings trying to get their 15 minuets of fame with scripted "reality" and I won't even get started on the animated garbage. Missing is what's missing from network TV..starting to think they'll never get it right.

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With the whole world hooked on crappy reality shows, I was so excited when I saw commercials for Missing. After the first episode I was hooked and felt like I was watching a movie that just kept getting better and better. They casted great actors in the show and kept the suspense alive week after week. I was extremely upset when I found out that Missing was cancelled and I hope that the networks reconsider and sign them to a second season. Come back MISSING!

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I guess I don't understand the people who make the big decisions. Cancel "Missing", move "Last Man Standing" to Friday (the kiss of death day)and keep renewing all these fabulous reality tv shows. I would love to make stupid decisions and get their paycheck.

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Again another quality entertaining program gets nixed by a buracratic bunch!

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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