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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Obviously ABC doesn't know a good show when they have one MISSING is/was the best show they had and as usual they dropped the ball. Hopefully CBS or NBC or maybe a cable station will pick it up. Ashley Judd deserves kudos for this show as well as all the members of the cast. And don't forget Robert Redford as producer!!


I'm still missing ,"Missing", love love loved the show! Please, bring it back !!!!


Missing was awesome. I can't believe they have cancelled it. This is a big part of why I don't stick with ABC. They don't realize a great thing when they have it right in front of their faces..... Ashley Judd is one of my favs!!!!!


Missing was awesome. I can't believe they have cancelled it. This is a big part of why I don't stick with ABC. They don't realize a great thing when they have it right in front of their faces.....


I was appalled! No 2nd season? How could they,this is merciless! What a suspence-filled show,I'm disgusted with ABC!


I as many viewers are absolutely stunned that this wonderful series with Ashley Judd and her fabulous cast are not returning for a second season. My 90 year old mother loved this show and looked forward to it every week. Please please hear our pleas and bring back Missing.


totally crazy that Missing ends with Becca's disappearance and then no 2nd season - please give us a 2nd season - great show !!


not enough viewers???????????? i don't think so... i would like to call ABC and tell them, they are stupid...


Missing had everything. I cannot believe there is no 2nd season.


I too share the utmost disappoint that this show has been cancelled as my husband and I looked forward to it on a weekly basis. The acting was abolutely superb by all but mostly Ashley Judd. I find it hard to believe that there were not enough viewers so perhaps this was just political in nature. Not much else good on TV nowadays...sad.

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Missing Season 1 Episode 10 Quotes

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


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

Dax [to Becca]