Going into Resurrection Season 2 Episode 13 we all knew it was likely to be the series finale. You don't lose almost two thirds of your audience in a matter of months and sit in a pretty position to continue.
Throughout Resurrection Season 2, the show has been very rocky, but the final three hours really brought it home. If the show had only been this good from the beginning, I'm sure we would be sitting here singing a different tune about its fate.
Who would have guessed that Margaret would actually be good when it mattered? We were worried for the safety of our characters mainly because Preacher James and dozens of the returned waited to attack at the Langston household. There was no way they were letting Rachel have that baby in peace.
James almost won, but Margaret turning against him at the last minute gave our good guys the upper hand. We wouldn't go out and say that any of this was predictable, because anything was really possible.
I know you think i'm the enemy. Heck, maybe I am, but I believe we have a common goal.James
I'm glad Rachel had the baby, but are we really to believe it caused the resurrection pandemic to go global? The claims of James and his minions that the boy is going to be worse for the world than Satan fell on deaf ears as we got to see what life was like one year later and Arcadia appeared in a good place. The final scene was very chilling with all the flies at the boy's window as he lay in his crib. What's next for him?
We have a bureau of the returned! This was quite shocking, I didn't expect the world to welcome these people with open arms, but it is certainly a vote of confidence in them. It was nice to see that Bellamy is no longer working with the police; he's working for the bureau.
Do we have a shipper name for Bellamy and Maggie? The two of them realized when the house was being attacked that there was a possibility they wouldn't see each other again... so they kissed and one year later they're very much together.
Maggie: What are you gonna be doing?
Bellamy: Thinking of you.
Everyone came together at the end for dinner. No show does a dinner party like a Resurrection dinner party. Who can forget the one from Resurrection Season 2 episode 5? This one was a little more tame, thanks to Margaret's absence.
Margaret has been shunned by Henry, which is sad considering that she kind of saved the day. Sure, she did a lot of bad things. She's up there with Victoria Grayson from Revenge as one of the most wicked witches on primetime; they both would do anything for their family.
"Love In Return" was an excellent episode. We leave these characters at a really interesting time. The finale was crafted very well, in such a way that could serve as a series or season ender. We can all imagine that James will escape at some point and try to end the kid's life, but he won't learn his fate until May, much like fans clamoring for more episodes.
Other tidbits from the episode:
- Elaine got no closure at all. The short amount of time she got wasn't enough. She deserved more.
- Where was government Bitch? The scene showing the empty facility was certainly creepy, but it would have been nice to see some of her one year later.
- Was anyone else tired of Rachel's whining?
- How funny was the scene with Henry commenting that the returned have to pay full taxes, but are not allowed to vote?
- It would be nice to see Rachel after childbirth and get a peek into how she's coping as a single mother.
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