The Son Season 1 Episode 9 Review: The Prophecy

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If you had a chance to learn your future, would you want to?

Young Eli runs into a real-life fortune teller on The Son Season 1 Episode 9 and what she predicted appeared to have come true. But what will it mean for the future of the McCullough family?

Phineas Contemplates - The Son Season 1 Episode 9

After Eli's near-death experience, he's had a change of heart about saving the ranch. He took the vision of himself as a young man as a warning and now he wants nothing to do with taking Pedro's land.

It's hard to believe that Eli could change his mind so quickly, but it makes lots of sense after seeing what young Eli went through with Maggie Phelps.

I'm sure young Eli had no idea that woman's fortune was going to come true, but everything she said did happen exactly the way she predicted.

Young Eli: What's that?
Maggie: It's an instrument of revelation.
Young Eli: It looks like a hat with rocks in it to me.

It seems that Eli has been running from Maggie Phelps his entire life and she's finally caught up with him. He's been given so many chances that you'd think he'd do everything possible to live his life with honor.

Being shot and seeing his younger self was like an epiphany, but it's all a little too late.

Phineas was not very happy with Eli's decision to sell the ranch and decided to go forward with their plans despite his father's protests. It was like a punch in the gut to Eli, but even worse was Pete finding out what they were doing.

Pete was pretty happy with the idea of selling the ranch. It would give him the opportunity he wanted to be with Maria. But when he discovered the oil in Jeannie's dollhouse he was beside himself.

He knew before Eli told him that the oil was from Pedro's land. If not, why was it such a big secret? Why would Jeannie hide it in her dollhouse?

A Desperate Phone Call - The Son Season 1 Episode 9

Pete's always had a soft spot for the Garcias and now that he's rekindled his romance with Maria, the Garcias are almost like family regardless of the fact that Pedro doesn't want his daughter to be involved with Pete.

Pete doesn't know that and he doesn't care. All he knows is that what Eli and Phineas did was wrong and he's going to set it straight.

It might be too late, though. Niles has no patience for any Mexicans and him thinking the Garcias were responsible for the burning of his saloon is going to make his day. It'll become the perfect excuse for him to kill more Mexicans. He'll be justified in his actions.

The Sheriff isn't going to protect the Garcias so the only hope they have is Pete. 

But will Pete really turn his back on his father and his family? Maggie Phelps predicted that Eli will lose him forever after some horrible act, but is this what pushes Pete away?

God knows my specialness even if some of his lesser creatures do not.


Did anyone else think that maybe Eli would have shot the horse just to keep Pete from running to the Garcias? I really thought he was going to do it, but that wouldn't have stopped Pete. He would've walked to the Garcias ranch if he had to.

Phineas had no guilt doing what he did. He's all about the ranch and he did what he felt was necessary to save it. He did what he thought his father really wanted but was afraid to do. He wanted to please his father because that's what his life has always been about. 

The only problem is that no matter how hard he tries, he'll never be Eli's favorite.

But yet he's the one Eli depends upon to get things done. Pete just exists.

So what will happen now that Phineas went through with the dirty deed? Will Eli stand and fight for Pedro or will he fight for the land he really wants? Will he and Pete come to arms?

It doesn't seem like it's going to a happy ending for the McCullough family, does it?

What did you think of "The Prophecy" and how do you think the season will end? Hit the comments and share your thoughts!

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The Prophecy Review

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The Son Season 1 Episode 9 Quotes

I've hurt a lot of people, Maria.


God knows my specialness even if some of his lesser creatures do not.