Today blog post title comes from Ferdinand, who single-handedly managed to make me not hate him with that line. I’m going to go out on a limb here and say “History Yet To Be Written” is the best finale we’re seen yet. The original, Kendall Malone, is secured and genetic samples are taken. A deal is struck, then terminated last minute, but things actually work out for the group! Sure, I’m still a little confused about the science… what was that mechanical bug that came out of Nealon’s mouth? Neolution is back in the mix, and apparently the root of all evil (for now.) The supposed (we never can tell, can we?) death of a main character definitely put a damper on things, but all and all, I think this was an amazing episode.
Clone by clone, as always, one more time this season:
Rachel wakes up not with the perfect copy eye she was promised, but with this weird bionic eye. She also has no idea where she is and nobody’s answering her stammered calls. The answer to Rachel comes at the very end, a great cliffhanger for next season: Charlotte walks in followed by Susan Duncan.
Helena gets a nice surprise from her brother-in-law Donnie, Jesse of Jesse’s towing! “You found my boyfriend,” she smiles. Life’s finally coming together for her. Her assassin skills are now being leveraged to the group’s advantage. She fights Rudy to the death. He’s already glitching out, but y’all know she could’ve taken him anyway!
Alison wins School Trustee! She celebrates with Donnie, Art, Sarah, S, Cosima, Helena, Felix, and Scott. Sarah notices some of them are missing, and they toast to Beth.
Krystal‘s identity is discovered basically just in time. Delphine realizes that the Rachel they have in Dyad is not actually Rachel. She’s assumed safe, and hopefully she’ll be joining the Clone Club next year.
Cosima attempts to reconcile with Shay, but backs off realizing she can’t possibly let her in on who she is. Delphine visits Shay, after being told she won’t live to see morning, to try to put things back in order for Shay and Cosima. I love Ksenia Solo, so I kind of want this to work out, but I really love Delphine. Delphine gives Cosima one hell of a goodbye kiss before she’s shot. Is she dead? It seems that way but this is the kind of show that you never know.
Sarah is the one who brokered the deal with Ferdinand, the lesser of two evils when it came between Topside and Castor. She had the upper hand, knowing they weren’t handing over Kendall Malone, just samples. She and Fe also pay a visit to Gracie and Mark, recruiting Mark into their plan. Mark lures Coady, and Coady’s shut down by Ferdinand’s people. When Sarah receives the call from Delphine revealing Ferdinand to be a pawn in a Neolutionist agenda, Ferdinand flips sides and eliminates his Neolutionist companion who was prepared the take the samples. We also learn how Sarah ended up with S– we’ve known it was purposeful for quite some time, but knowing this adoptive mother-and-daughter are actually blood related is just perfect. Finally, the very end sees Sarah reunited with her flesh and blood, Kira.
A happy ending for most, with just enough of a cliffhanger to keep me dying for next season. Though Delphine is a blow, I’m not Game of Thrones upset here. What did you all think of the finale?!