[Warning: General spoilers ahead.]
Too soon! We’re already at the finale for the first season of Eyewitness and it’s a nail biter. The boys hide, Kane realizes there’s a line he won’t cross, and Helen realizes there’s one she will.
We start right where we ended last week, with Helen, Gabe, and Tony desperately trying to find Philip and Lukas while reeling that the killer has been right there the whole time.
Kane is on the run, and it’s not spoiling anything you haven’t seen in the preview to tell you he visits Anne, who does what she can to protect her son, again grasping for a maternal instinct that hasn’t always there when she’s needed it.
Helen gets past her panic and flips into city cop/Ellen Ripley mode. First, she takes a beat to tell Gabe how important he is to her, but in this moment, catching Kane and finding the boys is her purpose. For better or worse, he accepts that and goes home to find Bo on his porch, half in the bag, and seriously in need of counsel.
Tony has his own come to Jesus, too, about thinking Kane was all that and finding out he wasn’t. He finally gets to step up and it doesn’t take him long to get really comfortable with a shotgun (you go, Tony!).
Kamilah makes a choice for herself and Jake, and will also have to process that Kane made her an unwitting mole.
Philip and Lukas sort through the “what now/next?” of it all as they find themselves coming full circle. This time, though, they’re heavily emotionally invested in keeping each other alive and they’re facing all of those internal and external fears as a couple. In the middle of that, Lukas remembers something else wonderful about his Mom, a callback to the way Philip continuously helps Lukas be his true self. I adore that in the writing.
As for Kane, he starts coming apart at the seams, almost minute by minute, still laser-focused on his original pursuit while juggling a new loyalty to Helen and a potential upward trajectory at work. Everything he’s worked so hard to compartmentalize so he can remain relatively sane starts to collapse into each other, bubbling up until his body literally reacts to it. SO good.
There’s a lot going on in a tight 40 minutes, but it all works to button up the threads we’ve followed for the last nine weeks. I do hope we get another run at this show, this cast, and these characters. I have enjoyed the hell out of the ride.
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