To be honest, I was expecting more from this episode seeing that it was the finale. Considering all the action packed into last week’s episode, I was shocked to see this episode wasn’t as crazy. Having left off with the suicide of Richard, I really expected things to get really grimy this episode between Cal and Eddie. But it seems, this episode was setting up for the season three premiere instead. We start this episode with Eddie, Sarah, and Summer, who were hiding away in Canada. I was surprised to see Eddie still being the bigger person, standing by her side and helping her even after telling Gaines he wouldn’t. I wasn’t however surprised to see Gaines track them down; after all, he is an FBI agent. Eddie always one step ahead, was able to warn Sarah and Summer so that Gaines didn’t see them. But it didn’t help them when their new Canadian neighbor felt suspicious of Sarah knowing she had to be hiding from something. And Sarah being the coward she is, gave up. She chose to run and head back to the states and take her punishment. She wanted things to be over.
Eddie and Cal had already spoke to Ms. Dukan, and worked to have her charges dropped. So when she reached the border, convinced she would be taken in and then wasn’t, you could see the confusion on her face. And boy did this annoy me. This broad gets away with everything! Every time she makes a dumb choice and you are convinced she will get punished something happens and she gets off. And then, when she returned to the movement and Felicia told her she should lead, wow. That was too much for me. How can they still adore this woman? She freaking hooked up with Creepy Cal and put the whole movement at risk. And if they knew she helped hide Silas’ body, they definitely wouldn’t have her back.
I was just grateful it seems like Hawk is finally coming to his senses. He showed up to talk to Eddie and begged him to make him believe in him. That’s a huge change from last week when he called him Eddie and tried to disown him. I am just so so happy Hawk finally knows what a creep Cal is! We can thank Mary for that. She told him Cal was her baby’s dad, and that was the final nudge he needed to see him for who he is.
Agent Gaines seems to still believe in Eddie. And it seems like he knows the movement isn’t all bad. It was nice to see him track down the doctor he blamed for being an FBI agent and helped Eddie bring her in from the streets. He also brought Eddie back to the states where his apartment was filled with people from the movement who believed in Eddie as the true leader of the movement. Eddie still seemed to be struggling with the idea of leading, but I can see him not wanting to disappoint them, so he continued to preach to them from his apartment, and help them see how they can truly impact those who need them. And once again, the people who make this show possible did a great job at foreshadowing. We see Eddie preaching to his ever growing congregation while Cal was preaching to an empty room.
As annoyed as I may be that this episode didn’t have too much action, I was so happy with the ending. Seeing Eddie return to the movement with his congregation was awesome. I have been #TeamEddie since episode one, so it was awesome seeing him finally step into the role I have been waiting for. I was even more excited to see Hawk be the one to open the gate for them. He also has had Eddie’s back, so it was nice to see him do so publicly. With the deniers no longer being shunned, things are going to be so intense next season. There will be more and more people there in support of the new direction the movement is headed in and I can’t wait to see it all go down. And hopefully this next season we will finally see Cal pay for all the messed up things he has done. It is only a matter of time before the blinders come off and everyone sees what Eddie sees in him. And I will be cheering in my seat!
Written by Kaylynn Kasandra. Awkward hippie who enjoys helping people, creating things, reading, sci-fi, fantasy, and Thor. Find more from her at kaylynnkasandra.com and