Just in case you were wondering whether or not “The Astronaut Wives Club” was going to make it all the way to the Moon this summer, we do have a firm answer for you now: The finale is entitled “Landing,” and what famously happened in 1969 with Apollo 11 will be a big part of the story … but it also will not be the only part of the story.
If you want to get ahead and get a taste of just what to expect from some of the characters and the end of this story, head over to the link here right away:
“It’s 1969, and Apollo 11’s historic moon landing is cause for worldwide celebration and a high point for the Astro-families. The wives are interviewed for a TV documentary on the space program, Gordo is passed over for the next mission, and Trudy faces some big decisions about her personal and professional future. Betty finds a powerful way to honor Gus’s legacy and advocate for change. In April 1970, the nation watches the fraught voyage of Apollo 13.”
In the end, this looks like a fitting way to end the series. It’s hard to imagine that much more of the show once you get past the moon landing. Also, with the show’s ratings it is not really fair to expect ABC to want more of it.
There’s obviously some great soapy storytelling to take away from this show, but we do hope at the same time viewers do look at some of the more historical themes of the story, and realize just how important this era was to the advancement of science in this country. There were bold risks, and while there were rewards, there were also tragedies.
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