The fact that Sunday night marked the finale for “Home Fires” season 2 was in many ways appalling, when you consider all of the different storylines that the show had the burden of trying to resolve in an incredibly short period of time.
One of the more interesting facets of this episode was that typically with shows and finales, we tend to be rooting for the wedding to happen. Here, we found ourselves rooting against it since Teresa seemed so better suited for Annie than Nick, but she seemed afraid to admit it due to social pressures and everything else weighing upon her. When you consider the era in which the show is set, it’s really hard to argue as to why Teresa felt the need to do this. Fear is a powerful motivator, and there is already a lot of fear in this world.
The wedding with Nick and Teresa did happen, but the first surprise was Miriam being ready to give birth right in the middle of it.
Now, let’s talk Pat and Bob, otherwise known as one already-married couple who really needs to not be married anymore. Why? Bob is the worst; he’s controlling, his vile, and he’s terrifying. Need we go on? Well, Pat tried to do her best to take off and be with Marek during the wedding, and it was here when Bob revealed that he knew about her and Marek this whole time. She escaped, and then took off to find the man she loved. Unfortunately, he had already left before she got to him, and we were left with a cliffhanger like no other featuring a crashed plane right in the middle of the village.
While we’re still wondering what’s next for Teresa after the finale, let alone Frances after everything with the factory, one thing we know for sure is this: What an extraordinary way to end season 2. Grade: A-.
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