Next week, Still Star-Crossed episode 7 will air on ABC, but what may be a little more surprising to some casual fans to learn this is the finale. Specifically, we’re talking the series finale. This is the final opportunity for anyone to see the Shakespeare-inspired drama, and there’s no hope for it coming back. Even before it was shelved and then placed in the Saturday night death slot, it was clear that we were not going to be getting any more of the show. The ratings were not great on Monday night despite a great lead-in from The Bachelorette, and at some point in between the announcement of the show and its air date, the decision was made to bill this as a limited series project and to leave it at that.
The title for the finale is “Something Wicked This Way Comes,” which is a reference to Shakespeare like the remainder of the show’s installments — though we understand that for many, this quote may be better known as the title of a Ray Bradbury story. (In turn, that inspired a feature film.) The synopsis below offers up some further information right now as to what is coming up in the future.
Still Star-Crossed episode 7 synopsis – “When Rosaline returns to Verona and tries to prove Benvolio’s innocence, Paris decides to take matters into his own hands. Meanwhile, Lady Capulet’s relationship with Paris comes to a head, and a shocking discovery about Lord Montague’s past is revealed.”
If there was a way to thematically explain the story of Still Star-Crossed, it is of characters trying to find ways to do right by themselves, and what they feel is right to make Verona into a better place — maybe this is idealistic, but with some characters, we perceive it as true. There is merit in the Capulet and Montagues coming together, just as there merit in Rosaline’s plight with Benvolio.
There are stories about trying to keep further blood from spilling out onto Verona streets, but it’s euqally important to remember is that this is a series that was born out of death, and there has been despair and chaos throughout. Were it to end with further bloodshed, it would be another reminder that even in the aftermath, there is still not another story of more woe than that of Juliet and her dear Romeo. (Sure, we are paraphrasing here slightly, but the end result here is still the same thing.) The best of intentions can still lead to broken bones and hearts.
What would you like to see moving into Still Star-Crossed episode 7? Be sure to share some further thoughts on the subject below! (Photo: ABC.)