TV Thoughts: The Passage – Season 1 Finale
The Passage is a TV show that was adapted from the NYT Bestselling novel of the same name by Justin Cronin. I am really happy with the overall adaption and I am half tempted to read the rest of the series now. I never read more than book one back when it was released due to my new adventures in YA blogging. But even with the slow start and all the liberties the TV show took, I am still eagerly awaiting a season 2 announcement. Come on FOX!
Check out all of our TV Thoughts for The Passage before enjoying the season one finale.
MASSIVE SPOILERS AHEAD.
The Passage – S1E9-10 – Stay in the Light/Last Lesson – 3/11/19
Amy must decide what’s best for humanity when the only way to stop Fanning and the virals from escaping Project NOAH involves an explosion that could leave Brad, Sykes and the cure for the virus in the crossfire.
Following the explosion, surprising alliances are formed and a key figure returns to convince everyone to fight for their lives. (@FOX)
In the end it was quick. The moment the cell doors opened one world died and another was born.– Amy Bellafonte
Kelly: Wow. That was epic. All my talk of not enough happening and the slow start all lead to a seriously amazing finale. These two hours have been the best so of the whole season.
Christy: Holy. Freaking. Shit. The second to last episode was action packed and the finale just blew me away. One of the best two part finales I’ve ever seen. I can’t even.
Ok, so what were some of the significant moments?
K: There were two just precious moments in the cabin with the Agent and Amy. Both were heartbreaking, Brad doing Amy’s braids and explaining that he is trying to prepare her for the future. And the other is just as painful. We get to see what Amy truly is and how much she cares for Brad. Man that broke my heart. Amy is so damn special, she saw the future and her blood is the key. Oh and apocalyptic America seems quite intense.
C: The book makes a pretty significant time jump and I think people have been waiting to see how the show would handle it. HANDLE IT THEY DID. But also, we had to see why/how the virals invaded the world and where Amy would go (with Fanning or against?). Plus there was the cure all up in that so what happens with that? We get answers to all of that.
If you could change one thing, what would it be?
K: Probably the fact that there is a cure and it doesn’t go anywhere? Like what? Gah.
C: I did not care about the love triangle BFF drama. Really, you’re going to end the world over that petty shit?
What undersold storyline would you want more developed?
K: Lacey needed a bigger role, hands down. Thanks world for not waiting on the vaccine. That felt rushed. And clearly Babcock is going to rule the world.
C: Babcock is the main viral in the book and I actually think the storyline with Richards is going to heat up. Now that we know virals aren’t interested in former virals and that the two of them are on the outs…There’s a whole opportunity here to explore their dynamic even further. Their scenes in the finale have my interest!
Where do you hope season 2 will go?
K: I am ready for Babcock to take control and the time jump into the future. I really wasn’t expecting it to be in season 1 at all. So I am excited for that story. Plus of course Amy being the bow wielding badass, protecting an established safety perimeter. I need to know if the viral cure causes eternal life. Which would allow for Brad and Lila to reunite with Amy!! Wouldn’t that be epic?!
C: Ok, can we GET a season 2? Because it hasn’t been confirmed and I NEED TO KNOW IF THE AGENT SURVIVES. Actually, I need to know what the cure means because the time jump is way past the human life span and we get the sense that things between Brad and Amy aren’t over yet. Whatever it is, we need more Amy and the agent. Let’s forever cast them in things together.
The Passage (The Passage, #1)by Justin Cronin
Published by: Ballantine Books
on June 8, 2010
An epic and gripping tale of catastrophe and survival, The Passage is the story of Amy—abandoned by her mother at the age of six, pursued and then imprisoned by the shadowy figures behind a government experiment of apocalyptic proportions. But Special Agent Brad Wolgast, the lawman sent to track her down, is disarmed by the curiously quiet girl and risks everything to save her. As the experiment goes nightmarishly wrong, Wolgast secures her escape—but he can’t stop society’s collapse. And as Amy walks alone, across miles and decades, into a future dark with violence and despair, she is filled with the mysterious and terrifying knowledge that only she has the power to save the ruined world.