The Whispers Season Finale Review: “Game Over”

The Whispers

Season 1 | Episode 13 | Aired August 31, 2015

This is it. The season finale. And you know something? They killed it! It was phenomenal!

The whole cast did an absolutely amazing job, the storyline was insane, and I did not see that ending coming at all!

After Cassandra-Drill (Cassandrill?) sent out the message to the others, everyone was on high alert. Claire and Wes try talking to Drill only for him to sacrifice himself (and Cassandra, though she apparently was already gone) before they can really get any answers. They know one thing for sure though, domination is coming.

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Sean and Wes are both busy following their own leads to try and figure out how to stop Drill when everything suddenly goes downhill. All the kids suddenly seem to be possessed or in some sort of trance and they all scatter, going to wait in different places, Henry and Minx among them.

Sean and Claire are taken hostage by people who we find out were friends with Drill at the same time as Thomas. With Wes and Jessup’s help, they manage to escape and get back to the station when Henry was taken after being caught by police on the way to his location.

While Wes’s boss decides to send war heads into space, Henry reveals to Claire what the true plan is. Drill’s friends aren’t there for the planet, they’re there for the children.

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When the war heads fail to stop Drill’s friends, Sean, Claire, and Wes rush to find Minx before it’s too late. Unfortunately, they’re not successful. Minx, Harper, Nicholas, and all the other children are taken. All except Henry.

Before Henry could be taken Claire pushed him out of the way and was taken into the blue light instead. It is only then Henry awakens from his trance with no idea what just happened.

Well, last week Kylie Rogers had me in tears over Minx, this week it was apparently Kyle Harrison Breitkopf’s turn as Henry turned me into an absolute mess in the last ten minutes tonight.

This was a fantastic season finale. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time, I yelled at the screen quite a bit, and I was crying like a baby at the end. It was perfect.

Everything came together. All the remaining main characters were included, Thomas’s father returned to help decipher Drill’s message, and we learned there were more children at the same time as Thomas.

That definitely made a lot of sense. Drill had so many friends in this show that it wouldn’t have made sense for Thomas to be the only one from his generation. This whole concept was also incredibly terrifying.

Once Drill Makes You His Friend

“Once Drill makes you his friend, you’re his friend for life.”

What? No! That’s terrifying! So, what, this alien thing is just in their heads forever? Were they all running scared like Thomas? I’m assuming not since they all so willingly helped Drill kidnap Sean and Claire and take the children. Complete insanity. But maybe that’s exactly what it is.

I mean, I’d imagine that if an alien chose you to be his friend when you were a child it might mess with your head a little. Especially if one day he abruptly stopped talking to you because one of the other children killed him and that all these years Drill 2.0 appeared.

Yeah, can’t really blame these people for not being totally stable.

I wasn’t feeling too stable during this episode. Seriously, these kids don’t just tug at your heartstrings, they break your heart completely! I’ve said time and time again how amazing this entire cast is and the season finale really drove that home.

Lily Rabe, Milo Ventimiglia, Barry Sloane, Derek Webster, and David Andrews all did a great job this episode. Seriously, this is an incredible cast. But the kids really stole the show.

Kylie Rogers, Kyle Harrison Breitkopf, Abby Ryder Fortson, and Kayden Magnuson all played huge roles in this whole show, but this episode in particular they all did an outstanding job. How did the creators of this show manage to find so many incredibly talented kids?

I’ve said several times now that by the end of the end of the episode I was crying and this is true, I was a mess. Wes just got Minx back after all that craziness of almost losing her last week and now she’s gone again! This time to who knows where!

And Claire’s gone! The whole scene just before this where she’s talking to Henry using sign language is what got the tears started, but when she ran and pushed him out of the way I was gone. Henry ‘woke up’ and had no idea what had happened and Sean didn’t really know what had just happened, I imagine he was happy his son was safe, but his wife was just sort of gone. Then Wes got there and now he’s lost Lena, Minx, and Claire.

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Seriously?! This is very much not okay!

I kind of laughed though because we obviously don’t know what happens to the children after Drill’s friends took them, it was sort of a “Beam me up, Scotty!” moment where I’m assuming they were taken onto the ships/rocks/whatever they are. But what about Claire?

If this is the case and the children were just taken and not killed then I just imagined the alien’s reaction to Claire suddenly appearing amongst all these children like, “This is not what we ordered!”

That idea made me feel a bit better. At least until the episode ended. Just like that. Again, I say, seriously?!

Is there going to be a season two? I have no idea! I’m still desperately crossing my fingers that there will be, especially after that ending! It was the perfect set up for a second season and I desperately (you can tell it’s desperate cause I’ve used that word twice now) need to know what happened.

I have watched so many shows that get cancelled and just have horribly abrupt endings with no closure. Please ABC, don’t let The Whispers be one of those shows. Tell us what happens next. Give it a second season.

This may have been one of the best season finales I’ve ever seen on a show. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time, up until the very end where I was practically on the floor. It was an emotional rollercoaster, but it was so good that I’ll be watching the episode again tomorrow morning and many more times after that.

The cast deserves a huge standing ovation, particularly Kylie Rogers and Kyle Harrison Breitkopf. Seriously, who do we call about giving these kids awards? They were fantastic.

I hope somebody makes Drill pay

I ask you all to join me in crossing your fingers for a second season because I know I can’t be the only one desperate (there it is again) to know what happens next.

In the meantime, let me know what you thought of the finale! Did you see that ending coming?

What are your thoughts on a second season?

Thank you to everyone who has read these reviews and I will hopefully see you next summer with reviews for a season two!

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The Whispers Episode Review: “Traveller in the Dark”

The Whispers

Season 1 | Episode 12 | Aired August 24, 2015

Part of me wishes this episode had been boring. Why? Because I woke up this morning feeling like there’s an elephant sitting on me. Fun right? But this episode wasn’t boring. It was the farthest thing from boring and I just have to talk about it.

“Traveller in the Dark” was equal parts heartbreaking and stressful. After last week’s dramatic end, all signs point to Minx being Drill. However, we actually learned that Minx is innocent (in the nick of time) and it’s actually Cassandra, the President’s daughter, who has been possessed by Drill.

Who saw this coming? I was iffy about Minx last week. I thought maybe it was her and there were times in this episode where I thought she was Drill. However, after watching the ‘Previously On…’ part at the start of the show I was doubting it was her because Cassandra grabs her arm.

Turns out that’s exactly what happened. Cassandra framed Minx so that the rest of the children could be let go and Drill could get into the White House.

As all this is going on, Sean and Jessup are still talking to that reporter who thinks he’s knows what’s going on (he doesn’t) and Sean makes a choice. He’ll tell the reporter everything that’s been happening, the truth about Drill and the children, all so the man will contact the White House and they’ll be forced to let the children go.

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This was a great plan, but with Minx accused the children were already going to be let go and the President was going to hold a press conference to tell the people of America the truth. Needless to say things don’t quite go as planned.

Sean realizes Cassandra is Drill when the reporter mentions all the President’s family members having code names. Cassandra’s code name? Orion.

Claire tries to stop the press conference from happening, but it’s too late. Drill (as Cassandra) stands in front of all the cameras and screams, sending out a signal to his family. Excellent.

Despite all this crazy, awful stuff that happened, one good thing was that all the kids were returned home. Wes managed to rescue Minx (with two seconds to go!) and Henry was reunited with his dad. Just in time for Drill to call home.

Sean and Henry

This episode was non-stop from start to finish and Kylie Rogers definitely stole the show. The actors always do an amazing job, but this episode was definitely focused on Wes and Minx (whose real name is actually Millicent!). Barry Sloane did a phenomenal job at portraying the emotion this episode.

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He’s playing a man whose daughter is being accused of something horrific and he doesn’t seem totally sure what to believe, but it’s his daughter so he has to try anyway and he was amazing. Seriously, every moment he was on screen was fantastic and emotional.

As for Kylie Rogers, I can’t even begin to describe how amazing she was. There were moments where I was convinced she was Minx, but then there were other moments where I thought otherwise. By the end of the episode I was crying along with her and all I could think is, “wow, this kid is beyond fantastic at what she does.”

Minx

She and Barry Sloane both did outstanding jobs in last night’s episode. They had me crying and laughing and eventually, thankfully, feeling relieved. Minx is fine, Wes is fine, everybody is fine. At least they are until Drill’s family arrives.

This show cast some seriously amazing kids. Some kids who can pull out the creepy perfectly for this show. Cassandra’s line at the end, “Don’t worry Claire, I’m not going anywhere”. Shivers. Seriously.

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These little one liners are so perfect and terrifying. Like, I was genuinely concerned we were going to see Minx die (what on earth was that machine?), but thankfully it’s not that kind of show. Instead they just mentally scar and terrify you by giving these adorable and talented child actors some heart stopping lines and plots.

There’s only one episode left this season! What? It feels so sudden, I desperately hope they get renewed.

I have no idea what’ll happen next week, but I think we can all assume it won’t be good.

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The Whispers Episode Review: “Homesick”

The Whispers

Season 1 | Episode 11 | Aired August 17, 2015

After the emotional mess The Whispers left me in last week I didn’t think it could get any worse. Boy was I wrong. More people died, plenty of people almost died, and there was just a lot going on.

“Homesick” wastes no time in delving right in to the insanity. While at the wake for Lena, Wes and Minx are talking when Minx suddenly passes out. Taking her to the hospital, Wes discovers many children are sick, some of whom he recognizes as being friends of Drill.

It turns out then when Drill contacts a child, something in their brain changes that keeps them connected to Drill. Wes decides the best way to weaken Drill is to cut him off from all the children, namely, quarantine.

With the President’s permission, they start rounding up all the children and taking them to an unknown location, Henry included. However, things don’t go exactly as planned when Dr. Benavidez, who had been there at Wes’s request to help, ends up dead.

They discover Drill has possessed one of the children and is inside the facility so Wes calls in Claire to talk to each of the children and try to figure out which one was Drill. She discovers that one of the children, Silas, knows who Drill is, but as Claire is showing him pictures of the children, alarms start going off.

They evacuate everyone outside and that’s when it’s revealed that Minx is Drill.

This episode just had me all over the place. It was insane! First of all, I felt really bad for Wes and suspect that his grief is probably the reason he made so many bad decisions this episode.

He just lost his wife and while mourning her death at the wake, Minx passes out. Yeah, I can understand him being terrified and freaking out. However, I don’t think rounding up all the kids and taking them away from their parents was really the solution.

Last week I thought Henry might’ve been right and that maybe Drill was punishing him for not talking to him anymore. Now I have no clue what’s going on. Why are all the kids sick? What is Drill doing to their brains?

Especially since all the kids starting feeling better at the same time, I’m assuming this happened when Drill possessed one of them. So does he mark them to keep track of them? Does he use this to decide which child is best? I need answers!

There are six children I know by name who seem to sort of be the main kids they’re focusing on: Henry, Minx, Harper, Silas, Cassandra, and Nicholas. Obviously there are others (hundreds as we saw last night), and a few of them I recognized from the last time they had a bunch of them together (cause it worked so well then). But these six seem to be key figures so I think it’s probably safe to assume one of them is being possessed by Drill.

Now by the end of the episode it does appear to be Minx who is possessed, but the preview for next week makes me question that.

There’s no way it was Silas, he was too terrified. And I pretty much ruled out Henry (I was so happy about this, I really didn’t want it to be Henry). I think Harper can be ruled out too since she wasn’t acting all weird and creepy during her interview, but like a kid who was sick and tired of being questioned over and over again.

That leaves Minx, Cassandra, and Nicholas. I don’t think it’s Nicholas just because Drill already tried to possess him so I think we’d probably know if it was him. Also, the handprints from the possessed child looked too small to be Nicholas’s.

It would make sense if it were Minx. She was definitely the creepiest kid during the interview and she very easily could have been possessed when Drill killed Lena last week.

But then from the looks of the preview next week it seems like Drill is in the White House. How would he get there if he’s possessing Minx? Can he go from child to child cause I didn’t think he could. So right now it seems like it’s Minx, but then Cassandra also seems pretty likely.

Which child do you think he’s possessing?

I really hope it’s not Minx. I mean, I don’t want it to be any of them, but how awful would that be that Wes loses his wife in one episode and then a couple episodes later, his daughter is possessed by this terrifying alien creature.

A terrifying alien creature looking for ‘Orion’ or ‘O’Ryan’ or something like that. I have no idea what it is because the characters don’t actually know what it is, but Sean, Jessup, and the strange man who has been following everyone (who is apparently a reporter Dr. Benavidez knew) are looking into it and trying to figure out what it is Drill wants.

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I read a fan theory online that said Orion is some sort of spaceship or something that contained a lot of a radiation. If this is the case then that would make sense since Drill needs radiation to survive, like at the power plant.

There’s only one episode left until the season finale and it looks like things are only going to get crazier!

I have so many questions and so many theories and there’s only two episodes left to get answers. What is going to happen? Who is Drill possessing? What is Orion?

And the big one: Is The Whispers going to be renewed for a second season? Please ABC? Please? Can this happen?

Apparently the weekly ratings haven’t been great, but it’s still one of the top rated shows of the summer. However, with some of the cast members (Lily Rabe and Milo Ventimiglia) on the fence about returning for season two, they haven’t confirmed anything yet.

I really hope it gets renewed. I absolutely love this show and watch every episode more than once. Keeping my fingers crossed that it gets renewed!

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The Whispers Episode Review: “Darkest Fears”

The Whispers

Season 1 | Episode 10 | Aired August 10, 2015

****WARNING: This post contains MAJOR spoilers for Monday’s episode of The Whispers! Do not read if you haven’t watched!****

What on earth happened in Monday’s episode?! I just… I have no words.

Drill made a new friend, Wes and Claire came up with a plan on how to destroy Drill, Henry and Sean were in an accident, and Lena… well, I’ll get to that. I can’t even believe it.

Monday was just crazy. There were so many moments when I thought I knew what was going to happen, but then it didn’t. Then there were a lot of moments I definitely didn’t see coming.

Drill made a new friend in the shape of a young boy named Nicholas (Darien Provost). Now up to this point all of the kids Drill befriends have parents with access. It’s not clear if this is the case with Nicholas, it seems to be more of a desperate act on Drill’s part. He was getting weak and Nicholas was an easy target who, after being rescued from bullies by Drill, was easily persuaded to do what Drill wanted him to.

Drill Posession

Unfortunately, it didn’t work out in Nicholas’s favour as Drill used him as a bargaining chip. When Wes and Claire have Drill trapped, Drill threatens to posses Nicholas unless they free him, going so far as to start the possession process. I thought Provost did an amazing job here. “Pretend you’re being possessed by an invisible alien” isn’t exactly an easy thing to have anyone do let alone a kid and Provost did great.

While Wes and Claire were busy trying to destroy Drill, Sean and Henry were involved in a car accident as they tried to get home during the blackout. I swear, every week I end up yelling at my television because it seems like Sean is going to die. Every. Single. Week. Can they stop putting him in life threatening situations please? Isn’t the crazy alien thing enough of a threat?

The main thing about this episode that I really enjoyed was the family dynamics we saw. We saw Sean and Claire acting like a real married couple again, Sean in dad-mode with Henry, Wes and Lena together, and the pair of them parenting Minx. A big focus of this show is on Drill and the destruction he causes so whenever they take the time to show these little moments with the characters I really love it.

Sean and Claire

Thankfully, Sean and Henry were both fine (at least from the accident), but I’m so confusion about what is wrong with Henry. We all know he was sick before and that’s how he lost his hearing and Henry even brought up the idea that maybe Drill is punishing him for not talking to him anymore. While Sean said Drill won’t hurt him anymore, I think we all saw this episode exactly what Drill is capable of and I’m wondering if, since Drill gave Henry his hearing back, maybe he’s going to make Henry lose again like he did before.

Henry and Sean were helped out of their car after the crash by a strange man who I was worried was going to be a serial killer. Thankfully that wasn’t the case, but Lena and Minx may have met a serial killer instead, or at the very least a really creepy stalker who has lists with their names and Sean, Claire, and Henry’s names. Who is he? Is he connected to Drill? What is going on?

I was so happy when Lena and Minx made it home safe and that this creepy guy who gave them a ride didn’t drive them out tot he middle of nowhere to kidnap them. However, this happiness was short lived.

I haven’t been a huge fan of Wes or Lena up to this point, it really depends on the episode. However, the past couple episodes we’ve really seen more and more of them as a couple and as parents with less fighting. This episode in particular had me loving these two together and with Minx. And you know what? The writers knew that’s what would happen. They knew this was the episode we would love these two and that’s why they did it. They killed Lena. They killed her and had Minx be right there when it happened and then they had Wes come home to find her body.

My heart broke. When it happened I thought maybe she wouldn’t be dead, but then Wes got home. This show went form 0 to 100 real quick. It started off as a creepy alien thing who could control the lights and talk to kids and now this creepy alien thing has murdered someone out of revenge.

I never could’ve seen this coming. There were points throughout this episode where I thought Wes was going to die and parts where I thought Claire was going to die. Same with Sean, Henry, and Minx. But after making it home safe, Lena was the last person I expected this to happen to! I literally had no idea what to say or what to expect next week.

Wes wanted Drill destroyed because of what he was doing to the children and he wanted Minx safe. Wes trapped Drill, drove him into a corner and screamed for everyone to hear that he would not stop until Drill lost. The war has started. Wes laid the foundation and Drill took the first shot. There’ll be no stopping Wes now.

I have no idea what could possibly happen next, but now that they’ve killed one main character I’m suddenly so much more nervous about all the others. I don’t want Claire to die, or Sean, Henry, Minx, Wes, or any of the others. I didn’t want Lena to die, but she did. They did that and now this is like watching The Walking Dead or Game of Thrones. No one is safe. Better not have a favorite character cause they might be next.

I don’t have words to properly describe my feelings for Monday’s episode and after reading people reactions online I gather I’m not the only one. I think probably the most accurate description for my reaction (and many others it seems) is unintelligible screaming, both out of rage and confusion.

We’re nearing the end of season one and from the looks of next week’s promo things are only going to get more intense and crazy. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that no one else dies and also that the show will get renewed.

What did you think of “Darkest Fears”?

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