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.
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.
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, 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.
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 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!
Also, Kyle Harrison Breitkopf favourited my Tweet and that made me very happy