Didn’t Your Mother Tell You, Don’t Take a Blind Girl to the Woods
The majority of the next episode is Murphy and Pretzel trying to find their way through the woods, while we don’t see if Max is alive or dead. Jess and Felix have a … moment of sorts, unaware that Murphy is in trouble. Eventually, she finds the road and church group saves her. This is a hilarious moment and a great break up for all the tension.
Jules gets to work on proving that Darnell isn’t the murderer, while Jess and Murphy go on a road trip to find Max who is on the run. They use the Guiding Hope van to do this, which comes at an awful time. Previously, Felix buys Guiding Hope from her parents, as the business was about to go under. His mother doesn’t like that she made the purchase and sends someone to audit him. The van going missing is the last straw. He reports it as missing.
Best Friends who get Arrested Together…
Murphy finds Max, and they reunite. He is okay, but he has to leave; it is not safe for him to come back to his previous life. They embrace as the police pull up behind them, but it’s not for Max. It is for Murphy and the stolen van. Murphy and Jess get arrested for stealing it, and Jess tells Murphy she is obsessed with Tyson’s case and she needs a break from her.
The next episode sends Murphy into a spiral without Jess. Jess gets closer to Felix during this time, and Murphy gets closer to Dean. She now knows he has a thing for her and begins to wonder if it is worth it. She decides to take a break from looking for Tyson’s killer and try to rebuild her life, but now Jules is focused on saving Darnell and proving he is innocent. And she wants Murphy’s help. Murphy also celebrates her birthday, and the episode just before the finale ends on a positive when she and Jess makeup and everyone goes rollerskating.
You may wonder what happens in the finale of the show… right? Well, the recap ends here. I’m telling anyone reading this now: please go and watch this show. You do not want to read about the season finale via recap; you must experience this first hand. I promise you it’s worth it.
What a rollercoaster of a show. I truly enjoyed every episode.
The Great Parts of This Show
The show’s humor is fantastically placed in such a dark drama. I have not laughed out loud at a show in some time, but the cast’s timing is perfect. Murphy and the gang have such great chemistry, and you can’t help but love all of them. It is hard for a show to do both drama and comedy as well. I think the CW has found a hidden treasure in this show.
To tie into that: it also balances such darkness with light well. As much as you want to cry with Murphy, scenes like the IKEA one, Jess and Felix’s various adventures and the rollerskating scene remind you how important the people in your life are to you.
To build off that: the relationships are phenomenal. There isn’t a single character on this show that isn’t flawed, but all have redeeming qualities as well. You will find someone to relate to on this show. Whether its watching Murphy’s walls come down with Max, or Jess and Felix bonding in the hotel pool room, or our bad guy drug dealer having a soft side, all of it is so well done. I think having characters that are more than one dimensional are what make or break a show.
Most of all?
You never know what is going to happen next. I mean this. Until the very last episode, even. I am a firm believer that writing is hard, and in today’s pop culture world, it is hard to surprise someone. I never, ever even suspected the ending to season one, and I think the writers did an even better job setting up for season two. The finale was one of the most exciting finales I’ve seen in some time.
A Final Note
Perry Mattfeld (Murphy) especially does a fantastic job portraying someone blind. This show highlights the everyday difficulties someone with this disability might encounter and also shows that despite this, Murphy and others can succeed and even be our heroine. I think it’s an important message to send.
So, if you’re a fan of great characters, a good drama with the perfect amount of humor, and a storyline that is just freakin’ fantastic… what are you waiting for? Binge In the Dark on Netflix today and see what everyone is talking about.
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