The InBetween Season 1 Finale
It all has led up to this episode. Cassie, all throughout season one, has helped countless spirits find peace and now, she and her family want to find the same. Will that happen? Let’s find out.
The episode starts with Cassie stepping out of a store, thinking she’s seen her mother. She follows her into a dark alley where Ed Roven awaits. He taunts her and tells her to find her. She instead finds the homeless man who threatened her several episodes back when she was looking into Roven’s past. Thankfully, it is all a dream.
Meanwhile, the trio prepares for Brian’s brain surgery. All are nervous but are hoping for good news. Cassie goes to her room, to have a vision of a woman having her throat slit. This happens almost immediately before Tom gets a phone call about a woman being murdered. What do you know… her throat was slit. Tom and Asante investigate and find that the woman volunteered in the prison where Roven’s protegee, Mark Waterman (Roven’s first victim’s son), is imprisoned for his crimes.
We know from the last episode that Roven wants to break Waterman out.
It happens, of course. While Roven spoke to the homeless man and he is the one who killed the prison volunteer, the homeless man tells them all about Roven, unaware a ghost is talking to him. He says that Cassie needs to be taken care of. Tom puts a watch on her house, because he is worried that she might get hurt.
At work, Cassie sees a vision of Waterman and a woman she doesn’t recognize. He snaps her neck and then says, “Hello, Cottontail.” They soon find out about Waterman’s escape, shown on survileance video from the hospital. He was sent there because he mimicked being very sick. They track the car to a woman who Waterman dated, who is unaware of how dangerous he truly is. They go to her apartment, which she shares with her mother, but the police find out she has a secondary apartment.
There, they find the girlfriend, who thankfully is only passed out and not dead. She tells them he somehow knew they were coming and attacked her. He’s on the run. Hackett realizes Roven is helping him.
Much to Cassie’s shock, as this occurs, she sees Brian as she leaves a building, but its a vison. Asante meets with her per her request and tells her she can’t change the outcome, she needs to let it play out. He reminds her that her visions don’t always come true. It is a crappy reassurance, but she agrees not to tell Tom.
Cassie goes to visit Abigail’s mother, hoping that the young girl still spends time at the house. She finds her in the baby’s room and asks for her help finding the woman that Roven supposedly loved. She tells Cassie that the inbetween is vast and it’ll be hard, but she’ll try her best. We don’t know what Cassie wants with her, but it looks like she is plotting.
As the detective duo try to track Waterman, Roven messes with the detective outside Cassie’s house, convincing him to leave. Alone in the house, she senses something is off and puts on her mother’s necklace, though we don’t learn why. She heads downstairs and turns around, coming face to face with Waterman. While she initially fights him off, he overpowers her upstairs and is seconds from strangling her, when she is able to reach a taser to disable him. With a swift kick, she sends him through her window, to which he falls to the ground, dead on impact.
Despite all that has happened, Cassie, Tom, and Brian decide to have the surgery that day. He heads into surgery and the waiting game starts. It seems like forever and Cassie goes into the meditation area, talking to whatever person she believes has given her this gift. She begs for them to keep Brian alive, and if they don’t, she will never help them again. Its a dark moment for her, interrupted by Roven who says he’ll never stop hunting her, teaching someone else to take Waterman’s place.
Justice is Served
Yet, soon Abigail appears. She threatens Roven and he laughs at her. Cassie tells him she is sending him to hell, where he belongs. Amused, he doesn’t believe them until all of his victims appear before him. Cassie reminds him it is better for the dead to take care of their own. They consume him and he disappears. The other victims disappear and Abigail walks with Cassie. She tells her it would’ve been hard to find everyone had it not been for Claire.
Cassie freezes. Abigail describes the woman who fits her mother’s description. She is upset to find out that her mother doesn’t have a message for her, but she makes the little girl promise that if she sees her again, she will tell her not to be a stranger.
It would seem that Cassie’s mother helped her rid the world of Roven. But why won’t she see Cassie? Was the necklace the reason she came to help? Alone, she is upset and then sees Brian, knowing something is wrong. She runs upstairs to find out they are trying to help him. Thankfully, a few minutes later, he stabilizes and though he coded for 15 seconds, they are hopeful he’ll be okay. Asante, Hackett, and Cassie celebrate.
A few weeks later, and Brian is trying to coerce his way out of the hospital. Tom and Cassie tell him he needs to take it slow and try to enjoy being waited on. All seems well until she looks into the mirror and sees a different face staring back at her, sunken eyes and not friendly. He says she looks just like her mother. Her foster parents ask what is wrong, but she brushes it off and says everything is fine, as the person in the mirror taunts her.
Overall, its a solid finale. I was entertained throughout the entire episode and I was surprised by a few of the twists. I love how they brought everything full circle and I think it’s awesome that she used the victims of Roven’s to finally get rid of him. It was an awesome moment and fully deserved. That said, I will miss him as a character if the show is renewed. There is something so creepy and vile about him, but he truly bounces off Cassie so well. You want to see her succeed, but he is such a great villain.
I also loved the final minutes of the show. What a creepy, unexpected twist. I knew it seemed too “alls well” for an ending and I’m curious to who the man is. He knew her mother, so either it is someone she knew in her time alive or a ghost she met who doesn’t like her. What about Cassie’s biological father? We haven’t heard anything about him. Maybe there is a reason for that.
Some of it was cheesy. I find it hard to believe that Cassie was able to power through and kill Waterman. Maybe her mother was involved, but for real? It was placed way too perfectly and seemed like a poor end for his character. I would’ve rather seen more hand-to-hand combat between them or Tom to arrive and kick his ass. We know he’s protective of her and it would be awesome to see.
That said, the chemistry is so forced on this show sometimes. The scene in the restaurant between Asante and Cassie was cringy, and there were times I didn’t believe the trio of Tom, Brian, and Cassie. Paul Blackthorne (Hackett) is by far the best actor on the show, and it is apparent in his scenes, but I would like to see more raw emotion from Cassie that doesn’t seem forced (like the scream in the bar where she works from the previous episode).
Overall, I think the show set up enough intrigue to pique interest for a season two. There are things I would like to see worked on (such as how the inbetween works, more character background, visions that are less out there and more to the point — weird is fine, but sometimes unnecessary, and more characters to fill in points), but I think for a summer mystery drama, it definitely could be renewed.
What did you think of the finale? Do you think the show deserves a season two?
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