Does Haniwa survive the barrage of arrows?
Episode 8 of See Season 2 begins this finale with a barrage of arrows fired over the barren landscape. Haniwa makes it back to the fortress but soldiers are cut down in the process. However, Baba Voss and the others manage to make it into the valley.
Hey, given Edo Voss and the others have a sighted commander in Wren do you think they may try and go around and gain the tactical advantage? No. Instead, Edo decides they need to smash the gates down, using a battering ram to gain an advantage.
How do Baba Voss and the others turn the tables on Edo?
With all hope lost, an ominous horn blow signifies the Hidden Tribes jumping in to help Baba Voss and the others. This explains what Paris’s mission was last episode, and goes some way to help even the playing field. With all the soldiers ready to strike, they listen as Baba Voss gives an impassioned speech. He implores them all to just open the gates and fight Edo Voss head-on.
The gates open and a scouting party heads in first, eventually taken out by Haniwa who starts firing off numerous arrows, with an aim that would make Legolas proud. Next, the soldiers head in and attack full-force.
This is precisely what Baba Boss and the others wanted though, spilling oil inside a valley and preparing to ignite it. It’s touch and go for a while, especially when he drops the spark, but when he re-ignites it again, an inferno hungrily licks up the valley and consumes all the soldiers. Edo and Wren realize they’ve walked into a trap, with the former lashing out and charging straight for Baba Voss.
What happens to Toad?
In the midst of this carnage, Toad saves Kofun from being blindsided by a berserker soldier. However, Toad ends up mortally wounded and passes away. However, he implores Kofun to head off and kill someone to help avenge him.
Well, they don’t need to do that given Baba Voss has a plan of his own. He leads the troops across to an icy lake, hidden with a cover of snow. After knocking down a boulder off the side of the cliff, the ice slowly starts to crack. Baba Voss and the others grab ropes and make it to safety, while Edo Voss is left with the bitter taste of defeat as all of his soldiers drown. Wren however, manages to survive and sputters as she brings herself up to the surface.
Does Edo Voss survive?
With the battle won, and Wren now with Haniwa in her care, Baba Voss and Edo come face to face on a bridge, alone. This is Edo’s last stand, with the pair squaring off together. There’s no one else around either, and the fight is dirty, vicious and eventually leads to Baba slicing open Edo’s cheek. Baba refuses to kill his brother though, until Edo leaps at him and he instinctively plunges a sword into Edo’s gut.
Back at Pennsa, Haniwa lets Wren go after kissing her. Kofun isn’t exactly happy when he sees, but Haniwa is adamant that she’s family. “Well, what am I then?” Kofun calls after her, as the family eventually reconvene.
What happens with the Witchfinders?
Maghra decides to disband the idea of witchfinders and instead presses forward with Tamacti Jun and the others turning into a royal guard. The other Witchfinders are not happy though, claiming Tamacti Jun should “know better” and leaving in large numbers.
How does See Season 2 end?
This war is far from over though, and with Jerlamarel’s son getting pretty handy with explosives and the Trivantian army in pieces, everything here feels like a calm before the storm. For now, Pennsa experiences a peace after the big battle but there’s definitely more fighting to come on the horizon. Baba Voss seems to know this too and heads out alone.
Back in Pennsa, Paris heads in to check up on Kane, who’s still pregnant. Only, midway through this chat, Kane slits Paris’ throat and promises that she’ll kill anyone who tries to take her child away.
The Episode Review
Season 2 of See bows out with a conclusive finale, with plenty of drama, action and fighting. In fact, the battle has been the best part of this entire show and it’s a shame that See hasn’t leaned into this bloodthirsty action more over the episodes. The fight between the Tirvantians and Baba Voss’s army is pretty good, although some of the tactics are a little shaky.
Given we know Edo Voss has archers and a sighted commander, why not just fire an endless volley of fire arrows over the top of the gate while knocking it down with a battering ram? Why head in with tiny scouting parties when you know they’re inside?
Despite that though, the finale does close out Edo Voss’s chapter in this battle nicely, while setting the scene for Jerlamarel’s son to start using explosives and trying to usurp Pennsa that way in season 3. Kane however, continues to hang around like a bad smell and is easily one of the weakest and most annoying parts of this whole show. How she hasn’t had her comeuppance yet is beyond me, but there’s still time of course!
As far as finales go, this one is actually pretty good and knowing we have a third season already greenlit does go some way to quell any issues one may have with that open conclusion. Although the worldbuilding is still shaky and the show has big problems with logic, it’s still a fun, enjoyable romp nonetheless. Roll on season 3!
You can check out our full season review of See Season 2 here!
2 thoughts on “See – Apple+ Season 2 Finale: Recap, Review & Ending Explained”
Hey Rae, thanks so much for commenting!
Not quite sure how I got those names mixed up, I’ll blame it on a lack of a morning coffee haha! Thanks so much for commenting, that’s all been corrected now.
Got some corrections needed:
Haniwa makes it back to the fort before the arrows hit, not Maghra.
Kofun is the one Toad saves and who Toad asks to kill someone.