The End Is Here
The InBetween has been one of those crime dramas that ticks all the boxes but doesn’t quite have enough originality to justify a second season. Despite an unnecessary cliffhanger ending, the finale does a good job wrapping up all the loose plot threads here, with a satisfying enough ending for Ed Roven and enough mystery to keep things ticking over. When the dust settles though, The InBetween is unlikely to be a show remembered for very long, but has certainly been an enjoyable enough watch over the past 2 months.
We begin the finale with Ed Roven taunting Cassie before she wakes up, realizing it’s just a dream. Pushing it to the back of her mind, Cassie reassures Brian that everything will be okay with his upcoming surgery until the group are called away to a murder, seemingly conducted by Hayes, the man who attacked Cassie last episode.
Calvin Hayes is brought in and tells Damien and Tom about the “spirit guide” he’s been hearing in his head. After telling Hayes he’ll be spending his life in prison, the crazed killer begins singing the Peter Rabbit song, prompting the others to share concerned looks. Tom thinks Roven has influence over the man and deduces that he and Waterman could be planning something together.
It doesn’t take long before they get their answer either, as Waterman escapes from the hospital and is picked up by a woman outside named Deborah. It turns out she smuggled pills into the hospital to fake a heart attack; a plan instigated to get Waterman out. Determined to find out the truth, Tom and Damien track them down and find Deborah on the sofa of her apartment, with bruises around her neck. She confirms as much, telling the detectives that Waterman was hearing voices that told him to attack her.
Meanwhile Cassie has issues of her own as the police officer outside her house is visited by Roven, who tells him he needs to leave. This gives Waterman time to sneak in the back door, chasing our medium upstairs where he strangles her. As she begins to fade, Cassie grabs the taser and kicks Waterman, knocking him out the window and to the ground below, killing him instantly. Ed Roven appears soon after and stares at her “This aint over,” He says through gritted teeth.
However, Cassie bites back, calling on the power of Abigail and all the girls he killed to take his soul during the final showdown while Brian is in surgery. The girls surround him and as he screams in pain, his body dissolves and fades from existence. It turns out Cassie’s Mum was the catalyst for bringing these women together, prompting Cass to say her goodbyes to Abigail once and for all, knowing her Mother made a big difference in this spiritual fight.
With the Ed Roven saga finished, the Doctors tell our group that Brian has survived his surgery. They breathe a sigh of relief and as Cassie speaks to Brian about what he plans to do next, Cassie gazes into a nearby mirror only to find a menacing version of Brian who antagonizes Cassie about her Mum, where we leave the episode hanging on a cliffhanger.
After a dramatic and well written finale, the final 5 minutes of the episode feel out of place and a deliberate, almost desperate, ploy to justify a second season of The InBetween. If I’m honest, it’s unnecessary. There’s enough in the framework to justify a second season if the ratings are good enough, and the rigid structure of each episode is enough that if you miss an episode, you’re unlikely to feel too out of the loops with this one. Even if it does pale compared to so many other options in this genre, The InBetween has been a fun ride nonetheless.
Still, the finale does a pretty good job wrapping things up and although it may not be the best drama out there, there’s enough enjoyment here to justify its 10 episode run.
Expect A Full Season Write Up When This Season Concludes!