The season 1 finale of Two Weeks To Live rounds everything out nicely at the end while leaving enough plot threads open for a second season.
The episode itself begins with the group making it back to the cabin but tensions are obviously high between Nicky and Kim. Just before settling in however, a bell sounds. Tina and Kim both head outside purposefully with guns. Only, they find Beth trapped in one of the nets. Unfortunately this also brings Brooks and his group up to the cabin given they planted a tracker in her belongings.
Realizing Brooks will be upon them soon, Kim heads out and sets up some bear-traps. Outside the cabin, Beth and Jay finally open up and start being truthful to one another. Jay reveals he knows about the baby. Beth meanwhile shows him baby photos and the two finally reconcile their differences.
Kim however, walks right into a trap as Nicky is used as bait. Brooks and his men step out from the bushes and confront them. Unfortunately Tina walks into the exact same trap. As we soon find out, Tina (or Jo as she’s called here) used to be a cop in another life. They were also partners too. Even worse, Tina’s also the reason for Kim’s father dying.
With some quick thinking, both Kim and Tina manage to work together and thwart the goons. In the ensuing skirmish though, Tina is wounded and down injured. As everything ends in yet another stand-off, Kim and Tina discuss her secret. After some heartwarming moments together, Tina comes out of hiding and holds a gun up to Brooks.
Although Brooks gives her the option of walking away, Thompson is having none of it. She holds a gun up to them but it’s Nicky who manages to thwart the threat. As Thompson backs up, she steps on a landmine.
With the threat over for now, Kim goes her separate way from the group. With Brooks still alive, he stands alongside Tina and admits they “didn’t tell her everything”. This appears to be hinting that perhaps he’s actually her real Father. Only if that’s the case then who was the man on the ground? Will we ever find out? We’ll have to wait and see if this one is green-lit or not.
The Episode Review
Aside from the big stand-off at the end there really isn’t a lot going on here at the end. Beth and Jay reconcile their differences, Nicky has absolutely no character growth at all and Kim finally decides to tackle the world herself. Brooks establishes himself as a key player here but nothing is really explained in that much detail.
What happened to Jimmy’s body? Was it investigated? What about the bodies in the woods? Given the intriguing set-up with the end of the world, I can’t help but feel this may have been a better set-up had the boys been captured by Kim. With her believing the end is nigh (thanks to Jay’s prank), she takes them back to the cabin and the two boys are stuck in this alien, isolated world riding out the end of the world.
This perhaps may have played better into the comedy side of things but alas the show doesn’t go in that direction. Instead, the end of the world gig is completely abandoned, along with Jimmy’s “Joe” cry (what was that about anyway?) to produce an indifferent ending to an indifferent series.
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