Creator: Jim Mickle and Beth Schwartz
Director: Jim Mickle
Starring: Christian Convery, Nonso Anozie, Adeel Akhtar, Stefania LaVie Owen, Dania Ramirez, Aliza Vellani, Naledi Murray and Neil Sandilands
Wow! This season finale (Sweet Tooth Season 1 Episode 8) is a very strong episode to end this very good first season of Sweet Tooth.
We get to see how connected all our characters stories are and it is full of mystery and lots of emotion.
Luckily, we know that we will be getting a second season of this fantastic show but the cliff-hanger we are left on at the end of this episode, makes you crave the second season even more.
TOMMY’S PAST IS REVEALED AND GUS LEARNS HE ISN’T REALLY ALONE
Following on the revelations from the previous episode, Gus (Christian Convery) is still struggling to cope.
He feels as if his whole life is a lie and just wants to be normal and not hunted. Gus believes that he is utterly alone and wishes he never crossed the fence.
The moment between Gus and Tommy is very emotional and it is nice to see how far this relationship has come in just eight episodes.
In the very first episode both characters felt utterly alone and now they have each other.
We get the real history of Tommy (Nonso Anozie) in this episode and our questions about his past are finally answered.
This is Anozie’s best performance out of the whole season during this episode, we really see and feel the pain he goes through.
He portrays excellently how people felt when they discovered their child is a hybrid and the dilemma that they go through.
I do wonder what did happen to Tommy’s wife Louisa and their son, could there be a chance they are still alive?
I doubt it, but I think that would be a very surprising moment if they were alive.
BEAR AKS ALL THE QUESTIONS WE ARE THINKING AND WE LEARN WHAT HAPPENED TO HER SISTER
Bear (Stefania LaVie Owen) asks all the questions that we are thinking about in this episode, are the hybrids and the virus connected?
And why was Gus created in the first place?
I quite liked Judy’s (Jody Rimmer) explanation that they are ‘two sides of the same coin’.
We don’t know what that means but we assume from that they are heavily connected to one another.
Alongside this, an image of a ship kept being shown in this episode and I feel like it is significant but I’m not sure.
However, it’ll be interesting to find out why this particular ship is so important for it being shown to us in different ways throughout this episode.
This episode gives us a lot of information, we finally get to know Tommy but what was surprising was finding out more about Bear and her family.
Bear just like Tommy has always come across as a very tough character but it was nice to see the softer side to this character.
Bear explains to Judy that her parents died due to the virus and her sister was actually a hybrid that got taken away.
She spent a long time trying to find her sister but gave up once she met Tiger and created the Animal Army.
Bear’s real name is Rebecca (Becky) Walker.
I wasn’t expecting to learn so much about Bear in this episode but the biggest shock was that her sister was a hybrid.
It is surprising that we have been watching her sister throughout this season and we didn’t even know it.
I do wonder if the sisters will reunite in the second season but as the hybrid sister knows nothing of Bear it may make for an interesting interaction.
It brings up more questions of what really happened to her sister for her to still be alive now.
NEIL SANDILANDS MAKES HIS MARK IN THIS EPISODE, BUT COULD JOHNNY BE SOMEONE TO WATCH OUT FOR?
General Abbot (Neil Sandilands) really makes his mark in this episode as the bad guy.
We really learn why he is to be feared and Sandilands does this really well.
Sandilands puts on a really strong performance and I hope we get to see more of Abbot in the next season.
It’ll be interesting to see how far Abbot is willing to go to get what he wants.
Abbot wants the only cure so he can decide who lives and who dies.
The Singh’s are in real trouble as there is no way to escape Abbot and the Last Men.
Rani (Aliza Vellani) has been separated from Aditya (Adeel Akhtar) to make him work.
I do wonder how long Rani can survive for because she looks weaker and weaker every time, we see her.
It is clear that Aditya will do anything to save his wife but I do wonder how far can this man be pushed until he reaches his limit.
I do hope Aditya and Rani can escape General Abbot but at the moment the odds are stacked up against them.
I’m really interested in Abbot’s right-hand man Johnny (Marlon Williams); I just get a feeling that Johnny may turn out to be a good guy.
He seems so nice and caring and that he is just doing this Last Men stuff to stay alive.
I hope we get to see a redemption arc from Johnny or we see him try to save the hybrids in some way.
It feels as if there is a lot more to this character and I want to find out more about him.
AIMEE IS READY TO FIGHT FOR WHAT SHE WANTS AND THEM BACK
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Now we know Aimee (Dania Ramirez) has done everything she can to keep her daughter and other hybrid children safe.
It is quite sad that the place that was created to save and protect hybrids has turned into the place where hybrids are in the most danger.
Aimee is a strong character and she won’t go down without a fight.
I really enjoyed Ramirez performance, her pain and grief felt real and you can really see the determination in her eyes when she is onscreen.
I’m looking forward to seeing more of Aimee in the next season.
My favourite moment of this entire episode is when Gus gets to meet other hybrids.
He gets to meet Wendy and Bobby and all the hybrids from the preserve and the group hug at the end had such a big impact on me.
It really felt in that moment that Gus found somewhere where he belonged.
They were all like him and they all understood what each other are feeling and going through.
I feel like Gus and Wendy (Naledi Murray) will work really well together, there is a spark between these characters when onscreen together.
SEASON 1 EPISODE 8 BUILDS US UP FOR WHAT TO EXPECT IN SWEET TOOTH SEASON 2
Sweet Tooth Season 1 ends on a big note, all our characters are lost once again but they are all different from where they started.
Tommy is still alive thanks to Aimee and they are about to begin their own mission of saving their children.
Gus must find a way to escape with all his new friends.
While Aditya begins his first experiment on a hybrid and Bear makes contact with Birdie.
This has been a fantastic first season and I’m excited for the second.
There are still lots of questions left unanswered.
This is a very dark but exciting ending; everything has been left to build up for the next season.
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