In the Midnight, Texas season finale everything finally came to a head.
We saw a lot of things happening at once on the season finale of Midnight, Texas on NBC. Things like Manfred (Francois Arnaud) taking on multiple evil spirits at once to take on the big bad that was Colconnar. We saw Fiji (Parisa Fitz-Henley) willing to sacrifice herself in more ways than one to save the rest of the Midnighters. But we all knew Bobo (Dylan Bruce) wasn’t going to allow that to happen! None of the Midnighters were going to let anything happen to one of their own. This episode really showed how close this group has gotten and how far they are willing to go for one another. They’ve really become a family and though there may not be much left of Midnight Texas after the battle is done, at least they’ll all be together.
Before we could get our happy ending, things had to go a bit further south. Olivia (Arielle Kebbel) was gravely injured and Creek (Sarah Ramos) rushed her to the hospital. But things were still looking pretty grim for her, as she wasn’t expected to make it through the night. Enter Lem (Peter Mensah), who would do anything to be sure that Liv stayed in the land of the living. He allowed her to drink his blood so her burns would heal. Then we got another shock. Lem and Liv made the decision to get married! As happy as we were about this, it does make us wonder whether or not there will be a second season. Things seemed to get wrapped up quite nicely in the event that there isn’t another season. We’ll definitely be keeping our fingers crossed.
Let’s meet our final roundtable of the season!
Kori (@KNWZumba) – Big hearted animal lover who also enjoys horse back riding, movies, and music! Lover of fitness dance!
Heidi (@StewartHeidi) – Mother, loyal shipper, and die hard romantic!
Kat (@IrishMoonDancer) – True television and movie holic! An obsessive reader and writer that works in media entertainment.
Patty (@pallyglen) – An eternal optimist, whose favorite exercise is laughing!
Agnes (@czmieli) – A student, television series addict, and lover of Fiji’s cat since episode one!
1. Rev was unable to participate in the fight due to turning. Do you wish he had been able to come out and help defeat Colconnar? If Manfred could have six demonic spirits in him, the Rev could have been able to help.
Kori (@KNWZumba): When Rev mentioned being locked up and praying for Manfred until he turns, I was disappointed he was unable to participate in the fight. Even if he could’ve just helped a little. I do get it though. When the Rev turns, he’ll attack anyone, even his friends whom he loves.
Heidi (@StewartHeidi): I think the Rev is probably most useful in his human form. Unlike the others, his supernatural self seems to have a mind of its own. So I’m not sure the were-tiger would have been helpful against the demons. Also, we got to see quite a bit of the Rev the past two episodes. I enjoyed his one-on-one with Lem the most! I also think there are going to be long lasting repercussions for Manfred allowing six demons to possess him.
Kat (@IrishMoonDancer): Considering how well the last outing went for Rev, it’s good he stayed out of the festivities. A few well placed bites wouldn’t affect Colconnar. But, I love the Rev and it would’ve been enjoyable to see more action from him! I’ve loved the writing! I hope fans will read Night Shift and all Charlaine’s books. I read them when they first came out due to being an obsessive fan girl. But re-reading them before the series set sail really filled in blanks. I wish the show would’ve had more time to delve into this final battle. But it was spectacular to have more of Colconnar’s back story. Come on, the creature who seeks out virgins then eats them when he’s done is the life of the party! The poor thing must’ve been continually famished. Virgins are hard to come by.
Patty (@pallyglen): I definitely wish that Rev could have helped. I wanted to see some weretiger action! But, I understand why he couldn’t.
Agnes (@czmieli): I wish he had! Both sides would be interesting, but as much as I like the tiger, rev would be useful in the battle. But if he can’t control the beast, maybe it was better that he stayed hidden.
2. Let’s talk Bobo and Fiji! Their moments were absolutely amazing and everything we hoped for! Do you think their bond became stronger because of the danger or in spite of it? Would they have gotten that close that quickly without the threat of Colconnar?
Kori: I enjoyed seeing Bobo and Fiji finally come together! However, I believe it came faster due to the circumstances. If it wasn’t for the fight against Colconnar, it may have been a slower process. Like Fiji said, she would’ve liked to cook him dinner, watch a scary movie, and go from there. Most likely a normal situation would’ve been what happened.
Heidi: I think their journey all season lead them to that moment. The threat of Colconnar gave them the push they needed, but they would have gotten there on their own, in their own time. The pressure of the moment gave Fiji the courage she needed to be honest with Bobo, and their honesty and acceptance was such a pleasure to watch. I was surprised by Bobo’s confession, the first half of the season it seemed as though he’d only ever thought of Fiji as a friend.
Kat: Oh our precious FiBo! Or as Jason Lewis tweeted, BoFi. Parents rarely admit having favorites, but these two have always been mine in the books and show. Fiji held out so long after Bobo-gate and his confession of Love. The girl was carrying a hot wand for him, then couldn’t forgive him for past transgressions. Initially, I felt this was out-of-character for Fiji. But as we became aware of her powers and past, it made sense. She was protecting the man she loved the only way she could. Also, in the maneuver women have mastered since boys pulled pigtails while we ignored advances by slugging their arm, Fiji was naive to those strong emotions. The danger they faced brought those into the open. Had the horny demon not appeared in town, Fiji would’ve had that roast in the oven while Mr. Snuggly lounged on the sidelines offering snarky critiques.
Patty: Yes! Let’s all fan girl for a quick second all the amazing Bobo and Fiji moments! I believe the threat of Colconnar helped their relationship, in the sense that it finally brought them together. I don’t think it made them stronger because Bobo and Fiji always had a strong bond. Colconnar was the tipping point of them realizing they needed to be together, or at least in Fiji’s case. So I gotta give Colconnar a big thank you, because without him, I may not have seen my lovely Bobo and Fiji moment.
Agnes: To be honest, I didn’t like the way their relationship went. Really, the sex was rushed and at first my reaction was the same as Fiji’s, but she changed her mind and I was a bit disappointed. I liked them better when they were friends. Fiji had this cute crush and he was engaged. I know this was the way to stop Colconnar, but things happened so quickly they lost chemistry along the way.
3. We loved the badass that Manfred turned into when he took on Colconnar, but would have preferred a bit more action in the fighting. Did you like it the way it was, or were you hoping for a bit more as well?
Kori: In all honesty, I would have preferred a longer battle as well. It seemed way too easy and fast, and left me saying “that’s it?”. It was an intense scene that could’ve been a bit more. I was disappointed as I did think Manfred leveled up in the bad ass meter. It looked good on him!
Heidi: This fight reminded me of episode 8, the ‘big’ fight lasted less than 2 minutes on screen, which felt like a let down considering all the build up. This fight lasted longer, but still felt anticlimactic. It was also odd that Manfred seemed to be fighting alone. Joe took a hit and disappeared and Lem stayed hidden. I would’ve liked to see a bigger fight, although when Bobo and Fiji succeeded and that blast wave hit the wraiths, that was pretty satisfying!
Kat: Francois Arnaud has shined in depicting the skeptical psychic we love! Since rolling into Midnight, he’s faced mystical tasks head on, reluctantly and with humor. It was only natural that he’d step up with Colconnar. I’ll be odd man out (wouldn’t be the first time) but I felt there was the right amount of Hair vs. Demonic Terror. There wasn’t much Manfred could do outside of sucking in spirits and shooting flames. He can’t fly like Joe. Can’t do the Lem blur. So he did what he could. Quite well I might add. It isn’t easy to have all that dirt, dust and blood blinding you and still have great hair! For the record, I give props to the props dept. for Colconnar. Not having the budget of Walking Dead or Game of Thrones, they stepped up with a truly freaky freak. I felt like shipping him!
Patty: Yes, I wanted a little bit more action sequences. I’m a sucker for a good fighting scene. Everything was leading up to the fight between Manfred and Colconnar, especially him taking in all those evil spirits. It was nice to see all the Midnighters fight, especially Joe’s scenes with his sword.
Agnes: I was hoping for some more, but it was handled pretty well. So, in general I liked it. Manfred is a badass, but he changed so much since the first episode and I really appreciate his character development. Great job, Francois!
4. For a minute there we thought for sure Lem was going to have to turn Liv. Were you a little disappointed that he didn’t? Or were you glad he just healed her?
Kori: I felt relieved and disappointed at the same time. Relieved because that is what Liv wanted, NOT to be turned. Lem kept to her wishes, which shows his love and respect for her. But I was disappointed because it could’ve brought so many cool stories and battles of the supernatural for the future.
Heidi: Watching Lem walk through the sun on his way to Olivia’s side, all I could think was, I like human Olivia. If she’s a vampire she’ll be stuck inside all day like Lem, which would suck (no pun intended). I enjoy the supernatural/human relationships of Midnight: Lem/Olivia; Manfred/Creek; Fiji/Bobo. I also worried how it might change the character if she was turned, because as rough as she is, we love Olivia! So I’m relieved (and surprised) he was able to heal her, and man did that work fast! Love to know how they explained that to the doctor! We never did get to see what effect his blood had on her because of the time jump.
Kat: Olivia has always let it be known that vampire life isn’t in the cards for her. To don those stylish wigs, sport that fabulous wardrobe and tote those weapons only from sundown to sunset would be tragic. Who’s going to demonstrate all those fashion dos and don’ts to the Midnighters if Olivia is down for the count every twelve hours? In healing her, Lem saved her and that deepened their bond. As Olivia ages, she might have a change of heart. But for now she’s content in matrimony with the dead guy (insert your own marital jokes).
Patty: I wasn’t disappointed at all because even in a situation like that Lem respects her wishes to not be turned. To me, what makes them a great couple is because he’s a vampire and she’s human. Even with their differences, they make it work. So I’m glad Lem just healed Olivia.
Agnes: No, I was relieved when he didn’t change her. I love the fact they don’t just love each other, they RESPECT each other and it’s a really beautiful thing to see. They’re not a typical couple we see on television series. I think of them as some kind of couple goals. She told him not to turn her and he didn’t. Pure understanding. Simple thing but my shipper heart loved it. And the ending – I was fan girling so hard!
5. We find out Madonna is in cahoots with Liv’s father? If we get a second season, how long do you think it will take someone in Midnight to find out, and what do you think will be done to deal with it?
Kori: If this story is explored more, it may take off in the following season. I want to think maybe Lem would find out and pair up with Liv to take care of it and her father. Before, Lem stayed in the background while Liv did her dirty work. But now they’re married, I believe they will come together and fight together.
Heidi: Sneaky, lying liar! Madonna always came across as high and mighty to me, now we know it’s all an act, a cover up. If we get a season two, I doubt the truth will come out. At least not anytime soon. I would like to see how exactly she came to work for him, and why he’s working so hard to keep tabs on Olivia. You know there’s a good story there! I think Bowie knew, she said “I know where you got the money to buy this place”. I’m guessing if Olivia found out she would use Madonna to spread misinformation to her father.
Kat: As we’ve seen, nothing gets past the Midnighters. If you’ve ever lived in a small town, you know everyone knows your business and often before you know it! A psychic, witch and vampire walk into a bar. That joke can take on a whole new meaning in Midnight. I was thrilled to see them utilize the talented Kellee Stewart! Madonna has many secrets that hopefully we’ll get to see in Season two. Or you can just read the books! It’s only a matter of time before Daddy Charity slithers into town. Given Manfred’s propensity for being in the forefront of any battle, I’m sure the gang will join forces around him once again to defeat their foes in typical Midnight fashion!
Patty: I wasn’t expecting that at all! When I saw that scene, I was like “Why Madonna? Why?!” I just want to know Madonna’s backstory. How and when did she come in contact with Liv’s father? If we get a second season (fingers crossed), I want that story line to drag out. I don’t want anyone in Midnight to find out too soon because I want to keep Madonna on her toes! No matter what, Liv and the other Midnighters will feel betrayed. Eventually, Madonna will team up with Liv to finally take down her father.
Agnes: I didn’t see that coming. I loved that plot twist and now can’t wait for the renewal announcement! Of course her father will come and I hope there’s gonna be more than one episode about it. Madonna, you cheeky girl, nice one! Keeping a secret this big in a supernatural town! It’s always darkest before dawn.
6. Do you think part of the reason they ended the way they did is because they were unsure of whether or not there will be a second season? If so, are you satisfied with how it ended?
Kori: I was thinking that. Maybe it ended the way it did because of the uncertainty of another season. But it’s for THAT reason, I believe the way it ended was not in their favor for another season, as sad as I am for thinking that. It just didn’t leave me wanting more. The show just wrapped up like a present with a bow on top.
Heidi: I’m satisfied with the ending. Our four main couples are together and happy, can’t ask for much more than that! But I think the story of Midnight is far from over. I’m wondering if the new construction company in town might have been sent by Olivia’s father, since they’re renovating the restaurant Madonna works at!
Kat: You shouldn’t go into a project thinking it’s going to end. However, given the nature of network television, I give credit to Monica Owusu-Breen and company. They thought of fans ahead of time, putting bows on each arc yet adding anticipation for what could come in a season two. I’m not shy of spouting my feelings on NBC or other networks for having a bleak history of dumping shows. Especially in this genre, never allowing shows to find audiences purely due to the almighty fight for certain demographics dollars. So I applaud the writers efforts in giving fans a finale that satisfied and teased a future. Personally, I’d hate to see this show end as there are many avenues they can take. This could be an adventure for all of us who’ve loved each and every one in Midnight! Not to mention the actors who’ve inhabited these characters perfectly.
Patty: Yes, on both accounts. It felt as though everyone was in a good place; Bobo and Fiji are together, Lem and Liv got married, Joe and Chuy are happy, and Manfred and Creek were getting back together. Everyone was settling in and just happy. I think they went that route to please the fans and I’m definitely very pleased. Not saying there wasn’t a cliffhanger, but it wasn’t a cliffhanger like Fiji going to Colconnar at the end of episode nine. If they ended the season like that, I would totally be freaking out. So that ending was totally for the fans.
Agnes: I’m afraid so. I hope there will be news soon! I’m satisfied and glad I was able to watch this cool television series, perfect for the summer! Please, give us more!
7. If they get renewed for a second season, (they better) what would you like to see more or less of?
Kori: If they do, and I’m honestly hoping they will, I’m hoping for more intense scenes and story lines with the supernatural. I did feel at times, it was a bit cheesy. The scenes of the supernatural was a little old school and didn’t last long. Just as I was getting at the edge of my seat, it was over. I would also hope for more stories and situations with Rev.
Heidi: Fingers crossed NBC doesn’t drop the ball on Midnight, Texas! I’d like to see more action. The fight scenes felt rushed. Without the threat of Hell opening up maybe we can see more townspeople. This episode had great one-on-one scenes, I hope they build on that. Complex story lines are great, but I watch for characters. So I’d like to see more of them being themselves. Perhaps a time jump? A year down the road how Lem and Olivia are doing with married life. More of Olivia doing her job, those wigs were awesome! Has Bobo moved into the Inquiring Mind with Fiji? What does Creek do with the house her dad left? Has Manfred expanded his practice in Midnight, set up a permanent shop for readings? How are Joe and Chuy now that they don’t have to leave town, or hide what they are?
Kat: I’d like to see Manfred with a new romantic entanglement. In the books, Creek leaves town after the brother situation. While I’ve loved the other couples in town, I’ve always been slow to feel chemistry between Creek and Manfred. Plus, a triangle is status quo for a show to add spice and frustration depending on which ‘team’ you’re on. I’d love to see more Joe and Chuy. They’re just so cute together! Any scene with Joe or Bobo sans clothing would never be objectionable for me. I’d like to place an order for more Rev and Mr. Snuggly. With a kitty and a wolf who curates a backyard of pet bones, you KNOW there’s one helluva story there! Being that parent who’s choosing faves again, I’d never object to more FiBo. I want her house, powers, wardrobe, jewelry, and her man!
Patty: Fingers crossed for a second season! I want to see more of Bobo’s history, his family, and of course his life with Fiji. I’m just a big ass fan of Bobo and Fiji. I want to see the married life of Lem and Olivia (a vampire and a human). Their struggles but also their married moments. I definitely want to see what happened to Madonna to work with Liv’s father. Gosh, I just want to see all the Midnighters back together again!
Agnes: Manfred dealing with his problems without Granny and drugs. Manfred and Fiji in action. Fiji and Olivia kicking some asses. Lem’s and Olivia’s life as newlyweds. Joe and Chuy in their love nest. Action, action and some more action! Also talking cats! Girls being heroes and villains! Please, give us a strong lady-villain for more than a few episodes. You can do this, Midnight, Texas!
Final Verdict: Though we all want a second season, at least the show wrapped up nicely in preparation of us not getting one!
Every week the writing on this show has improved. The character development has been extremely impressive and deep. Especially given that they only had ten episodes. We’ve been completely lured into Midnight, Texas and we all belong here now. So we better get an announcement of second season soon! The future of this show is important to each and every one of us Midnighters! Although, it seemed to be wrapped up nicely, the writers perfectly left a little bit of a cliffhanger and the introduction of a new character who just may not have good intentions.
Naturally, there were flaws with the episode. This doesn’t mean we love the show any less! For starters, the relationship between Bobo and Fiji not only seemed rushed, but we didn’t see much of Bobo mourning Aubrey. That and the fact that in the beginning Bobo implied he thought of Fiji as a friend. Then, out of nowhere, he was in love with her? We felt like we missed something in the middle. The relationship between Manfred and Creek had a few strange moments as well. They seemed to go from not being able to tell anyone about their relationship, to openly together, to broken up. Then they seemed to abruptly change direction and were back together and in love. That one made our heads spin a little bit.
While we don’t have an episode next week, we are hoping for some announcements soon about a season two!