It’s just too bad The CW gave away almost EVERY twist in the preview!
You’d think that a season finale full of break-ups, drunk driving and (literally) stuff blowing up would make for an exciting finale… and you’d be right! The CW was totally on the money when they called this episode “a finale that all finales wish they could be.”
Here’s a rundown of all the madness that went down on last night’s finale:
The Naomi who cried wolf (AKA the only interesting part of the episode):
It was definitely NOT Naomi’s (AnnaLynne McCord) night! After being dumped by Liam (Matt Lanter), her car broke down and she had to go back into West Bev, where she had a nasty encounter with Mr. Cannon (Hal Ozsan.) He kissed her, slapped her in the face and then (possibly) raped her. We won’t know exactly what went down until season three.
Annie comes clean… sort of:
Annie (Shenae Grimes) finally spilled the beans to Liam about accidentally killing Jasper’s (Zachary Ray Sherman) uncle at the end of season one. She then made a second stop on her confession tour — her house! But did she have the guts to really tell her parents the truth? We’ll find out in the fall.
Fire on the high seas:
A bitter, jealous Jasper set Liam’s boat on fire after seeing him hugging Annie. When Liam arrived on the scene, he caught Jasper in the act, throwing him to the ground and beating him to a bloody pulp. Police sirens were heard in the background… is bad-boy Liam finally getting the punishment that’s been coming to him?
Jen & Ryan’s daddy drama:
We learned last week that Jen (Sara Foster) was pregnant, and last night we learned who the father is: none other than her ex-BF Ryan (Ryan Eggold.) But after making it clear to Ryan that she didn’t want her child to have a “public school teacher” as a father, he hit the bottle… hard! He got drunk, stole one of the school’s shuttle buses, then crashed his own car into the West Bev sign! His car took off (on fire!) into the night. Clear the roads!
Silver & Teddy break up… again:
Nothing much to report here. Crazy pants Silver (Jessica Stroup) once again told Teddy (Trevor Donovan) that their relationship was just too much for her to handle.
No “Down Under” for Dixon:
Now that the truth is out about Dixon (Tristan Wilds) breaking into West Bev to steal the answers to the SATs, he’s no longer allowed to go to Australia for the summer with Ivy (Gillian Zinser.) Boo-freakin-hoo! Does anyone care about Ivy/Dixon as a couple? He needs to get back with Silver for real.
Mama & Papa Wilson = SPLITSVILLE:
Deb (Lori Loughlin) and Harry’s (Rob Estes) marriage has been driving down a bumpy road all season, but last night it careened off into a ditch… and exploded. Harry was fired as the principal of West Bev, and Deb tore into him. Their marriage is donezo, which was to be expected, considering he’s now done with the show.
Like I said, the episode was FULL of juicy storylines, and it all looks exciting in print, but the episode itself was kind of a letdown. Do you agree with me? Were you yawning as much as I was, or were you on the edge of your seat for the entire hour?
— Andy Swift