The Season 2 finale of ‘Resurrection’ on Dec. 7 was a total thrill ride! As Arcadia is still reeling from the jaw-dropping death of Pastor Tom, Rachael suddenly disappears, taking any hope of curing the virus with her. Plus, the shocking truth about the Langston family’s role in the factory fire is finally revealed!
The season finale of Resurrection dives right in, showing Marty (Omar Epps) standing in a state of shock over Pastor Tom’s (Mark Hildreth) bloody remains. “They killed Tom,” Marty tells Sheriff Fred (Matt Craven) — and that’s just the beginning of the bad news. Read on for the full finale recap!
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Shortly after Tom’s death, Marty receives a call from Dr. Maggie (Devin Kelley), who tells him that Rachael’s (Kathleen Munroe) amnionic fluid does in fact hold the cure for the virus, and that it’s already healed Ray (Travis Young). That’s the good news. The bad news is, Rachael has suddenly disappeared. (Of course we know she’s been kidnapped by Tom’s crazy wife, Janine (Lori Beth Sikes)!)
The following day, Fred goes to see Janine to break the tragic news and she is of course devastated. But when Rachael asks where Tom is, Janine simply gives her a glass of water and some pills and tells her that everything is fine. Not very reassuring coming from you, Janine.
Marty visits Maggie at the hospital and she reveals that she’s run out of the cure and says they need to find Rachael ASAP to save the rest of the people who have the virus. Speaking of sick returned people, Maggie notices that Marty himself isn’t looking too hot, and even though she wants to admit him to the clinic, he insists on helping her find Rachael. Our hero!
Meanwhile, Henry (Kurtwood Smith) and Margaret Langston (Michelle Fairley) argue after he reveals that he closed the factory deal with Addison. Henry is triumphant despite his mother’s anger. “The Langstons will be right back where they belong,” he tells her. Hold your horses, Henry — you definitely don’t know the full story yet!
Back at Janine’s Misery lare, she finally breaks down and tells Rachael that Tom is dead. Rachael doesn’t believe her and tries to leave, only to find that Janine has trapped her! Dun dun dun! Thankfully, Rachael ultimately outsmarts psycho Janine by hitting her over the head with a sugar canister and fleeing the house.
Fred shows up to Henry’s house with some shocking news. He tells Henry that Addison had been plotting behind Henry’s back to steal his money to avenge the death of his father, William Kirk, who died in the factory fire. Henry, in disbelief, says that no one was killed in that fire, and that’s when Fred reveals that the Langston family concealed the deaths. Henry then confronts his mother about the cover-up, and she admits that she was also responsible for killing Barbara. Margaret finally gets what she deserves when Henry kicks her out of her own house!
Marty and Maggie head to the military base in search of doses of the cure, and his supervisor Angela agrees to help them get access to Rachael’s dead body from before she returned. Unfortunately, Angela’s supervisor won’t allow it, saying that the government shouldn’t have to save people who have already died. They storm out and head back to their car. Marty’s health is fading fast, but then Maggie discovers that Angela slipped a dose of the cure into her purse! They rush back to the clinic so Maggie can treat Marty.
Fred finally tracks down and arrests Pastor Tom’s killer — and it’s Deputy Carl! (Honestly, no surprise there. He has been a returned hater since day one!)
Everyone in town goes to the church to pay their respects to Tom — well, almost everyone. The True Living group shows up to cause trouble and a huge fights breaks out!
In the final scenes, we see Rachael sitting in her car waiting for a train — but where is she going?! And she’s not the only one escaping town! Clearly traumatized by Pastor Tom’s death, Jacob (Landon Gimenez) tells his grandmother Margaret that he doesn’t want his parents to have to worry about him anymore so she proposes that they run away together! Talk about a cliffhanger!
So HollywoodLifers, what did YOU think of the Season 2 finale of Resurrection? Let us know!
— Tierney McAfee