The second season of From closes with many questions and a shocking twist, which once again recalls Lost and Stephen King. Luckily a third cycle of episodes is already in production. But what do we know so far about the town protagonist of the story? Let’s try to make the point, watch out for spoilers. Streamed on Paramount+.
They touch, they break, they steal. No one here is free. Here they come, they come for three. Unless you stop the melody.
From has always been from the beginning, a bit like Lost, the series of questions more than that of answers. Arrived at the finale of season 2, now available on Paramount +, we were shocked (as we imagine you too) by the twist that closed this second cycle of episodes and, waiting for the third to go into production but which will surely be delayed due to the strike of the screenwriters and actors, we can say that this main feature is confirmed as its strength – and perhaps, for some viewers who are not very patient and unaccustomed to this type of strongly horizontal seriality that requires time and patience, also its weakness. So let us take stock of the meaning of the ending and to understand how once again the show has been able to hook up in a new way to something already seen in the seriality of the past.
Rolling to From
Many knots have come home to roost in the From season 2 finale but just as many have been added or have remained unresolved. Julie and newcomers Marielle and Randall are all three in some sort of screaming catatonic coma apparently caused by the forest spirits Boyd unknowingly brought with him when he returned – which turn out to be not so much the girls’ worst nightmares. people, but their hope, which must be eliminated in the bud, says the spirit of his dead wife Abby to an incredulous Sheriff Boyd. Many take action on different paths to try to figure it out and save the trio as well as the entire population of the town which you can enter but which you can no longer get out of. Sara tells Boyd and Kenny that, as the nursery rhyme at the beginning of this article states, the only way to break the curse is to destroy the music box whose music is slowly entering the dreams (or should we say nightmares) of all inhabitants, also having consequences in reality such as the death of Paula and making it impossible for anyone to be able to sleep peacefully. Evil in the protagonist town no longer comes only from the outside, from the forest, at night but also from within the minds of its inhabitants in the REM phase. Unfortunately, the music box is not found, in its place only the ruins of the cave where Boyd says he was with Martin who had passed him the worms that killed the night monsters of the city.
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Questions, questions, questions
“I thought there was some sense in all of this” an almost desperate Kristi will say to Kenny talking about the arrival of his girlfriend Marielle from the outside world to the cursed town. Yet the questions keep piling up on each other and, as Jade says, not only do they not have all the pieces of the puzzle to get out (if that’s possible) but the few they do have aren’t even useful pieces, like the corners or the sides, in order to have a minimum view of the general picture. While Ellis and Fatima try to look on the bright side of their impossible situation by celebrating their union and her pregnancy with a fake wedding (Father Katri was killed and therefore cannot officially officiate). Jade, on the other hand, decides to venture into the tunnels where Victor and Tabitha had passed, which she now finds mysteriously without creatures and where she has a vision of the children all lying in a circle in a sort of ritual who pronounce the magic word they kept saying to the woman. On an opening in the ceiling corresponding to the children, the symbol that continues to haunt the man appears.
Far from From
The promises during the fake wedding of Ellis and Fatima give an inspiration to Boyd about looking for light in the darkness: from that pleasant cave he brought back only a torch and, trying to light it in the place of the ruins, the sheriff finds himself in that same cave, with Julie, Marielle and Randall chained to the walls instead of Martin. Although Abby’s vision induces him to give up because otherwise the entity will continue to torment everyone without end, she manages to find and destroy the music box and break the curse, awakening the three. At this point it’s all in the hands of Tabitha, who had taken a path in turn following the instinct to try to figure out how to get home.
Victor’s mother had told him about a tower to save children, the only way back to the world out there. Perhaps the same children and the same tower that saw the woman in her visions? Julie and Ethan’s mother is taken to the bottle tree – an enchanted tree, you know where you go in but not where you leave – that she should take her to the stone building. While as far as she knows Julie is still in that catatonic state, the woman finds the tower and climbs the stairs, arriving in some kind of gear mechanism that is making something (the whole city?) go on when she gets on the roof , the Child in White, who seems to have been a guide for many of the protagonists in their visions, pushes her off the tower telling her “I’m sorry, but it’s the only way”. At that point the woman wakes up in the hospital, totally incredulous and desperate at having miraculously left the town, with a doctor who tells her that she was found by two hikers in the woods before she sensed a few days earlier: “Do you remember where you were going?” is the doctor’s fateful question.
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Lost Mon Amour
The question is precisely the one that seems to be at the heart of this whole story and to apply to all the characters, both literally and metaphorically. Once again, this mystery drama created by John Griffin draws heavily from the atmosfere di Stephen King (which in fact coincidentally said he was in love with the show on his social profiles) and is extremely derivative but at the same time original, and this last twist confirms it. From seems to follow in the footsteps of Lost, with which let’s not forget it also shares one of the protagonists, Harold Perrineau, while with the series born from the same authors Once upon a time (just as this season finale is titled) has Eion Bailey in common instead.
If at the beginning of this second season (which she managed to do even better than the first) we got to know the people on the bus as the ideal equivalent of the Others, and if the island could be a dream, a purgatory or something else where people stricken by pain and loss took refuge, like the town at the center of this new serial story, now this plot twist tells us that perhaps Tabitha will do anything to go back and save her family. She doesn’t remind you of a certain “We have to go back” said by Jack to Kate in the sensational finale of the third season of the cult ABC? But above all what does it mean for From? That it’s officially possible to leave the city but not return, since Victor’s mother hasn’t seen each other again in all this time? Will she have managed to escape without knowing it and without being able to return too?