Welcome one last time, spies! After yesterday’s review, it’s time to review Alex Rider’s season finale. Alex Rider‘s Season Finale “The One About Alex Rider Part II” is a wonderful way to end a season. There are very interesting mysteries that have just begun while the rest of the loose ends find their end.
Here we go!
Once Evil Alex is free, his goal is to hurt Alex. So he plans to kill Aisha and Tom to deeply damage Alex. However, the real Alex realizes what is happening and runs to save them. Thus, Alex and Evil Alex face each other in a cool and spectacular fight (seriously, this scene along with the one in episode 6, they are the best action scenes of the show) and manages to save their lives.
However, we have to emphasize how important Tom is to Alex. He is Alex’s best friend, the person he has grown up with and lived through thousands of adventures, who has been there through the good times and the worst. He is a brother, his family and Alex is willing to do anything to save his life. The best thing is that Tom feels the same way. We’re always willing to sacrifice for the family and we love how these two brothers show us every step of the way.
Also, it’s amazing how much they know each other. Tom knew at all times who Alex was and who was Evil Alex. After all that Evil Alex was saying and doing, it was very easy to think that he was the real Alex (that is, they look exactly the same and Evil Alex was trying hard not to look like a robot) but Tom hasn’t hesitated for a moment. He knows Alex and he knows he would never hurt him, no matter what he’s going through or how he feels. We love these two, we really do.
And that’s really important to Alex too because he realizes that Tom is by his side no matter what and that if he needs space to get through it all, Tom will give it to him … but he will always be there. And that feels so…normal, as real as it has always felt.
After the end, the farewells arrive. Kyra just found out about her parents’ murder and feels guilty about it. She can’t help but think that if she hadn’t led them to believe she had fled Point Blanc her parents would still be alive. Of course, she is not to blame for anything. But it is impossible for her not to feel that she does. In such a situation, we always think about what we could have done differently to obtain a different result.
The first thing she does, her first instinct, is to go see Alex. And we are dying of love with these two. Alex is her only friend, the only one who truly knows her and can understand her… he is the only one she has left. And she is determined to tell him everything about her parents, to vent to him, to lean on him … but then she sees him, emotionally hurt but happy, happy that things are back to normal … and she doesn’t see herself capable of breaking that bubble of happiness.
Kyra feels that Alex wants to go back to the way things were before and neither she nor her problems fit into that and she doesn’t want to be the one to blame for worries and problems back in his life, she loves him too much to do it and she wants him to be happy. So she lies to him, telling him that her plans are to go back to her parents and start over from scratch. She says goodbye to him, holding back the tears that are about to be shed and feeling more alone than ever. But with the certainty that she will get ahead, as she always does.
Alex, for his part, lets her go. He wants to tell her thousands of things. Because he wants to go back to his normal life… but he wants her to be in his life. However, he does not dare to say anything because he wants her to be happy, even if that means that she is far from him and does not want to impose his presence on her … he loves her too much for that.
So these two fools in love say goodbye like this, with thousands of unspoken words between them due to fear of rejection, feeling alone, wanting to stop and tell each other the truth but not daring to do so … and only wishing to be happy. We can’t stop crying for them and wishing that in season 2 they meet again and, this time, they dare to tell each other what they really feel.
Meanwhile, things in MI6 are beginning to change. Yassen reaches Grief and kills him, so that he does not speak, along with two other MI6 agents. This is a brutal attack from which the agency will take time to recover … but it is not the only surprise. We finally get more of him and know that he belongs to a terrorist organization that Ian was tracking. Finally the pieces of the puzzle fit together.
However, new mysteries begin. Let’s remember that Yassen did not murder Alex in Point Blanc when he had the opportunity but now he saves his life. Why? Alex should be his enemy. He’s a potential MI6 agent who discovered and destroyed Point Blanc … but Yassen saves him. Although no one knows it, not even Alex himself, we have seen it.
Also, we have that photo, the photo of Yassen with someone else … who? So we ask ourselves the same thing as in the previous reviews, is Yassen Alex’s father? It seems that there is a good chance that it is so or that, at least, it is related to him in some way. Our money is in the first option. In any case, Mrs. Jones and Alan are aware of everything – and it seems unfair that they are still hiding things from Alex, that will not end well – but they decide to leave Alex alone, to live a normal life … for now.
And is that the last image of this season is hopeful. Alex with Tom and Jack, laughing, united, just as they were before. After all, Alex has managed to get out of that darkness he was sinking into and just laugh and enjoy himself like a normal teenager. But now, inevitably, Alex has changed … and we assume that the calm will not last long.
In conclusion, it has been a season finale to match. At first, it puzzled me that in episode 7 the main plots mostly ended, but I think it was wise to introduce us new mysteries in this episode and end the loose ends that were left AKA Evil Alex. In addition, this gave him time to show how Alex comes out of the darkness that consumed him and return to being the normal teenager he was before … or so it seems.
The only thing I have to criticize is that I think the last scene of the season should have been a more intriguing scene, to leave us with honey on our lips for season 2. That is, to leave us so intrigued that we could not wait to see how the story continues. However, the season has been totally up to par so we will see season 2 without a doubt. This show has surprised us for good.
And so Alex Rider season 1 ends and, with it, our reviews. It has been a pleasure to discuss this magnificent show with all of you, and we cannot wait to see how the story continues. See you in season 2 folks!