I knew from the trailer for this weeks Chesapeake Shores, that this episode had the potential to be something special as it focused on the power of family. But honestly, it was the final five minutes, that were the best. Those five minutes left a bunch of questions that I need answers to them immediately.
The final five to ten minutes were so unexpected (which is rare for this season of Chesapeake Shores) and something out of a movie. I would even go so far as to say it’s the show’s best cliffhanger ever, beating any season finale that it has had.
There are so many things that need unpacking in the next episode such as David finally asking Connor and Margaret to take his dad’s case. The question is why didn’t he ask them sooner or why didn’t Jess suggest it. After all, Connor is her brother! It remains to be seen if Connor and Margaret take the case. The reason that I am hesitant to say they will, because it’s unlike anything they’ve ever done before.
Yet if anyone can win the case, let’s be honest, it’s them.
There is the little issue of Evan, in this episode, because his journey through this season has been slow but steady as well as beautiful. We’ve discovered there are layers to him and his somewhat erratic lifestyle. Through his ancestry test, we discover he has family, in the US that he doesn’t want to meet. His initial presumption of letting sleeping dogs lie is worn down by the power of Mandrake and Abby.
It’s the moment Evan explains his reasoning for not wanting to, as he puts it, open his pandora’s box is a vulnerable moment we’ve rarely seen from him. His growth, across the season, has been one of the highlights of the final season. as we’ve seen him open up slowly rather than in one go. That’s character growth.
We knew, because of the trailer, another twist was coming and that was in the form of what was happening with Evan’s dad. I really can’t believe that Mandrake just came up with Evan’s Dad and was like “hey I didn’t find your cousins, but here’s your Dad.”
The was no build-up at all.
Seriously Mandrake, prepare a guy first.
How Chesapeake Shores is going to wrap up Evan’s story in the final two episodes remains to be seen. I think the addition of his Dad adds yet another layer to him that we need to explore in detail and it feels as though it would be rushed with just two episodes left.
The final cliff-hanger we got in the last 2 minutes was around Luke which we never saw coming at all.
[if you haven’t watched, stop here, spoilers ahead]
Obviously, we hope Luke is ok and he was not the one that was shot. We hope, if it was Luke, that he makes a full recovery. Luke has had so much character growth this season, and despite it sometimes feeling like his and Bree’s scenes do get a bit repetitive, their dynamic is great. To lose that dynamic and break Bree’s heart before the series finale would be brutal on us all.
I enjoyed seeing Bree’s chaotic energy rear its ugly head again, as she tries to figure out whether or not to agree to having her book adapted for the silver screen.
Jess and David’s moments really showed how solid their relationship is. Their relationship is probably the only relationship that is solid in Chesapeake Shores show at the moment. The moments between the two, show how underused Jess’ character is. Her exploration into thinking she doesn’t have any special gifts is really poignant, because it’s relatable.
One of the best things about Jess is her heart. Jess does have a gift. She has the ability to hold her family together. I hope she comes to realize that before the end of the series.
- Margaret and Connor’s law firm sign Keller & O’Brien: Attorneys at Law sounds very She-Hulk which it basically is.
- Bree’s gift to the baby is such an underrated moment in the episode.
- The best moment not including the ending has to be Sarah painting Kevin’s toenails
- Will we actually get to see Kevin back in medical school before the shows out and does this mean we get a spin-off.
- What happened to the rest of David’s family
- Are we ever going to see Nelle O’Brien again?