Summary: In the Season 1 finale, Ryan tries to stop Carroll before it’s too late.
IT show Parker getting abducted. Alex Lipton is the leader of the night before. Ryan sees a kid dress in a Poe mask approaching police. The boy takes off his mask and says his name is Jack Foster. He says a girl named Emma told him to give Ryan the mask that had a phone number in it.
A phone starts ringing in Parker’s box. It’s Ryan. They try tracing it. She tells them she’s buried. They can’t trace call. She says there were railroad tracks. She says she counted 700 seconds. She says there was a dirt road. Ryan goes to talk to Weston. They think they only have 3-5 hours to search 12,000 square feet of forest.
Claire wakes up in a broken down house. She goes outside and sees she’s at a lighthouse. Carroll shows up. He brings her back inside.
Carroll is trying to take pain meds for his wound. They talk about the ending at a lighthouse. He says he won’t kill her until Ryan’s there. He thinks that her death will do Ryan in. He throws her in a room where another man is.
Ryan/Weston go to Alex’s car. Ryan notices that someone knifed the tire. Someone lines up a shot and almost takes down Weston. Ryan goes after the shooters. He goes to the shooter and asks where Parker is. Ryan asks to take Alex so they can find Parker.
Claire talks to the man, whose name is Neil. He doesn’t know what he’s doing here. She says it’s because of Carroll.
Weston/Ryan take Alex out to a place. He says that if he doesn’t talk they will beat him. Weston knocks his leg out before Ryan starts clawing his eyes out. Alex gives them a location. They call Scott with the location.
Neil/Claire try to get out of the lighthouse but the boards won’t budge. Carroll comes in and gets Claire. He ties her hands up. She asks about what he needs Neil for. Carroll says he’s going to go kill him. Claire asks what will happen if Ryan doesn’t make it. Carroll asks about when they were in love.
Ryan calls the IT to connect with Parker. They say they re on their way. She asks them to call her sister and say that she loves her and her parents. She says not being close to her family is her only regret. She says good-bye to Weston and Ryan. She says it’s not his fault she died.
Weston/Ryan arrive at the location. They start digging and find a coffin. They open it and find her. She’s not breathing. Ryan does CPR but it doesn’t work. Alex starts taunting them. Ryan goes and shoots Alex dead.
Ryan sees something in the coffin. It’s an envelope with Carroll’s book. He planned the whole thing. Weston says they can still change the story, because Weston is supposed to be dead. Ryan sees where to go next and Weston wants to go with him. Ryan says he can’t risk it. Ryan gets in the car and drives away.
Carroll asks Claire when she figured out what he did. She said when he was arrested. She said Ryan came to her with the details of the case. She said she sent him to Carroll. She said she didn’t think of him because she loved him. She said she should have known what he was and she starts crying. He apologizes for blaming her for not seeing it. He says she’s the victim. He grabs Neil and takes him out and starts stabbing him to show that Claire didn’t kill anyone. He doesn’t want her taking responsibilities for his actions.
Ryan arrives at the location. He sees Emma. She tells him to lose the gun and phone. She tells him to get on his knees and she says she’s going to shoot him. A man comes from behind him and sticks a needle in his neck and he passes out.
Ryan wakes up at the lighthouse where Claire and Carroll are waiting for him. They are talking about the final chapter of his book. He says because they are writing it now. Ryan asks Carroll about the ending. He tells Ryan that he needs to be honest. He asks when he fell in love with Claire. He says that they are connected. He asks when Ryan realized he was the killer. He said he followed Claire to get to Carroll but he also fell in love with her.
Carroll pulls a knife onto Claire. Ryan says he can’t kill Claire because it’s too predictable. He says kill him because it’s unexpected. He says her death with destroy the story. Ryan says he’s bored with Carroll and Poe. Ryan goes and tackles Carroll. He goes to grab the gun. Claire tells Ryan to kill Carroll.
He chases him to the boat house where they fight over the gun. Shots go off and a fire starts. They lose the gun in the struggle. Carroll gets trapped in the fire and Ryan leaves right before it’s blown up. Claire comes to Ryan and she hugs him.
It’s morning and they are cleaning up the scene. Ryan wants to make sure body in boat house is Carroll. Weston says they got 7 total. Claire wants to make sure that the body was Carroll. Scott gives the phone to Claire. It’s Joey on the phone. Ryan says he will take her to his place and then fly to D.C.
Ryan/Claire watching news about Carroll’s death. Ryan got the call that the dental matched Carroll. Ryan/Claire start kissing. They agree to go and get food.
A woman at a resturant sees this and leaves crying.
There is a knock on the door. FBI gives Ryan food. Ryan opens it when there’s another knock but no one is there. He goes back to the kitchen but the knife is gone. Molly is there and she stabs him. Claire comes out and Molly stabs her too.
Recap: We’ve got a lot of action and drama in the last few episodes to prove why this show is one of the best new shows of the year. We are unsure of what’s in store for next season, but there is one thing that we can expect, is that no one is safe. Look how this season ended, essentially every main character died (or is in the process of dying) except for one. I do hope that they do conclude this story somehow and that Kevin Bacon is a regular on the show and it’s not a one-season cast like the American Horror Story on FX. It is possible we will continue with this story with no doubt that more of his followers are out there. There is that girl at the diner and of course Emma and Molly. Can’t wait until the fall.
What did you think of the season finale?