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Mosquito Coast Season 2 Ending Explained – Is Allie Dead?

January 7, 2023

The Mosquito Coast Season 2 Ending Explained – Is Allie Dead? first appeared on Ready Steady Cut.

This article contains major spoilers for The Mosquito Coast Season 2 Episode 10, “Eulogy,” and The Mosquito Coast Season 2 finale.

Well, friends, it’s over. And the good news is that “Eulogy” feels a lot like a fitting ending, so we probably won’t have to suffer from it anymore. It’s an increasingly rare thing these days, so while I think it’s one of the worst and most pointless shows on TV, you gotta give credit where it’s due.

The Mosquito Coast Season 2 Episode 10 Recap

A good example of how The Mosquito Coast misunderstands its own appeal is the fact that the finale opens with what is clearly meant to be an emotional funeral for Silvia in Casa Roja. I know you needed me to tell you her name because we really have no idea who this character is, why she was seemingly such an integral part of this community, or how we’re supposed to feel in her absence.

Anyway, we catch up with the real action – if you can call it that – when Allie goes to the fancy hotel where Dina has been staying to meet her. If you remember, in The Mosquito Coast season 2 episode 9, she realized that she didn’t like the so-called “normality” after all. But as she explains to her father, she doesn’t really know what normal is. She has no home to return to. She only has her family, and her family has been lying to her for most of her life. She asks Allie to come up with a solution to this problem and, predictably, he can’t.

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Eventually, Margot shows up and Allie pitches the idea that they leave Casa Roja for the Mosquito Coast, building a self-sufficient farm there that’s all theirs, though no one – apart from Charlie, of course – is particularly enthusiastic about the idea. . Margot and Allie start bickering and Charlie breaks down. It’s obviously meant to be his big moment when he finally gets all the feeling out of his chest, but the writing tries to communicate his seriousness by having him swear at a truly abnormal frequency that quickly becomes quite comedic. It’s yet another example of the series having the right idea in theory but no idea how to make it happen.

Richard and Guillermo’s men happen to be in the same hotel since that’s where they plan to sabotage the construction project by forcing the developers at gunpoint to livestream the confessions of their various crimes against the planet. It’s a bit too serendipitous for my liking, but it at least gives us a semblance of danger for the finale, even if it’s all a little chaotic, ends way too quickly, and comes to a largely unsatisfying conclusion even though it feels definitive. .

Mosquito Coast Season 2 Ending Explained

So here’s what happens. Charlie and Dina, as usual, follow Richard alone while Margot and Allie discuss their next steps. Charlie confronts Richard and ends up being dragged into the hostage situation, and when Allie and Margot realize the kids are missing, they reconnect with Dina and try to save Charlie before the gunfire starts and the bombs go off. explode. Guillermo shows up with William, Allie runs up the back stairs to find another way into the conference room, and with a quick swipe of the flash grenade he is able to pull Charlie away. William, however, shoots Allie in the back as he flees, and Allie detonates the explosives, presumably killing everyone – William, Guillermo, Richard (who was shot by William anyway), the sister and Guillermo’s father, and the developers – including himself, but buying the rest of his family’s time to escape.

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Isn’t that bullshit? Like, this all happens in minutes and we’re just supposed to not question the logistics at all, like how unlikely it is to have virtually all of the main characters in the same room at the same time, or at how unceremoniously Allie’s (presumed) death is. We don’t really get rewards for the ongoing character arcs and are instead treated to a tasty, “happy” ending, in which Dina, with the help of Allie’s designs, builds this ice cream machine that he made so much noise about helping the family presumably survive on the Mosquito Coast, where they eventually ended up.

Somehow, this finale feels fitting for this show, which never managed to warrant a second season in the first place. It’s the cursory conclusion it deserves and hopefully a welcome nail in its coffin.

What did you think of episode 10 of season 2 of The Mosquito Coast? Do you have any thoughts on The Mosquito Coast Season 2 ending? Let us know in the comments.

The Mosquito Coast Season 2 Ending Explained – Is Allie Dead? first appeared on Ready Steady Cut.