In the Dark, The CW’s controversial series finale “Little crime drama that could,” ended Sept. 5. The surprise conclusion of In the Dark Season 4 brought Murphy’s journey to an end after many twists and turns.
In the Dark follows the ups and downs of Murphy Mason (Perry Mattfeld), a blind lady who spends four seasons trying to investigate the death of her good friend. Her life and that of her closest friends and colleagues is turned upside down as she digs deeper into the truth.
Following the events of the third season finale, Murphy is in prison as the fourth and final season of In the Dark begins. Murphy finds herself in the thick of trouble that never turns out the way you want as she struggles to adjust to her new surroundings.
Murphy doesn’t necessarily have a happy ending, even if she eventually goes to court and makes a deal to serve as an informant for the police who had previously tried to throw her in jail. Then what happened in that breathtaking full-circle series finale?
Will Max die in season 4 of In the Dark?
Unfortunately, yes, one of the worst choices the series has ever made is to let Max (Casey Deidrick) die in the penultimate episode of In the Dark. Max is shot while fleeing in the elevator after freeing Murphy from the failed fundraising scam.
It’s heartbreaking to watch Murphy come to terms with what happened and what was taken from her.
Despite not firing the gun, Josh (Theodore Bhat) is fully responsible for Max’s passing as he made a decision that messed up the entire operation.
It’s horrible to see someone so dedicated to destroying Murphy’s life achieve just that. Max and Murphy were building a life together after reaching a stable point. Everything disappeared in a split second.
All viewers will undoubtedly experience the decision to kill Max differently, but if you watch the Veronica Mars revival Huluyou are already familiar with this suffering.
Again, the protagonist seems to have a happy ending before abruptly losing it due to… for the sake of trauma? Max’s death was not necessary for In the Dark to end on a therapeutic note for Murphy.
Does Murphy kill Josh in In the Dark Season 4?
Speaking at Max’s funeral, Murphy vows to find out who killed him and bring those responsible to justice (she clearly thinks more people were involved than just the shooter).
No one can persuade her to go back on her promise to go square. She was devastated to lose the love of her life, furious and determined to avenge Max’s death.
She gains a new sense of purpose after learning that Josh made the call that put him at the heart of their plan and resulted in Max’s death – Josh’s murder. For Murphy, that’s not a big deal. He was ready. He escaped when she broke into his flat in the middle of the night to kill him. She locates him in a cabin in Missouri with the help of Felix (Morgan Krantz).
Josh is about to escape again, but Murphy and Felix tie him up in the cabin. Felix tries to act as a go-between to stop Murphy from killing someone, but Murphy sees through Josh’s false attempts at remorse. Felix gives up and leaves Murphy in the cabin with the knife and her options. Despite a short fight, Murphy stabs Josh three times to death.
She throws the knife into the cabin, takes Pretzel with her, and goes to a neighboring convenience store to get dressed. After cleaning up her bloodied garments and throwing them in a dumpster, she finds Felix again. Felix wonders why she’s wearing tie-dye clothes now. We all agree that he can deduce what happened in the cabin after he left.
Will Murphy go to jail in ‘In the Dark’?
In the fourth season of In the Dark, Murphy technically goes to jail. But she escapes punishment for killing Josh. (Whether she’s discovered to have killed her opponent is up to the viewer.) As already noted, Murphy doesn’t spend much time in prison in season 4 due to complicated circumstances, including safety and health issues.
In “In the Dark,” who is Murphy going to date?
Murphy eventually gets together with Max. After the most intense of romances, she and her long-term, on-again, off-again boyfriend got engaged. She still loves Max despite his untimely passing.
But in the end, she stays with Pretzel, the best dog you’ve ever met, and Felix, her ride-or-die best friend. On the run again, the three take off in a car into the rising sun and the vast unknown.
What did you think of the season finale of In the Dark? Do you think the series should have ended differently, or did you like the ending? Post your comments with your ideas!
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