Possible spoilers ahead!
The second season of “Sense8” left its central characters — a “cluster” of eight “sensates,” or a slightly altered species of human with psychic powers — on the offensive. BPO, the evil corporate entity that’s been after the group from day one, has captured Wolfgang (Max Riemelt), and is experimenting on him. But the rest of the cluster took its own prisoner, BPO’s leader, Whispers (Terrence Mann).
And then some idiot at Netflix cancelled “Sense8.”
Luckily, the show’s fanbase rose up as one an demanded an injustice be in undone. Netflix heard the fans, and greenlit a movie length series finale. And I’m glad Netflix did this, because nothing could beat seeing the cluster join together to save one of their own, battle the evil BPO, and dance to a Depeche Mode song while traveling on a train.
The “Sense8” finale was one hell of a ride, and epic way to the end one of Netflix’s best shows. Almost every character we met over the course of the series returned for the finale. We saw familiar faces, and friends join the cluster as they tried to rescue Wolfgang.
Even more friends showed up to help take down the BPO, which we learn is planning to turn other telepathically linked people into an army of zombie-drone assassins thanks to Whispers (Terrence Mann), the Chairman of BPO, and Lila (Valeria Bilello).
The complicated plot of the finale was interesting, kept you guessing, and led to some amazing action sequences. My personal favorite was a gun battle as the cluster tries to take down Lila’s army. But “Sense8” was always at its best when it focused on the emotional part of things, and the finale is no exception.
Above anything else though, the series finale was a story about love. Not just love between characters like Nomi (Jamie Clayton) and Amanita “Neets” Caplan (Freema Agyeman), but love between all eight members of the cluster, and all their friends.
One of my favorite things about this show was how they never once judge one an other, and how their friends and loved ones never think they’re crazy. Even Nomi’s family make a return appearance int he finale, and it was great to see them all hang out and enjoy each other’s company.
“Amor Vincit Omnia,” was the perfect ending to one of the most creative, unique, and entertaining series I’ve ever seen. Maybe one or two of the character could have done more, but this episode still has everything I could have asked for, and in true “Sense8” fashion, there’s an orgy.
While I’m said to see this show go, I’m very happy it got a chance to wrap things up in such a wonderful way.
“Sense8” finale score: A