his is the moment that Lana Wachowski announced that Sense8 would get a 2-hour season finale. Fans campaigned heavily for a new series which was cut after low ratings did not justify production costs. Although it is not quite what fans wanted, it is what we all needed.
Death doesn't let you say goodbye. 2 hour finale episode in the works. Tell your cluster. pic.twitter.com/GHZgGuHwS0— Sense8 (@sense8) June 29, 2017
The show, created by Lana and Lilly Wachowski (The Matrix, V for Vendetta), and J. Michael Straczynski (Babylon5, Thor) follows the story of 8 diverse people who were inextricably linked at birth. This link allows a telepathic shared consciousness that is beautiful and harmonious. The 8, however, ware dogged by a secret organisation that seeks to control every sense8 and turn them into mindless assassins. The varied cast includes; Aml Ameen, Doona Bae, Jamie Clayton, Tina Desai, Tuppence Middleton, Max Riemelt, Miguel Angel Silvestre and Brian J. Smith.
This last instalment was thrilling, blissful and beautiful. This entire story is truly one of the best celebrations of difference, of hope, of accepting others for who they are and above all, love.
I adore our main characters, their quirks and their faults. I think the writers did a fantastic job of fleshing out each character over the course of both seasons and giving them a rich past. This helped us to understand how they got to where they are. The technicalities of the many different countries and locations that we visit must have been a nightmare to organise, yet the switches between locations seem almost natural. By the time you get to the feature-length finale, you crave that intertwined nature of the connections and the dialogue with the non-sense8 characters. I started to lose who was with who but it really didn’t matter.
I’m not a massive fan of the antagonistic ‘Whispers’ and his organisation. I found this element could have been tackled and resolved much quicker and maybe wasn't strong enough to last the course of the story but that would not have left enough room for the exposition of the characters and for the eventual fulfilment of our fantasies. This is a fairy tale happy ending on so many levels for me. They beat the bad guys, heal rifts, cement vows and all become a huge mass of entangled sensual bodies. I’m a little in love with Wolfgang and his rocket launcher. No euphemism intended. Much.
I think I would like to go so far as to say that this above scene was groundbreaking. It made me fully realise that a poly relationship could be beautiful. It could be natural. The amount of such dedicated fans is a testament to how much we all really want to just live and let live and get on with our lives and allow others to find love, whether it be hetero, homo, bi, pan, poly or 'Bug'.
As much as I worship this series, I don’t want a season 3. I love stories and some stories have an ending. For me this final feature-length episode is perfect.
That final orgy scene is the culmination of love; of each and every first meeting and each new love that joined them. It is a sensual celebration. Such a perfect representation of what can happen when we accept each other and just love. To quote 'Rajen', ‘I didn’t think such things were possible…’
P.S Anyone know a nicer word for ‘orgy’? Coz it does not do it justice at all…