As if Andy Oliver hadn’t already gone through hell enough in the last seven episodes, add that he survived a fatal car accident and was kidnapped from her terrorist father to her list of traumas.
At the end of pieces of herIn the penultimate episode of , Andy woke up in the same house she grew up in, only she wasn’t alone. Nick Harp was there. Her father. One would assume that now that Nick and Andy are finally reunited, it wouldn’t take Jane long to crash the party, would it? Yes! But did mother and daughter survive their final confrontation with the man they’ve been hiding from for all these years? Let’s recap the final chapter of Season 1.
Upstairs, Nick calls Jane. She offers to give him what he wants (the tape recording) and says she will never testify, only if he promises to leave her alone. But Nick still has his sights set on Jasper. They agree to meet at the place where they last saw each other. Of course he sends her a video of the badly injured Andy so mom knows what’s at stake.
Back at the house, Nick claims he heard the car crash and came to help (Sweet, Dude). He says he loved Jane, but knew that life in hiding would not have been a good life for his little girl. He never wanted anyone to die and claims he’s not “the big bad wolf”. Somebody had to fight back against Andy’s corrupt grandfather.
Jane comes to the house with a blue suitcase in hand and Nick greets her on the front steps. He gives her a tender kiss and a warm hug, then pats her in search of weapons. He doesn’t find any, but takes her keys and phone.
He explains that paramedics took Charlie to the hospital, then they sit down and go there. He asks her when she knew she was pregnant and the answer is just before Oslo. He rummages through the suitcase until he finds the little tape. He plays it to Andy and exposes Jasper’s involvement in the Norwegian shenanigans.
Nick says he didn’t give Grace the gun that killed Martin. He also says he never sent anyone to kill Jane; the man should only bring her to him. The women don’t believe it and despite their mother’s protests, Andy makes an offensive play and knocks over a gas lamp. The place bursts into flames as Andy tries (and fails) to wrestle the gun away from her father. Jane pulls out a razor and cuts Nick with it, causing him to drop the gun. Nick flees, but before they flee themselves, Jane finds the gun.
Jane takes the injured Andy outside and charges into the woods to hunt her prey. She fires a few shots and misses, but when she finally catches up to Nick, she hesitates. “What are you waiting for?” he asks. Andy catches up and begs her mother not to shoot, and before more gunfire can erupt into the night, US Marshals flood the store.
The horror night comes to an end, but they learn that Charlie is actually dead. As Jane prepares to testify, she is assured that Nick will be transferred to a supermax prison afterwards.
Jasper shows up to talk to Jane, but when she asks him to get involved in the investigation, he runs off. (Oh, did he suddenly have a conscience after all these years?)
Back in Belle Isle, Andy meets up with Michael (he’s alive!), who tells her he’s not there for work. He thanks her for saving his life. She declines his offer of further police protection, and when he invites her to dinner, she shows interest, but asks if they can do it if she’s “a little more…” – she falls silent.
We cut to Jane emptying her closet and stuffing everything she owns into a garbage bag. “Nothing brings joy?” Andy jokes. The women eventually sit down to talk about WTF that just happened. Jane admits that she often feels angry, which Andy says is what made her feel she did something wrong. It seems that Jane really wanted to kill Nick once and for all and may be a little upset that Andy stopped her.
In an attempt to regain a little of her old self, Jane buys a piano. She sits down at a Bösendorfer and begins to play, which she finds both cathartic and difficult. (She’s in a good mood though, especially since she hasn’t played in 30 years.)
In another flashback, a young Jane sits next to Grace at a bar. She says her father tried to drug her and hurt the baby. We then learn that it was indeed so jane who gave Grace the loaded gun. “I `m afraid of him. He will take her away from me. He takes everything.”
In the present, Andy has nightmares about what happened in Oslo. She calls Michael and asks about Grace Juno. Michael says Nick gave Grace the gun, but after Andy watches the footage, he can see that Jane and Grace switched bags that day, and that’s why Jane is still so paranoid about Nick .
Jane’s phone rings. It’s jasper. He says there will be an announcement soon that he is officially a running mate for the election. And Nick told him what she was doing in Oslo. “I never understood you Jane, but we’re family,” he says. “I can hold him still.” She asks him what he wants and he says he’ll get in touch.
Andy wants to check on her mother, but the bed is made. The room empty. Andy runs down to the beach and finds her mother standing by the water. Andy says she thought her mother left. Together they look out to sea before setting off.
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