The drama follows Daniel Holden (Aden Young), who returns home after spending 19 years on Death Row for a murder he may or may not have committed. The cast also includes Abigail Spencer, Adelaide Clemens, Clayne Crawford, Bruce McKinnon, and J. Smith-Cameron.
At the Television Critics Association summer press tour, creator Ray McKinnon said the final season will be about Daniel confronting his identity:
I think in some ways the story has been about Daniel being a conduit for the projection onto him of others. Part of the mystery and part of the tension of this season will be can Daniel become himself as he is now — not who he could have been.”
Aden Young said he didn’t mind not knowing whether Daniel did or did not commit murder:
It was a challenge. It was certainly a challenge I embraced. I didn’t think Ray was ever going to tell me. I didn’t ask him whether [Daniel] did it or not. I asked, are you going to tell me whether he did it or not. So began a philosophical discussion that lasted five years”
McKinnon did reveal there may not be full closure in the series finale:
We want the conclusion to answer all our questions, but that’s not life. And part of what we try to do with the show is reflect in a skewed way what life is.”
The final season of Rectify premieres on October 26th.
What do you think? Do you watch Rectify? How do you want the series to end?