Last night marked the end of the first season of Secrets and Lies (it may be the end of the series as well) and many viewers were less than pleased about how it ended.
On Secrets and Lies, a house painter and family man discovers a neighbor boy’s dead body in the woods and he quickly goes from being a Good Samaritan to a murder suspect. The lives of everyone around him are turned upside down by the ensuing police investigation and media attention. Did he really do it? The series stars Ryan Phillippe, Juliette Lewis, KaDee Strickland, Natalie Martinez, Dan Fogler, Indiana Evans, and Belle Shouse.
In the finale, we learn that Abby killed Tom and says that the two kids had planned to run away together to be rid of their turmultuous households. She says that he wanted to go back, she panicked and accidently killed him wiith a flashlight. Ben decides to protect his family and take the rap for the murder. Cornell knows the truth but can’t talk him out of it. Abby goes free and Ben goes to jail for a crime he didn’t commit. The twist is that Abby killing Tom wasn’t accidental. Her murder of Tom was brutal and premeditated. End of season… or is it?
In an extra scene released by ABC, the story picks up 14 months later. It’s Natalie’s 18th birthday and she and Dave are quietly celebrating at a coffee shop. Cornell walks in and tries to convinces Natalie that she finally needs to clear her father’s name. It seems like Natalie will testify. Unfortunately, it sounds like Ben has died but Cornell doesn’t explicitly say that. In the final moments, we see Cornell approaching Abby and her mother as they’re on a shopping trip. Here’s the video:
What do you think? Do you like the extra scene? Would you like to see more of these characters or has this story been wrapped up enough for you?