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Bitten says goodbye

It’s always hard to say goodbye to a television show, especially one like Bitten. Far from stale, Season 3 felt like a bit of a rebirth for the show, and a move in a bold new direction. That’s certainly the case for Friday’s series finale “Truth, Changes, Everything.” Written by Daegan Fryklind, the script does close out stories, but leaves others wide open for interpretation and the imagination. Yes, there have been dark moments for several of these characters over the last three seasons, but by the end of “Truth, Changes, Everything,” I definitely felt hope.

Here’s what’s in store for Jeremy, Elena, Clay, Nick, Rachel, Paige, Sasha, Alexei, The Albino and Konstantin moving forward.

“Truth, Changes, Everything”
The episode title has a wonderful double meaning to it, referring both to how the truth literally changes everything and the storylines deal with truth, changes and, well, everything. Fryklind is a damned wordsmith and I love it.

Things start slow
The first 20 minutes are prep and posturing. Then the wheels really start to move and there’s no let-up. The next 22 minutes sped by faster than a wolf chasing down prey.


Elena’s dream is realized
“We’re the outlaws now. It’s time to embrace our fate. This won’t stop until it happens, so let it come.” With those words, Elena makes a decision, putting irreversible steps in motion that can’t be stopped. Whether or not those steps were the right move will have fans talking for awhile.

Not everyone survives
It would be silly to assume everyone emerges from “Truth, Changes, Everything” unscathed—Bitten is a series about werewolves, blood and witches, after all—so place your bets on who will, and won’t, survive the final showdown. I can say those who do perish don’t do so in vain and are given the proper sendoff.

Bitten‘s series finale airs Friday at 10 p.m. ET on Space.

Let me know what you think of Bitten‘s series finale!


Bitten prepares for the end

With the series finale scheduled for next Friday, April 15, Bitten‘s newest episode, “Shock the System” is definitely a shocker both literally and figuratively. Episodes of the Space original aren’t for the faint of heart normally, but this one, written by Will Zmak, is particularly brutal, boasting physical and mental stresses put on everyone.

Here’s what to expect on Friday night.

Jeremy and Roman face off
Captured by his henchmen, Jeremy and Roman finally go mano a mano, but in a very unexpected and calculated way. Zmak draws the conversation out between the two men—Roman verbally volleys, Jeremy deftly backhands and Roman delivers a forehand smash—until your fingernails are embedded in your palms. It’s then the men confront each other untethered and full of raw rage. It’s brutally beautiful scene showcasing Greg Bryk and Daniel Kash’s acting chops.


Can Konstantin be trusted?
Sure, he promised to team with Jeremy and help take down Roman, but when push comes to shove, will Konstantin really dispatch his Pops and assume control of the Russian pack?

Alexei goes rogue
Shattered by Katia’s death and seeking revenge, Alexei vows to kill Roman. Will Sasha convince him doing so would be a costly mistake?

Elena as Alpha?
Fresh off Jeremy giving her Alpha status, Elena meets with Clay, Nick and the others to discuss their next move. Elena’s proposition will take the pack in a new, uncharted direction. Her speech to the ragtag bunch—accompanied by a string soundtrack—is touching and intense and almost dethrones Jeremy and Roman for scene of the night.

Elena vs. The Albino
The scariest villain to enter the world of Bitten, The Albino continues his bloody path of destruction, targeting Elena and Clay as his next victims. I’ve seen plenty of psychological movies and dramas in my lifetime, and The Albino’s actions in “Shock the System” are truly horrifying. You’ll be disgusted, terrified and super-stressed out.

Bitten airs Fridays at 10 p.m. ET on Space.


Link: Bitten Preview: Elena takes control

From Bridget Liszewski of The TV Junkies:

Bitten Preview: Elena takes control
Elena decides to take matters into her own hands on this week’s installment of Bitten. In “Tili Tili Bom,” written by Larry Bambrick and Jenn Engles and directed by James Dunnison, the newly appointed Alpha begins work on taking down the deadly Albino (Oliver Becker), who when we last saw was busy taunting Clay (Greyston Holt) and killing Jorge. So before Elena (Laura Vandervoort) can make good on her deal with Konstantine to take out Roman, she must first deal with his deadly assassin. Continue reading. 


Link: Bitten preview: The Kids are not Alright

From Bridget Liszewski of The TV Junkies:

Bitten preview: The Kids are not Alright
After slowing things down in last week’s episode, the action picks right back up on this week of Bitten. However, that slow down did allow for some much needed truths to come out, as Elena (Laura Vandervoort) finally learned the truth about her mother from father Sasha (John Ralston). Elsewhere, Jeremy (Greg Bryk) struggled with what to do about Karen (Fiona Highet) now that she was aware of the Pack’s secret and had seen Alexei (Alex Ozerov) change. Clay (Greyson Holt) and Elena also received news that Marsten had been kidnapped. Continue reading.


Link: Bitten showrunner Daegan Fryklind previews tough choices ahead

From Bridget Liszewski of The TV Junkies:

Bitten showrunner Daegan Fryklind previews tough choices ahead
“If any one of us was presented with a different history, or uncovered a past other than what we’ve come to know, we’d be torn between pursuing that truth or letting sleeping dogs lie. Elena is a character who has always longed for a family, that’s part of the books and we’ve made it part of the series, so introducing this new family felt like the natural expansion of the series, and a way to bring her character back to the centre of the show.” Continue reading.