The episode of The Cape that aired two weeks ago was the final episode… at least, the final episode that aired on NBC TV. The series finale – it’s been confirmed that this series is cancelled, which is euthanasia if you think about it – debuted online over the weekend.
In it, the status quo shifts as Scales (Vinnie Jones) is double-crossed by Chess (James Frain), and Marty Voyt (Dorrian Missick), the corrupt ex-partner of Vince Faraday (David Lyons) – alias the Cape – is murdered. In the end, Marty redeems himself by saving the Cape, taking the bullets for him and learning the Cape is really Vince.
Again, the status quo changes, but nothing is resolved. Vince is still on the run and his wife Dana (Jennifer Ferrin) is unaware he’s still alive. Orwell (Summer Glau) tells her that Vince loves her, referring to him in the present tense.
You’re at the point where you don’t care, but it would’ve been nice to have them get back together. Or at least have Vince reveal to his wife he’s the Cape, just so she knows.
You feel sorry for Lyons and Glau who tried to make it work. Here’s hoping the beautiful Glau’s next series lasts longer than this one did.