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Tin Star Series 1 Finale Recap

As the episode begins, Whitey (Oliver Coopersmith) calls Helen (Leanne Best), who is now in a nursing home. He forces Anna (Abigail Lawrie) to speak with her. Whitey loses his patience with Anna and points his gun at her. Of course, he does not pull the trigger. Anna pleads with Whitey to let her go. After the short intro, Angela (Genevieve O’Reilly) cleans up the blood at home. Jaclyn (Michelle Thrush) and Elizabeth (Christina Hendricks) work diligently to get rid of Gagnon’s body. Angela receives a call from Denise (Sarah Podemski). Angela promises that everything is fine, despite the cameras being shut off. Angela sets up the house, so it is explodes and burns. Denise learns about the explosion.

whitey and anna tin starNick (Ryan Kennedy) learns about the explosion. He continues to blame Jim (Tim Roth). Next, Angela meets up with Jim. Together, they interrogate Frank (Ian Puleston-Davies) and Randy (Lynda Boyd). The couple is tied up to chairs. Jim and Angela stop to make out, before continuing the torture. Whitey pleads with Anna to kill him. He admits he should be punished for shooting the boy. Anna cannot pull the trigger. Frank is eventually forced to come clean. He tells Jim that the boy with the special, all white dog is to blame for the shooting.

frank tin star finaleAngela becomes worried, since Anna is with Whitey. They rush out and attempt to get in touch with Anna right away. Jim shoots Nick in the leg, before he flees. Meanwhile, Elizabeth and Jaclyn head to the offices for North Stream Oil. They discuss what they need to do to protect themselves. Jaclyn wants to know how Gagnon managed to track them down. She becomes concerned that Elizabeth set them up. When Jaclyn learns the truth, she slaps Elizabeth across the face. Denise finds Nick. She agrees to bring Jim down. Elizabeth speaks with the executives of the oil company. She uses her information against Gagnon to get herself a good job as president or something another.

elizabeth and jaclyn tin starWhitey and Anna continue hanging out. Anna receives a call from her mom. This gives Jim and Angela information about her location. Anna tells Whitey that they cannot stay there. Elizabeth eats with Jaclyn. Jaclyn asks Elizabeth what happens if she speaks up. Elizabeth responds that she would get them both arrested. Jaclyn demands that Elizabeth pay her community for the rest of her life. She agrees in a rude manner. Angela locks Jim in the vehicle and heads into the cabin. Jim fiddles with the electronics, until he manages to set himself free. Angela hunts through the woods for Anna and Whitey. Angela speaks with Anna and Whitey. She admits she knows who he is and that she is there to help.

tim roth tin star finaleShe eventually shoots Whitey in the leg. Anna carries him into the wilderness.ย They continue until Whitey is no longer able to do so. Anna contemplates shooting her own father. Eventually, Whitey tells Jack that he doesn’t hate him. Then, Jack shoots him several times. Anna is not happy. And, the episode ends.


Tin Star Review

I don’t like Tin Star. If you do, you should probably stop here. This is not a personal attack on those that enjoy the show. Everyone is different. Now, I skipped forward through the finale, because it was anti-climatic and painfully slow. There was very little substance here. Jim tortured Frank and killed Whitey. Elizabeth used the information against Gagnon to quickly climb up the career ladder with North Stream.

With most of the main characters dead and Jim with no real nemesis, I am not sure why this series would be continued. There is really no story left to tell. It isn’t my cup of tea. I could go on and on as to why, but I won’t waste my time or yours. It scores a 4.5 out of 10. Catch up with past recaps of Tin Star now!

  1. Karl Hainer says:

    “The only TV series that I enjoyed more than ‘Tin Star’ was Twin Peaks Season 3, which (for me) was the greatest thing that I have ever seen”.

  2. ReelMockery says:

    Great. I am glad people like it. Gives the actors work. While I personally do not like it, I will continue recapping it. People might not like my opinion on the show, but they can still enjoy the recaps. I hope they prove to be beneficial for someone.

    Cheerio ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Wendy says:

    I have to say I really liked the show. I was skeptical at first since I wasn’t a Tim Roth fan, but this series changed my mind. Tin Star has everything that a great crime series needs. Yeah it might have been a bit of a slow burner at first but it definitely kept me interested in the story line. The characters where really complexed and interesting, love the character Gagnon he was a trip and even felt sorry for Simon aka Whitey. Really looking forward to season 2. Not really sure what the story line will be, but if it’s anything like the first season count me in. 9 out of 10, would have said 10 out of 10 but that sounded a bit clique.

  4. Deborah says:

    Loved Tin Star!! Not since True Detective have I been so hooked on a show, not sure how season 2 will work though if most loose ends appear to be tied up ๐Ÿค”

  5. Jason says:

    I absolutely agree with the recap: I’ve just finished Tin Star, plowing through hoping that it would at least pick up or tie up loose ends. It didn’t. I’m not even sure why Gagnon was even involved to start with, a vendetta against the chief before he even made his scathing comments. The oil company storyline was how it started but it all came to nothing. The whole Jim/Jack thing, is he like Jekyll and Hyde or what? People call him Jim/Jack and no one bats an eyelid as to why. What was Godswill’s reason for trying to kill Jim? The characters all seem to say that they are going to do something and then do the opposite. Jim’s wife one minute hates him for sleeping with another woman, then has six with him herself, and then hates him again. She hunts down Whitey with a shotgun, shoots him, hates him for killing her son, let’s him go with her gun and then look for him again, and then mourns his death. Anna has sex with Whitey then hates him for being a dick, founds out he killed her brother then loves him again. She even says herself: “you treat me like shit but I trust you”. WHAT? Didn’t alarm bells go off when he carried on driving with her past the town for hours on end? No inner function thought “oh hello I might be getting a ride from a kidnapper/murderer/rapist?” Elizabeth said she was going to help the Native woman, then doesn’t, and then does again. Whitey is first shown as a murdering pscycopath, then gangster leader, then tragic orphan, then aggressive gunman then tragic orphan again. This is the most unbelievable array of characters that don’t make believable or sensible decisions. Jim/Jack is a total arsehole from start to finish and doesn’t give a shit about the town or its residents, and frankly his wife is just as bad. She asks him to “kill them all” and then kills someone herself and watches as he tortures an innocent bartender then makes out with him. Who is she Myra Hindley? And the biggest question of them all which I can’t believe no one has raised on the internet: HOW DID JIM NOT RECOGNISE WHITEY?? HE RAISED THE KID FOR MONTHS!!

    • ReelMockery says:

      Thanks for the comment. Nice to know I am not the only one that didn’t like it. I questioned the same. I suppose the kid could’ve changed appearance slightly, but Jim wasn’t able to recognize Frank either. You’ve really got to step outside of reality to enjoy the show and even then, it is slow and a little unfathomable.

      The cast could’ve put together something excellent. Sadly, the writing didn’t live up to the hype. Not bashing anyone that likes the show though. To each their own. Thanks again for stopping by and leaving your opinions ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Pat Mustard says:

        You definitely have to detach yourself from reality for this one. Of course Jim/Jack should recognise Whitey. And there’s no way he could have stayed in his job as police chief after all the goings in, never mind his drinking. It was also soooo slow to get going. But… the last 3 episodes really exploded with tension, drama and depth of character. Yes, the main characters were contradictory but that’s what made it interesting and unpredictable. Not a Breaking Bad or The Killing but gripping and ultimately enjoyable nonetheless. 7/10

  6. Chesterton says:

    Another accurate review you’ve written. NIck is my favorite character still. But in this series, a cop who is honest and smart is portrayed as the bad guy. While the drunken chief of police is supposed to be the hero?
    And the kid hitman who cries every single episode instead of killing who he’s supposed to. Just nonsense and boring.
    By the way, this series set the world record for slow-motion close-up shots of glasses of whiskey being poured.

  7. Ken Barton says:

    Best thing that could happen in Season 2 is for Gagnon to crawl out of his intended grave and continue you to give real depth to the ubiquitous “Bad Guy” role…

  8. Ken Barton says:

    uuhhh. that would be “continue to give real depth to the ubiquitous “Bad Guy” role…sorry, typed to fast

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