Sense8 Amor Vincit Omnia (Love Conquers All)

The Sense8 Special is finally here, and it was everything I could have asked for.

Here’s what I loved about the Sense8 special (I refuse to call it a finale):

We had the whole cluster and their loved ones together (with the exception of the Kenyan and Indian contingents).

Hernando( Alfonso Herrera) Dani (Erendira Ibarra) Neets (Freema Agyeman) and Bug (Michael Sommers) are all in on the Sense8 secrets and with the main cluster trying to save Wolfie (Max Riemelt).

I absolutely loved seeing Hernando, Dani, Neets,  and Bug all meet and interact finally.  That’s what we’ve really all been waiting for, right?

The scene where Neets and Dani give Whispers his shot is one of my favorite scenes in the show.

The fact that they don’t fall for any of his bullshit is priceless, and the look on his face when he realizes how screwed he is was worth waiting a year for.

The way everyone just gels is amazing.  Is it because they all love someone in the cluster, or is that just the way they are?

We actually get answers to most of our questions.

Sense8 has always left us with more questions than answers, as any good show does.

However, with this supposedly being the final episode, we get actual answers to some of the top questions.

There’s too many to go into (plus, I want you to watch for yourselves), but for the most part, they’re very satisfying conclusions.

Seeing Wolfie reunite with Felix after his escape has to be my second favorite moment in the show.

It’s little scenes like these, that don’t mean much in the scheme of things, but mean the most to the fans.  If we haven’t been able to see them reunite, I think there would’ve been another protest.  Little moments like that is what makes the show so great.  Seeing Bug with Nomanita, Diego and Will, Sun introducing Det. Mun to her family (aka her dog), Capheus bringing Jela, Zakia, and his mother to meet the cluster at Nomanita’s wedding.  I just loved seeing all these familiar faces together in one place for the first time.

I loved seeing Wolfie’s backstory, and the tragedies that made him into the man he is today.

Learning more about his mother, and seeing how horrible is upbringing really was, made the man he is much more understandable and relateable.  He might be a fighter and murderer, but he only kills to protect those he loves.  He’s motivated by love, not hate.  It made his actions around Felix and Kala that much more relatable.

We finally get answers about Jonas.

We finally understand that statement he said to Will at the end of the previous episode about not understanding his choice.  I won’t go into details, but seeing his story and it’s conclusion, giving us more understanding about why Angelica was working with Whispers, that whole plot finally makes sense.  It was very moving and fitting for both characters.

Now let’s talk about Lila for a minute.

Oh, how I hated this bitch.  I knew she was trouble from the minute she showed up on screen.  She’s one of those characters you just love to hate immediately.  While I understood her character, the need for survival at all costs, etc, I have never wanted to see a woman beat up so badly in my life.  The actress that played her brought her to life perfectly, and I couldn’t have imagined a better foe for our heroes.  She’s smart, sexy, in control, and takes no prisoners.  If she wasn’t so evil, we wouldn’t have been so invested in her demise.  When she finally did meet her end, along with Whispers, let’s just say it was poetic justice.

Nomanita’s wedding.

Forget the royal wedding, this was our royal wedding.  Nomanita, on the Eiffle Tower, getting married under the stars by River.  Such an amazing moment.  The whole wedding was such an amazing way to end the episode.  When Bug walked Nomi down the aisle, I cried.  When they said thanks for being my family, I cried again.  Seeing everyone in one room, that made waiting a year almost seem worth it.  There’s too many fabulous moments to point out, but some of my favorite are:  Sun meeting Jela.  Seeing the Pride Fairies from season one.  Nomi’s mother finally acknowledging her as a woman.  I think that might have been it.  Finally seeing Nomi get that acceptance from her mother after all her struggles.  It was truly a beautiful event that I know I’ll watch over and over again.

The orgy.

It wouldn’t be Sense8 without an orgy scene, right?  This one was a little different because of Kajangang.  That was a twist that I definitely wasn’t expecting.  I’ll be honest.  Rajan was never a favorite of mine.  He was pushy, went after Kala relentlessly, despite her rejections, and kept pursuing her until she caved in.  He went from being a typical, domineering, used to his own way traditional man to someone who accepted a threesome with another man?  While I love the idea that because Kala’s  a sensate that traditional rules don’t apply to her, wouldn’t they still apply to Rajan?  I don’t know many men that would just be ok with suddenly being in a threesome with another guy.  Especially if they didn’t know said guy.  I do like the way it was  presented, I just don’t think it was that realistic.

All in all, I thought the episode was pure perfection.  We saw what we needed to, but enough was left open so when Sense8 is picked back up, there’s enough material to work with.  Seeing all the characters back and together for the first time made me so happy, I can’t describe how happy it made me.  The fact that we saw Nomanita’s wedding was just icing on the cake.

Let me know how you’re feeling after seeing the Sense8 special.  Leave me a comment on your favorite parts, what you didn’t like, why, and your hope for the future of Sense8.