Little Voice season 1, episode 9 recap – the finale explained

August 21, 2020
Daniel Hart 0
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Summary

Episode 9, “Sing What I Can’t Say” wasn’t the best ending to the first season and we have to wonder if we will see these characters again. It was a weak, lacklustre and predictable finale.

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Summary

Episode 9, “Sing What I Can’t Say” wasn’t the best ending to the first season and we have to wonder if we will see these characters again. It was a weak, lacklustre and predictable finale.

This recap of Apple TV+ series Little Voice season 1, episode 9, “Sing What I Can’t Say” contains spoilers.

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How does Little Voice season 1, episode 9, “Sing What I Can’t Say” open?

Bess is laid on the bed with loads of dogs. She has pretended to be dog walkers to her mother which means Prisha and Bess are sharing the load. She tells Prisha that she’s struggling with her father gone and her mother being around — she feels she should hate her. Louie is in high spirits, singing while his mother plays the violin and Bess joins in.

Coming out to her sister

Prisha tells her sister that she’s in love with someone else and she has to have her back. She reveals that she’s gay. Her sister is worried about what the information means for the family. Prisha is taking small steps to do what she needs so she can be in a relationship with her girlfriend.

Let me look after you

Louie asks Bess about their father again and she gives the same excuse. Her mother senses that the father has gone again. Bess talks of how her father did so well and then it went wrong. They talk of how her father had so much talent but a lifetime of struggle crippled him. Bess’s mother doesn’t want Bess to have the same pain and wonders if she could do music for joy instead of money. She then invites Bess and Louie back to her place so she can look after them.

Frustrations

In the vlog, Louie does his latest video in public. He makes an innocent comment about not knowing their mothers at a young age and starts singing an Annie song. Louie is being loud and his mother tries stopping him but they end up arguing and getting frustrated with each other. Louie’s mother slaps him. Afterwards, they go to a cafe and the mother states she doesn’t have the patience that Bess has. She hates that she has a temper which is why she left — she didn’t want to hurt them. Louie apparently knew this and kept it a secret.

We’ve already built a family

The mother asks her children to join her so they can be a family. Bess says she will never forgive her and that they built a family here. Louie states that he forgives his mother and then joins Bess. Louie says goodbye to his mother, highlighting that he kept her temper a secret and that he’s a good boy. Afterwards, Bess sings and plays the piano at a care home. In the street, Louie sees a Broadway star and gets a quick vlog on her.

Open mic night

And then to most important part of the finale which shows Bess is growing despite the many frustrations.

Prisha and Bess hit the roads with their bikes. They go to the bar she works at. Bess is ready for open mic. It’s a strong contrast to the first episode where she was laughed at and she couldn’t handle the stage due to nerves. Samuel turns up to help and she’s thankful. Prisha tells her girlfriend that she needs her to help her get where they need to be. Before hitting the stage, Samuel kisses Bess and she accepts it. And then Prisha kisses her girlfriend publically. There’s a lot of kissing.

How does Little Voice season 1, episode 9, “Sing What I Can’t Say” end?

Bess gets on stage and there is a storm alert — she introduces herself. She sings a song about her. As the storm hits, the electricity goes out so she sings without a microphone. It brings a different kind of atmosphere, with the audience getting involved with the beat. The electricity comes back on and Ethan watches them both on stage. An executive from a label is impressed and he writes down her name. Ironically, by doing what she does for you has gotten her the attention she needs. Episode 9, “Sing What I Can’t Say” wasn’t the best ending to the first season and we have to wonder if we will see these characters again. It was a weak, lacklustre and predictable finale.


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