Dash & Lily season 1, episode 8 recap – the ending explained

November 10, 2020
Daniel Hart 0
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Episode 8 is predictable but a Christmas-worthy ending that will make the audiences swoon.

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Episode 8 is predictable but a Christmas-worthy ending that will make the audiences swoon.

This recap of Netflix’s Dash & Lily season 1, episode 8, “New Year’s Eve” — the ending explained — contains significant spoilers.

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The opening

It’s New Year’s Eve, and Dash is scoping the library in the hope that he will find the notebook. Suddenly, the librarian hands him the red notebook. Lily tells him that she believed New York was magic, but now she’s getting on a plane to Fiji. She agrees that they’d never work out, but it was nice to believe.

This is it for the audience — the ending is for the hopeless romantics.

Finding Boomer

Dash is trying to find Boomer who is mad at him — he’s at a concert starring the Jonas Brothers. He walks through the crowd looking for him. When he finds him, Boomer walks off as he’s angry that Dash blew him off for Christmas. His friends show up and back Boomer. Dash then says he came to a Jonas Brothers concert for him and Boomer suddenly forgives him.

Dash must not like the Jonas Brothers.

Meet her as yourself

Dash tells Boomer and friends that Lily is flying to Fiji. Her friends seem to suggest that he needs to forget her, but he doesn’t want to give up. Sofia tells Dash that men see every girl that needs to be saved like a princess. Jonas Brothers member Nick tells Dash to go to Lily as “himself”, not a knight in shining armour.

This is very much like Ross and Rachel in Friends — did she get off the plane?

Last night with the family

Lily spends the last night in New York with her family. They all head to a temple together. The grandfather expresses his disappointments before handing his grandchildren money — he tells her that he planned for her to stay in New York, but her bad behavior changed his mind. Lilian shows up, and the grandfather tells Lily that she’s changed. He wants Lily to confess that Dash made her do it.

Making a stand

Lily stands up for herself; she tells her grandfather that he will not make up with Lilian which she finds petty and then tells her brother that he didn’t have a great excuse to break up with his boyfriend just because he was away for two weeks. She turns to her parents and says they shouldn’t have lied about her father’s job. Lily then tells her grandfather that she made all those mistakes herself. Her grandfather apologizes and tells her that she can’t stay.

I was well expecting her grandfather to change her mind here — bit harsh how he initially blows her off due to his Christmas rituals.

One last message in the notebook

As Lily hops into the yellow taxi to head to the airport with her parents, her brother sees the red notebook and hides it. Dash is waiting for her at the library. The brother then reads the notebook. He sends Lily the message from Dash — he calls Lily smart and brave and what they shared is real; he reveals he has been falling in love with her. He asks her to meet him in the place where it began.

The ending

Lily leaves the taxi and runs to the library. When she gets to the library, someone hands her keys to get inside. The place is filled with all their memories of the dares they did around the city — he’s given her New York in the library. Lily tells Dash it’s hard to express her feelings, so she kisses him instead. Lily believes she has to go to Fiji. Her grandfather then rings her; she’s allowed to stay In New York.

When Dash and Lily try and leave the library, they are locked in. As the chapter nears the end, Langston drops his boyfriend a notebook, Boomer and Sofia go on a cinema date together, Edgar is on his own at midnight, and Dash and Lily agree to be trapped in the library for a little longer. They kiss at midnight.

Dash & Lily season 1, episode 8 is predictable but a Christmas-worthy ending that will make the audiences swoon.

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