Jupiter’s Legacy season 1, episode 8 recap – the ending explained

By Daniel Hart
Published: May 7, 2021
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Netflix series Jupiters Legacy season 1, episode 8 - How It All Ends - the ending explained


Episode 8 brings the ultimate twist for a well-worked ending and brings elements that can be used to form season 2 — let’s hope Netflix sticks by the project.

This recap of Netflix’s Jupiter’s Legacy season 1, episode 8, “How It All Ends,” — the ending explained — contains major spoilers.

We’ve established the origin story, so the finale of season 1 of Jupiter’s Legacy brings an event to finalize proceedings — episode 8 begins with Blackstar’s prison cell opening, and he looks surprised. Back in 1929, America celebrates the appearance of superheroes. Walter and Sheldon are relaxed; their new life makes them happy, but Sheldon tells Walter to make amends with George.

Present-day — Walter is in trouble, and Blackstar is free

And then the story brings back two elements; Walter’s entrapment inside the clone’s brain, and discussions over the Code (which has pretty much been debated all season)

In the present day, Walter is struggling in the clone’s mind — Raikou states that whatever is happening in there, it’s ripping him apart piece by piece — she needs to keep the door open to give Walter any chance of being able to set himself free. Meanwhile, Hutch is on a heist plan, but his friends do not want to help him because he has been having sex with Chloe — they see it as a betrayal. Hutch teleports to China.

Brandon speaks to Sheldon to comfort him about Walter and states he will be okay. Sheldon raises that one time he had to make many sacrifices — he references Skyfox and how he felt like the Code held him back and ended up breaking it. Sheldon states Skyfox became their worse enemy, and he cannot lose his son as well, just like he lost George, who was like a brother to him. Brandon reassures him that he’s been talking like his own father recently. Unfortunately, their conversation is cut short — they are alerted by Petra that Blackstar is free.

Present-day — Hutch meddling in China

Hutch enters a room but suddenly realizes there is little oxygen inside it — he tries to leave using his device, but as he cannot speak properly, it doesn’t work. Guards enter the room and knock him senseless. Luckily, Chloe arrives to save the day, and Hutch gets what he came for in one of the safety deposit boxes.

When they return from China, Hutch reveals he now has a superweapon that could punch the hole through the strongest being on the planet. Chloe asks if he’s going to use it against her father. Hutch reveals he is going to use it to find his father.

A plot point to remember for season 2 — what will Hutch do when he sees his father?



Present-day – George and Walter fight

Walter continues to struggle inside the clone’s mind in episode 8. Suddenly, in the clone’s mind, he sees George sitting down and smoking a cigarette slowly. When George stands up, he reveals himself in his full superhero form. The pair end up fighting — Walter’s heart rate is critical as he is punched badly by George, so Grace asks if he can enter the clone’s mind.

Grace enters, but George has the situation under control and starts torturing Walter’s mind. However, Walter and Grace end up out of the clone’s mind anyway. They tell Fitz that Skyfox was in there.

Like me, audiences will be thinking that was way too easy, hence the twist later in the chapter.

Present-day – Blackstar tests Sheldon

At the maximum-security prison, it has been locked down as they look for Blackstar. Brandon surveys the place but ends up getting attacked from behind by Blackstar. Sheldon arrives, and Blackstar wants to test him on his Code — he asks if his son comes first or the Code. Sheldon knows if he kills Blackstar to save his son, the Union will lose its trust in the Code. Luckily, Sheldon doesn’t have to make a choice as Petra comes to help the fight. Brandon remembers his father’s words when he claimed he was not close to being ready — he puts Blackstar in a compromising position, and he has a choice to kill him; however, he chooses the Code.

Sheldon tells his son that he wouldn’t let him die, and Brandon states he believes him; however, it’s not a convincing statement by him.

The question is — was Sheldon going to kill Blackstar to kill his son? It’s not clear, and with Petra saving the day, the doubt of where he would or not remains a question for next season.

Present-day — “Skyfox’s message”

Grace knows Skyfox gave Walter a message, which is why he let them go — Walter shows her what it was by transferring it into her. She sees visions of Sheldon and Brandon dead, with Skyfox standing over them. Walter explains that George cloned Blackstar, knowing that it would trouble the Union. He’s going after all of them. Grace expresses that no one will hurt her family, and they will bring him to justice.

The ending

In 1929, the new superheroes sit around a table — Grace wonders why they received these powers. Sheldon feels they can do a lot of good, but he doesn’t want to govern or kill. George makes a joke about it, but Sheldon is serious, hailing their amazing gifts.

Meanwhile, in the present day, Raikou asks Walter to deposit her money into her account. Walter tells her she’s like her mother, but Raikou says he did not love her mother, as that requires communication and attention. Walter blames himself for what happened in their family history — the father and daughter try and read each other’s mind, and Walter gets angry. Raikou tells her father that she knows he cloned Blackstar and made it look like Skyfox did the whole thing. Scenes show Walter orchestrated everything — Raikou knows her father wanted The Utopian and his son to be split. Walter says the world is falling apart due to Sheldon. Raikou says she doesn’t give a s**t and wants 50 million dollars for silence. Walter calls his daughter a disappointment and slices her neck to kill her.

Meanwhile, Sheldon asks Walter for help regarding Brandon — he fears he is losing him. Walter tells Sheldon he can trust him while putting his hand on him.

The real villain is Walter — he was all along.

Jupiter’s Legacy season 1, episode 8 brings the ultimate twist for a well-worked ending and brings elements that can be used to form season 2 — let’s hope Netflix sticks by the project.

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