Vance’s heirs get the happy ending they deserve, but the same can’t be said for Bosch and co.
This recap of Amazon Prime FreeVee series Bosch: Legacy season 1, episode 10, “Always/All Ways,” — the finale and ending explained — contains spoilers.
Bosch: Legacy season 1, episode 10 recap – the finale and ending explained
Picking up in exactly the same place episode 9 left off, the final episode of Bosch: Legacy starts with Bosch racing to Vibiana’s location after getting a call that makes him extremely worried for her safety. When he gets to her apartment building, he gets to work on setting up a few distractions that will hopefully enable him to get her and her boy out of the building and away to safety without bringing them face to face with the woman sent to kill them both. It’s an objective he just about manages to achieve, with the three of them driving off and leaving the assassin looking on from the top of the building.
With the Davis case now starting to build, Chandler has a meeting with the judge who has been assigned the case, where she is arguing for access to the bodycam footage of all the officers at the scene of the shooting. Her request is granted, and alongside the footage that she has Mo gathering her, Chandler has an angle of almost every second of the shooting as it played out.
Back on the streets, Maddie and Vasquez are grabbing lunch. Whilst they are doing that, Maddie’s mystery caller from the previous episode miraculously turns up, but before the encounter has much chance to develop, reports of a shooting come over the radio and the two of them respond to the call. When they get to the scene and check out what’s going on there, they find a man who has been shot and is dying from his wounds. It’s a hard scene for Maddie to take in, and is another milestone in her early career.
Meanwhile, Bosch is catching up with Mo when he finds out that he is also helping Chandler with the Davis case which, given Maddie’s involvement, is not something he is very happy about, and something that he later locks horns with Chandler on. However, he also gets his tech whizz to review the footage from Vibiana’s apartment the night before, and manages to get a glimpse of the assassin sent there to kill her. He also sees David Sloan being executed by her in the moments before he received the call from Vibiana to say she suspected something was up. This tips Bosch over the edge, and he heads off to pay Vance Engineering’s heavies a visit so that he can tie up this saga once and for all. After deploying some interrogation techniques he learnt during his time in Afghanistan, Bosch learns who the woman is and that there is no way she will pull out of the contract at this point. In order to stop her, he must go after her himself.
Armed with all of the body cam footage, Chandler heads out to confront Detective Morrison in the hopes of recruiting him as part of her side in the Davis case. She reveals to him that she knows the gun that was the reason for the cops opening fire was planted after the bullets had let rip, which presents him with another dilemma – does he want to be with Chandler, or against her? Given the fact he’s already supporting the police investigation into the shooting, plus his own guilt about what went down, Morrison agrees to do the right thing and support Chandler’s case.
Elsewhere, Bosch is fighting his own good fight and gearing up to go after the assassin sent to kill Vibiana and her son. After drawing her out to a bakehouse where she believes her targets to be hiding, a cat and mouse chase utilising all of the resources he has to hand ensues. The killer is eventually lured into one of the bedrooms where Bosch catches up with her. There is a brief shootout, but it is Bosch who comes out on top. With the coast clear and Vibiana and her son now safe again for the first time in weeks, Bosch takes them home, with his parting wisdom being to do something good with their newfound riches.
Bosch is later joined by Maddie for one of their usual catch-ups. She shares the fear she feels when she tries to contact him but gets no answer – something that was a very real theme whilst he went dark in his attempts to take down the would-be assassin. Maddie confides that she’s struggling with some of the heavier stuff she sees on an almost daily basis in her job despite her best efforts to block it out, after which she heads home. There is the distinct feeling that she is being watched, and as she gets ready to take a shower, it is revealed that someone wearing a luchadore mask identical to the one Maddie dug out of the rubbish a few days before is hiding in the closet, clearly getting ready to make a move.
Meanwhile, Bosch heads off to the homecoming party/art exhibition hosted by Vibiana. He had arranged to meet Maddie there, but after waiting around for her, and also getting no response to his call, he heads over to her house. With no answer at the front door either, he kicks it in to find the house empty, with one particularly disturbing detail to note – her screen-door has been slashed.
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