Love, Victor comes to an end in fine form. This is the perfect finale that is touching and sweet, whilst staying true to its original style. Fans will not be disappointed.
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Endings can be sad, but also surprisingly satisfying and Love, Victor manages to perfectly fulfil both of these sets of criteria. The season finale brings closure to the story of a group of high school teens and their intersecting love lives in stellar form. And episode eight, “Brave”, is also an emotional conclusion too, one that works as a touching and fitting farewell to one of the most sophisticated and well written of teen dramas. Don’t worry, this isn’t an ending to worry about, there will be no fan petitions or dramatic revolts here, the creators have you covered. So sit back and relax, this is one of those rare finales that works on all fronts.
Love, Victor season 3, episode 8 recap – the finale and ending explained
The final episode centers on the Winter Carnival, which marks an entire year since Victor first moved to Creekwood. In that time he has fully embraced his sexuality, made numerous friends and embarked on a handful of meaningful relationships. Victor addresses all these life events in his acceptance speech (you know, for the gay award). A motivating and inspiring monologue that inadvertently spurs on the entire cast to acknowledge the scarier parts of their own lives and to be brave.
Brave is the word of the day and our characters have to be courageous in their decision making, because with so much change in their lives it would be easy to fall back into the cozy and familiar. Lake says as much when describing her ex-boyfriend Felix, who she has started to spend more time with again since her break-up. The dynamics are always rapidly shifting on this show, with all major relationships either over or verging on falling apart. The Creekwood teens are fickle indeed.
The romances of Lake and Lucy, Pilar and Felix, all came to a bitter end in the last episode. Whilst in this final chapter it looks like Mia and Andrew are about to join the craze as well, and Victor’s latest love triangle of Nick and Benji promises to raise its ugly head just in time for another cliff-hanger finale. The question has altered though from, “who will Victor choose?” at the end of season two, now to “who will choose Victor?” There is a lot to unpack in the concluding instalment as characters consider their impending futures, making bold and life-changing choices. Here’s how it all ends.
Our first and possibly least integral resolution comes from newbie Nick. After witnessing Victor’s moving speech, he realizes that his new boyfriend just isn’t over old flame Benji and the two mutually split. As Nick walks away he bumps into Liam and seemingly a new romance beckons. Victor rushes over to Benji’s to tell him the good news, but he’s moments too late. Benji is all packed up for boarding school. Victor pours out his heart anyway, explaining that he isn’t bad for Benji and that he loves him no matter what.
Mia declares her love for Andrew, stating that she will fight for them as they begin their long distance relationship. Lake finds a place nearby for Lucy to rent and these also say those magic three words and kiss. Victor’s parents decide to start their own business venture. Felix and Pilar get back together and Rahim is officially with Connor. It all seems to have been neatly tied up for all except our lovable lead Victor. He walks by his friends and family, content with life. The teen buys a single ticket for the Ferris wheel and is about to step on when, lo and behold, Benji turns up. It’s a perfect end, the lovers reunited and back together.
Love, Victor bows out with an emotional ending, which sticks rigidly to its format and consistent quality. Everything seems to end happily ever after, yet this doesn’t feel forced or fake. The show highlighted important issues and brought some normalized representation to the LGBTQ+ community. For all this, the series should be applauded. A fitting end to a genuine and thoughtful series. Bravo.
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