Trying season 3, episode 8 recap – the finale and ending explained

By Adam Lock
Published: September 2, 2022
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The season finale is brimming with feel-good moments and some rather emotional ones too. A series that is sure to put a smile on your face and brighten up your day no matter what. Bring on another season!

This recap of the Apple TV+ series Trying season 3, episode 8, “The End of the Beginning,” the finale and ending explained, contains spoilers.

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It is finally the day of the court hearing on Trying, and Jason and Nikki are nervous wrecks. The foster children’s grandmother Bev has written a scathing complaint that is both thorough and damning. They worry this is going to sink them and their days with Princess and Tyler are numbered. Nikki talks about their marriage, house and family being gone in the blink of an eye. It’s really a dire situation for the normally optimistic duo, but Jason has a plan. Why don’t they get married today, while they still have the kids? This exciting development and the daunting court hearing make episode eight a true highpoint of the series.

Trying season 3, episode 8 recap – the finale and ending explained

“The End of the Beginning” whisks through the wedding planning. The family head to the florists to get flowers, pretending to be buying for a funeral instead. Nikki hopes to get a discount with this sad story, whilst Jason gets his wires crossed in a hilarious segment and tells the florist how happy he is about the sudden announcement. Next it’s off to get all the other wedding paraphernalia. Granddad takes the kids to look for outfits and food, then Jason goes ring shopping.

Nikki meets with her sister Karen (played by Sian Brooke, who is now starring in House of the Dragon), looking for something borrowed, something blue, something old and something new. Scott provides a pretentious poem on love that he has just written and Karen finds her old pair of earrings. The sisters squabble over these earrings, but Karen swiftly changes the subject by announcing that Nikki can be the godmother. The baby scan is used as the something new, providing another touching moment from the series.

Jason buys the rings with help from Freddy and they manage to accost a busker for their musical needs. All their friends and family gather just in time for the wedding ceremony. The kids have chosen some rather garish costumes for the event. Jason is dressed as a knight and Nikki as a princess. It’s a bonkers setup with owls, rushed vows and many other quirky instances. Nikki delivers a cute speech, declaring her happiness and love for Jason. Then Scott informs Jason that he may have made him a successful investment after all, before the couple shoot off to their court hearing.

Bev turns up with a sour expression and reads her lengthy speech. Nikki defends every statement that Bev throws their way, with the grandmother lying about Jason’s drinking problem and Nikki’s parenting naivety. She continues to label the couple as too nice and not tough enough, concluding by saying that she has already lost her daughter and now she can’t afford to lose her grandchildren too. The judge senses this tension and allows them a quick break to cool off.

The ending

During this break, Nikki talks with Bev in private, offering to let the grandmother be a bigger part of the kid’s lives in the future. Bev has a change of heart and accepts the new parents. It’s an emotional scene as Bev nearly breaks down, positively shaping her grandchildren’s fate. The couple celebrate outside the building and Bev is invited inside the loving inner circle, as all the friends and family hug in unison.

One dilemma still remains, the couple’s homeless situation. But Freddy is on hand to deliver another feel-good moment, handing them the keys to the flat. He has bought the property and will be renting it back to them for the foreseeable future. Karen writes chapter three of her novel, Scott is notified that the evil publishing company, who tricked him, have gone bust and Freddy volunteers at a food bank. There is just time for the happy couple to relax on the settee after all the palaver, then the children call out for their parents. What a lovely end to the series. You can’t help but leave with that warm, fuzzy feeling inside.

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