See season 3, episode 8 recap – the ending explained

October 14, 2022
Adam Lock 10
Apple TV+, Ending Explained, Streaming Service, Weekly TV
3.5

Summary

A finale of two halves, one action-packed and thrilling, the other a reflective epilogue that regrettably pales in comparison. “I See You” is brutally gory, darkly humorous, and bubbling with explosive drama, but like all conclusions, it won’t be for everyone.

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3.5

Summary

A finale of two halves, one action-packed and thrilling, the other a reflective epilogue that regrettably pales in comparison. “I See You” is brutally gory, darkly humorous, and bubbling with explosive drama, but like all conclusions, it won’t be for everyone.

Our recap of the Apple TV+ series See season 3, episode 8 (finale), “I See You,” the ending explained, contains spoilers.

It is becoming quite a rarity in this day and age to see a TV show get to end on its own terms without being cut short too early or strung along for too long. See, the Apple original from Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight, may have timed it perfectly, concluding with its 24th episode at the end of its third season. The finale itself is a tale of two halves, with the first section bringing an action-packed conclusion to the war between Tormada’s army and Maghra’s people, whilst the second half gives a chance for reflection and some much-appreciated closure. Fans may be polarized by this ending, as always, but for better or worse, here is a breakdown of how the saga signs off.

See season 3, episode 8 recap – the ending explained

With Pennsa burning, Baba Voss and his trusty sidekick Ranger head back into the fray to hunt down the despicable Queen Sibeth. They brutally slay every soldier in their path, as they sniff out their rival. The show returns to its gory roots, delivering some of its most exciting set pieces yet. Tormada and Sibeth are informed that the people of Pennsa are escaping via hidden tunnels under the city and the bombs starts a fresh. It’s a tense sequence of events as Maghra’s people hear the rumblings of bombs dropping from above and the tunnels start to shake.

Parts of the tunnel’s ceiling start to cave in and the citizens begin to panic. Tamacti Jun urges the people to keep moving forwards, but Sibeth orders more and more of the bombs to fall. Kofun is then buried under rubble, whilst Baba and Ranger find themselves surrounded. Tormada sounds the alarm, their camp has been infiltrated.

Once Kofun is recovered, Maghra realizes that their only option is to fight back. They are sitting ducks under the city and she would rather they die in battle than cowering in the shadows. Baba and Ranger hide amongst the dead corpses they have helped to accumulate and then they jump into action. Maghra heads straight for Sibeth, wading across the battle field as the bombs drop around her. Sibeth declares a ceasefire as her sister finally concedes and the two are reunited.

Sibeth thanks her for accepting the invitation and the two siblings talk openly about their predicament. Sibeth is still angry that Maghra betrayed her, but Maghra hugs her sister. They discuss their fondest memories of a shared youth and express their love for one another. Sibeth even sheds a solitary tear, yet admits that she still has to kill her. Maghra understands, although she is the one to fight back first, stabbing Sibeth in the neck with her own weapon. It’s a shocking twist that brings an end to the show’s star villain. Sylvia Hoeks is fantastic in this closing chapter, and possibly the finest actor in the whole saga.

Sensing trouble, Tormada flees. He arms himself with a few nifty grenades, one of which nearly kills Baba. Ranger jumps on Tormada’s back, thrusting him forwards, just as he readies a second grenade. The weapon explodes, blowing Tormada to pieces. Ranger then gouges his enemy’s eye out, which in turn kills the crazed scientist. The battle ends with Baba sacrificing himself in controversial fashion. He stands atop the pile of bombs and calls out to his Queen, saying “I See You” to Maghra, before setting off an explosive chain reaction. The bombs detonate in unison, creating an ungodly crater in the ground and killing the rest of Tormada’s army.

The ending

Maghra rebuilds the city, Haniwa and Wren marry and Kofun becomes the father he was always born to be. It feels like the perfect ending, but then the politics returns. The Bank and Maghra initiate peace talks and still, the leaders argue over the sighted population. Tamacti believes that more sighted people are coming, however the battle for equality will be waged in the individual cities and within individual families, not on any battlefield.

Haniwa decides to leave this hateful society behind and with Wren, they seek out similar sighted people, travelling the world in secret. Whilst Kofun fully commits to his people’s way of life and even talks about losing his own vision to experience the world like his son does. The series ends with Haniwa and Wren making their way to New York City and meeting a community of sighted people, who welcome them with open arms. This promises a brighter future, where they can learn from the past and build a new, more successful utopia.

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10 thoughts on “See season 3, episode 8 recap – the ending explained

  • October 15, 2022 at 5:55 am
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    I was hoping that the series would end with the family going back and all living in the mountains happy together it was a sad ending and I wanted bubba to live because he had sacrificed and been through so much however I truly enjoyed the series except the ending

  • October 15, 2022 at 4:08 pm
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    I was hoping that Baba Voss would reunite with his family. But I understood why he did what he did. I was so glad to see Sibbith die! I did not like her at all her voice and mannerisms!!

  • October 15, 2022 at 5:52 pm
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    I wanted the family to reunite and put and end to the sighted/unsighted hatred. I certainly wanted the bank to be exposed for hertrachery in the matter allowing all to see the hatred in man’s heart is the ruin of the world. Most importantly, Baba should have been allowed to grow old knowing he made a peaceful place of life once more. A bit on the fairytale side but all is possible when truly see.

  • October 16, 2022 at 6:53 am
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    Many have missed the point of Kofun blinding himself. It’s so he can be King – and that inevitably confronts him with what to do about the Sighted that are increasingly being born as the human race finally develops more immunity to this virus. My take? Haniwa will visit now and then, and he will set up an ‘underground railway’ system of Sighted spies travelling the kingdoms and smuggling Sighted kids out to New York. I also comment on New York’s effectiveness as a secret fort, defensive capabilities, population growth, and coming decades as they eventually learn to use boats and trade. Conclusion? The Sighted will rule America within the next 100 or so years.

    https://eclipsenow.wordpress.com/2022/10/16/review-of-end-of-see-apple/

  • October 17, 2022 at 12:11 am
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    The ending of SEE was really good. Every season was truly amazing and by far one of the best shows I have ever seen. I wish it could have kept going for atleast another season.

  • October 17, 2022 at 6:12 pm
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    Did baba boss really got his sight back before he died?

  • October 18, 2022 at 12:34 am
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    I think the ending was just right! We always knew Haniwa wanted more than what her life offered her there, to be among the sighted and gain more knowledge of the past and now the future. I feel Kofun should not have to blind himself to raise his son or rule as King. We all also know Baba was going to go out for his family to live, so no surprise for me!

  • October 18, 2022 at 5:14 am
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    Hated. Really hated the ending. It was poorly done. Felt like they were trying to squeeze the story into a binding girdle just to end it. The rest of season 3 was disappointing as well. Why were the cannibals even needed. They could have spent the time setting the story up to end.

  • October 22, 2022 at 7:22 am
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    Did not like the ending! Brother and sister still fighting. Kofun making himself blind too become king.WTF I wanted untiy between the sighted and unsighted.

  • November 4, 2022 at 7:04 pm
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    With KoFun blinding himself there would be unity between the sighted and unsighted because when he becomes king he will have a deep understanding of both sides and finally bring a the prejudice against the sighted to an end and be better ruler than his mom and Aunt/baby momma ever could Baba voce legacy live on in both his kids .

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